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Quad Vert All kinds of aggressive skating on quad roller skates including quad vertical roller skating, quad bowl skating, quad skatepark tricks, and street skating tricks in quad skates.

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Old August 13th, 2007, 05:40 PM   #21
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Hey, how do you have your plates put on, forward? Do you get them longer then artistic setup?

Your boots should be in a mueseum lol.
A museum! .....lol.
Them's my buds!

My plates/wheels are sized and mounted exactly as you would for Artistic.
The idea being you can run the rink, road or bowls with the same sk8s.
Fusion of artistic with vertical.
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Old August 13th, 2007, 06:12 PM   #22
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A museum! .....lol.
Them's my buds!

My plates/wheels are sized and mounted exactly as you would for Artistic.
The idea being you can run the rink, road or bowls with the same sk8s.
Fusion of artistic with vertical.

Your buds are about due to be put on a pedestal lol.

So your front wheels are under the ball of your foot? Seems like most of the vert guys like a full length plate.
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Old August 13th, 2007, 06:37 PM   #23
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Your buds are about due to be put on a pedestal lol.

So your front wheels are under the ball of your foot? Seems like most of the vert guys like a full length plate.
LOL...Yes and a box in the ground will probably be below that pedestal that says: RIP

Some guys want that exta length plate...less chance of face plants?. Personally I think it detracts from my ability to do some tricks.
Others want extra wide trucks so they don't fall over skating crab-sideways.
I liken this to training wheels on a unicycle....just not cool!
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Old August 13th, 2007, 06:47 PM   #24
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LOL...Yes and a box in the ground will probably be below that pedestal that says: RIP

Some guys want that exta length plate...less chance of face plants?. Personally I think it detracts from my ability to do some tricks.
Others want extra wide trucks so they don't fall over skating crab-sideways.
I liken this to training wheels on a unicycle....just not cool!
LOL! UR skates been LOVED!

But I might go with the next longer plate next time around, like 1 cm longer maybe. I do too many face plants right now , later when I get better, might like the artistic length one again. Still not dropping in from the steeper ramps cause of it. Then again, I just may have to go at it at a slower pace until my balance is keen.

But I donno bout the wide trucks now. The only reason for me would also be to do 50-50s right now. Not yet into grinding and cant hold sidestance. More into the ride! I can live without that if it means a ton less weight to carry round. I look at the round rails and it just looks like more injuries then fun. Cant clasp onto it. Later cause I have grind plates, I can do stalls. But if I get more into bowls which I really love, dont really need grind plates at all for that really. I'll just learn to spin outta the bowl, do handplants or something. But for now, the grind plates will make it easier to drop in if I ever do drop in on the steep ramps lol. I just roll in for now.
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Old August 16th, 2007, 11:55 AM   #25
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Looking at most of those quad skates, to me it looks like someone took a pair of skates and modified them in their garage. No offense intended....there's a reason behind that statement.

It looks like the distance between the bolt holes in the bottom of the trucks might be the same as the distance between the holes in a UFS frame. If so, you could get something like a mook 1.7 frame and cut off the top part (where it fits into the bottom of the boot), and maybe trim the ends off, and then replace your existing frame with those. Either that, or drill a couple of holes into your existing grind plate and drill holes into a modified UFS frame, and bolt that to your grind plate.

There are countless items that are made out of the same hard nylon/plastic that frames are made of. You could carve anything into a block, and carve a "v" shape in the middle of it.

Ya never know!
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Old August 16th, 2007, 01:18 PM   #26
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Looking at most of those quad skates, to me it looks like someone took a pair of skates and modified them in their garage. No offense intended....there's a reason behind that statement.

It looks like the distance between the bolt holes in the bottom of the trucks might be the same as the distance between the holes in a UFS frame. If so, you could get something like a mook 1.7 frame and cut off the top part (where it fits into the bottom of the boot), and maybe trim the ends off, and then replace your existing frame with those. Either that, or drill a couple of holes into your existing grind plate and drill holes into a modified UFS frame, and bolt that to your grind plate.

There are countless items that are made out of the same hard nylon/plastic that frames are made of. You could carve anything into a block, and carve a "v" shape in the middle of it.

