Marc Genest and I both received the Newron Chasis mounted on the Mission "Boss" Syndicate skate. The way the chasis sets, it reflects the same set up and mimics an ice blade.
Marc Genest ran the chasis through a series of tests. Marc a former graduate of University of Chicago, NCAA Div II, Attended training camp with the New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs, also had a journeyman's career in the AHL, IHL, ECHL and WCHL/WPHL. Marc also played in the RHI.
Starts: Much faster. Short choppy strides can be used to accelerate to full speed WITHOUT slippage. At full speed, extension can be reached by snapping the toe or pushing through the foot, something not able to be accomplished with a regular chasis.
Crossovers: Marc was able to maintain quicker foot movement, shorter choppier steps and come out of the crossovers in full speed. Marc commented on how he liked the "feel" of the chasis and how it reduced drag
Stops: No problems with stopping whatsoever and starting from a stop is done as in ice.
Backwards skating and crossovers: We both noticed the true mimicry of ice here. This chasis will help mobile defensemen, with the ability to shift body weight and pivot, you don't lose speed during your transitions. Especially shifting backward to forward.
Overall: Marc and I agree this product will revolutionize the market and help not only the "high end" players but also anyone transitioning from ice to inline.
Congrats to Stephane and Newron on an excellent job well done.
The Pirates fully support the Chasis and skate!