|Thanks! I might stick with the soccer shoes cause I have the oak streets for now, they are heavy though, but I want a light skate. I could put ankle supports on since I wont start out on rails lol. I dont think I can cut aluminum well.
I dont speak french tho and dont know how to sign on there to ask questions. I think I just need to know the type of bolts to use and where to get them for the soccer shoes. If I can't skate now, building skates is fun for me!
: BTW at the time the vid was shot, Spoky used Fiberlite plates. Now he has Dickers plates+baskets with Krypto wheels.
: You have nice picts of him there:
: You are welcome to ask him questions on rollerquad forum ;-)
: : 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)
: : http://www.rollerquad.net/index.php?2005/07/03/27-comment-monter-une-paire-de-quad
: : : : : 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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: : : : He's using basketball shoes with an aluminum sole plate sandwiched between the shoe and plates. A very common setup in France.
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: : : 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?
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: : : 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.