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Old August 27th, 2017, 09:06 PM   #81
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I disagree with almost everything this guy has to say about stability of 45 degree plates. If your talent and tuning is not up to par, you will not make any plate work.
Yep, I agree 100%.

The article was pretty much hype when it appeared and now with that final arbiter, time, his words have not held up well. I'd say 45 degree plates are even more popular now than 6 years ago. And for good reason.

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Old September 3rd, 2017, 04:51 PM   #82
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Yep, I agree 100%.

The article was pretty much hype when it appeared and now with that final arbiter, time, his words have not held up well. I'd say 45 degree plates are even more popular now than 6 years ago. And for good reason.

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The overall range of tuning blows anything else away. 30 degree and true 45 degree plates have so much tuning ability to play with. My skates are still evolving. Looking at tall cones from Khiro now to setup in a new set of plates for my R4 boots. The standard SG cones are 1/2" tall and the barrels are app .550. The Khiro talls are .650 and the shorter Khiros are .450 advertised length dimensions. So changing the cushion base height is no biggie, just raise the cutter or try it on another old plate. Then mill out the final plates sets after testing.
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Old September 5th, 2017, 01:05 AM   #83
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Skating style and skater skill should also be factored in to the argument.

The old adage, "a picture is worth a thousand words."

The following video may not be view-able on some tablets but does play quite well on desktop and laptop computers.

It showcases skater style and skill on a non DA 45 skate setup.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVRYsR4IuXE

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Old September 6th, 2017, 03:29 PM   #84
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Skating style and skater skill should also be factored in to the argument.
Of course, but that isn't Glass's argument. He is preaching the INHERENT advantage of something he sells.

Plenty of videos demonstrating skills on archaic skates;

Gene Kelly - Roller Skates
Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers on Rollerskates

All the "action" I see is the skater, not the skates!

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