Vertical Rollerskating


Message 1396 (19. Oct. 2004 15:33) (All next)

dZION (pictures by dZION)
getting back into it
Hi everyone,

I've been searching for info on rollerskates for quite some time now, as I thought it died when inline boomed big-time. Like a lot of others, I switched to inline at the time.
I haven't been skating for over six years now, but want to get back into it. I'm looking for some info on making your own skates, since I think I'll enjoy it more knowing I worked on them.

I'd build them mainly for skatepark stuff, not verts in particular.

I already went through the site, printing out most of the info on how to make skates, but I am kinda having trouble with the skateboard-trucks.

I live in Europe, and fortunatly I can order from YOYO-skates. I got most of the other things down, and since I have a friend working in a metal-processing company, I might be able to get some parts and cutting done for me.

About the trucks, is it possible to use regular skateboard trucks? wouldn't those be too wide, and if so, can they be modified and how? Also, the trucks shown on, which I have read a few things about on this site, what makes them more suitable for the job than other trucks?

sorry for the long post,
greets from Belgium
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