Tahun 2007 lalu perusahaan sepatu roda terkenal Bont (Australia) mengeluarkan produk andalannya yang disebut 3-Point
Lebih rendah dan lebih ringan, menggunakan teknologi canggih.
Bont Jet 3-point speed skate dijual dengan harga $475 (lengkap dengan roda dan bearing), dikatakan harga yang sangat murah dan ekonomis.
Desain baru ini sangat berbeda dengan desain-desain sepatu roda Bont sebelumnya, terutama pada konstruksi pemasangan frame ke sepatu skate. Pada sistem 3-point, baudnya tiga titik sehingga lebih kuat, lebih nyaman, dan juga lebih rendah karena posisi roda menjorok ke bagian sepatu.
Bont mengatakan, the design makes for more structural integrity. As a result, less material (and weight) is needed to insure the strength of the boot and frame.
Bont juga meng-claimed bahwa sepatu roda model 3-point keluaran 2007 ini adalah sepatu speed yang paling ringan di dunia.
Sepatu 3-point model Vaypor beratnya hanya 340 grams. Ditambah frame Bont's magnesium (110 grams), dan sepatu beratnya masih di bawah satu pound.
Bont Apache 3-point speed skate
The mid-range Apache will weight 15 grams more; the Jet, 56 grams more. Bont was able to cut weight by using new materials and construction techniques. It also built the boot over a new last, designed to improve comfort and control.
Bont boots have always been among the most heat-moldable on the planet. But Bont has upped the ante by giving the new boots heat-moldable footbeds and tongues.
The company has also improved the look of the 3-point. While last year's models were boxy (reminiscent of wooden shoes), the new boots are sleek, more like an Italian boot. The frames are also more streamlined.
Bont enjoyed some success with the new skates last year, although most international racing teams stuck with traditional boots.
But that may change this year as the Vaypors become the official skate of the newly reconstituted Bont International Racing Team.
So far, there's no word on who will be on the team. But apparently some top skaters will be wearing the new skates. The names of three of the new Vaypor versions are: Presti White, Duggento Blue, and Begg Pink.
BONT JET 3 Mount 4 x 100mm Package
JET 3 Mount 4 x 100mm packageBont introduced 3-point mounting system to overcome problems that have come to light in 2005 with the 190mm and 195mm mounting separation for 100mm skates.
This is the first images to become available of the 2007 Bont skate range. For this year Bont now offers 3 mount technology at all price points in their range.
This is new Jet boot and will be offered as a package fitted with the new alloy 3 mount frame, in the sizes listed below, Hyper wheels and Abec 7 bearings.
All the advantages of a 3 mount boot at an affordable price, choose your preferred frame length and boot pitch.
Frame length fitted as Standard
12.5" - 12.8"
12.5" - 12.8"
12.8" - 13"
12.8" - 13.2"
Skate packages will be supplied with the a 10mm pitch unless otherwise requested. We recommend frame fitment as listed above, but please advise your preferred frame length when ordering.Package price: AU$669.00 = US$555.00 including freight.