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?
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 : http://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 !