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Old September 13th, 2017, 12:28 AM   #1
volvo_man
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Default Reidell r3 with probe plates don't pivot

I got these skates on the cheap and good thing. I added jump bars to stiffen the plates and all blue bushings. I even put the lock nuts on upside down to get them to loosen up. Problem I have now is when the trucks pivot about half way to the boot it's still pretty stiff cause the pivot ball is maxed out. So how can I fix this? Or should I save my time and buy some sunlite plates? I mostly do speed skating and a little jam.
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Old September 15th, 2017, 06:53 AM   #2
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First, ditch that jump bar. This frees up room on the kingpin.

Second , get some suspension grease to put on the pivot pins rubber bushed office, and on the cushions where they contact the truck. If you are using SG Super cushio b.s., male sure the side with the ribs is the not you grease, and the smooth side sits on the washer/retainer.

Third, for less ramp up resistance, use washers instead of the retainer cups. Or even use a washer with less OF than the cushion

If you want more agility, use a narrower wheel with a lip. Such as a Rollerbones turbo wheel.
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