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(1) ONE Ipe END GRAIN knee slider HARD

(1) ONE Ipe END GRAIN knee slider HARD


 
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Our Price: $26.00


Product Code: 1IPEEG


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(1) ONE Ipe flat grain knee slider HARD

Ipe (pronounced ee-pay) wood is 3 times harder than white oak and has a Janka hardness scale of 3,680 while white oak is 1,300. The main face of the slider is end grain and, as a result, it's wears a lot slower and lasts much longer than flat grain ipe. (Note: This is not the case for the end and flat grain lignum vitae which wear at a much more similar rate.) The only disadvantage of end grain of any type of wood is that it tends to chip around the edges when it bangs into curbing. If you lift your leg when passing over curbing then chipping should not be an issue at all. Ipe end grain sliders are intended for riders who prefer a larger size yet still want a very long lasting puck. Flat grain ipe sliders would be a good choice for someone who only goes through several sets of sliders per season. The higher cost of end grain ipe versus flat grain ipe is a result of needing to cut the pucks from 4x4 posts rather than much less expensive 4/4 decking. The natural color of the wood varies from deep red to chocolate brown to nearly black.

Maximizing the performance of a motorcycle on or off the track requires investing time, effort and money into tuning frame geometry and suspension, tire temperature and pressure, as well as devoting attention to reading tire wear and of course spending countless hours developing riding skills. Tuning your sliders to performance their very best takes tuning as well. Positioning your Puck-Em knee sliders correctly is essential to maximizing their longevity and getting the best feel. The entire face of the slider must be in contact with the ground, not just an edge or corner. Put your new sliders on and touch both sides to the ground once or twice. Reposition both sliders so that the plane of contact matches the main surface of the top of the slider. This will take moving the slider in and out as well as up and down to get the planes to match. If you are at the track, don't wait to reposition after 1 whole session or you will never be able to achieve touching the entire face on the ground until most of the slider is worn down. Once you have gotten the positioning exactly right, consider marking the loop on your knee around the slider so that you will easily get the next set in the perfect spot. This can be done with a colored pencil, crayon, paint marker, or tape.

Sometimes leather suits don't have enough loop fastener on the knee to get the correct positioning. In this case you can add additional loop where you need it. Please contact me directly if you need help with how to do this. Essentially, all you need to do is thoroughly roughen the smooth side of the leather (with a Dremel or sand paper), and a high quality contact cement like Barge. I'd be happy to mail you enough high quality loop fastener for both knees for free (if you have purchased Puck-Em sliders).

SOLD INDIVIDUALLY so you can mix and match wood species, grain type and size to find which one works best for you.
^In stock items ship within 2 days.
*Special order takes at least 1 week, but no more than 2 weeks, to ship.

SMALL SQUARE (*SPECIAL ORDER ONLY) Dimensions:
2 7/8" x 2 7/8" (+/- 1/8")
73mm x 73mm (+/- 3mm)

*KID SIZED SMALL RECTANGLE, Thick Only (SPECIAL ORDER ONLY) Dimensions:
3 3/16" x 2 1/2" (+/- 1/8")
81mm x 64mm (+/- 3mm)
$2 less per slider

MEDIUM SQUARE (*SPECIAL ORDER ONLY) Dimensions:
3 3/8" x 3 3/8" (+/- 1/8")
78mm x 78mm (+/- 3mm)

MEDIUM RECTANGLE (*SPECIAL ORDER ONLY) Dimensions:
3 3/8" x 2 7/8" (+/- 1/8")
86mm x 73mm (+/- 3mm)

^LARGE SQUARE Dimensions:
3 3/8" x 3 3/8" (+/- 1/8")
86mm x 86mm (+/- 3mm)