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Old February 11th, 2018, 03:00 PM   #77
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Originally Posted by amohrfeld View Post
This is somewhat misleading. My Edea heel end is .145" (3.7mm) further forward than my Riedell.
The shape and dimensions of the sole on a Riedell, Edea and Harlick are very different. To somehow use them as the basis for what size plate to use is misleading at best. "The chart" is and always has been a jumping off point.

Originally Posted by amohrfeld View Post
It is impossible for the plate manufacture to know which boot is used. So the installer must be knowledgeable.

You can certainly build a skate by the numbers. The difference between good skates and great skates comes from knowing where to get the numbers. Building skates well borders on black art.

Originally Posted by amohrfeld View Post
The more I experiment with mount positions the more confused I become.
The more skates I build the more I learn. I have about 19 pairs of my own and parts to build half a dozen or so more. No two of them skate the same. I like peanut butter and jelly, but I don't eat it every single meal.
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