Our QUINT 5-radius combinations are in BETA testing but are avail to order for adventurist skaters who can't wait to try something new.
The name "quint" is derived from the Latin quinque-, meaning five, and for this radius it refers to the five functions that a Quint provides - Speed, Acceleration, Agility, Balance and Power. A QUINT radius is a combination radius similar to our regular Quad combinations, however in addition to four properly sized fine-tuned radius, we've strategically placed a small flat gliding surface inside the Quad sequence to gain even more speed. Why did we do this, well, the majority of our customers are always asking for more speed. But in order to get more speed, the radius have to be made larger and what that does is it can make the blades feel like skis. So to prevent that awkward feeling, we designed the Quint radius with a small gliding surface that will add more speed but which also has shorter radius on each side to eliminate that flat feel and maintaining maneuverability and control.
Right now we offer 3 Quints, the Quint Major (for size runners 254mm and up, the Quint Minor for size 247mm and smaller, and the QUINTA, a special Quint for girls and women which compensates for the low center of balance (at hips) that women have.
Order this radius if you are sending in new steel that has never been sharpened. All new skates and replacement steel comes unsharpened, so if you didn't take your steel to a sharpener, it's unsharpened.