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Old February 26th, 2012, 05:54 PM   #1
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I was just looking through the paperwork for my new skates: Riedell 297a and Snyder Advantages. The boots are size 10 and fit great. However, while looking through my skate paperwork, I saw that the seller (Low Price Skates) circled size 13 for the plates on the warranty card. I measured the axles, and sure enough, they are 7.5 inches (size 13). I checked the Advantage plate sizing chart, and they recommend a size 12 plate for a size 10 boot. Am I misreading this? Is there something different about 297s? If they switch out the plates for shorter ones (by 1/4 inch), should they also replace the boots because the holes are so close together? Has anyone had any experiences with Low Price Skates? So many questions -- advice is very welcome....
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Old February 26th, 2012, 11:47 PM   #2
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I wouldn`t know if there`s a difference between the sizing differences for a flat soled boot versus a heel but I have a size 12 Advantage on my size 10 Bont, which is big compared to a size 10 Riedell, and they all but go from one end of the boot to the other. I couldn`t imagine having a size 13 on there.
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Old February 27th, 2012, 12:24 AM   #3
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I was just looking through the paperwork for my new skates: Riedell 297a and Snyder Advantages. The boots are size 10 and fit great. However, while looking through my skate paperwork, I saw that the seller (Low Price Skates) circled size 13 for the plates on the warranty card. I measured the axles, and sure enough, they are 7.5 inches (size 13). I checked the Advantage plate sizing chart, and they recommend a size 12 plate for a size 10 boot. Am I misreading this? Is there something different about 297s? If they switch out the plates for shorter ones (by 1/4 inch), should they also replace the boots because the holes are so close together? Has anyone had any experiences with Low Price Skates? So many questions -- advice is very welcome....
Sounds like a learning experience to me, if you'd know what size plate you wanted you could have asked for it, you got a factory mount, now it's a used boot, it's been drilled, LPS, the retailer you bought from isn't really going to take them back and replace them with something that you would like custom made, LPS is a good business, good prices and quality service, don't blame them.
Connie's has a policy in place, they send the boots, you try them on then they mount them, if you don't request a certain size plate you get a plate that goes from one end of the boot to the other end of the boot, just like you got...
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Old February 27th, 2012, 01:00 AM   #4
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Sounds like a learning experience to me, if you'd know what size plate you wanted you could have asked for it, you got a factory mount, now it's a used boot, it's been drilled, LPS, the retailer you bought from isn't really going to take them back and replace them with something that you would like custom made, LPS is a good business, good prices and quality service, don't blame them.
Connie's has a policy in place, they send the boots, you try them on then they mount them, if you don't request a certain size plate you get a plate that goes from one end of the boot to the other end of the boot, just like you got...
LPS's policy is that you should specifically request a different sized plate if you want something other than the recommended plate. In this case, the recommended plate is size 12, not 13, for a size 10 boot, per Snyder. If I had thought that they weren't going to follow the manufacturer's recommendations, I definitely would have said something. Am I missing something here?
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Old February 27th, 2012, 01:20 AM   #5
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Have you tried to contact them yet?
They may just change the plate for you?
You won't know unless you ask.
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Old February 27th, 2012, 04:44 AM   #6
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Since you have an artistic setup you should have a size 11 plate 7" wheelbase, that's the size plate (Imperial) I had on a size 10 297 boot. If you're not sure you can ask in the Artistic Skating section.
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Old February 27th, 2012, 05:06 AM   #7
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Have you tried to contact them yet?
They may just change the plate for you?
You won't know unless you ask.
Hey Big Nick -- I will contact them Monday, and I'll try not to stress too much until I speak to them.
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Old February 27th, 2012, 05:07 AM   #8
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Since you have an artistic setup you should have a size 11 plate 7" wheelbase, that's the size plate (Imperial) I had on a size 10 297 boot. If you're not sure you can ask in the Artistic Skating section.
Hi Bill -- If they are willing to change out the plate, I'll probably ask for an 11.
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Old February 28th, 2012, 04:43 PM   #9
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LPS is going to change out the plate free of charge (RC Sports). Now just trying to decide whether to go smaller than size 12.
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Old February 28th, 2012, 05:55 PM   #10
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LPS is going to change out the plate free of charge (RC Sports). Now just trying to decide whether to go smaller than size 12.
That's a good result.
As far as the sizing goes, it sounds like you need a shorter plate, but it depends on what you are using it for.
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Old February 28th, 2012, 06:12 PM   #11
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Default go with the 11 (7" wb)

If on the fence of a 12 or a 11, I say certainly a 11, That is to me just barely smaller then standard mount for a 10, still plenty long if you are worried about going too short.

(for reference, that is a 7" wheelbase in my avatar on a 11), I imagine a size 10 boot with a heel is a solid inch or more shorter than the boot in my avatar, and you can see the wheel base is by no means extreme.

A 11 will also sell on here pretty quick if you ever wanted to go longer or shorter, but the bigger plates don't sell very quickly (12 and up).

Just my 2 cents, I havent been on an art boot since I was about 12 or 13, eeeeek, that was 25 years ago!
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