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Old December 19th, 2016, 04:49 AM   #1
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Default Quick help please, before I buy Deadbolt Scuffbusters???

Are Deadbolt Scuffbusters toe guards any good? Worth the money? Have you personally used them and did/did not like them? Why? They seam light and not clunky.

In an archive search I turned up a thread from 2011. Derby Vixen, seems she is still in business, 58skate muzzles seems to be gone from the scene?

I'm getting my gear together and I need some form of toe guards quick and dirty to protect my brand new derby skates. I don't want to gum them up with guerilla tape straight out of the box. What's a girl to do??? Miss Bee
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Old December 20th, 2016, 08:22 PM   #2
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I guess I can conclude that they are not popular. Hmm...
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Old December 20th, 2016, 09:45 PM   #3
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I guess I can conclude that they are not popular. Hmm...
I wouldn't expect an answer about toe guards in the derby subforums so quickly

At $20, you could always order some, test them out, and let us know how it goes
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Old December 20th, 2016, 09:53 PM   #4
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For what its worth, I'm a fan of Tuff Toe. You just need to make sure you don't botch the application.
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Old December 20th, 2016, 11:29 PM   #5
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I wouldn't expect an answer about toe guards in the derby subforums so quickly

At $20, you could always order some, test them out, and let us know how it goes
Thanks I'm still learning here. I also realize we are in the off season.

I'm a zebra in training so I may just try them and do a report. Great idea. I'm also thinking if they don't destroy quickly from my outdoor skating, I may try to coat the cordura if they start to fray.
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Old December 26th, 2016, 07:13 PM   #6
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You can make your own without much hassle. Even put the part between your boot and plate to keep it still.


I got some canvas around the house and could try my hand at it. Canvas is cheap, and can easily make a template or a piece of the toe guard you could reinforce. The folds would be somewhat like the way the make pool tables felt flat in the corners.

Basically youd put a square between your boot and plate, cut 2 slits in the fabric where it come out from the end of the boot at 45 degree angles from the tip. With the 2 spots originating from say the left /right of your toes (big toe/pinky toe) and fold them over the boot. Once you have the size right, adding holes for a small lace would be easy. To make them strong , one could add layers of tuff toe/shoegoo and canvas. Or leather even. Raw Leather tends to become very stiff when shoegoo is really pushed down into the fibers.

If you dont want it between the boot and plate, after its built, you can always modify the guard where the boot used to hold it and make the toestop boss hold it. Or jist set it up like that from the start.

Ill have to try it myself, but my motivation lately is lacking:/
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Old December 27th, 2016, 04:50 AM   #7
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Thanks for the ideas. One plus for Scuffbusters is that by loosening the laces a lot you can get a wrench behind to adjust the stop jam nuts without taking the covers completely off. That will help me as a newbie still finding my toe grip height.
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Old February 3rd, 2017, 03:25 AM   #8
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Default Made from paracord by derby for derby

https://www.etsy.com/shop/snarkyparts1223

Made to order from paracord.
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