Plate placement question..

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Plate placement question..

Messagepar Jesse » 15 Août 2012, 20:31

So I just scored a pair of new-old-stock Rollerblade Fusion 10k skates that I'll be mounting quad plates to. I have a couple of questions for you guys:

1. In terms of plate placement, what would be the best compromise between slalom and freeride? I see a lot of the slalom guys have more rearward mounts, whereas I understand forward placement is better for commuting/freeride. So perhaps a mid mount for my application?

2. Plate length. My boot is a size 27 (9 US). I was thinking around 155 or 160mm?

3. Is it still possible to source Diker or Lazer plates? As far as I know, they're not sold stateside. Somewhere on the internet, maybe?

Thanks!

-Jesse

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Re: Plate placement question..

Messagepar wawa » 15 Août 2012, 21:51

Hi Jesse,

There's mainly 3 positions :
- on the rear : for dancers and rollerderby
- center mounted : polyvalent. Not as fast as forward placement to accelerate, but easier to use. I have centered plates for years, and I'm totally addict
- forward mounted : for jumpers. Better for accelerations, but less stable

If you're not familiar with forward mounted skates, I suggest that you use center.

About diker frames, the overall qualitiy is now really bad and shops have stopped saling it.
Lazer frames can be sent outside France I think, the best is to contact Hawaii Surf, who's the manufacturer : www.hawaiisurf.com
You can also use Roll'Line frames, which are really good !

About the Fusion 10k, very good choice ;)
Hope it helps you to choose !

Walid.
Les pompes de foot sont le degré ultime de l'évolution en quad !
Un jour elles seront miennes les Roll'Line Matrix, oh oui :)

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Re: Plate placement question..

Messagepar Jesse » 18 Août 2012, 19:10

Walid,

Hey, great to hear from you. Do you mount all of your skates in the same place, or do you have different skates set up for different disciplines?

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Re: Plate placement question..

Messagepar wawa » 18 Août 2012, 20:26

I personnaly use the same placement for all my skates. I'm used to it, I just change the boot or the wheels depending on the disciplin !
Les pompes de foot sont le degré ultime de l'évolution en quad !
Un jour elles seront miennes les Roll'Line Matrix, oh oui :)


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