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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 June 27th, 2014, 06:00 PM   #1
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I've got a pair of from what i've been told at the rink are older riedell rs-1000s. Everything about them is great except the "plastic" cuff that starts around the arch and wraps around the heel and continues till about even with the other side. This cuff is located between the leather of the shoe and the liner of the boot. It's murdering my foot! Oddly its just the right foot but just above my arch the cuff seems to be slightly turned in and is giving me the best blisters. nickle sized honkers that no "wright-sock" or liner reinforced reg sock can seem to beat. no one will see it but will my attempts at a surgical incision to either cut out enough material around the hot spot or remove the cuff just leave me with a floppy liner mess? Do i need the cuff? Do i need the built in liner? Should i try to hair-dry heat it up and work that bend out? Thanks in advanced for any time put toward my 21 questions.


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Old June 28th, 2014, 04:20 AM   #2
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I've got a pair of from what i've been told at the rink are older riedell rs-1000s.

Indeed, they are "older". The 2 stripes are a dead give away.

Everything about them is great except the "plastic" cuff that starts around the arch and wraps around the heel and continues till about even with the other side. This cuff is located between the leather of the shoe and the liner of the boot.

It's called the counter.

It's murdering my foot! Oddly its just the right foot but just above my arch the cuff seems to be slightly turned in and is giving me the best blisters. nickle sized honkers that no "wright-sock" or liner reinforced reg sock can seem to beat.

no one will see it but will my attempts at a surgical incision to either cut out enough material around the hot spot or remove the cuff just leave me with a floppy liner mess? Do i need the cuff?

Depends on the sk8r.

Do i need the built in liner?

I would say so.

Should i try to hair-dry heat it up and work that bend out?

Before I give you nay advice, lets see a pic of what you have going on. I suspect the counter (I am not aware of it being plastic. I have only seen fiber.) got very wet and was allowed to warp when drying. I am not certain that heat alone would do the trick.

Thanks in advanced for any time put toward my 21 questions.

Glad to help. However, I typically send this kid of repair to Riedell. Granted the 125 boot is not the top of the line but you have a pretty classy pair of old school boots there.
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