|The only difference I would think is that you would need a straight edge to line up the trucks on the board, drill and attach one side of each truck into the board. Make a center line on the board of the center of the trucks, attach 4 bolts into the board and the boot. I think thats the difference! I would just be really lost as far as grind bars..... I am looking into "plates" now too. I think if you did metal, you would either need really good tools or find someone to cut it for you. Glad to hear you liked it! I'm surprised, it didnt take me long to do at all. I guess I'm "getting" the basic web design stuff.
I think making a plate will be my next project. But not in the next week lol. I still havent been given a work date yet. :-( Next week I will just look for a basic admin. job right in the area. Not great for the future or great income but I could skate more then and would have health insurance.
I hope your problem isnt a problem with the narrow ramp trucks. I just ordered those.......
: Very informative and I applaude you for your great information. I would like to learn how to bypass a rollerksate plate and just put a flat piece of medal or woode that I can attach skateboard trucks to the way you would a skateboard. I knwo a lot of skaters have done this and I wish I could make that type of set up. I find wide trucks attached to a rollerskate plate makes the stucks come to a stop while turning hard or grinding whereas skateboard trucks seem to keep going and allowing a 50/50 grind. I find, if I turn too hard or put too much weight on a grind, then I stop and fall forward.
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: : Please feel free to contact me if I mispelled stuff or what pops up wrong lol. Just winged it today and I'm not sure if I "get" floating images and all yet. :-D I will edit it later and put click onto a larger image.