Basketball boots

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  • #234188
    Nellie
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    Hi everyone!
    I’m thinking about getting new shoes to mount on my Starway skates (not for slalom, but for regular street skates – now that the weather has finally become better :D). The ‘Marathon’ boots the skates came with eight years ago have become very soft and wide and they’re finally starting to fall apart. I’ve read the article about what kinds of basketball boots to pick, but it’s a bit difficult to find leather boots for women/in my size (38 or 39).
    Do you think these kid’s shoes would be any good? http://store.nike.com/index.jsp?country=FR&lang_locale=fr_FR&l=shop,pdp,ctr-inline/cid-102902/pid-293894/pgid-331557#l=shop,pdp,ctr-inline/cid-300/pid-293895/pgid-263703 Is it a problem that there’s ‘Phylon’ in their soles?
    I know that you all know everything there is to know about basketball boots for skating, so I’m looking forward to reading your opinions.
    Thanks in advance, Nellie

    #265510
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    That seems to be a good pair of basketball shoes.
    Good choice indeed 😀

    #265511
    Nellie
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    Thanks, Xavier!! Cool, I’m off to order them 🙂 . Is there any place I can find the mounting skates article in English? (The Google translation isn’t all that great, so I didn’t really understand how to drill the holes, i.e. what drills to use etc.)

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    #265513
    Abi
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    Hi Nellie, I bought the same pair for my daughter in size 32, few month ago. It’s a really good one. Enhance foam at the ankle, and strong maintain (i bought this model cause my daughter has fragile ankles).

    #265514
    Nellie
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    @Xavier wrote:

    https://www.rollerquad.net/index.php?2006/12/10/126-how-to-build-your-own-quadskates

    What do you think about that article ?

    😳 I knew I’d seen that somewhere, but couldn’t find it yesterday. Thank you very much!!

    abi, thanks a lot for confirming that they’re good boots. I really hope they’ll fit me.

    #265515
    Nellie
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    I just got my new boots – 😀 😀 !! And they fit 😀 😀 😀 , and look good and feel comfy 😀 😀 .
    I hope one of my skate-mates is going to help me mount them on Sunday. I’ll definitely need help as I’ve never done this before.

    #265516
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    Great, I’m happy for you.
    To mount your skates, feel free to ask all the questions. We are here for you.

    #265517
    Nellie
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    That’s good to know. Thank you!!
    Actually I have a question already: Are these the right screws: ?
    I won’t be able to use my old screws at the back, because the soles of the new boot are thicker.

    #265518
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    http://www.acton.fr/visserie-boulonnerie-inox/visserie-boulonnerie-inox-nylon-tarif-general-4/acton/acton/vm/62212/

    Size 4×50 or 4×40. 4 is the diameter (mm) and 40 or 50 is the length (mm).

    Read the article; everything is explained and you have a photo of screws, rings, …

    #265519
    Nellie
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    Good, it’s the right kind of screw then. I wasn’t 100% sure after seeing the picture in the article. Thanks a lot again!!

    #265520
    quader
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    Good luck for the mount!!! Please send us some pictures of the result for our collection!

    #265521
    Nellie
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    Thank you, quader!
    Unfortunately it will take another two weeks until my new boots will be on my skates, because I could not find the screws in a shop and had to mail-order them. At the moment my skates still look like this:

    (last summer before a streetskate)

    (some weeks ago)

    #265522
    neilime
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    I like the shoelace green !! 😀

    #265523
    Nellie
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    @neilime wrote:

    I like the shoelace green !! 😀

    Thanks, so do I 😉 . Since I changed the bearings yesterday, even those are green.

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