Quantum Slider Discs are at the core of the Quantum Shoe system. The discs are sold in sets of seven and are available with four different speed ratings.
Speed 3 Quantum Sliding Discs are the slowest discs available and are made of polyethylene. These discs are ideal for curlers who are new to the sport. The speed of this material is approximately equivalent to a 1/16" teflon slider.
Speed 10 Quantum Sliding Discs slider discs are essentially 1/8” virgin Teflon fastened to a polycarbonate base. A lip around the perimeter of the Teflon “wafer” is over moulded with the polycarbonate, holdling it firmly in place. The polycarbonate base also provides a hard backing, reducing undulation as the Teflon travels over the pebble, thereby enhancing speed. Speed is similar to thick or ¼” Teflon. Again, the discs are ultra light and ultra strong.
Speed 12 Quantum Sliding Discs are made of stainless steel are the fastest sliders we have available and are actually faster than any Teflon slider. Here's what Doug Flowers, President of Goldline Curling, has to say about the Speed 12 Quantum Sliding Discs:
If you have experience with a full slider of any type, don't be a afraid to give steel a try. It is definitely quick, however the Quantum is so stable that it is easy to get accustomed to. I curl in a competitive senior league with a number of accomplished senior curlers. The steel discs have given them their slide back, with no complaints of instability.
|Speed Rating||Material||Equivalent to||Appropriate for
|Speed 3||Polyethylene||1/16" Teflon||Novice / First time curlers
|Speed 10||Teflon||1/8" Teflon||Accomplished / Experienced curlers
|Speed 12||Stainless Steel||Faster than any Teflon||Experienced / Elite