|With Basket shoes, the aluminium sole is needed because the basket sole is soft and deforms to much when you skate or jump. They add weight to your skate (100-200g per skate) With soccers shoes, you don't need them. Eveything is explained here (sorry, it's in french)
: : : I'm going to sell my art skates I think now and build a speed skate for indoors but maybe also to jump on the streets, like this video. COOL! Whats his set up?
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: : : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yt8KsSXaZU&feature=related
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: : He's using basketball shoes with an aluminum sole plate sandwiched between the shoe and plates. A very common setup in France.
: Tell me more on the aluminum sole! I've got some $9 soccer shoes here waiting on a speed/jumping set up. I think with trucks forward mount, maybe just my probe plates cause then I can put on the ramp trucks if I like. So like 1mm aluminum? Cut it up with a jigsaw and use a drill?
: Yeah, he can rip! Dudette wanna rip it up too!! :-D weather is crap so I'm having fun on u-tube daydreamin it up.