Vertical Rollerskating


Message 2902 (3. Jul. 2007 16:29) (All next previous)

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: : : Great! My new slider holders are making progress, too. I have to drill some holes and to countersink them. But first I have to get the tool for this. I suppose it's a bit cheaper than the price range mentioned above.
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: : So what type of tool do you need to do this? Exactly what is counter sinking?
: The tool is called a "counter bore", I think. But those words are from the dictionary. I attach a drawing with a counter sunk screw. I think this will be sufficiently clear. I just bought a counter bore this evening. The counter sinking for my skates had been done by a friend who is in Australia now. Therefore I now had to buy the tool for myself. Wasn't too expensive. About 10 Euro.
: : I think I almost understand how to make a vert. skate but the mounting of the trucks I'm still not sure of.
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: : I might go with those 3 inch trucks if they are the same width as the narrow ramp trucks. I'm not sure how heavy they are compared to my set up but they skateboarders would also love them. I also was told from bones that the roller bones are not much different then the skateboard wheels.
: The most critical attributes are diameter and hardness. I don't want wheels with a smaller diameter than 60 mm for the ramp.
: Thanks for your explanations about the artistic plates. Makes a lot of sense!

Hum.........couldnt I just use a larger bit to sink them in? Thats what I did when I was building furniture when I used wood. Or would a rounded head be an issue? If I keep with hockey boots, my feet are rather narrow so I must put in thick insoles in those. I like my skates tight! Although, not sure now but in a year or two when I get better, I think I might like a lower cut speed type of boot better. Right now I love the supportive hockey boots but they feel bulky and restrictive so I might go low cut eventually. If I could find one that fits more like a very supportive glove just above the ankle with lots of forward flex, that would be best! But then I wouldnt need thick insoles either. I will wait on this. Until I have more money and can afford more stuff. Right now wheels are expensive enough lol.

But Lisa thinks those wide skateboard wheels might fit. I'll check it out and post if they do. I dont think so on reg. trucks. Least I can return them!

Well also with artistic skating, not sure how to say this, but its very elitist I"m finding. That also drives up the cost. That turns me off since I'm very down to earth. I was going to take some freestyle lessons (I do enjoy the jumps and spins, not the dance stuff!) this summer but my teacher told my friend and I no unless we can pay $20 for a whole hour lesson each, its not worth her time otherwise. So that was the end of that for me. I just bumm instruction now from others lol.

Some of my friends want me to compete now since I picked it up fast but its not for me. I find the parks are a lot more fun and challenging too.
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