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Old September 2nd, 2016, 06:40 PM   #21
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I have been skating the Fly and Dance plate for quite some time, as soon as they were available in the US.
I still like them very much, however as stated the Fly is stiff, that can be good and bad,

also the Fly has a very high heel, I had to cut 1/4" off the height.
Love the Dance plate, and the Rapido wheels !
285 Fly boot and 170 Dance Plate, I like the fit of this combo.
the Roll Line stoppers are gone, they were way to big, and they shredded.
For a long time I've been thinking of cutting down my heel height. I just can't get over the feeling I'm being tilted forward on my Reidell Tribute boots. I never had this sensation with my 297 professional boots.

Would you mind sharing the method you used to cut down yours? My bottom ply on the heel is 1/8". I'm thinking I might be able to pry it off, but until I remove the plate, I won't know for sure if it is nailed and glued.

Thanks for your reply.

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Old September 2nd, 2016, 08:15 PM   #22
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For a long time I've been thinking of cutting down my heel height. I just can't get over the feeling I'm being tilted forward on my Reidell Tribute boots. I never had this sensation with my 297 professional boots.

Would you mind sharing the method you used to cut down yours? My bottom ply on the heel is 1/8". I'm thinking I might be able to pry it off, but until I remove the plate, I won't know for sure if it is nailed and glued.

Thanks for your reply.

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you can remove it, it has nails in it and maybe glue too but if u remove it u can cut off the nails that would be longer now and put the bottom of the heel back on and remount your skates on the plate. good luck
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Old September 2nd, 2016, 08:44 PM   #23
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you can remove it, it has nails in it and maybe glue too but if u remove it u can cut off the nails that would be longer now and put the bottom of the heel back on and remount your skates on the plate. good luck
Thanks, Rick. I appreciate the comment. Now that I am skating about seven to ten times a year compared to seven to ten times in three months, I have a lot of off rink time to do skate maintenance, and farm work.
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Old September 2nd, 2016, 11:56 PM   #24
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Thanks, Rick. I appreciate the comment. Now that I am skating about seven to ten times a year compared to seven to ten times in three months, I have a lot of off rink time to do skate maintenance, and farm work.

When did your priorities get sooooo twisted?
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Old September 3rd, 2016, 12:58 AM   #25
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When did your priorities get sooooo twisted?
When my local rink closed, thus making the nearest one a 200 mile round trip.
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Old September 3rd, 2016, 06:31 PM   #26
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Wow! That is a long drive. If you have people interested in inline hockey then you may have an opportunity for you to build a roller skating rink in a barn.
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Old September 5th, 2016, 07:15 PM   #27
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that's exactly what I did peel back bottom ply, cut down desired height,
use contact cement to reapply bottom layer. I would suggest use bolts and nuts on the heels not just screws from the bottom.
Doing it this way looks just like the factory, only shorter !
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Old September 6th, 2016, 01:39 AM   #28
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that's exactly what I did peel back bottom ply, cut down desired height,
use contact cement to reapply bottom layer. I would suggest use bolts and nuts on the heels not just screws from the bottom.
Doing it this way looks just like the factory, only shorter !
good Luck !
Thanks for the reply. Your guidance is very valuable. One aside, I skated Saturday night, and my skates were very kind to me. I believe it is mainly due to a good stretching workout prior to the session. If one's solius muscles are tight, it will cause the lower back muscles to also be tight, thus causing the problem I described in my earlier post. I've mentioned before how to me it is curious how artistic skates have high heels. I've yet to determine what the benefits are.
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Old October 11th, 2016, 07:58 PM   #29
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I finally got around to reducing the heel height on my Reidell Tribute boots. Using spinball's method, I removed one cork ply, approximately 1/8". The results have been wonderful. I might consider taking off another 1/8".
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