Vertical Rollerskating


Message 5164 (14. Mar. 2008 03:22) (All next previous)

Robert (videos by Robert) (pictures by Robert)
My plates-your advice
I need diagrams and I need to fork out some money to have someone hook me up. I just watched a video that had Duke Rennie. I love his plate set up, but he has a flat plate. I have been critical in the past about set ups and how your equipment should not matter that much. I was wrong! I am now seeing the light. My setup is keeping me from progressing and I am getting pissed. My plate tricks used to be my set up tricks for flips and other tricks. Now, all I do is carve and grind and it is getting really old. I found a guy in L.A. that is an oldschool vert skater and I am going to contact him to see if he can help me out.

: : I finally thought I had things figured out and found a place that was going to drill holes in my grind bar so that I could adjust it. I took my skates apart today and it will not work. I ended up just taking off the grind bars completely. I am providing before and after pictures. Does anyone see anything wrong with me just skating on my plates? I can't believe how little space there is between the trucks. I welcome all suggestions, just remember I can not build shit.
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: : Am I the only vert skater out there that uses rollerskate plates?
: Easy solution. Your plates are flat on the sides. If you can get someone to drill 4 holes through the metal. Drill them between the trucks and lettering in the center, for 4 holes. Make sliders like I did, a C shaped with the begiining and end of the C attached to the holes by bolts. The back of the C will come down in a V shaped, 1/2 inch and the ends meet in the center of your wheels. Need diagrams? ;-D
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