S k a t e L o g     F o r u m
Inline Skating and Quad Roller Skating
Forum Hosts: Jessica Wright | Kathie Fry

FOLLOW US: Our Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Email    


Home - Forum Index - Africa Skating - Asia Skating - Europe Skating - Oceania Skating - Pan America Skating - Roller_Rinks - Friend the SkateLog Forum in Facebook - SkateLog Forum on Facebook

Forum Administrators: Jessica Wright and Kathie Fry | Email Us
Access code for buying and selling subforums: "skates"
How To Get a User Account and Posting Privileges in the SkateLog Forum
Use Google to Search the SkateLog Forum

Go Back   SkateLog Forum > General Interest Skating Forums > Main Skating Forum
FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Main Skating Forum General discussions about all types of skating, including how to skate, places to skate, skating events, skating equipment, and any topic that does not fall under one of our other skating forums.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old February 15th, 2019, 11:27 PM   #1
nickajshelden
Blades
 
nickajshelden's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Tacoma, WA
Posts: 93
Default Pwerslide Trinity Boots + Quad plates

just a random idea I have been playing with in my head.
gonna outline it here and gather some thoughts before I start actually working on it.
I have (and love) the trinity tech. I use a reign helios boot for it. really like that boot. stiff, light, durable. but I wanna use quads (especially in china). trinity is 3 point mounting. a quad uses a plate with 2-6 point mounting (usually).
Idea: create an adapter plate (probably steel...it has to be stiff) that screws into the boot and the plate.
I hope to prototype this in the next couple weeks on the 3d printer
thoughts?
__________________
-Pax
When the going gets tough, the tough get going; the smart left a long time ago.
nickajshelden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 22nd, 2019, 05:43 PM   #2
nickajshelden
Blades
 
nickajshelden's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Tacoma, WA
Posts: 93
Default

I have made a prototype (yes, this has holes for the quad plate as well, final would probably not have those holes. those would be drilled out, but this prototype is hollow). I have 3d printed it and will see if the trinity mounts line up and all. Then I will make it look nicer and print it solid with kevlar reinforced plastic.
__________________
-Pax
When the going gets tough, the tough get going; the smart left a long time ago.
nickajshelden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 22nd, 2019, 09:53 PM   #3
nickajshelden
Blades
 
nickajshelden's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Tacoma, WA
Posts: 93
Default

ok, so I have a prototype installed, and it is surprisingly close to what I was looking for. I need to move the holes for the trinity mount on the toe a little closer together, I should probably thin the plate down by a millimeter or two, and lower the heel, but otherwise, it seems to do the job. I just stuck it together for these photos and did not tighten anything down.



__________________
-Pax
When the going gets tough, the tough get going; the smart left a long time ago.
nickajshelden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 22nd, 2019, 09:55 PM   #4
nickajshelden
Blades
 
nickajshelden's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Tacoma, WA
Posts: 93
Default

while I feel I like where the wheels are, with the added height, the toe stop requires a dangerous amount of lean before it engages. may have to find a way to move that.
btw, the plate I am using for this is from a pair of roller derby viper m4's. absolute trash.
__________________
-Pax
When the going gets tough, the tough get going; the smart left a long time ago.
nickajshelden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 26th, 2019, 10:15 PM   #5
nickajshelden
Blades
 
nickajshelden's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Tacoma, WA
Posts: 93
Default

while I had rolled down the hallway on the first prototype, I did not try to actually skate on it. Well, here is the second prototype, and it worked quite well. (more text below pictures).

Note the screws on the back are still a little loose as the plate is too thin for the screws I had on hand.[/IMG]

I put the regular hockey skate on and took them for a spin. It actually handled really well. Very responsive, quite comfortable. A little on the tall side for a quad skate, but not a problem. The toe stop wasn't as bad as I initially thought. My foot height is actually lower in this than the hockey skate (by maybe 5 mm, not much).
Unsurprisingly this did not last long. After a jump into a hockey stop on a rough surface, I started hearing a bit of crackle. It was still attached and I skated the quarter mile back to my office with no trouble where I managed to rip off the wheels. this is still a prototype and I printed it with cheaper plastic with a hollow fill. I had not initially even planned on skating on this one, but it turned out so well.



I have strengthened the areas that failed last time and am now printing a solid prototype using the kevlar plastic (4x as expensive, but still only $20).
__________________
-Pax
When the going gets tough, the tough get going; the smart left a long time ago.
nickajshelden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 26th, 2019, 10:20 PM   #6
nickajshelden
Blades
 
nickajshelden's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Tacoma, WA
Posts: 93
Default

here is a render of what is currently printing. It should be done printing sometime around midnight....lovely
__________________
-Pax
When the going gets tough, the tough get going; the smart left a long time ago.
nickajshelden is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.