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. . . Lazer trucks with regular cushions at the bottom, thanks to Golgoth-13
(I used the new Sure-Grip cushions – 78a, originally yellow. They’re the same size as Khiro barrels)
To mark the occasion I also got new Venom upper bushings in 88a.
In order to make my pivot pins actually sit in their pivot cups as they should (which they had never done before), I cut the Venoms down about 1 mm – they are originally exactly the same height as Lazer cushions.
And finally I put some Blu-Tack into the pivot holes under the cups, so that these would meet the pivot pins and stop ‘rattling around’.
You can’t see the Blu-Tack, of course, but what you can see is this: my pivot cups no longer disappear into much too deep holes.
This is what I started out with:
Regular Lazer trucks & parts, except for the upper Venom bushing
Next I used some regular cushion cups I had, but I also had to use normal (heavy) nuts:
Everything worked fine, especially with the other modifications described above, but it looked a bit weird. I used old Variflex Clouds here – very soft. Because my pivot pins were eventually really sitting in their cups, the action felt much better, more direct somehow. I had one of my best nights at the rink with this set-up.
Sorry I’m only posting this now, but I have injured my foot and not been able to skate in a looong time.
And yes, we only own one drill bit – the size needed to mount skates 😉 .
If you can send me the money on Paypal, then I can probably go to the shop and buy this for you and have it sent to you in Germany…
The four cups will easily fit in a padded envelopp…
That would be soo very nice of you, thanks a lot for the offer!!
Of course I could Paypal the money. How much does it cost to send a small padded envelope (& cost of the envelope, of course)?
Why do you need these cups for ?! Did you destroy them ??
No, I didn’t :). I just want to be able to use normal cushions at the bottom (gomme inferieure?) instead of the Lazer ones but I still want to use the Lazer nuts (which require a larger hole in the washer) – the upper cup washers fit exactly, so I need another four of them.
I don’t think I’ll need any other parts soon – I hope not, at least.
It would be very cool if you could send me a PM with your Paypal address, and I’d be very, very grateful if you got me those four cup washers!!
Ne pas acheter ce – le forum quad américaine est pleine d’exemples de camions Powedyne brisés ou platines (Triton et Dynapro). = Google translation of this: Don’t buy this – the American quad forum is full of examples of broken Powedyne trucks and plates (Triton and Dynapro).
What the f… is that motha f…in’ frightful road ?
Well, the guy who mounted my skates with me lives in the country, so that’s where I got to try out my skates first, and apparently the farmers had just put fresh dung/fertilizer on their fields. 🙂
Great choice, great mounting… Congratulations.
Merci beaucoup, abi!!!
(I’ll stop cluttering this thread with English stuff now :roll:.)
So this is wrong??
Oh nooooo! 😉
Amazing. You should be so happy to have them.
I am, believe me!! I’ve had all the parts for months & have only had time to go to see the person who mounted them last weekend.
And what about the comfort ?
Weeell, to be honest, unlike everyone else who loves their Bonts from the start I still find my basketball skates more comfortable at the moment 😳 – especially on rough roads. I’m waiting for my mail-ordered better insoles to arrive.
Thanks 😀 !
I used the normal 4 mm bolts that you recommend and we basically mounted them as recommended on your site.
But we used the nuts that came with the Boens (and some Loctite to be on the safe side). A part of the nuts sits in the holes in the plate, too (the holes in the plate are 5mm), so the part that sticks out under the plate is very flat – good for my 70mm wheels.
This time somebody who is well able to mount quads drilled all the holes and we mounted them together :wink:.
Bont shoes normally come with 5mm bolts and nuts, like these
but mine didn’t (I got them off Ebay).
Chaussons: Bont Quad Racer Carbon
Platine: Boen Speed
Roulements: Bones Reds
Roues: Vanguard Boomerang (70mm, 78A)
. . they skate great!! Tried them outdoors yesterday and in our gym (with indoor wheels) today – the set-up is much more reactive and efficient. Although I used smaller wheels than my usual 70mm ones yesterday, I had a much better push with them than with the old plates.
The Playmaker plates seem very stable, by the way, but they are heavy for plastic plates at 550 grams each – I don’t mind, though.
I’ve now put new 140mm Playmaker plates on my Shoe-Goo-basketball-boots. My old Starway plates are going to go to a friend with size 44 feet. At 170mm they really were too long for me 😉 . Funnily enough I only noticed this after nine years and in comparison to my 140mm Lazer/Risport slalom skates.
Because of all the Shoe Goo in the soles I don’t seem to need any extra support (Dural) at the heels – they don’t seem to hang down over the plate:
I have not skated them outdoors yet, though, so maybe they won’t be stable enough after all.
Thank you, Xavier! So a Diker’s axle distance is not almost a centimetre longer than a Lazer or Roll-Line of the same size?
I think I’ve finally managed to adjust my trucks right, firm enough to go up on two wheels and edges (still can’t really skate on my edges, just a bit sometimes) and not too tight to turn on one leg.
I’m very happy with the Venom 93a bushings and strongly recommend them!!
(I weigh 55 kilos if that’s relevant)
Cool, thanks a lot!!
Thank you very much!!
Xavier, it is very clear to me what you mean and I’ve already done it.
My pivot pins seem to have settled themselves lower into their cups now. I don’t know if the clicking sound is gone, because I haven’t been able to jump yet (can’t possibly do that in our flat 😉 and it’s dark outside).
My kingpins stick out a little bit from the kingpin nut at the top (near the red bushing) now. Is that a problem?