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Old September 1st, 2009, 09:28 AM   #21
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Apparently I'm getting a big bag of boen spares with the six sets of plates i'm importing.

Hold on for a while, and i'll see what turns up
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Old September 1st, 2009, 10:04 AM   #22
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Go to page 10 in hardware and look at Khiro rubbers continues on to page 11 etc.
I got some for my Boens and they fit fine.
Double barrel combo is what l got.
l did have to shorten the top ones but if you order the short combo l think you will be fine.
Check it out.
Also its free shipping nation wide.
I bought these Khiro cushions and they fit both my Boens and my Reactors fine with no modification. Little bit snug over the kingpin with my Reactors but workable with my very soft cushions - my flatmate's very hard cushions will need to be drilled out slightly to get them on.
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Old September 1st, 2009, 02:01 PM   #23
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How is going from a 7mm axle to an 8mm axle making it worse. It only makes it stronger. PLUS, 608 bearings are mor plentiful and cheaper, aren't they??
I dont agree with the 8mm axle making it stronger. I have found over the years that the 8mm axles have always been sloppy as far as bearing fit. Plus if your going to spend over $400 for a set of plates why would you be concerned about putting a cheaper bearing on them? Dont know about you but I have never had a problem with getting 7mm bearings.
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Old September 1st, 2009, 03:29 PM   #24
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Hey Lowpriceskates, are the NTS the same price?

Or is this for w/ Toe stop only for now, until the actual release date?
From what I've heard, Labeda has no immediate plans to make an NTS version.
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Old September 1st, 2009, 04:11 PM   #25
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Anybody have a link to a size chart.

If I order I want to know the exact axel width.
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Old September 1st, 2009, 04:31 PM   #26
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If the new Prolines are the same as the old, the number on the plate is the wheel base. A 750 has a 7 1/2" wheel base, a 600 would be a 6" wheelbase, etc.
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Old September 1st, 2009, 06:59 PM   #27
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"From what I've heard, Labeda has no immediate plans to make an NTS version. "

Bummer, I passed on the $199.oo BIN-NTS 7:75's on eBay a month back.

Ya win, Ya loose. lather rinse repeat.
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Old September 1st, 2009, 10:41 PM   #28
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How is going from a 7mm axle to an 8mm axle making it worse. It only makes it stronger. PLUS, 608 bearings are mor plentiful and cheaper, aren't they??

I was 15 degree back in the day as well. I just checked mine that have been sitting since 1991 with Cannabals, Reidell 295 and Super fafnirs, as well as REAL Boen clips on trucks/axles....
hey george check this thread out fot the quality of the trucks they will be using.


http://skatelogforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22089
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 07:30 PM   #29
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"Bummer, I passed on the $199.oo BIN-NTS 7:75's on eBay a month back.
Way too big for you anyway.
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Old September 10th, 2009, 04:53 AM   #30
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How is going from a 7mm axle to an 8mm axle making it worse. It only makes it stronger. PLUS, 608 bearings are mor plentiful and cheaper, aren't they??

I was 15 degree back in the day as well. I just checked mine that have been sitting since 1991 with Cannabals, Reidell 295 and Super fafnirs, as well as REAL Boen clips on trucks/axles....


first thing no 8mm trucks arent better they think that because its a larger axle they can cheap out on the material making it not as strong and easy to bend.... plus the wuality control of these new 8mm sucks and ontop of that 8mm bearings have a sloppyer fit then 7mm meaning they arent better all around

second thing the reactor and the original proline had 5 degree not 15.... a 15 dergree setup on a proline means you have an art proline not a speed proline
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Old September 10th, 2009, 05:05 AM   #31
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Im just wondering, if this plate is using the same hardware as the reactor, same trucks, and they have the same footprint and action, is this plate worth the price of over $100 more than a reactor? I guess if you want a little piece of history , you gotta pay!
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Old September 10th, 2009, 12:54 PM   #32
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Im just wondering, if this plate is using the same hardware as the reactor, same trucks, and they have the same footprint and action, is this plate worth the price of over $100 more than a reactor? I guess if you want a little piece of history , you gotta pay!
The big turn-off for me as far as the reactor is the 8mm axles. Not that they are any better or worse than 7mm but most of my wheels currently have 7mm bearings installed and It is easier to streamline all of my families skates to one size bearing so they can skate whatever I have without having to take the time to remove and re-install bearings. I can honestly say that the fit of 7mm bearings is better than most 8mm applications.
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Old September 10th, 2009, 12:54 PM   #33
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Am I the only one appreciating the irony that Riedell cloned Labeda on the Proline and now Labeda is sourcing Reactor trucks to re-release their Proline?
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Old September 10th, 2009, 06:59 PM   #34
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Am I the only one appreciating the irony that Riedell cloned Labeda on the Proline and now Labeda is sourcing Reactor trucks to re-release their Proline?
riedell cloned the proline and now labeda is sourcing the trucks from them and trying to sell the plates for more then $100 of the reactor
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Old September 11th, 2009, 07:49 PM   #35
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Well here is the deal riedell did clone the proline
but labeda just found out where the reactor is being built and buying the trucks from them as well as having them machine them. I talked with a factory member today.
The proline seems to be made of a stronger aluminum also.
I think the reactor T6 extruded 6061 aluminum plates
the new labeda is made from T6 extruded 7000 aluminum

the stronger alum the more cost. 6061 doesnt go thru as many bits as 7000 to CNC. the harder the more replacement bits are needed.

So $100 more... worth the CNCing and harder material.
also the axles are 8mm hardened stainless steel.

Thought you should know
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Old September 11th, 2009, 07:59 PM   #36
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im wondering if the finish on the new proline will be as good as the old one, or be kinda crappy like on most of the reactors ive seen.
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Old September 11th, 2009, 08:01 PM   #37
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I think they are nice,but who wants to skate anything with an 8mm axle?
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Old September 11th, 2009, 08:23 PM   #38
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i wish everyone would quit worrying about wether it has an 8mm or 7mm axle. they dont skate any different. i understand that most of us have higher end plates that came with 7mm and fear change. i have skates with both and cannot tell the difference. so what if you have buy another set of bearings, its just a good excuse to buy more skate stuff
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Old September 11th, 2009, 08:35 PM   #39
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Default Reactor 8mm trucks

There was a skater from Fleetwood speed team who ran the 300 meter in 32.2 seconds at quad nationals this year in veteran men and broke the existing record. 10.7 second laps is pretty good since he was on a Reactor with 8mm trucks. He probably could of ran it in 28.5 if he had 7mm trucks ( :
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Old September 11th, 2009, 08:40 PM   #40
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There was a skater from Fleetwood speed team who ran the 300 meter in 32.2 seconds at quad nationals this year in veteran men and broke the existing record. 10.7 second laps is pretty good since he was on a Reactor with 8mm trucks. He probably could of ran it in 28.5 if he had 7mm trucks ( :
im sure how this is possible. if it is ill stand corrected. but why do you think this?
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