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Old September 16th, 2019, 04:54 AM   #1
Analog Kid
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Default Changes in manufacturing quality?

I'm looking to purchase some Royals for a much needed upgrade to my skates, but after reading through several forum posts about how the Royal came to be in the first place (like Eve from the Imperial's rib, now with curves!) I started to wonder:

Since the production of the Royal changed to allow more plates to be made faster, has the production quality dipped? And for that matter, since all these plates came out in the 70s, has the drop forging process or the aluminum quality changed?

Basically, can I expect to order a plate made this year and get the same quality and durability that earned the imperial a good reputation in the 70s?
Riedell 265 boot size 7 ~~ Powerdyne DynaPro (to be replaced) ~~ Some old Hartford golds, 8mm ~~ Rollerbones elite 101A 62mm
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