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Old December 23rd, 2014, 03:00 AM   #1
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Default "Grinding pads"?

First off, I don't even know what the "grinding pads" are technically called, or how to classify each one (that information would be helpful), but my question is about new skates. I've been using lightweight aggressive skates with very small grind pads- the outsides are 3cm. The insides are 2cm. I'm a beginner, so I'm looking for a recommendation for skates with large grind pads. Any help and feedback is appreciated.
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Old December 23rd, 2014, 08:37 AM   #2
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Are you talking about grind plates?
or soul area?

Grind plates aren't used anymore they used to prolong how long a frame would last.

soul area is negliable in my opinion i have skates with tiny souls and the biggest available.

actually slide faster on dirk souls doing alleyoop grinds. which is almost non existent in terms of width. And a 98' design.

you might think it's easier to land on wider souls.
but you will have more balance on a smaller soul as you will have the tendency to lean over the object.
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Old December 23rd, 2014, 08:42 AM   #3
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As for skate reccomendations

Rollerblade Swindler.
USD Realm, or USD VII

all around the $150 mark complete setups.
shouldn't have any problems.
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Old October 12th, 2015, 03:56 AM   #4
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are you looking for quad or inline grind bars?
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