|Thanks for the input. I was not interested in the skates, just that bar. I am sure you are right. It is probably a plastic that would break.
: avoid!!!!!! these skate are maybe only good for cruising in the street. For me, minus are:
: (1)monobloc boot+plate: worn skate are meant to be changed as a whole.
: (2)the under plate looks like a grind bar, it's shape might suit your need, but it's just there to stiffen the skate and it's resilience is poor, so it could break quite easily.
: (3)distance between wheels axes and foot is far too high for whatever skating style.
: I think that cutting/drilling some metal/plastic to your need is far cheapper/adapted/interesting!!!! You should try Robert, whatever the result, you will improve your skills and also probably your skates!!!!!!
: : Hi all,
: : I skated today and had a blast. I realized that my setup sucks and I need something else for my plate setup. I am either going to try to find someone to drill some holes so that my grind bar can be closer to my plate or I was thinking I could take my trucks and wheels and put them on my old skates with the magnum plates that I liked. Someone just showed me these and I really like the addition to the plate. Anyone ever hear of Alpha? This plate bar looks perfect and I want it now.
: : http://www.bluezeal.co.uk/acatalog/roller-derby-alpha-quad-skates.php