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Old December 25th, 2008, 08:02 AM   #1
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Default NTS super white Magnum

Here is the story of my new plates.

Size 3 super white magnum plate, new, cost $67 USD plus postage.

It weighed in at 475grams with the toe stop, too heavy, lookes stupid and cant be mounted properly.



As you might know in Australia we dont like toe stops, in fact we hate them with a passion, so I removed it and weighhed the plate again, 400 grams, better (12% better in fact) but no good.

I pulled the trucks, kingpins and pivot bushes out and weighed the plate at 200 grams.

Out with the grinder and a file and an hour later (and a lot og fireworks as Magneisum burns pretty bright) I have a NTS Magnum, I spent a bit of time removing the left over sure grip and Magnum logos and size and drilled a couple on new mounting holes and deburred the dags to improve its appearance a bit.




Weight of the plate now is only 140 grams.

Reinstall the trucks.



Weigh the plate again fully assembled and its now only 340 grams, 28% lighter than it was.

After spending a couple of days debating what color I would coat them I decided to keep them white and save the effort of doing the trucks. Off to the powder coaters and $15 AUD later I have some cool looking plates.




Now for the best bit, those toe stop users may be impressed with a 28% reduction in weight of a plate however we NTS users look at it from anoter perspective. The original plate was 39% HEAVIER than what I have.
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Old December 25th, 2008, 08:12 AM   #2
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How come these photos dont work?
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Old December 25th, 2008, 08:18 AM   #3
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put img tags around them
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Old December 25th, 2008, 08:26 AM   #4
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put img tags around them

They have image tags around them, perhaps it is too many photos for one post?
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Old December 25th, 2008, 08:30 AM   #5
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no shouldn't be are you linking to a photo album or a pic?

btw u still got those interceptors?









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Old December 25th, 2008, 08:45 AM   #6
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You mean these ones



Still cant work out what I am doing wrong, I did the exact same thing I did for another photo this morning and it worked OK.

Yes I still have them............they are not for sale as they will have a new home on the Magnums soon.
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Old December 25th, 2008, 08:55 AM   #7
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it looks like your copying direct link instead of the image tag

sweet job on the plates they look like they were factory that way

[edit] I see you got it fixed while I was typing
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Old December 25th, 2008, 03:18 PM   #8
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Super Whites are so light that I can't quite wrap my head around the need for a weight reduction, but you did a really good custom job on them.
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Old December 25th, 2008, 07:05 PM   #9
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Toes stops I like them and use plugs - go figure...
BUT.....
You made (in my thinking) an ugly plate look GREAT !!
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Old December 25th, 2008, 11:06 PM   #10
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Still not the best looking plate, but heaps better than it was and able to be mounted AUSSIE STYLE
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Old December 26th, 2008, 12:28 AM   #11
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Forget all the naysayers. Those things are THE TRUTH! Very nice.
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Old December 26th, 2008, 03:24 AM   #12
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You mean these ones
Now that was just mean.
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Old December 26th, 2008, 04:34 AM   #13
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At the time I didnt think the photo would work, I was having all sorts of troubles. Wasnt trying to be mean, I am skating the Intercepetors at the rink tomorrow for the first time in 11 years. Theay have been used on the road a few times in the last couple of years but never on the road again.
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Old December 26th, 2008, 05:22 AM   #14
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Default Emu Plains Skating tomorrow.

Hi Andrew,
so do you think you will be able to make the night session?
Hope to catch up with you then. Its been way to long between skates.
Catch you soon,
Scott.
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Old December 26th, 2008, 05:51 AM   #15
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I will have rugrats in tow, so unless the feet are up to doing 2 sessions I will probably pass on the night session.

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Old June 9th, 2010, 06:28 AM   #16
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What type and size boots did you mount these NTS Magnum's to?
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Old June 9th, 2010, 10:04 AM   #17
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Bont quad racer leather, size 7. They also got the clip axel treatment.

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Old June 9th, 2010, 10:32 AM   #18
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very nice! they look awesome!!!
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Old June 9th, 2010, 02:20 PM   #19
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They do look awesome! Whats the plate size? Was the top surface of the Magnum very uneven for mounting to Bont? Now after surgery does the Magnum stick out from under the sides of the Bont?

I am considering doing surgery on a Magnum size 3 and mounting it on a Bont size 6 Quad Racer Cabon. I hear that the Magnum has a very uneven top mounting surface thats not so good for Bont, and that the Magnum is to wide and will stick out from under Bont.

I'm thinkin I could do surgery on either a yellow or white Magnum, get a free fireworks show from the whites ... flatten out the top mounting surface, trim the sides in the front, get rid of the ugly stoppers, powder coat, slap on some da45's and clip axles. Probably easy said than done though

I would go with a proline or boen, but I want good turning & maneuverability which I hope I can get from a da45. I dont want to spend a fortune on plates either
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Old June 9th, 2010, 02:26 PM   #20
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Nice work, and the result speaks for itself!

Sure Grip bare Skins plate Size 4 => 109 grams

Sub-300 grams plate build possible with same Magnum trucks.

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