{449} revision 1 modified: 09-26-2007 17:51 gmt

Here are a few figures I screengrabbed during my prior art search for the sideskate patent. The first one is kinda silly, but, well, demonstrative of a nice curb-grind. In general, I think it is really useful to be able to jump off & wear regular shoes, as in sideskates or freeline, hence these have limited appeal. The primary advantage with seperate wheeled devices is that the device manufacturer does not have to make special shoes nor collaborate with a shoe manufacturer - users can wear whatever shoes fit them best. That said, heeling shoes have become rather popular, and those require custom soles -- why have they not rotated the wheel and moved it to the instep/arch, then?