Ya never know!

Hey, UR right! I'm debating putting a full length plate on there so that the front trucks are under the base of my toes at least. This would add the same stability in inlines and give me more space between my wheels. I just dont know how long before I lose maneuverability where it backfires. Also if I put on there skateboard trucks, I could cut the frame from an inline and have a piece that clasps onto round rails. Great idea!

Just remember, I've only been skating 9 months. So I have many ideas and learning still, information and skating skills. Further along down the road I will know which ones to keep and which ones to trash. Just until I really know how to mess with plates, I cant afford to experiment.
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Old October 7th, 2007, 07:30 PM   #27
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Old October 8th, 2007, 01:28 AM   #28
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Wow, cant believe you just said that. Thats an ignorant comment. If you checked it out, this IS aggressive skating! Yes, grinding and all.
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Old October 8th, 2007, 01:35 AM   #29
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Heres my updated set up



This is what happens when you try to do plate grinds on jumpbars lol. Yes I am going back to rollergirls grindbars!

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Old October 12th, 2007, 02:48 PM   #30
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I don't skate vert but I do have these skates

http://kufman.com/img/skates/ramp%20quad1.JPG

http://kufman.com/img/skates/ramp%20quad2.JPG

http://kufman.com/img/skates/ramp%20quad3.JPG

The inline wheels don't work well, but I was curious.
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Old October 12th, 2007, 07:13 PM   #31
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Make sure you bring those to Danville. Lisa wants her rentals back!!
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Old October 12th, 2007, 07:14 PM   #32
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What are you doing hanging out here anyway?

Your penance is 2 minutes of wall-sits!
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Old October 12th, 2007, 07:24 PM   #33
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Great setup Kufman, Indy plates are collector!!!!!!!
Here is my current setup for verts:
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Old October 12th, 2007, 09:32 PM   #34
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That is a very sturdy looking setup you have there Zorg. My brother briefly skates quad vert during his skateboard vert days. That is where the skates came from. The orignal wheels are wide Powell/Peralta (sp?) skateboard wheels. Man they are huge.


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Old October 13th, 2007, 12:20 AM   #35
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It's my duty to venture into the dark to help you younglings avoid traps and distractions...call it "research"...

Back to my other research...(Googles "pretty feet")
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Old October 13th, 2007, 03:48 AM   #36
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Wow Zorg, I'm now jealous of your grind set up! I kinda wish my trucks were wider and those jump bars suck. I'm checking into tracker plates now and mini trucks, then I can play with a grind set up. I just may go with Lisas grindbars though cause they make lots of noise and sparks lol. Now that I'm doing the halfpipes, I hate my slow wheels. I want swiss bearings and faster wheels.
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Old October 22nd, 2007, 03:48 PM   #37
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im just throwing this out there but anyone tried running solid axels through a rollerblade frame?
not %100 sure if it would work because it wont allow for the flex that the regular trucks have.... dunno how important that is??
im thinking it would be like skating on anti rocker inlines?

but alot of frames now use 8mm hardware...
so use a ufs frame that has 8mm holes in it...
feed a 8mm threaded bar through the front and rear holes secured with nuts... bam! perfect grinding groove...

dunno if this was helpful or not... i havent ridden quads since the early nineties.. lol
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Old October 22nd, 2007, 04:29 PM   #38
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Quads are fun CAUSE of the trucks. You can carve with them. Its kinda like surfing on a wave, there are curves to the ride versus driving on flat, rigid land. I like that feeling, thats what makes roller skates so incredibly fun for me. A straight axel wouldnt allow you to turn or skate in curves. It would take whatever maneuverability that is in inlines out too so you couldnt move. Unless you skate only straight, I wouldnt recommend it.
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Old November 18th, 2007, 03:15 AM   #39
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How new is this sub forum? I really like it. Eventually I will have a picture of my skates when I finish building them. Will be a month or two.
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Old November 18th, 2007, 12:57 PM   #40
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Its been around a bit. I rarely use it cause I dont think anyone would read my posts then. Cool, pics would be awesome! I will post new pics of mine after I trim up my sliders again this week.
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