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Old August 30th, 2017, 09:37 PM   #1
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Smile Roll Line Giotto Plates / SS SP Teri Boots

I recently mounted up some Silver Star/Heat Moldable SP Teri Boots to a pair of Roll Line Giotto plates. I was told the Giotto plate was the same at the Energy plate without the toe stop. My Giottos have taller and harder wheels for figures with a Standard Tall Boot recommended for Dance mounted to them.

On the other hand my Energy Plates have the smaller wheels, less hard with a really stiff, standard tall boot/EDEA Concerto made for freestyle.
Both skates, skate really different. You would never guess they are the same skate. Setup makes all the difference in the world.

The Roll Line Giotto plates is a very fine plate, with the softer Silver Star Heat Moldable Boot mounted to them. I recommend it, but probably after a while Iím willing to bet I should have mounted the Pro Teri to the skate rather than the Silver Star. The Pro Teri is a stiffer boot recommended for Freestyle and figures.

The Giotto skates very accurate. Very true over the skate and consequently over the line for figures. Itís a very exact skate, that gives a very comfortable, exact and precision feel for figures. Iím guessing it would make a fine dance plate also, but it doesnít have the toe stop feature if that is needed. I really fine skate!

How does it compare to the Dance or the Ring Plate. They are not the same. Dance and Ring plates, donít take much to change an edge. A Giotto plate/ energy plate are more of a ď inertiaĒ skate where once put in motion/a straight line they want to skate that way and not turn on their own. A Dance or Ring plate is just waiting for the skater to give a slight touch of input to change direction of the skate.

The Energy plate with the Concerto/freestyle magnifies the problem or standard. It really wants to skate in a straight line and not turn. If you turn that skate it definitely takes some ankle input before it changes edge/direction. Hence the term ďInertiaĒ, it wants to continue on the path/trajectory initially stated/skated.

Have not mounted up my Matrix plates or Titanium Royals yet. But I will be buying a tall Berry skate/ boot soon. Best skates in the world! If your standard is comfort! There is nothing better, although I have been told for the last 40 years Harlicks are the most comfortable boot. Never owned a pair and they are a lot more expensive, right off the shelf and not custom the Berry boot is the very best!

Sincerely,

Larry O and Happy Berry Skates!
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Old August 31st, 2017, 10:11 AM   #2
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Sheesh Larry!
Soon you will have $50,000 in skates. I envy you.
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Old August 31st, 2017, 04:03 PM   #3
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Old August 31st, 2017, 07:16 PM   #4
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Your analysis makes sense. Matches the plate geometries.

I was going to give this it's own thread:

As my experience increases I find myself wanting a more stable, yet slightly shorter plate.

For the past year I have been skating a longer plate with a very soft cushions any high maneuverable: DA45, or similar, with soft cushions or other crazy cushion designs. This allowed me to maneuver more then my stiff body wants to. Now that I am attempting more technical moves I want a more stable starting platform. So I'm back to my Snyder SD until the Italian plates arrive.

I'm having to work harder to do some of the same twists and turns. However I have built the muscle memory and now feel less wobbly.

I still have confidence in the Royals with a stiffer cushion, but my Royals are feeling too long and I'd rather spent the money on the Italian plates.
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