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Old November 28th, 2006, 11:30 PM   #81
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Old November 29th, 2006, 12:12 AM   #82
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You can buy me a new pair for Christmas if you want, Mark.

Let's see...
  • Full custom Simmons w/ 10 degree cant, 195 spacing, same color scheme as my 165 spaced boots. (see earlier photos in the beginning of this thread)
  • Liberty sports 4x110mm frames
  • MPC Streetfight wheel, 84A
  • Bones Cearmic bearings

So, can I expect to see them under my tree?
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Old November 29th, 2006, 12:22 AM   #83
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You can buy me a new pair for Christmas if you want, Mark.

Let's see...
  • Full custom Simmons w/ 10 degree cant, 195 spacing, same color scheme as my 165 spaced boots. (see earlier photos in the beginning of this thread)
  • Liberty sports 4x110mm frames
  • MPC Streetfight wheel, 84A
  • Bones Cearmic bearings

So, can I expect to see them under my tree?
Heck no...They are under my early Christmas tree. And they are not full customs. Actually for slightly more than the cost of 1 full custom I got two semi-customs.

Let's see. I killed my C4s after 18 months, and I had to buy 2 pairs to get the right fit, so the final cost (even after selling off mis-matched pair) was more that the cost of one of the Simmons. After 9 months I'm about to kill my Challenges, so in this case the Simmons is more.
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Old November 29th, 2006, 01:53 AM   #84
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You can buy me a new pair for Christmas if you want, Mark.

Let's see...
  • Full custom Simmons w/ 10 degree cant, 195 spacing, same color scheme as my 165 spaced boots. (see earlier photos in the beginning of this thread)
  • Liberty sports 4x110mm frames
  • MPC Streetfight wheel, 84A
  • Bones Cearmic bearings

So, can I expect to see them under my tree?

Chuck. you mean like these:



My boots aren't custom, but the left is a size 10 and the right 10.5 with a 10 degree (no extra charge). I didn't use the MPC wheels for the picture. Matter yellows and Bones Ceramics. They fly.
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Old November 29th, 2006, 02:37 AM   #85
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They fly...
nah baby, you fly.

The skates are just a tool, albeit a finely tuned precision instrument of speed
and glory tapping into our inner soul, nonetheless, still just a tool.

Skates come and go, we are the constant.

If we truly are our own tribe, the skater's tribe, one might suggest that our totem poles would be made of each of the skates we've owned over time. Each with it's own history of travel. Each with it's own birth, life and death leading to the next skate as it is reincarnated to embrace the evolving skater.
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Old November 29th, 2006, 02:45 AM   #86
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Each with it's own birth, life and death leading to the next skate as it is reincarnated to embrace the evolving skater.
Is that sort of like me taking a box cutter to my indoor pair to remove 1/2" of cuff.

And just like MachVs my pairs are semi custom...Size 10 left, size 9.5 right 10degree cant. The indoor set did have a lower cuff than the outdoor, but when I said just above the carbon, I really did mean just above the carbon.
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Old November 29th, 2006, 02:50 AM   #87
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yeah, that's exactly what I meant. You so totally get me, mV, it's like you're reading my mind.

did you take a boxcutter to your brand new boot? or was this an old one? If it was the new one, did it ever cross your mind to send it to Simmons and ask them to do it? I've heard they're very flexible about things like that.
Another option is (would have been) not tying the upper eyelets.
Can we see a pic of it in it's newly hacked state?
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Old November 29th, 2006, 03:28 AM   #88
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Can we see a pic of it in it's newly hacked state?
Here you go, one abused Simmons:
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Old November 29th, 2006, 03:32 AM   #89
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Another option is (would have been) not tying the upper eyelets.
I'm tying them to the second brass eyelet. What happens is that the edge of the cuff bites into my achilles tendon on my right skate (this also happens on the Challenges). It does not happen outdoors.
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Old November 29th, 2006, 05:31 AM   #90
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hacked skates, mV.
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Old November 29th, 2006, 05:35 AM   #91
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hacked skates, mV.
Did you not believe me?
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Old November 29th, 2006, 11:19 AM   #92
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Oh, I believed you alright. Sorry you weren't happy with your brand new skate, that's all. What are your plans for the liner? Is is likely to fray or seperate?
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Old November 29th, 2006, 01:04 PM   #93
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Oh, I believed you alright. Sorry you weren't happy with your brand new skate, that's all. What are your plans for the liner? Is is likely to fray or seperate?
The liner is contact cemented in, as far as I can tell. I was thinking of contact cementing black bias tape around to top. But the edge of the boot is quite a solid sandwich that is not going anywhere.
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Leroy/Mark-have you weighed that set up? if so how much as shown?
I weighed the bigger right skate. lol

1219 grams/43 oz.
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that's pretty awesome, leroy. mV, can we get an updated weight? <sike>

I'm thinking about having my baby toe removed... LOL
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nah baby, you fly.

The skates are just a tool, albeit a finely tuned precision instrument of speed
and glory tapping into our inner soul, nonetheless, still just a tool.

Skates come and go, we are the constant.

If we truly are our own tribe, the skater's tribe, one might suggest that our totem poles would be made of each of the skates we've owned over time. Each with it's own history of travel. Each with it's own birth, life and death leading to the next skate as it is reincarnated to embrace the evolving skater.
Wow, that's deep. I have an overwhelming urge to give someone a hug.
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Old November 29th, 2006, 04:44 PM   #97
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that's pretty awesome, leroy. mV, can we get an updated weight? <sike>

I'm thinking about having my baby toe removed... LOL
You might get more weight from the cuff than you toe though.

I can re-weight it tonight. My guess is 1/2 an oz tops.
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Old November 30th, 2006, 03:14 PM   #98
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I think I need to get out of the old (165mm spacing) and into the new (195mm spacing).

I really can't justify paying $550 for new boots, $300 for new frames, and at least $200 for new bearings and wheels though, since skating is a hobby now, and not a sport, like it used to be.

I think I'll stay with my 165mm spaced Simmons, and MAYBE get an evenly (or as evenly as can be) spaced Liberty 4x100mm frame.

Has anyone dabbled with a 4x110mm or a 3x110mm/1x100mm for a 165mm mount? Or is it not possible?
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4 skates ( 200mm x 50mm wheels), 2 pair ski boots, 2 kites, electric pusher, gas pusher, protective gear.



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