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Old February 11th, 2018, 03:00 PM   #77
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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.

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It is impossible for the plate manufacture to know which boot is used. So the installer must be knowledgeable.
Bingo.

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.

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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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