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Old March 21st, 2010, 09:14 AM   #41
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The Magnums are out of production anyway ... selected sizes of old stock floating around only.

But looks-wise they really do remind me of the cast-in-one Wallabies. My brother is on a set of those that somebody home-brewed a DA solution to and he likes them a lot. Bonus: whole setup under $80 on eBay. I'm keeping my eyes out for a set for me.
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Old March 21st, 2010, 09:18 AM   #42
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C,mon Colin ,do these look cheap and nasty ?




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Old March 21st, 2010, 10:06 AM   #43
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Just something about them.

The riveted on trucks and the jump bar are just not my cup of tea. But if you like them, go for it. And what!... no clip/flip axles!!! And you call yourself an Aussie, shame, . But at least NTS, oh and they are shiny.

Of course I have never skated them, so who am I to say anyway.

Maybe one day I will get the chance to try out a set. And then I can become an enlightened being. Lol
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Old March 21st, 2010, 10:09 AM   #44
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IMO all the plates with riveted on hangers and jump bars "look" like they have been made on the cheap. The finished "look" of a forged boen plate (or machined pro line for that matter) up is vastly superior to that of a riveted together collection of parts, regardless of how well those indivudual parts have been manufactured or put togeter.

I am not buying into how well they skate or how much they weigh (they look prety heavy to me) as I am in no way qualified to comment.

I will now run for cover and play with my Magnums and Ultimates.............
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Old March 21st, 2010, 01:11 PM   #45
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No flips ...yet ,I'm working on it .
to make up for no flips ,Ti axles ,Ti kingpin ,Ti jump bar .(and I reckon the jump bar is the shizzle!).
Everyone has their own opinion on what looks/ works best ,be a boring place if we were all the same .
I like Boens ,great plate ,very expensive for a good one .
I also like my Lasers .
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Old March 21st, 2010, 03:43 PM   #46
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oh be on the look out for some DA45 Magnums in OZ, someone in Brisbane will have them soon.
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Old March 21st, 2010, 04:29 PM   #47
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Boens are beautiful plates, I love the clean lines and the simplicity of their design, but it's primarily a speed plate and not built to be the most turny plate right?

To me, the DA45's look like they could just turn on a dime. Royals too. They look like they are capable of handling some real dangerous swerving if the skater is up to it. Just the ticket to weave through the rinkrat infested floors.
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Old March 21st, 2010, 05:18 PM   #48
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Rivited hangers,I do it all the time. Cheap fast and real low budget.

3/16ths" button head pull rivits. There just lovely. And real easy to dismount,drill out with a #30 drill bit.

And I can fab up ANY length wheel base I desire. Or Auzzie types? (are you using Sun Block downthere? Science Magzine here says you got a Real big Ozone hole,and its affecting your brains???) Put sun block in your hair gel???

We still don't skate them around here YET? Auzzi short stuff,We like comfort & relaxation @ warp speeds. NOT MG'S or Mini's handling,Fiat's????. More like a BIG Ole Buick Roadmaster! Cruise in style,doose off some when you like and still be on the road to where your at!
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Old March 21st, 2010, 05:42 PM   #49
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I remember few years back the magnums and xk-4 was known as anchors around here
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Old March 21st, 2010, 05:44 PM   #50
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I remember few years back the magnums and xk was known as anchors around here
that was 6 months ago???
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Old March 21st, 2010, 05:47 PM   #51
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Old March 21st, 2010, 05:49 PM   #52
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Somebody should tell sure grip to start making Magnesium plates again, the toe stops can always be ground off if they don't comply. Whilst they are at it they can resurect some other cool old plates in Mag and cast up some of these DA trucks.

By the way Colin I liked your review. Perhaps you could start a thread of one line reviews for all your equipment.
You think people haven't?

