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Old January 24th, 2017, 06:50 PM   #1
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Default Frame/Plate Size Questions

Anybody here using a plate/frame size other than the one recommended on the Roll Line chart? I'm thinking about going with a 180mm Frame on a 300mm boot. Roll Line recommends a 190 frame, but I think that puts the front axle a bit in front of the ball of my foot whereas a 180 might be a tad short. Was wondering what some others did.
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Old January 24th, 2017, 09:31 PM   #2
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I choose to use shorter plate than Roll-Line recommended.
I think boots were 285, i think I used the 160 plate.

I stand corrected I choose the 170 Plate.
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Old January 25th, 2017, 03:19 AM   #3
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Default Plate Size and Adjustment

I chose to use a plate one size smaller than recommended by the Roll Line Chart.

My boots are men's 8 1/2 and the plate is 160 mm.

This gives me 1/4 inch adjustment room to move the plate forward so that the front axle is just ahead of the ball of my foot or backward so that the front axle is under the ball of my foot.

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Old January 25th, 2017, 04:33 AM   #4
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I chose to use a plate one size smaller than recommended by the Roll Line Chart.

My boots are men's 8 1/2 and the plate is 160 mm.

This gives me 1/4 inch adjustment room to move the plate forward so that the front axle is just ahead of the ball of my foot or backward so that the front axle is under the ball of my foot.

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I really wish I had a 160mm on my 8 1/2 boot. Mine is a 170, and it is mounted with the front axle under the ball of my foot. I think the plate is too long by at least 1/2 size, but you can't get a half size in my frame. I would like to move my frame a tad bit forward, but it can't easily be done.
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Old January 25th, 2017, 04:44 AM   #5
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I chose to use a plate one size smaller than recommended by the Roll Line Chart.

My boots are men's 8 1/2 and the plate is 160 mm.

This gives me 1/4 inch adjustment room to move the plate forward so that the front axle is just ahead of the ball of my foot or backward so that the front axle is under the ball of my foot.

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The roll line website says 160 for 8.5 men's for most plates....
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Old January 25th, 2017, 06:15 PM   #6
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The roll line website says 160 for 8.5 men's for most plates....
Actually the Roll Line Boot to Frame Size Chart for a Riedell Boot shows 170mm plate as recommended sizing for 7 1/2 to 8 1/2 boots.

If you look at the chart the 160mm plate is recommended for the size 6 to 7 Riedell Boot.

http://www.skatesus.com/documents/20...eSizeChart.pdf

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Old January 26th, 2017, 03:23 AM   #7
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285 Edea Fly boot, with Novita/Dance 170 Plate
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Old January 26th, 2017, 05:28 PM   #8
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Actually the Roll Line Boot to Frame Size Chart for a Riedell Boot shows 170mm plate as recommended sizing for 7 1/2 to 8 1/2 boots.

If you look at the chart the 160mm plate is recommended for the size 6 to 7 Riedell Boot.

http://www.skatesus.com/documents/20...eSizeChart.pdf

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I looked again, Im not sure what I was looking at. The EDEA site has 8.5 being equivalent to a 275mm boot which they want a 165 (optimal) or 170.

SkatesUS uses a chart that is different than the Roll Line/EDEA recommendations.
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Old January 25th, 2017, 04:23 AM   #9
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I choose to use shorter plate than Roll-Line recommended.
I think boots were 285, i think I used the 160 plate.
Did you mount the frame per standard Edea/rollline recommendations? I assume so because it's harder to mount the Edea any other way.
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