Shoe Weight: 11.8 ounces
Shoe Height: Low
Court Type: Indoor
The Salming Viper is a fast paced agile shoe with a low profile and excellent stability characteristics. It incorporates the very best of Salming Indoor shoe technologies and then some. If you’re a fan of the Salming Race model you will find the Viper lower and with less cushioning in the fore-foot area, enabling a more close-to-the court feel plus a lighter and more breathable upper.
The construction has its origin in the Salming Running shoe product range, where it has been very well received with its three layer system where the unique Salming ExoSkeleton keeps the foot in the right position during lateral movements and high performance activities. Agile, fast paced with a low profile
ROLLBAR - An increased radius on the inner side of the outer sole, facilitates rolling the foot inwards and toe push off. Reaching for that stop ball in squash or covering a shot in floorball is made easier with the RollBar technology.
T.G.S. 62/75 - Torsion Guide System. The distance from heel to the ball of the foot (62% of the shoe) has been designed with extra stability, which ends in the so-called "ballet" line, a 75 degree angle. In front of the 75° line, we have equipped the shoe with greater .
EXOSKELETON - The exo skeleton design stabilizes the foot for lateral movements and reduces pressure at the MTP joints (Metatarsophalangeal joints). It is important to keep the foot stable medio-lateral, avoiding friction and side forces in the soft parts of the foot sole, especially underneath the forefoot.
ERGO HEELCUP - To stabilize and fixate the heel, which is key to providing a great fit and comfort, we have developed a new anatomical Ergo Heel Cup that is slightly longer than the average heel cup.
LMS - Lateral Movement Stabilizer - an especially designed light weight integrated dual torsion unit that supports the foot during fast and irregular lateral movements.
RUNLITE - The midsole features a special High Abrasion Injection EVA - RunLite™ - designed to create a nice feel for the court. It is light and responds to the surface from the very first step.
XR110 - In order to help you control all of this cornering performance, our XR110 outer sole has an extra sticky developed compound!
LMS+ - Fast lateral stops expose the foot to the risk to roll over outwards, causing injuries. LMS+ (Lateral Movement Stabilizer Plus) is a unique design with a positive angle of 5° that prevents the foot from rolling over outwards.
Description of the Court Grabbers
The Kit includes One pair of traction pads (see colors available) and a bottle of 2 Ounce Gel
About Court Grabbers
Dust falls on every indoor pickleball court in the World. It never stops accumulating. That's why athletes have been slipping & sliding on gym floors for many decades. Court Grabbers were designed with one "mission" in mind: Allow players to control their traction where and when they need it most - ON THE COURT, DURING PLAY.
Testing has shown that Court Grabbers are effective, as instructed, on courts made of wood, rubber tile, and composite material, and some tile floors. Use on any other surface, such as tennis surfaces, both indoor and outdoors, should be tested before use in practices or games. Court Grabbers are not to be used on sealed, concrete courts/floors.
Court Grabbers are designed to work with just a light, smooth pass of one shoe over the opposing Traction Pad. It is not necessary to push down hard on the Traction Pad. With practice you'll find that this can be accomplished very quickly. Some players like to just "touch" the pad to the sole of the shoe. You can choose to clean the entire shoe or just the "ball" of your shoe. The real beauty of Court Grabbers is that each user can find their own method of use that best fits their game!
Installing Court Grabbers
About the Gel
Court Grabbers Traction Gel delivers the World's Best On Court Traction!
Court Grabbers Traction Gel 4oz provides about 1 months of Game Winning Traction! Based upon three (3) lines of gel designed to provide 30 minutes of On-Court traction. Each ounce of Traction Gel provides unmatched grip for 10-15 sessions.
The package comes with one 2oz bottle of gel in a squeeze bottle with a flip top, additional 4 oz bottles can be purchased.
The Traction Gel has been formulated with a blend of all natural ingredients, including the tint which is achieved by the use of common food coloring. It does contain ethyl alcohol, the same ingredient found in most hand sanitizers, but at about one quarter (1/4) of the concentration. The traction gel is not meant to be ingested and a bittering agent is present to discourage ingestion, so it should be kept out of the reach of small children. The ingredients in the Traction Gel have no known effect on shoes, rubber, or court surfaces. Care should be taken not to spill the Traction Gel on your shoes or the court. Traction Gel will wash from clothes in a normal wash cycle. Water does not work on the court and is not a safe substitute for the Traction Gel.The ingredients in the gel have no adverse effect on the court, and do not "build up" on the shoe or the court. Any spilled Traction Gel cleans up easily with water and a towel.
How long will Court Grabbers remain effective on the court?
Court Grabbers are designed to provide consistent traction, on average, for about 15-30 minutes, although much longer periods of effectiveness have been observed, depending upon the frequency of use required for your activity and playing style. You should become familiar with your individual usage times.
The best results come when you reapply Traction Gel during breaks in play such as quarter breaks, halves, timeouts and periods between games when you are not on the court. No more than 2 light lines of gel are needed to completely restore full function. *More Gel does not equal more grip! *Never apply more than 3 light lines of gel the length of the Traction Pad. All court sports have some sort of play stoppage or break that will allow you to "recharge" the Traction Pad with 1 or 2 thin lines of gel.
How do I clean the Traction Pad?
The Traction Pad removes the dust and dirt from your shoes, and it gets dirty, you just may not see the dust and dirt! After each use, separate the Traction Pad from the Base Strip by holding each one firmly and pulling the Traction Pad off the Base. Toss the Traction Pad in the washer and dryer with your clothes.(The Base Strip remains on your shoe and does not need washing) If you are at a tournament or do not have a laundry, hand soap and a toothbrush can be used to clean the Traction Pad. Rinse clean and use a blow dryer or air dry until a laundry is available. If dirt prevents the Traction Gel from absorbing correctly, do not use your Traction Pads until you can clean them thoroughly. Having a second or third set of Traction Pads "loaded" and ready to go for tournaments is a great way to ensure you have the traction you need for a long day of games!
Do they work on all shoes?
Court Grabbers will work on all shoes with exposed laces. Shoes with straps at the ankle level should be fine. You can adjust how Court Grabbers sit on your shoe by moving them up the laces. Court Grabbers will not work on shoes with mid-instep straps. Straps that are near the top of the shoe should work fine.
Court Grabbers work best on shoes with normal, flat soles, found on most court shoes.
What are the dimensions and how much do they weigh?
- Court Grabbers are 2.25 inches in length.
- At the widest point, they are 1.25 inches and taper to .25 inch at the narrow end.
- The complete unit is very thin. They sit a mere 1/8th of an inch above your laces.
- Court Grabbers are feather light. 2 Base Strips/Traction Pad units weigh a total of Â½ an ounce.