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Old June 22nd, 2017, 04:11 AM   #1
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Default Chosing a Roll Line plate

My boots came in ahead of schedule.

After much consideration I don't think I'll ever get a single skate setup to cover all the demands I have for my equipment. So I'm planning to build these boots into a freestyle only set. The next pair will be for dance and everything else I do while goofing off at the session.

I think I've narrowed the plate to a Roll Line Matrix.

So my question regards the length. The boot is Riedell 336 size 9 1/2. So i'm thinking the plates should be 175.


I have been skating a Snyder SD with spacing at 7" 177.8mm. It's fine but I feel it's limiting my spins due to the length and position of rear wheel.

1. Does the 175 seem like a good plate length?
2. Any thoughts on position of the rear wheel? (I'm really wanting some help getting up on the rear wheels but I don't want to fall backwards either.)
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Old June 22nd, 2017, 11:03 AM   #2
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My boots came in ahead of schedule.

After much consideration I don't think I'll ever get a single skate setup to cover all the demands I have for my equipment. So I'm planning to build these boots into a freestyle only set. The next pair will be for dance and everything else I do while goofing off at the session.

I think I've narrowed the plate to a Roll Line Matrix.

So my question regards the length. The boot is Riedell 336 size 9 1/2. So i'm thinking the plates should be 175.


I have been skating a Snyder SD with spacing at 7" 177.8mm. It's fine but I feel it's limiting my spins due to the length and position of rear wheel.

1. Does the 175 seem like a good plate length?
2. Any thoughts on position of the rear wheel? (I'm really wanting some help getting up on the rear wheels but I don't want to fall backwards either.)
there is a chart for the size that goes with the boot, not all of the plates have half sizes so u might have to go even for ex like a 170 and the heel should be just about or to the end of the heel, the front wheels being under the ball of the foot is more important.
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Old June 22nd, 2017, 10:36 PM   #3
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I chose with 170 for 9.5 boot.
if you want more stability chose longer 175.
If you want more maneuverability go with shorter 170.
this was with a RL- Dance plate.
good luck!
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Old June 22nd, 2017, 11:22 PM   #4
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I have a 170 Mistral on my 336 size 8.5. The Mistral is just a bit longer than I think would be optimum, but a 160 might be too short.

I've adapted, and don't have the money to experiment with shorter plates.
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Old June 25th, 2017, 09:26 AM   #5
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That's my ultimate dream plate. Please let us know how it works out for you. Also, do you guys put your own plates on?
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Old June 28th, 2017, 10:24 PM   #6
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Mount them correctly yourself, ... or
let the part time 17 year old kid, mount them at the skating rink. NOT !
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That's my ultimate dream plate. Please let us know how it works out for you. Also, do you guys put your own plates on?
i have always mounted my own plates and many skaters plates over the years. its not hard u just have to know that the center of the boot , heel and ball of the foot for a correct mounting. if not sure look at other skaters mounts. usually the center of the boot is about 1/4 to the outside of it from the stitches in the front where people think is the center of the boot but its not.
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I have a 170 Mistral on my 336 size 8.5. The Mistral is just a bit longer than I think would be optimum, but a 160 might be too short.

I've adapted, and don't have the money to experiment with shorter plates.
right but a womens size and mens size runs different also on the plates.
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