Booster Blades are one of Bryan Rawlings' award-winning ideas. They are a revolutionary in-line skate, where the skate boot is mounted on a hinged frame.
When the foot is lifted, the wheels move closer together; when the foot is pushed down again they move apart and a drive belt turns the back wheel.
As the foot is lifted again, the wheels move together once more and the drive belt re-winds ready for the next stroke. In this way, the up and down pedalling motion propels the rider forwards, building up fast speeds with little effort.
Booster Blades have won multiple awards from the British Inventors Society, and the Salon International Des Inventions De Genève Silver Medal Award 2007.
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