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Old February 20th, 2019, 12:03 AM   #1
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Default Labeda Proline Toestops

This might be a dumb question...

Just got my brand spanking new Prolines mounted about an hour ago. Like to run a toe stop for session skating to protect the floor and my boot. Anyways, the midi gripper I use seems way to long for this plate. The hole in the plate goes all the way throug, but the toe stop gets really hard to turn before going all the way in there and Iím afraid to crank on it. Anyone ever cut a toe stop bolt down? Again, I really only use the stops for floor and boot protection and to catch myself as I learn to skate backwards better so I want it really high
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Old February 20th, 2019, 04:18 AM   #2
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Did you undo/or loosen the Allen bolt...
Use a plug....
And you can cut the stop ..you wont be able to go back out though.
Or just hack of the stopper all together.....
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Old February 20th, 2019, 04:42 AM   #3
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I'll second the call for the jam/dance plug ~ they're cheap, like $4 a pair.
You don't have to worry about them messing up the inside threads of your
skate plates as the plastic of the jam plugs will take the abuse to their
threads instead. As for boot/toe protection, I'd recommend toe guard covers.
Head over to Etsy.com; there's about 3 gals doing custom leather toe guard
covers there, RedRage77, SinBinBoutique and one other I can't remember the
moniker of at the moment. If you find you'd like to run on your toes in skates,
you know, "derby-style", I'd recommend some Gumball toe stops. Gumball
makes a short shaft toe stop. A pair runs about $20.
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Old February 21st, 2019, 11:06 PM   #4
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I have cut down toe stop shafts for my ProLines. I bought 5/8-18 die, put the die on first, cut off the appropriate length of shaft, filed the end, and backed out the die to reform the threads. A nut would work too, but I like having the tool for future reference.

Nowadays, I just use jam plugs.
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Old February 22nd, 2019, 01:55 AM   #5
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If toe plugs won't work for you, they make some pretty small toe stops. I don't think I would be brave enough to hacksaw the bolt off and then thread it back into a new proline plate. That would have to be a pristine cut with no burrs.
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