Offset Technology (OT)
Our OT hub follows the same idea as EMT. The advantage is our ability to manage the energy and allow specific footprints and flex without sacrificing roll, grip and wear. The difference of OT vs. EMT is in the hubs construction. The EMT is based on a hollow core construction vs. the OT is based on a solid hub construction. The EMT has some advantages compared to OT such as better rebound, improved flex for better power transfer and it also has a lighter weight. However there are still quite a lot of skaters that prefer a solid hub system, and for them the OT core offers the perfect solution. The OT hub can be found in the IMAGE wheels series. For 2012 the IMAGE was stiffened up a bit more, to improve the overall performance of the wheels.
For the skaters that prefer a solid core, the OT core is the perfect solution for them. An additional plus point are the lower production costs for this core which reduces the overall costs of the wheel featuring the OT core.l