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Old January 21st, 2017, 07:07 AM   #1
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Default Roll - Line Variant M plate question - adjustment nut

Quick query. Can I run this plate with the adjustment nut all the way out, ie running into the hex key locking screw?

Having great run experimenting with different cushion setups, but I can't get them right where I want them, and I think if I can put them out to the end of the adjustment, I am going to get what I want.
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Old January 21st, 2017, 01:58 PM   #2
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Quick query. Can I run this plate with the adjustment nut all the way out, ie running into the hex key locking screw?

Having great run experimenting with different cushion setups, but I can't get them right where I want them, and I think if I can put them out to the end of the adjustment, I am going to get what I want.
Just be sure to also adjust the pivot pin so it is bottomed out in the cup.
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Old January 21st, 2017, 08:55 PM   #3
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Just be sure to also adjust the pivot pin so it is bottomed out in the cup.
I do, every time. I had to order new adjustment nuts, wore out the locking mechanism!
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I do, every time. I had to order new adjustment nuts, wore out the locking mechanism!
I guess I haven't made enough adjustments in order to wear out mine. The thing I don't like about the Roll-Line click action is the poorly inscribed numbers. Those are difficult to make out if one has poor vision.

Years ago I read a comment or two by DocSk8 in regards to one of his Roll-Line frames. He is a bigger guy, I think, and he was skating with clear green cushions, and in order to make the action more responsive he replaced the bearing cup with a washer. This was to make it loose as possible.
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Old January 22nd, 2017, 01:14 AM   #5
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I've read Doc's posts on the subject, he really likes them loose, doesn't he?

Mine aren't the click action, the Variant M is the lower range plate without it. I have new nuts ready to put on when I am happy, although if I end up running it all the way out to the locking screw, I won't need them!

I ended up going up to a clear cushion on the upper, and left the lower on a blue clear, and ran the nut all the way out. I went out for a couple of hours this morning, this seems to be working a lot nicer for me. I have a lot of turn still, well, more turn, but they seem a lot more stable doing figures. I was struggling holding backwards inside edges, after a bit of skating this morning I was able to hold them a lot better. The next experiment is clear blues in the upper, and grey's on the bottom, but I suspect that might be just a bit too soft for landing. Still, I'm having fun playing around.
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