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Old September 29th, 2017, 02:34 PM   #1
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Default Comparing Roll Line Dance to Snyder Imperial

I only had time to mount one Dance plate before my weekly Thursday Night skate session. So I decided to go ahead and compare it to my old Imperials by skating 2 different skates. The Roll Line with 336 boot was on my left foot and the Imperial on a 297 was on my right. A few takeaways:

I mounted the Roll Line Dance on the exact center of the ball of my foot. This took a lot of work and measuring. This is about 5mm further back when compared to the Imperial mounting. The new position slowed me down a lot but I'm happy with the improved movement and posture from the front wheel placement.

My biggest (and only) complaint is the position of the rear wheel. It is also pushed back 5mm. This restricts some turning moves and being able to get up on on the rear wheels for some footwork. I now wish I could get a 165mm plate instead of the 170. Oddly the length I find comfortable is a lot shorter then the recommended length.

Both the Roll line Dance and Imperial have about the same turning movement based on my setups. Yet the felt very different.

Setup on the Dance is more critical and unforgiving then the Imperial. Pre-compression had to be just right. I can generally work in a range on the Imperial without noticing much difference.

The stock cushions on the Dance are about right. I tried a softer cushion and it was terrible. The skate was all over the place with a mind of its own.

The Roll Line was light, snappy, agile. As a result it is unforgiving: I felt every imperfection in the floor and felt slightly out of control. This resulted in fatigue. The Imperial is steady and calm. The comparison is like driving a Miata vs. 1980 Buick.

After taking off the Roll Line and skating both Imperials I found myself missing the quickness and freedom of the Dance.
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