Rollerblade will release a new kind of skate in 2013 using Gravitational Torque (GT) Technology. The frame and wheels are mounted to the central fixation point on the boot.
According to Rollerblade, GT displaces pressure through the middle of the skate, enhances the center of gravity and positions the body for maximum torque resulting in substantial benefits such as improved power transfer, response, speed and efficiency. which drives the power directly to the middle of the skate. This is beneficial to the skating experience because gravitational torque optimizes efficiency for all types of strides at top speed, constant speed and cornering or carving.
As in other balance sports such as skiing, water skiing, snowboarding and ice skating, stronger glides are achieved when a person is applying pressure to the center of their equipment through the bindings or mounting points that are positioned to maximize center of gravity and efficiency.