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Old May 22nd, 2014, 08:59 PM   #1
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Default Roll line Variant M or Crazy Venus

I'm looking at two plates right now to mount onto my new pair of MG2s

The Plates are Crazy skates Venus Plate or the Roll line Variant M.

I want to know which plate would be better for my skate style. Roller Derby, Outdoor, and Vert.

How will these plates do in each aspect?
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Old May 22nd, 2014, 10:41 PM   #2
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I'm looking at two plates right now to mount onto my new pair of MG2s

The Plates are Crazy skates Venus Plate or the Roll line Variant M.

I want to know which plate would be better for my skate style. Roller Derby, Outdoor, and Vert.

How will these plates do in each aspect?
Looking at how Skate US rates them the Roll Line scores very well in all the areas you are looking at. http://www.skatesus.com/store/produc...products_id=39


I have never rolled them personally. I was looking at the Roll line dance. I skated them in two different boots set up by two other people and I really loved them… but ultimately, I got scared off from buying them because of #1, they were metric for the toe stop and #2 they were 7mm axles. I have a big investment in 8mm bearings. If something happens, and you need more bearings… you better be sure you have extras.

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Now with that being said… I have two skates with Crazy Venus plates on them. According to Crazy, this plate is designed for derby.. http://www.skatesus.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=91_107&products_id=351


Compared to the dance Roll Line, I felt they were good. They didn’t have that “snap” that I experienced, but I have also skated the Avenger and I am the odd one that likes these better than the Avenger. You are lower to the ground, you have a bit more plate under the heel if you forward mount.

Ultimately, I ordered another Crazy for my next boot. But if you are going to get them…spend the money and get the upgraded kingpins! Certainly worth it.
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Old May 23rd, 2014, 07:05 AM   #3
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I'm looking at two plates right now to mount onto my new pair of MG2s

The Plates are Crazy skates Venus Plate or the Roll line Variant M.

I want to know which plate would be better for my skate style. Roller Derby, Outdoor, and Vert.

How will these plates do in each aspect?
Vert make the choice: No plate that I can think of is as close to bomb proof as a Roll Line.

For Roller Derby, the action is good. For outdoor, it is good strong plate. The mount will count more than the plate here. For vert, plate length plays a role more than the hardware.
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Old May 24th, 2014, 01:18 PM   #4
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The roll line brand is the measuring stick for all other plates.
If funding is not an issue , my recommendation would be the Roll-Line plates.
biggest detraction metric only for stoppers, but that is easy to fix.
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