|Yeah, I think you'll have a set of bad ass skates!! If I had known, I would have gone the ski route myself. I am very happy with my vert skates now! One day I'll change the boot, but I have adjusted to my sliders being more of a V shaped so they grab onto the coping. They seem to be holding up well. But I do like the wide base you have!!
Awesome job!! I love rollerskating since there are so many creative people here. Its cool that everyones skates are different. ;-D
: : So far looks great! Look heavy though. I have mine all hollowed out. Is that wood block heavy? It looks very stable though! I cant wait to see the final product and action shots!!
: The block is really pretty light. On the second skate, I drilled even more holes through it to make it even lighter. The skateboard trucks are the really heavy item. But, I find that worrying about ounces/grams on vert skates is pointless. Your speed makes up for the weight. And your legs are really very strong and able to handle the minimal extra weight.
: Also, the skis are very light, yet very strong. They help keep the weight down. I used 10 mounting bolts per skate. Four for each truck, and 2 for the slider apparatus.
: And yes, the stability looks promising. I might, after trying them out, cut some angles on the sides for royales and farfs. I might also cut a trough through the middle for rails &/or coping.
: I'll get you those finished shots and action shots asap.