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Ask DocSk8 (Expert Indoor Skate Building Advice) This forum is different then the other SkateLog forums in that it is not a discussion forum, but rather a place you can ask skate building expert Fred "DocSk8" Benjamin about building and repairing indoor speed, derby, and jamskate quad roller skates. Please start a new thread for each new question.

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Old December 20th, 2019, 05:36 AM   #1
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Default Looking for cushions

I'm looking for replacement cushions. The upper and lower have the same outer diameter of 15/16" (close to 1") and height of 7/16" (close to 1/2"). The upper cushion has an inner diameter of 3/8" and the lower cushion has an inner diameter of 5/16". Any suggestions?
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Old December 20th, 2019, 11:48 PM   #2
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Default A little more info please??

What plates are you looking to put these on??
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Old December 21st, 2019, 05:38 AM   #3
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What plates are you looking to put these on??
American Whip

Do Sure Grip Classic or Snyder Super Deluxe use the same size cushions?
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Old December 22nd, 2019, 04:01 PM   #4
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Default Sure Grip Supers

The barrels would need to be bored out for the big threaded shoulder but are the correct size otherwise. I would switch to a cone on the floor side and delete the cone retainer all together and just have the cushion sit on that big retainer screw.


I have never tried but Pro Line or Reactor barrels may work as well.
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Old February 13th, 2020, 04:48 AM   #5
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I went with Sure Grip Super Cushions. The cones fit without issue. I was able to place the barrels on the kingpin without modification because the soft yellow cushions gave to pressure but removing them seem to require more force than putting them in. I tried using a drill bit with a drill hammer to enlarge the holes. That didn't seem to work. The material seems to stretch around the drill bit. Perhaps I'll need some dry ice to stiffen the barrels.
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Old February 13th, 2020, 08:21 AM   #6
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I went with Sure Grip Super Cushions. The cones fit without issue. I was able to place the barrels on the kingpin without modification because the soft yellow cushions gave to pressure but removing them seem to require more force than putting them in. I tried using a drill bit with a drill hammer to enlarge the holes. That didn't seem to work. The material seems to stretch around the drill bit. Perhaps I'll need some dry ice to stiffen the barrels.
I had success with a 3 flute countersink.
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Default Bore, not drill.

Really sharp boring bar, and high speed. Works a treat, if ya have a lathe, which I do.


Interesting concept Les. I wonder id a 6 point would work better??
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Really sharp boring bar, and high speed. Works a treat, if ya have a lathe, which I do.


Interesting concept Les. I wonder id a 6 point would work better??
I believe the 6 point would be better, I found the three flute worked for me.

I have stopped skating on all my old Aussie/Italian skates and just skate the HeBeGB’s. I can run all the different wheels on Geoff’s plates.
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Good to hear.
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