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Ask DocSk8 (Expert Indoor Skate Building Advice) This forum is different then the other SkateLog forums in that it is not a discussion forum, but rather a place you can ask skate building expert Fred "DocSk8" Benjamin about building and repairing indoor speed, derby, and jamskate quad roller skates. Please start a new thread for each new question.

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Old August 18th, 2015, 05:31 PM   #1
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My names Bill I have been skating off and on for over 30 yrs. I competed in speed in the eighties. I love to tinker with my skates. I machined custom pivot cups for my altima plates and mounted da45 trucks with good results. also I changed the hangers on my cyclone plates with classic hangers and trucks. My latest build is custom plates I machined with 7mm sure grip trucks . They are mounted to Vanilla Freestyles with Atom poison alloys. Is there a chart that shows which trucks are compatible with different plates? Thanks Bill
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Old August 18th, 2015, 07:35 PM   #2
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My names Bill

Hi Bill.

I have been skating off and on for over 30 yrs. I competed in speed in the eighties. I love to tinker with my skates. I machined custom pivot cups for my altima plates

Not familiar with Altima?? Got pix??


and mounted da45 trucks with good results. also I changed the hangers on my cyclone plates with classic hangers and trucks.

Did that not shorten the wheelbase??

My latest build is custom plates I machined with 7mm sure grip trucks.

Again, pix would be good. Here is how to do the pix on skatelog. I'm interested in seeing your work.


They are mounted to Vanilla Freestyles with Atom poison alloys. Is there a chart that shows which trucks are compatible with different plates?

Not that I am aware of. The whole thing about doing frankenplates is basically "cut and try." I have figured out all of the ones I have done on my own. T
his is a pretty advanced skill in some cases requiring access to obscure parts to pull it off easily. Of course, having a huge inventory of the afore mentioned obscure sk8 parts is handy when planning a new conversion.
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Old August 20th, 2015, 12:09 PM   #3
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I think the plates converted With da trucks were ultimate 1st gen machined magnesium plates that were my best speed set up back in the day. The da truck were the same angle as the old single action trucks so it worked out ok. axle spacing remained about the same.
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I am aware of only one "DA45" truck that fits properly on an Ultimate SA plate. That would be any of the Snyder Imperial based trucks. If you have something different, I'd love to see it.

Of course, I'm sure a little machining would improve the fit of an SG truck

BTW I own UIs, UIIs and even a UV that have Snyder Royal trucks on them. I was sk8ing the UI last night.
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