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Artistic Skating Forum Discussions about any topic related to artistic roller skating including quad artistic skating, inline figure skating, pairs, dance, synchronized skating, and show skating.

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Old December 31st, 2016, 07:39 PM   #1
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Smile Skating freestyle on Roll Line Dance Plates.

I know I highly recommended against it, but I have had second thoughts.
My spins are terrible and the Roll-Line dance plates allow you to get on edge very easily.

I have a strong OF spin and the roll line energy plates work fine, but my OB spin is weak and the incredible truck action of a Roll-Line Dance plates allows one to get on edge very quickly/easily. So if you want to make your OB spin easier, I would suggest a Roll Line Dance Plate for doing freestyle...LOL!

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Old January 1st, 2017, 02:34 AM   #2
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Default Roll Line Dance

It looked like your spins were better on Friday with the Dance plate!!! Now you've got me wondering.......
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Old January 1st, 2017, 07:45 PM   #3
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Smile Roll Line Dance Plates for Freestyle.

Hey Tommi,

You are a wonderful skater and I know everybody at the rink is playing with their skates to get the right combination of plate, boot and wheels.

I have to admit my Roll-Line Dance Plates, with my EDEA Ice Fly boots and Bones 103A wheels are my most favorite skates.

1) For me, I don’t know why but the Bones 103A wheels work great for me. Even my Roll Line Energy skates (freestyle) have Bones 103A wheels and they grab the floor just fine.

2) Now you would think the Ice Fly boot would be plenty stiff, but they seem really flexible and that was my worry when doing freestyle in them. But I have taken a different approach to jumping in the last few days and a really stiff boot is not necessary if you skate slow. If you skate fast I think the “Concerto/Ice” boot like on my Energy skates comes into play, so you don’t sprain an ankle.

3) I have fairly stiff cushions in my Roll-Line Dance plates. They are the natural rubber yellow ones, and my trucks are on the loose side.

3a) I think if I do skate in the Roll-Line Dance plate for freestyle I will tighten the trucks and go to one step stiffer in cushions, like the see through blue cushions.

Sincerely,

Larry O

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Old January 3rd, 2017, 04:56 PM   #4
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you mean like this !
the best plates and boots, I have ever skated.

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Old January 3rd, 2017, 11:26 PM   #5
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Smile Nice skates...lol!

Your skates are interesting. I have a feeling your boots are the Edea Fly boots for roller skating. The boots I purchased were EDEA Fly Ice, so they seem to have a lot more leather stiffeners on the sides. The EDEA ICE Fly is rated like 90 and I think the Roller Fly is rated like 50. So I got a feeling your boots are more comfortable than mine...lol!

I like your wheels, because they are drilled out and lighter than the Bones 103A Wheels. I will have to try those Roll Line Wheels to see if they are stickier or the same grip as a Bones 103A Wheels. I actually would like a wheel a little more slippier than the Bones 103A Wheel.

So I got some Giotto 61/58 small diameter 57mm wheels I want to try. I had some old pristine Weber Green wheels and one of the ladies at the rink just had to have them...lol! So we made the trade. I once skated on the Giotto 61 Hardness wheel in the large diameter size and they were too slippery, but I was able to stand up on them. They are a figure wheel not intended to do normal skating on...lol! I'm hoping the combo of 61/58 hardness with a smaller diameter might be an interesting wheel to skate on. We will see...lol!

We both seem to use the “Short” mount. The plate on yours and my skates does not go all the way back to the heel of the boot and of course does not go all the way to the tip of the boot. Actually I would like a little longer plate but they don’t make the Roll Line Dance Plate in 165 so I have the 160 length.


Your cushions are the see thru blue ones and mine are the yellow natural rubber and I would like to try the see thru blue to see if it gives a little better/stiffer feel than the natural yellow for freestyle.

Thanks for sharing,

Larry O

P.S. I would like to try the Roll Line Matrix plate. It might be close to the feel of
a Roll Line Dance plate. At least it is built with a low CG like the Roll Line Dance plate but comes in the longer length of 165 which is the perfect length for me...lol!
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Old January 4th, 2017, 01:46 AM   #6
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I used to know people who used Webers as their everyday wheel for both dance and figures. They never had to push to get around the floor no matter what dance on what floor.
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Old January 4th, 2017, 05:01 AM   #7
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Smile Thanks for the tip Nostalgic!

I have one more set of the Weber Wheels. They are the yellow ones and have never been used either. I never heard of the green webers, but they are suppose to be harder.

So someday maybe I should try the yellow webers just to see if there is difference between them and a Bones 103A wheel.

Thanks,

Larry O and happy new year!
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