Title:
Triplane biblade perdurable ice skating channel paradigm which provides an intrinsically stable ice contact plane from which the launching into and landing from complex aerial and nonaerial ambulatory ice skating maneuvers, may be achieved. With integral facillities for enhancing skating maneuvers in both the aerial and nonaerial ice skating repertoire
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
In providing longitudinal bilateral support for the talocrural joint with two explicitly stabilized blades, the arrangement can be exploited by ice skaters to achieve an eclectic range of aerial, nonaerial, complex or routine ambulatory ice skating maneuvers. This novel aid to dynamic stability with its' auto correcting moment has the capability for extending a skater's performance repertoire that is, independent of technique, not a function of a skater's intrinsic endowments or specialized skating equipment for the support of the ankle/foot combination. This arrangement of ice skating blades can be ingeniously exploited by ice skaters to achieve panoplies of aerial, nonaerial, complex or routing dynamic ambulatory ice skating maneuvers.

This enhanced talocrural joint support will bring the plenteous benefits of ice skating to a new group of participants, who until now, lack the intrinsic talent or dexterity to execute the ice skating repertoire range.




Inventors:
Black, Edward T. (Buffalo Grove, IL, US)
Application Number:
10/298304
Publication Date:
05/20/2004
Filing Date:
11/18/2002
Assignee:
BLACK T. EDWARD
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A63C1/36; (IPC1-7): A63C1/36
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Primary Examiner:
PHAN, HAU VAN
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
T. Edward Black (Buffalo Grove, IL, US)
Claims:

What I claim as my invention is:



1. A perdurable triplane biblade ice skating channel with a series of cutouts (B), to accommodate belts or straps to lock pedal equipment into a stable position upon the center plane.

2. A perdurable triplane biblade ice skating channel with multiple provisions (D), for locking pedal equipment into a monostable position, with hardware, i.e. screws, washers, and nuts upon the center plane.

3. A perdurable triplane biblade ice skating channel with integral saw tooth blade brakes (E).

4. A perdurable triplane biblade ice skating channel with provisions (C), and (G), for mounting blade stabilization beams, with the elongated mounting slots rotated by ninety degrees to each other for the mounting of each end of the stabilization beams.

5. A perdurable triplane biblade ice skating channel (A), which has a center plane with dual mutually parallel planes orthogonally connected at its' transverse extremities which provide the blades for ice contact (F), intrinsic structural integrity for ice skating, attaching pedal equipment 1, 2, saw tooth braking geometry 3, and ice blade stabilization beams 4.

Description:
[0001] A triplane biblade perdurable ice skating channel paradigm which provides an intrinsically stable ice contact plane from which the launching into and landing from complex aerial and nonaerial ambulatory ice skating maneuvers, may be achieved. With integral facilities for enhancing skating maneuvers in both the aerial and nonaerial ice skating repertoire.

CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS:

[0002] None.

STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT:

[0003] The federal involvement with this nonprovisional utility patent application is; null.

REFERENCE TO A MICROFICHE APPENDIX:

[0004] Not Applicable.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION:

[0005] In prior art, a single blade, positioned in the center area of the plantigrade of the foot, was provided to the skater. This inherently precarious arrangement required superior skating dexterity, tremendous talocrural joint strength and specialized skating foot equipment for the performance of the ice skating repertoire, with any degree of command or elan.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION:

[0006] The biblade mantra will greatly mitigate the required intrinsic talent of a skater to perform various element of the ice skating repertoire, thus facilitating the performance of the varies elements of the ice skating repertoire; by a larger group of ice skaters. The providing of bilateral support for the talocrural joint, at the plantigrade of the foot, that is both longitudinal and orthogonal to the ice contact surface, will inaugurate a new paradigm in ice skating blade design and support for the talocrural joint. The perdurable ice skating channel also provides the ice blade geometry for both unique and mundane dynamic ambulatory ice skating maneuvers.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWING:

[0007] FIG. 1 is an elevation view of the side of the triplane ice skating channel, with the ice contact surface (F), brakes (E), and mounting (C), (G), for the blade stabilization beams highlighted. FIG. 2 is an end view of the same channel.

[0008] FIG. 2 is a top view of the channel, with the hardware (D), and belt (B), locations highlighted.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION:

[0009] The triplane biblade ice skating channel which is fabricated from sheet stainless steel that has been contour cut and then formed into the shape of a channel, in anatomically appropriate foot sizes. The center plane of which is supported at its' transverse extremities by two parallel planes which provide contact with the ice. The center plane also has provisions for belt, strap or hardware (i.e. screws, washers and nuts), mounting of pedal equipment to it. This single entity, along with its' ice blade stabilization beams, provides support to the talocrural joint in its' most vulnerable direction; that of bilateral. The aid provided by the biblade's longitudinal support, promotes dexterity, independent of certain aspects of ice skating technique and it also provides intrinsic stability to the skater's ankle joint when initiating any complex or routine aerial or nonaerial ambulatory ice skating maneuver.

[0010] This is auspiciously true for the complex aerial volvulus skating repertoire. As any off balance landings, will coupled with the skater's weight instantaneously produce a countervailing corrective moment to aid in the skater's balance recovery. Additionally the toe and heel sections of the channel provides areas for eclectic customization, as a function of a skater's desires, technique or talent, e.g. saw toothed for brakes, a radius for spinning or straight lined for inline maneuvers.

[0011] The addition of the longitudinal bilateral support of the talocrural joint will ignite a series of fundamental, vigorously eclectic expansions of the possibilities for the ice skating repertoire. The plethora of enhancements inaugurated by this paradigm shift may not be obvious for all skaters. For those ice skaters that are oblivious to or uninterested in, the expanded skating maneuver possibilities, the benefits of the enhanced dynamic ambulatory stability are still available.