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Old October 14th, 2012, 02:25 PM   #1
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Default Derby plate with stopper, similar to Boen

Im a speed skater looking for advice on buying plates for roller derby

I basically want Boen with a stopper.
Fat chance on that, so whats is the closest thing ?

I want good to high quality, light, similar truck angle to Boen, double action cushions. Flip axils would be nice, but I can live without them if I have to.

I dont think plastic plates will be strong enough for me, so metal preferred

I know a lot of men play roller derby without a stopper but I have made a careful decision and I definitely want a stopper.

Any recommendations ?
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Old October 14th, 2012, 02:30 PM   #2
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Boiani Stars are a good bet, if you want to keep it 'in the family'.

Thing is, in derby it's advantageous to be able to turn more, so you might not want the same kind of action - try and borrow some different plates, Prolines at the conservative end, Mg Avengers at the aggressive end, Roll Lines and Boianis in-between.

Also, some people do just fine at derby without toestops
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Old October 14th, 2012, 02:44 PM   #3
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How about this?
http://www.boen.it/scheda.asp?idprod=459&idpadrerif=105
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Old October 14th, 2012, 03:02 PM   #4
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Great, Thanks, Ill check them out

I hope there are more plates out there. Any one else got ideas ?

For the truck action - I have trained roller derby on my two sets of skates, one 45 and the other 90-ish. I can duck and weave well enough on both, but I find the 45s dont roll as well so Ill stick with Boen truck action.

My main goals for the plate are fast acceleration starting from low to no speed and breaking through the pack - both using stoppers. Stoppers will let me work in a much tighter space compared to duck walk movements. Sometimes you have to tip toe forcefully and stoppers allow you to do that
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Old October 14th, 2012, 03:04 PM   #5
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Salamanda ... ha ha, brilliant. Im a dumb ass for not seeing that before. Ill definately have a good look at those.

Any more ?
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Old October 14th, 2012, 03:06 PM   #6
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There's more to NTS derby skating than duck walking, like skateboard push, rocking horse, etc, that can be done with a moving pack. Stops are a useful tool to have, but they're not a universal solution (especially in the event of non-stroller derby)
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Old October 14th, 2012, 03:11 PM   #7
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Salamanda ... ha ha, brilliant. Im a dumb ass for not seeing that before. Ill definately have a good look at those.

Any more ?
Thats the only one I personally know of that ticks most of your boxes. The action isn't the same as a Boen. Boiani's are 17 degree plates. They are lovely plates though - still nice and responsive and a great choice if you don't want a da45 plate. I'm looking at getting one of these myself in the not too distant future.
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Old October 16th, 2012, 07:25 AM   #8
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hi mate , i made the choice to go to skates with toe stops from boens as well..has taken a good couple of months to get used of them . i got a pair of bonts with ultimate 3 plates . good luck with the new set up
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Old October 16th, 2012, 05:02 PM   #9
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OzSpeed, what length wheelbase are you looking for?
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Old October 23rd, 2012, 10:40 PM   #10
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Rogua is going to make a plate with a stopper. That's a 10 degree that is similar to original Boens. Anyone know more about this? All I know is what is on their website.

http://www.rogua.com/en/rogua-m-ah/

Maybe I'm reading too much into this. Doesn't say it wil have a stopper or not. I kind of assumed it would.
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