About the 4Wheeler

  • Hundreds of patented efforts have been filed by previous inventors, some on one wheel, others on two or three wheels. None have been able to avoid damage to the wheels, particularly in the form of “flat-spotting.”
  • The 4Wheeler brakes on all four wheels with the use of two pair of braking discs, each pair centered between pairs of wheels. The manner in which this is done guarantees equal braking on each wheel, stops quicker than any other braking system and does so without damaging the wheels.
  • The design is cost effective, provides long wear (no further need to replace rubber stoppers, and assures controlled deceleration – thereby overcoming the one challenge that has prevented the inline recreation market from expanding.
  • Further cost effectiveness can be achieved for those under eight years of age, since the weight of the individual should permit a single set of discs acting on only two wheels.
Required Criteria
 
Goals Achieved
Cost
  Within marketing “price breaking” requirements
Weight
  Within 6 ounces of a rubber stopper system
Safety
  Superior to any other system
Stopping
  Stops in approximately 1/2 the distance of a rubber stopper system
Durability
  Outlast ALL other systems

 

Financial Benefits
  • Due to the increase in safety, injury’s will be greatly reduced, with a corresponding reduction in liability insurance and fewer medical visits for the consumer.
  • Retailers suggest that the safety issue has been a great concern to those who would otherwise take up recreation skating. This is particularly true with young children and females. If properly promoted, it is estimated the market share for a manufacturer could be increased by over 15%.
  • Further, retailers stated that the average inline skater will replace the rubber stopper once each month, depending on the climatic conditions of where the live. Ranging in price from $9.00 to $12.00 each, this cost savings could equate to $60.00 to $120.00 per year.