Upon impact, the SlipCam initiates and the blades slide back and deploy from the rear. By the time the blades impact, they are fully deployed. Once the shoulders of the blades catch, they slip down shaft. Each blade cams out, deploying from the rear while the cut-on-impact tip penetrates the hide. Before the blades reach the hide, they are fully deployed, even hyper extended giving you a maximum cutting diameter.
Because Rage's blades are fully deployed on impact they penetrate like a fixed-blade head. Over-the-top expandables lose kinetic energy due to deployment during An angled hit with an over-the-top expandable can result in the leading blade grabbing first and throwing the head off line. Rage's rear deploying blades follow the cut-on-impact tip and will not grab or deflect and give you full cutting diameter on impact! High-speed footage of over-the-top heads show the blades do not fully open until after they enter. Rage's rear-deploying blades are guaranteed to be fully deployed before they enter which means you'll get the benefit of the heads full cutting diameter!