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Old February 15th, 2019, 11:27 PM   #1
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Default Pwerslide Trinity Boots + Quad plates

just a random idea I have been playing with in my head.
gonna outline it here and gather some thoughts before I start actually working on it.
I have (and love) the trinity tech. I use a reign helios boot for it. really like that boot. stiff, light, durable. but I wanna use quads (especially in china). trinity is 3 point mounting. a quad uses a plate with 2-6 point mounting (usually).
Idea: create an adapter plate (probably steel...it has to be stiff) that screws into the boot and the plate.
I hope to prototype this in the next couple weeks on the 3d printer
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Old February 22nd, 2019, 05:43 PM   #2
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I have made a prototype (yes, this has holes for the quad plate as well, final would probably not have those holes. those would be drilled out, but this prototype is hollow). I have 3d printed it and will see if the trinity mounts line up and all. Then I will make it look nicer and print it solid with kevlar reinforced plastic.
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ok, so I have a prototype installed, and it is surprisingly close to what I was looking for. I need to move the holes for the trinity mount on the toe a little closer together, I should probably thin the plate down by a millimeter or two, and lower the heel, but otherwise, it seems to do the job. I just stuck it together for these photos and did not tighten anything down.



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Old February 22nd, 2019, 09:55 PM   #4
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while I feel I like where the wheels are, with the added height, the toe stop requires a dangerous amount of lean before it engages. may have to find a way to move that.
btw, the plate I am using for this is from a pair of roller derby viper m4's. absolute trash.
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while I had rolled down the hallway on the first prototype, I did not try to actually skate on it. Well, here is the second prototype, and it worked quite well. (more text below pictures).

Note the screws on the back are still a little loose as the plate is too thin for the screws I had on hand.[/IMG]

I put the regular hockey skate on and took them for a spin. It actually handled really well. Very responsive, quite comfortable. A little on the tall side for a quad skate, but not a problem. The toe stop wasn't as bad as I initially thought. My foot height is actually lower in this than the hockey skate (by maybe 5 mm, not much).
Unsurprisingly this did not last long. After a jump into a hockey stop on a rough surface, I started hearing a bit of crackle. It was still attached and I skated the quarter mile back to my office with no trouble where I managed to rip off the wheels. this is still a prototype and I printed it with cheaper plastic with a hollow fill. I had not initially even planned on skating on this one, but it turned out so well.



I have strengthened the areas that failed last time and am now printing a solid prototype using the kevlar plastic (4x as expensive, but still only $20).
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here is a render of what is currently printing. It should be done printing sometime around midnight....lovely
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