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Old July 7th, 2019, 10:34 PM   #21
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The world is a bunch of perspectives, the OP can choose whatever they want.
Correct, and unless I misread something, the op is in his happy place already.
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Old July 7th, 2019, 11:11 PM   #22
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Correct, and unless I misread something, the op is in his happy place already.
Just moved the plate once so far. Hopefully experiments, and finds what's best.
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Old July 10th, 2019, 08:38 AM   #23
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Just moved the plate once so far. Hopefully experiments, and finds what's best.
Hi Mort, you mentioned a short forward mount a few times, just to clarify thats what I initially set up, it's a slight short plate for my foot size (probably 10-15mm shorter than "Standard") and I originally set it up short forward, but found I was overbalancing backwards as the rear wheels were ahead of my heel pressure point.

I've move the plate back so not the rear wheels are under my heel pressure point, and the front wheels broadly under the ball of my foot. I think they call this an 'agility' mount.

Totally accept your point that most of performance is down to the ability of the skater rather than the set up, I'm just trying to find the best set up which will also help my skating, which is basic artistic/freestyle.
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Old July 10th, 2019, 12:23 PM   #24
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Hi Mort, you mentioned a short forward mount a few times, just to clarify thats what I initially set up, it's a slight short plate for my foot size (probably 10-15mm shorter than "Standard") and I originally set it up short forward, but found I was overbalancing backwards as the rear wheels were ahead of my heel pressure point.

I've move the plate back so not the rear wheels are under my heel pressure point, and the front wheels broadly under the ball of my foot. I think they call this an 'agility' mount.

Totally accept your point that most of performance is down to the ability of the skater rather than the set up, I'm just trying to find the best set up which will also help my skating, which is basic artistic/freestyle.
Cool.

Personally my front axle location is preferred under my toes, about where one would grab a pencil with their feet, with the rear under the heel. My skates will stand up if placed with the heel down. Most SF mounts will not.

My preference is not so good for spins as it is top speed, when my athletic prowess goes down in 20 years, I may use a shorter plate, who knows.
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Old July 10th, 2019, 01:37 PM   #25
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My preference is not so good for spins as it is top speed, when my athletic prowess goes down in 20 years, I may use a shorter plate, who knows.
I think my athletic prowess is already on a fast downward curve. I'm hoping my skating skill set continues to increase to offset this

If I have a standard sized plate I think it would push my font wheels nearer to where yours are located. I've got a pair of 'outdoor' skates I might experiment with a longer plate to see the difference (and avoid making the sole of my 120 boots like swiss cheese!)
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Old July 13th, 2019, 07:21 AM   #26
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Also I'm not a fan of bont soles. Too stiff. That's good for racing, but session or all purpose skating, leather is far better, it allows for much easier slide control...But people hardcore push bont, my session skates dont grip as well as when I put on my redline boot or the bont I tried on them, but the control I have is insane in my vanilla.
Mort, what Vanilla skate you roll? Do you have picture to post?
I'm just curious.
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Old July 13th, 2019, 01:28 PM   #27
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Cool.

Personally my front axle location is preferred under my toes, about where one would grab a pencil with their feet, with the rear under the heel. My skates will stand up if placed with the heel down. Most SF mounts will not.

My preference is not so good for spins as it is top speed, when my athletic prowess goes down in 20 years, I may use a shorter plate, who knows.
Ill second your mounting. I moved my boots all over the place in the past but your mounting ideas and mine are almost identical. I love a stable fun length of plate. You seem to have more energy at the end of the session because you aren't having to pay so much attention to "staying on top" of a small balance area/patch. Just so much more fun.
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Old July 14th, 2019, 03:12 AM   #28
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Mort, what Vanilla skate you roll? Do you have picture to post?
I'm just curious.
I use a Vanilla freestyle.



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Old July 14th, 2019, 06:35 AM   #29
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Old July 14th, 2019, 08:42 AM   #30
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