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Old July 7th, 2019, 06:30 AM   #3
Sk8 Ninja
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Huntington Wv
Posts: 3,423

First thing is getting a boot that fits right, which you seem to be getting done already. Sweet.

Second is kingpin angle be damned.

Where do YOU like your axles? On a longer mount it may help to increase the KP angle so one is able to keep the amount of plate lean vs turning in check.

Granted a well set up 5 or 10 deg plate can still turn quite well, but eventually there is only so much one can do. If you're into slower moving shuffle style skating, a da45 shorter plate may be what you're looking for(for example)

A Snyder Advantage is a very nice middle ground plate. 15 deg kingpins, adjustable pivots, light weight, and it can be set up to run SG Super cushions

Wheels matter too, they can drastically modify the turning a skate will experience.
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