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Old July 30th, 2019, 09:07 PM   #48
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Location: Huntington Wv
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Originally Posted by JorisKB View Post
Arius can actully be cut with a simple small climbing rope.

And you cant set the action, and they have no pre compression, and you are metal on metal on metal .
Well, basically they sucks. But maybe for speed skating they could be good , cause having no real truck nor kingpin, they are damn light.

Yes, old design :

Boen were forged alloy, nothing like the "tincan and hate" powerdyne recipe.
An added stress riser at a minimal thickness area where you inevitably caused abrasion and expect it to not damage anything?
No one else to my knowledge has ever broken the plate there. I hockey stop A LOT. I have destroyed many sets of 688 bearings, worn out trucks andplates, and never done that damage to the plate. That is 100% user error and a bad fitting boot.

I'll not defend the materials the plate is made of, I have had my plate tested and they are not the 6061 as originally advertised. Which is now just listed as "aircraft aluminum".
I have skated my plates outdoor on many occasions and put far more lateral forces on them in an indoor setting than anyone has outdoor for someone around the 180#(81kg) weight. No issues as you show.

Any aluminum is going to suffer wear from a cord rubbing against it. It shouldnt even be there. If you needed that it should have gone under the plate between the plate and boot, and had a cup fashioned around the heel of the boot.

The arius also has no dampening between the axles and the plates so it's much rougher outdoor.

You can set the firmness .. kinda... Gen1 trucks can be modified. One can use the stabilization pins, cut some off of them, or omit them entirely.

My current setup has them out, and the cushions are cut down.

I feel as if no one wants to make things better , they just want the same old slow ass kingpin design

I made fixes needed, got it figured out.
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