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Message 3864 (31. Oct. 2007 01:21) (All next previous)

claudine (videos by claudine) (pictures by claudine)
my plates/trucks!
Nah......I think these are better lol! Gosh, love at first site.

Well, yes, I'm going to do the UHMW sliders. The design I made with the smiley face but instead of a curve in the center, it will be a V which indents 1/4 inch. Enough I am hoping to slide rails! I'm going for it! Now I have time to build them so its good timing and my knee is still recovering. When they are built, its just going to be pure heaven! By then I better be healthy too.

The difference between the plates/trucks of my old setup and new one is that the new one is 1/2 pound more. The grind set up, I donno. The wheels will weigh the same. My last set up was 3 lbs 10 ounces, this will probably be close to 4.5 lbs. OUCH! Thanks for the kingpin height. I'll let you know the final weight verdict. But speed will help me kick my legs up right? :-P

: pure sex I love trackers,always have,those plates look prety thick and heavy though,maybe you could weigh your skates when they're together , be a good reference for folks.Are you going plastic sliders,I recon they'de be better than the R/G ones.You can buy Grind King king pin kits too which would lower your pin height:
: cheers joe
: I have tracker plates and midtrack trucks! How cool is that? I'm not sure I could be any happier!
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: : I will see if I can cut the plastic with them on. I will need longer bolts to attach this and I need to figure out what will write on the plastic and if I need a special drill bit. They will be heavy but will be the best skates in the world for me! The skateboarders are going to think I am so cool.
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: : Well, maybe I will just have the trucks super tight until I can figure out the cushion deal. The jump bars are a quick fix. Not sure if I want to wait to do the sliders to put my new skates together.
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: : Heres a not too good photo of them! :-D
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: : : Cooooool, What did ya get. Ifn your gonna cut any bushings,then cut the one that doesn't sit on the base plate,but I wouldn't cut them too much though as it will mess with the amount of turn you can get.
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: : : cheers joe
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: : : : Gosh, I LOVE them! I will do the plastic set up cause the other one wont work I can tell. I will make it a slight V in the center instead of a circle. But I can put jump bars on it for now. I will wait til January to do the slider set up. I think its best to adjust to new trucks and the heavier weight first. The only thing I'm worried about is that this will be heavy. But I will build it for speed and I am working hard in the weight room now so I will be strong.
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: : : : The one issue I have is that the bottom bushing is conical. I might have to slice them since I will want my trucks loose and there is not much room left on the king pin. I'm not sure if I slice the top or bottom or since they are narrow where the jump bars are, guess they are OK naked without the washer? The jump bar fully covers them. I will build new skates this weekend, hope my knee is healed.
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