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Old November 17th, 2011, 05:05 AM   #1
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Default Toe Stops hitting my wheels.

Hi ! i'm having the problem of my toe stops hitting my wheels in crossovers? I'm currently on a sz 7 195/ sz 1 (i think) skins DA45. I'm using those giant snyder toe stops.

I've used the same toe stops with a 265/dynapro set up and not had any problems.

Is there anything i can do? Is it just the way the plate is set up? (non off-set toe stops) Do you think that a set of those gumball toestops would have the same problem?

any ideas are appreciated thanks!
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Old November 18th, 2011, 06:11 PM   #2
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Hoped someone else who knew (by experience) would respond.


I am guessing with the DA45 which you have not had before, the super big toe stops will hit the floor. Change them to as small a one as you can.

I gave you the Sure Grip Link yet someplace I saw a super link to all kinds and sizes of toe stops and jam plugs.

I don't like nor use Toe Stops, yet know many in Derby that can do some special reversals on them. Give up on them as a Start Run Advantage.

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Old November 19th, 2011, 02:35 AM   #3
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You gotta go to small stops or cutaways on the DA-45s, except the Invaders. Lots of talk in the derby forum, including some homebrew cutaway solutions.
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Old November 21st, 2011, 12:48 AM   #4
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I use toe stops sometimes.

My dance and figure set ups have dance plugs and nts respectively. I never use toe stops during a session, and when I teach skating I always use toe stops. And of course my speed skates do not have toe stops.

When I skate freestyle or derby I use the roll-line toe stop in my dance boots. The roll-line stops are big. I do hit them occasionally. Mostly right after I switch from one site to another.

Tell me are you putting lots of weight on your toes? Or are you hitting them with your other skate? I know the derby stance is sort of a high speed skating stance, but you don't want to be on your toes.

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Old December 7th, 2011, 10:00 AM   #5
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Sounds like the Skins have offset toe stops. That means the toe stop mounts are off-center. As mentioned above, you'll need cutaway toe stops.

Invaders and the new Avengers don't have offset toe stops. On those you can use the larger/round toe stops like Gumballs.
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She says up top, Poobah, that the toe-stops are not off-set. The boss is probably just short, like on the Magnums.
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