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Old April 11th, 2011, 06:33 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Josh_S View Post
How different is the setup you describe compared to the Skins DA45 plate from Leadjammer Skates?

http://leadjammerskates.com/plates.html

I'm still trying to familiarize myself with all the different parts (e.g., delrin pivot cups).
Suspension-wise it looks like this and has a more cushioning above the truck which helps with vibration:


This is an Omega plate, of which the Skins are nearly identical clones. Overall setup looks like this (substitute Bont for BB shoe):


They are my current slalom skates outdoors and I also skate session indoors with them. They will match or exceed the turning of the typical DA45 setups too. The trucks weigh about 1/2 the DA45 trucks. BTW, I do not advise you go with 8mm as the 7mm axles are typpicaly STRONGER, and outdoor skating is punishing to the equipment.
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