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Old December 14th, 2016, 06:13 PM   #1
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I bought some used plates. Why have nice plates if the cushions are crushed? You dont need awsome plates if you are not going to take advantage of their properties... the axles might as well be made into the plate itself...
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Old December 15th, 2016, 05:39 AM   #2
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It's a puzzle to me! See it way too often, nice plate and cushions that might as well be turned of steel.

The skater will say they like them that way and are not interested in trying anything else. Maybe we could make a fortune selling adult versions of plates like these:



Mill them out of unobtanium and sell them for $800 in "custom sizes".

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Old December 15th, 2016, 10:02 AM   #3
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I bought some used plates. Why have nice plates if the cushions are crushed? You dont need awsome plates if you are not going to take advantage of their properties... the axles might as well be made into the plate itself...
And i consider myself an alright skater but i have been outdone by people who run cushions of steel on 10 degree plates.
They just lift front or rear axles to turn
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Old December 26th, 2016, 01:22 PM   #4
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I bought some Bont plastic plates and they came in recently. The cushions were rough looking. The setup was like maybe cushions were not needed. The plates themselves were surprisingly stiff. I liked the aluminum kingpins though. They are light in weight. Cushions in most skates are way too hard for me to use. I like banking hard and standard skate plates just don't turn like that and neither will these. I'l modify these somewhat and put them on a boot. SZ12 of course, why build them if you can't skate them? I guess if someone wants to drag stiff plates through a turn they can. Going to take a look into their kingpins though. They are a little fat in size(>3/8").
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I bought some Bont plastic plates and they came in recently. The cushions were rough looking.
Yeah, they're ok but can be a little ragged looking. The cushions from the Boiani RK fit if you open the hole up a little.
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Yeah, they're ok but can be a little ragged looking. The cushions from the Boiani RK fit if you open the hole up a little.
Got some used RS 1000 boots that needs plates, going to put them on. Make someone a lightweight intermediate pair of skates. Might get some new cushions during build. I like the stiffness of these plates but I still don't think they would be hard enough for my taste. I can still twist them by hand.
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Got some used RS 1000 boots that needs plates, going to put them on. Make someone a lightweight intermediate pair of skates. Might get some new cushions during build. I like the stiffness of these plates but I still don't think they would be hard enough for my taste. I can still twist them by hand.
I have a pair of the NTS version that I've had since just before they came out. Only reason I haven't mounted them yet is 8mm axles. Bont came out with some soft 75a cushions for them some time ago, and they help a lot. I'll get to them eventually.

Put them on a Bont Carbon and you won't have to worry about any twisting.
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I have a pair of the NTS version that I've had since just before they came out. Only reason I haven't mounted them yet is 8mm axles. Bont came out with some soft 75a cushions for them some time ago, and they help a lot. I'll get to them eventually.

Put them on a Bont Carbon and you won't have to worry about any twisting.
I may get around to trying a hard plastic plate on inline boots. My setup is extremely stiff, you feel every crack and know where your feet are going in an instant. You mess up and they let you know about it. Very precise in steering. Plastic plates may just work like the plates I'm using. I did notice that the SSTs were very stiff as well. The inline boots I'm using fit me so well that slop is totally eliminated. Never had any boots fit that well. May have to find a good stiff DA45 plastic plate..... Don't let 8mm hold you back...
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