|I think you are all amazing for being able to put together your skates. I got very interested in putting together something, but after seeing how hard it is I decided that it is overkill. In the old days, many skaters did not have anywhere to buy anything so they put together their own setups. I think it is awesome, but I have decided just to stick with what I have. I met a medal worker on OMA and he said he would make me a plate, but I don't know what I would do with it and I don't think it would make a difference. I could be totally wrong, but I really don't think my skate set up with change my skating at all. For the first time in my entire skate life, I have wide trucks. I am totally stoked on my skates and I can grind, but other than that my skating has not changed. I grew up on stock Chicago skates and then switched to speed skates. I know have a speed boot with some sort of plate, a grind bar and wide trucks with skateboard wheels. I really don't notice a difference. I think the grind bars would be cool, if I did major plate slided, but I don't. I was always a pop off coping guy.
: : I am putting on the ramp trucks (got them!) and using 2 jump bars as my grind bar for now. But even with the softest cushions on there, with the 2 bars on, I dont have room for the last washer before the jump bar. Is this OK?
: Here is an image of what I did. There is only 1 thread left, thats why I left off the washer. Dont think I explain things well, sorry.