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Old March 17th, 2016, 05:20 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by Trixton View Post
FWIW I wear a size 7 Bont hybrid carbon boot. I am currently on the Pilot Falcon Plus size 6.00 with wheelbase 152mm. It doesn't feel so short, and compared to the size 2 Avenger, that's only a 2mm difference.

I am guessing here that the biggest difference (besides the plates themselves) comes from moving from a standard to a short forward mount location?
A 152 on a 7 Bont is short, so you are half way there. Moving the plate forward moves the front axle which is the intent, but it also moves the rear axle forward as well. This can be the point of concern but with proper derby stance it isn't really an issue.

Post up some pix of a side view of your Bont / Falcon + sk8s. Pix instructions are here.

BTW I was rolling my size 8 Bonts w/ 6.25" (159mm) Eagle + (That is what the plastic one is called right??) last evening.
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