|: Can you tell me why the longer base? Like I posted, debating this myself. I donno yet.
I once had a base this short. I mounted it like shown in the pictue, i.e. flush with the rear. I has the problem you described. i.e. too little stability in front. Didn't like it at all and got me a longer base.
So there seem to be at least three schools of thought:
- long base
- short base flush with rear
- short base flush with front (there are some french and canadian roller skaters doing it this way)