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Old June 22nd, 2017, 03:11 AM   #1
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Default Chosing a Roll Line plate

My boots came in ahead of schedule.

After much consideration I don't think I'll ever get a single skate setup to cover all the demands I have for my equipment. So I'm planning to build these boots into a freestyle only set. The next pair will be for dance and everything else I do while goofing off at the session.

I think I've narrowed the plate to a Roll Line Matrix.

So my question regards the length. The boot is Riedell 336 size 9 1/2. So i'm thinking the plates should be 175.


I have been skating a Snyder SD with spacing at 7" 177.8mm. It's fine but I feel it's limiting my spins due to the length and position of rear wheel.

1. Does the 175 seem like a good plate length?
2. Any thoughts on position of the rear wheel? (I'm really wanting some help getting up on the rear wheels but I don't want to fall backwards either.)
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Old June 22nd, 2017, 10:03 AM   #2
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My boots came in ahead of schedule.

After much consideration I don't think I'll ever get a single skate setup to cover all the demands I have for my equipment. So I'm planning to build these boots into a freestyle only set. The next pair will be for dance and everything else I do while goofing off at the session.

I think I've narrowed the plate to a Roll Line Matrix.

So my question regards the length. The boot is Riedell 336 size 9 1/2. So i'm thinking the plates should be 175.


I have been skating a Snyder SD with spacing at 7" 177.8mm. It's fine but I feel it's limiting my spins due to the length and position of rear wheel.

1. Does the 175 seem like a good plate length?
2. Any thoughts on position of the rear wheel? (I'm really wanting some help getting up on the rear wheels but I don't want to fall backwards either.)
there is a chart for the size that goes with the boot, not all of the plates have half sizes so u might have to go even for ex like a 170 and the heel should be just about or to the end of the heel, the front wheels being under the ball of the foot is more important.
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Old June 22nd, 2017, 09:36 PM   #3
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I chose with 170 for 9.5 boot.
if you want more stability chose longer 175.
If you want more maneuverability go with shorter 170.
this was with a RL- Dance plate.
good luck!
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Old June 22nd, 2017, 10:22 PM   #4
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I have a 170 Mistral on my 336 size 8.5. The Mistral is just a bit longer than I think would be optimum, but a 160 might be too short.

I've adapted, and don't have the money to experiment with shorter plates.
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Old June 25th, 2017, 08:26 AM   #5
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That's my ultimate dream plate. Please let us know how it works out for you. Also, do you guys put your own plates on?
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Old June 28th, 2017, 09:24 PM   #6
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Mount them correctly yourself, ... or
let the part time 17 year old kid, mount them at the skating rink. NOT !
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Old June 29th, 2017, 10:10 AM   #7
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I have a 170 Mistral on my 336 size 8.5. The Mistral is just a bit longer than I think would be optimum, but a 160 might be too short.

I've adapted, and don't have the money to experiment with shorter plates.
right but a womens size and mens size runs different also on the plates.
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Old June 29th, 2017, 10:12 AM   #8
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That's my ultimate dream plate. Please let us know how it works out for you. Also, do you guys put your own plates on?
i have always mounted my own plates and many skaters plates over the years. its not hard u just have to know that the center of the boot , heel and ball of the foot for a correct mounting. if not sure look at other skaters mounts. usually the center of the boot is about 1/4 to the outside of it from the stitches in the front where people think is the center of the boot but its not.
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Old July 1st, 2017, 08:19 PM   #9
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I struck up a conversation at a local rink. They are the US distributor for Kinetix plates. If their claims are true then these plates look like a better option than the Roll Line.

Apparently one of the original Roll Line partners wanted to come out with some new designs and the other partner refused. So the original partner sold the company, waited 5 years and started up Kinetix using his newer ideas. The skaters at my local ring swear by the plates. Honestly I have no idea why they would be any better than the Roll Line. But this is the direction I am headed.

http://www.komplexusa.com/~shop/kine...4/?catId=26709
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Old July 2nd, 2017, 10:32 AM   #10
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I struck up a conversation at a local rink. They are the US distributor for Kinetix plates. If their claims are true then these plates look like a better option than the Roll Line.

Apparently one of the original Roll Line partners wanted to come out with some new designs and the other partner refused. So the original partner sold the company, waited 5 years and started up Kinetix using his newer ideas. The skaters at my local ring swear by the plates. Honestly I have no idea why they would be any better than the Roll Line. But this is the direction I am headed.

http://www.komplexusa.com/~shop/kine...4/?catId=26709
nice but its really all about the skater. the energy, the atlas, snyder, komplex now. if you cant skate you cant skate. you really just need a good decent plate and you will be fine.
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Old July 3rd, 2017, 03:23 PM   #11
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nice but its really all about the skater. the energy, the atlas, snyder, komplex now. if you cant skate you cant skate. you really just need a good decent plate and you will be fine.
It takes me about 10 minutes to adjust to a plate, which is part of my problem when experimenting with different lengths.

This week I tried comparing a Snyder 11 (7.00") with a Snyder 10 (6.75") and really could not tell much of a difference.
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