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Old February 27th, 2010, 05:14 PM   #1
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Default Creaking noise between boot and frame

I am new to skating. So yes I do not have very good balance yet. Anyways, here is my problem.

I have 2008 Powerslide C6 with 2010 Powerslide Double X frames with Hyper wheels.

I fell while skating today during practice. Ever since then I have a creaking noise on my right boot where the frame attaches in the front. I checked all the screws and everything is tight. My coach seems to think that there are some squares that came in the hardware package with the boots. He said to see if I have them and to take your frames off and put them between the frame and the boots and that should help.

What could cause the noise now? This is the 2nd time skating on these. thanks!

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Old February 27th, 2010, 06:55 PM   #2
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Default A few possibilities...

This is hard to judge from a distance...

Did you loosen any of the mount blocks in the boot when you fell?

Did you crack or bend a frame rail by a mount screw when you fell? Some times they are very hard to see... Same with cracking a boot...

You would have to disassemble the sk8 and look very closely to see...
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Old February 27th, 2010, 07:04 PM   #3
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Well I just took the frames off the boot. Everything looks ok. I put them back together and without putting them on the noise seemed to have gone away. (I was able to duplicate the noise with the skate in my hand.)

I will have to put them on to try. I will later once my blister gets better. I got a blister last weekend and even with a band aid today, it was bleeding. Glad I wore socks!
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Old February 27th, 2010, 07:12 PM   #4
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Default Duct tape.

Put duct tape over that spot (on your skin) after the blister gets better. It will help.
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Old February 27th, 2010, 07:19 PM   #5
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Put duct tape over that spot (on your skin) after the blister gets better. It will help.

good idea, thanks.

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Old March 7th, 2010, 03:01 AM   #6
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I went skating today and after skating for a few laps the squeak came back. I took the skates apart again (everything looked ok) Put them back together and it went away temporarily, then back again! It is so annoying!

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Default Next time.

Don't pull the sk8s all the way down... Just check the frame mount screw tightness and see if any are looser that when you started..

If they are note the location and replace the screw.

If it come back again, there may be an issues with the insert in the boots..

Small Fastener Loctite may help as well...

If no luck here, get back to me... I have a few more ideas brewing...
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Old March 15th, 2010, 01:10 AM   #8
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I had my coach adjust my frames on my boots. The creaking stopped for now. Maybe they finally got tightened enough.

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