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Ask DocSk8 (Expert Indoor Skate Building Advice) This forum is different then the other SkateLog forums in that it is not a discussion forum, but rather a place you can ask skate building expert Fred "DocSk8" Benjamin about building and repairing indoor speed, derby, and jamskate quad roller skates. Please start a new thread for each new question.

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Old March 7th, 2012, 06:51 PM   #21
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Ill get my skates at noon and take some pictures and post them.

I would like to see pictures of what you mean when you mentioned the conical cushions and the smaller retainer cups. Sounds like that could be the next upgrade. hahaha.

Is there yet another performance upgrade when going to conical over cylindrical?

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Old March 7th, 2012, 09:23 PM   #22
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Ok, Here are some pic's of the cushions installed now.







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Old March 8th, 2012, 01:16 AM   #23
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Hi Dan,

I went thru doing all the Cushion combos too. When I finally went to the SG's, I did the same - backed out the King Pins equally. (7/16" from Pin bottom to bottom of Lock Nut) Have had Zero issues and nicer control.

You even run your Stops rather Low, just not quite as Low as I do. (less than 1/4")

Looks like your wheels are only touching about half of their width to the Floor, those are the most rounded wheels I've seen in quite some time.

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Old March 8th, 2012, 05:18 AM   #24
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Ok, Here are some pic's of the cushions installed now.


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Looks good to me.. Changing to the conical small cushions may improve the "snap" a bit more but I cannot say for sure. I have never sk8ed any of my sk8s with SG Super barrels on top and bottom...
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Old March 8th, 2012, 04:01 PM   #25
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Harold - man, I had to look at my pictures again to realize how rounded my wheels are! I think its time for a new set of wheels.

Doc- What parts would I need to acquire to try out the conical set up?

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Old March 8th, 2012, 08:14 PM   #26
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Doc- What parts would I need to acquire to try out the conical set up?

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4 conicals and 4 custom retainers.. I don't think any of the OE parts fit exactly, so I make my own.. Send me a PM..
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I'm lazy, I use Pro Line lower retainers. Not as slick as the ones you make, Doc, but they sit pretty nice and they're in stock.
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Old March 9th, 2012, 03:37 PM   #28
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I'm lazy, I use Pro Line lower retainers. Not as slick as the ones you make, Doc, but they sit pretty nice and they're in stock.

Very nice... I really don't like to use the OG brass adjuster nut on the gen II Advantages however.. Ultimates ran aluminum adjuster nuts for years... In fact, I am kicking around an idea or two with Aussie Scott about sourcing some pretty Pro Line / Reactor bits of the same caliber of the Boen parts Scott had made a while back..Jewelry grade stuff.. You know, for us pretty boys that just look at our sk8s..
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