|It is fun being creative with something that drives you. I always feel really good when making modifications to my skates, or motorcycle, anything really. I went through several attempts at grinders before settling on one thing that worked well. My plate and truck setup is still not making me happy though.
That is one tall pair of skates! and the distance from the base of the plate to the surface is really big too. I know that I would not be able to stand on coping to drop in without some modification. Did you happend to put them on a scale yet?
At any rate the effort will always benefit you, either from getting it perfect in one try or learning what does and does not work so well from first hand experience. This stuff is good for the soul.