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Old June 18th, 2019, 08:10 AM   #1
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Hi skaters,I'm looking at buying a second hand set of Bont racers,my question is does extra set of mounting holes weaken the integrity of the fibreglass sole?
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Old June 18th, 2019, 08:54 PM   #2
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No, as long as you’re not talking Swiss cheese with holes everywhere you’ll be OK. You can leave the old holes unfilled, but I tend to fill mine with epoxy putty or some similar suitable filller.
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Old June 18th, 2019, 09:45 PM   #3
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not trying to be a smart-a$$ here... but the right answer here is:

maybe... maybe not

With composite layups like carbon fiber or fiberglass it is very important whether or not you break or compromise structurally important strand segment(s) and set up a future fatigue failure. On something like a boot it amounts to a judgment-call/educated-guess (on a case-by case basis).

I had a short track ice boot develop a crack and break due to a manufacturing 'flaw' which put a stress concentrator at a critical spot. The manufacturer immediately happily replaced.

Do not know if multiple mounting patterns on quad boots is already 'baked into the design', but suspect not.
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Old June 24th, 2019, 02:45 PM   #4
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I remounted my fiberglass quad racers about 5 times. I only filled holes with epoxy if there was awkward hole overlap. If you use Bont mounting hardware or T-nuts... no problems. The standard mounting hardware (Reidell/ Suregrip/ atom, etc) has a smaller flat head, so hole overlap is more problematic.

I use a set of 80s 595 for my boot to test plates. The soles are basically swiss cheese, but with epoxy filling, the skate as well as ever.
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Old July 3rd, 2019, 11:26 AM   #5
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Thanks for the feedback.I procrastinated to long on what to do and by the time i made up my mind to buy them the boots were sold.There is a lesson about procrastinating in this somewhere I feel but I'll have to get back to you on that.
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