Skorpion USA Ltd.



June 08, 2007 22:24 ET

Skorpion™ USA Ltd Launches Award Winning Skates for Summer 2007

SAN FRANCISCO--(Collegiate Presswire - June 8, 2007) - Just in time for Summer 2007, Skorpion™ USA Ltd, the American branch of Skorpion™ Sports Ltd of New Zealand launches the award winning Skorpion™ Skates.

Designed in the United States, The Skorpion™ Quadline™ model is targeted towards urban skaters who desire the lightness of a speed skate, the shock-absorbing qualities of a recreational inline skate and the stability of a roller skate.

"Skorpion™ is the reinvention of the clamp-on skate. It has a retro look but is fabricated using the latest in Dupont® technology," says Lee Cole, CEO, Skorpion USA Ltd. Using the latest thermoplastic polymer and a classic American look, the Skorpion™ Quadline™ model offers the ultimate in performance and styling. It allows skaters of all ages and skill levels to obtain maximum enjoyment with stability courtesy of its independent steering suspension system. The wide wheelbase of Skorpion™ Quadline™ provides exceptional stability with its 4 X 100mm performance wheels placed around the footplate surrounding the feet. This intelligent design lowers the skater's center of gravity by 50 percent of a conventional roller skate making the Skorpion™ Quadline™, the lowest profile and most easy-to-balance skate ever produced.

"The new Skorpion™ Quadline™ is new and refreshing. Possibly a fitness phenomenon and the next great leap in skating!" says Scott Olson, Inventor, Rollerblade® and Rowbike®.

Skorpion also has the Skorpion™ Multi-Terrain™ model. These are designed to provide skaters with all the fun, look and performance of an Off-Road vehicle. Using patented design features, and a funky off-road look the Skorpion™ Multi Terrain model provides the ultimate in off-road performance.

The Multi-Terrain model offer unsurpassed stability and ease of use due to a larger wheel size, wider wheelbase, a low center of gravity and a revolutionary suspension system that provides the skater with directional control and steering. It allows skaters of all skill levels and all ages to enjoy their passion effortlessly across a diverse variety of surfaces normally considered inaccessible. Skaters can now go beyond the traditional boundaries of skating. With rough terrain in view, the skates can be used on uneven concrete surfaces, cobblestone paths, boardwalks, grass, nature trails and tracks, and even around BMX bike tracks. Those who would rather skate on the more traditional surfaces such as footpaths, pavements, car parks, rinks, and parks and bowls, can still do so with this skate.

Both the Quadline and Multi-Terrain models have a convenient and adjustable "Step-In" footplate that accommodates a wide range of shoe styles and sizes. The skates come in two sizes; Small: US Unisex size 4 - 7 and Large: US Unisex size 8- 12. Having only two sizes, it also simplifies a retailer's size purchase decision and investment risk.

Skorpion™ skates have been touted as the most exciting, hottest new skate craze to hit the international market in recent years and is now finally in the United States. Acknowledged by skaters for their stability, functionality and cool contemporary styling, skaters are enjoying the excitement and adventure of the Skorpion™ skating experience.

For more information, please visit www.skorpionusa.com

For wholesale or dealer inquiries, call Lee Cole at 415.377.1432

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