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Old January 27th, 2018, 02:16 PM   #1
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Old January 27th, 2018, 07:14 PM   #2
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If you mean move the plates forward, yes.
If you mean cut the plates nose, no.
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Old January 27th, 2018, 09:05 PM   #3
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If you mean move the plates forward, yes.
If you mean cut the plates nose, no.
The perspective is off. It looks further back in the picture. I'm worried about hitting the rink floor with the plate.
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Old January 27th, 2018, 09:12 PM   #4
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Take off a little out front and leave the radius should prevent any hits to the floor. Or do a full cutoff of the nose. Maybe leave as much base there as possible to support the boot. Preventing boot sole flex.
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Old January 27th, 2018, 10:02 PM   #5
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When you bolt the boots to the plates they will sit flat on the plate, make sure to also use the two front holes.
If you take a picture with the boots on standing on the plate the front of the boot will be flat on the plate, being new, unworn boots they have a bit of an upward arch, weight and gravity will flatten them, as will bolting them down.
(hold onto something above you, don't go to ground)

T-nuts are nice, then the plate can easily be removed from the boot, not cutting the plate makes it salable should the need arise.
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Old January 27th, 2018, 10:19 PM   #6
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I would chop to match the back.
But ..You could flip it back to front.
And move it 2 inches forward . ..
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Old January 27th, 2018, 11:01 PM   #7
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I looked at that but still had to trim.
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Old January 27th, 2018, 11:07 PM   #8
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Doing some rough testing. I don't think I like the short mount. It feels great when going forward, but turning backwards it feels like a kamikaze mission. And I'm always finding an excuse to turn backwards.
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Old January 29th, 2018, 05:13 AM   #9
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Doing some rough testing. I don't think I like the short mount. It feels great when going forward, but turning backwards it feels like a kamikaze mission. And I'm always finding an excuse to turn backwards.
Karate do yes or karate do no. You have to commit to short forward if you're going to get there. It's a recalibration process. Takes a little while to normalize your brain.

And the pic is misleading. Once you screw them down, the plate will cinch up to the boot just fine.

And when doing the heels, make sure the screws are fully through the meat of the heel. Don't let the screws protrude forward of the heel such that there is space between the boot and plate. The leather will compress and the hardware will loosen up. If things line up that way, drill new mounting holes in the plate.
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Old January 30th, 2018, 12:44 AM   #10
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You have to commit to short forward if you're going to get there. It's a recalibration process. Takes a little while to normalize your brain.
I get that. I could get used to it. But I'm also rolling in art skates, outdoor skates, park skates. Plus I skate more upright with heavy knee bend. So I'm back to the sport mount and ordering longer plates.
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I get that. I could get used to it. But I'm also rolling in art skates, outdoor skates, park skates. Plus I skate more upright with heavy knee bend. So I'm back to the sport mount and ordering longer plates.
What is your current WB?
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Old January 30th, 2018, 03:41 AM   #12
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170mm (6.7") on art skates.
7" for lowtops.

I'm happy with these as long as the mount is perfect. Now planning to use 180 mm for these boots.
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