Mag is tough to make these days, EPA requirements make them pretty pricey...
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Old March 21st, 2010, 06:18 PM   #53
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I remember few years back the magnums and xk-4 was known as anchors around here
White Magnums have never been ancres.... Magnesium, don'tcha know?? And XK-4s.... Well while you were (just where were you anyway?? Sleeping??) someone managed to come up with a new version of the XK-4. It may not be the lightest thing but my oh my it performs on the level of Roll Line and ATLAS for a heck of a lot less money...
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Old March 21st, 2010, 06:28 PM   #54
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Somebody should tell sure grip to start making Magnesium plates again,

I'm on the phone a minimum of once a week w/ Sure Grip.

the toe stops can always be ground off if they don't comply.

Well the big NTS market is you guys. I can't get any headway with that idea if the only folks Raising Cain for them are on the other side of the world.

Whilst they are at it they can resurect some other cool old plates in Mag and cast up some of these DA trucks.
Wonderful ideas... Better late than never... Ya never know what is up on the project board at Sure Grip do ya?? All ya gotta have is a viable business case...
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Old March 21st, 2010, 06:34 PM   #55
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But looks-wise they really do remind me of the cast-in-one Wallabies. My brother is on a set of those that somebody home-brewed a DA solution to and he likes them a lot. Bonus: whole setup under $80 on eBay. I'm keeping my eyes out for a set for me.
Jeez, I wish folks would learn to keep cool stuff secret... Kiss my chances of scooping up a 3 for cheap goodbye. Glad I already snagged a "Roo

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White Magnums have never been ancres.... Magnesium, don'tcha know?? And XK-4s.... Well while you were (just where were you anyway?? Sleeping??) someone managed to come up with a new version of the XK-4. It may not be the lightest thing but my oh my it performs on the level of Roll Line and ATLAS for a heck of a lot less money...
nope not sleeping ...training trying to get my 33" quad(riceps) back with out the extra upper body mass
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Old March 21st, 2010, 07:49 PM   #57
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Rivited hangers,I do it all the time. Cheap fast and real low budget.

3/16ths" button head pull rivits. There just lovely. And real easy to dismount,drill out with a #30 drill bit.

And I can fab up ANY length wheel base I desire. Or Auzzie types? (are you using Sun Block downthere? Science Magzine here says you got a Real big Ozone hole,and its affecting your brains???) Put sun block in your hair gel???

We still don't skate them around here YET? Auzzi short stuff,We like comfort & relaxation @ warp speeds. NOT MG'S or Mini's handling,Fiat's????. More like a BIG Ole Buick Roadmaster! Cruise in style,doose off some when you like and still be on the road to where your at!
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I cannot agree more Okie....IMO Short plate setups are a novelty...fun for the moment but..
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Old March 21st, 2010, 08:30 PM   #58
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oh be on the look out for some DA45 Magnums in OZ, someone in Brisbane will have them soon.
You mean more DA Magnums in Oz? 'Cos mine have been down here since October.

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Jeez, I wish folks would learn to keep cool stuff secret... Kiss my chances of scooping up a 3 for cheap goodbye. Glad I already snagged a "Roo
Here's my brother's plate on my pink Altamuras. Got no clue what the trucks are, but they skate OK.
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Old March 21st, 2010, 09:20 PM   #59
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I cannot agree more Okie....IMO Short plate setups are a novelty...fun for the moment but..
Yep fun for the moment..and moment ...and moment.... I have been on mine for close to 6 years now.. That is a pretty long moment...

I guess your time sense is a bit different from the rest of us...






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Old March 21st, 2010, 09:27 PM   #60
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We still don't skate them around here YET?

Get ready for a life changing experience.... I'm building a pair right now for a lady out your way...

Auzzi short stuff,We like comfort & relaxation @ warp speeds. NOT MG'S or Mini's handling,Fiat's????.

No, more like... Audi Quattro comes immediately to mind. All ya gotta do to go real fast on a short set up is tighten it up a bit.... Now ya are doing Warp what ever and still can maneuver... way more than your chop nosed semis.... (See I didn't call 'em sk8boards.
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More like a BIG Ole Buick Roadmaster! Cruise in style,doose off some when you like and still be on the road to where your at!
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Big old Roadmasters don't cut it on the derby track... Or a mountain road or a rink where you have to be able to sk8 to have fun...
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