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Old April 10th, 2011, 07:31 PM   #6
Nellie
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By the way, we all have different opinions on this, but I do not think you need a long plate outdoors. What really matters is that the front axle should be at the base of your big toe.
For your shoe size Roll-line and other European brands recommend a wheelbase of 180mm in Europe, which is usually considered a 'shorter sport mount' on this forum (whereas here it's just considered the regular size), and French quad skaters would recommend a 170mm wheelbase, if you go by the chart on their website. Personally, I am convinced that you'd be happier with a shorter plate indoors and outdoors.
I listened to the French skaters' advice for my last two pairs of skates, after I had skated on plates that were 25-30mm too long for me for years, and I couldn't be happier with them.
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