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Old March 9th, 2011, 08:06 AM   #21
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How about putting the boots on a belt sander and making them even flatter and thinner on the bottom. I'd be willing to bet you can knock another 30 to 50 grams off them.

Shove that plate that extra 1/4 inch further forward every bit helps.

If you can find one look for a 675 Powertrac.

I'm not sure if that is an early or late PT plate. I hear the early ones are lighter.

Looks good mate. I hope they skate how you want them to.

If you decided to go ahead with this build there is nothing stopping you lightening the plate as well once you own it. I'm sure another 50 grams could come off that.

My Bont package Cass38a posted is a size 8. To get a size 10 down that far you are doing real well.
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Old March 9th, 2011, 01:47 PM   #22
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How about putting the boots on a belt sander and making them even flatter and thinner on the bottom. I'd be willing to bet you can knock another 30 to 50 grams off them.

Shove that plate that extra 1/4 inch further forward every bit helps.

If you can find one look for a 675 Powertrac.

I'm not sure if that is an early or late PT plate. I hear the early ones are lighter.

Looks good mate. I hope they skate how you want them to.

If you decided to go ahead with this build there is nothing stopping you lightening the plate as well once you own it. I'm sure another 50 grams could come off that.

My Bont package Cass38a posted is a size 8. To get a size 10 down that far you are doing real well.
The P-Trac is an early one at least.
You are spot on with your belt sander tip.
When I tried to mount with 1/2 inch screws at heel they were too short.
Sole goes thicker at BOTH inside and outside of heel, so I my have to clear all remnants of the spike stubs there.
Still, without drilling metal, I doubt I can go much lower than 1050.
I am real good at drilling metal though !!!

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Old March 9th, 2011, 02:03 PM   #23
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At the 2001 National Indoor Speed Championship.. My 75 pound daughter had one of Ninja's POS plastic spacers fail on her (4x80 speed sk8s) and she did not qualify for the finals for that distance in her division...

If the spacer is not alloy it does not go into any wheels I work on.

Anyone putting plastic spacers on 688s in a sk8board deserves what they got coming..
Doc, I don't see what difference it makes if you have a plastic spacer or a plastic hub designed to hold a smaller bearing OD.
It is all plastic. Perhaps you should have glued the spacers in for your daughters skates to improve the hub structure.
Perhaps it really was initially more of a bearing failure which progressed into a plastic failure.
If you have any of those plastic spacers left I will buy them from you.

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Old March 9th, 2011, 02:10 PM   #24
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If you get a chance, try sliding them forward just for kicks and see what ya think.
I will definitely do that; who knows I may find I like it more than I expect?


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The t-nuts on mine hit the curved part of the sole inside too. Just crank them down and the top of the nut should bend right around that curvature.
I was using stainless T-nuts and was dubious that they would bend that much. Next time I will give that method a shot. Thanks.

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