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Old March 14th, 2012, 10:59 AM   #1
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Default Aussie id some plates

looked at a pair of espana skates mounted on what looks to be an aussie wallaby plate,exept they dont have wallaby or a size stamped on them.
Heres a clue if anyone has seen these before. They only have SRS stamped on them and are a 45 sa with riveted truck hangers on a 1/8 aluminum plate.
my first thought was they are some kind or redstone speed plate.
Ant ideas anyone please?

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Old March 14th, 2012, 11:32 AM   #2
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Dident some rink,s use them as rentals
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Old March 15th, 2012, 09:47 AM   #3
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didnt sure grip have a plate called the Kangaroo as well in that era? ,i have wallabies here but they are double action
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Old March 15th, 2012, 10:15 AM   #4
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One of these perhaps!
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Old March 16th, 2012, 09:51 AM   #5
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Default Cast and riveted

i was hoping 3rd from the left but . .the riveted ones were an aussie plate. Most of the riveted hanger type kangas had a blue anodised top plate and were approx a 15 deg double action.and all of the Aus wallabys ive laid eyes on had a riveted hanger with wallaby and a size inside a square stamped on the jump bar like yours in the pic.these ones dont have any stamping on the jump bar but have srs stamped on the plate,this is the part that baffles me.
So what is that stamped on the underside of the heel part of the plate?
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Old March 16th, 2012, 09:59 AM   #6
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didnt sure grip have a plate called the Kangaroo as well in that era? ,i have wallabies here but they are double action
Well thats interesting that about the double action wallabys ,never heard of those b4 .I have a pair of modified 45 da converted wallas. most the kangas i seen had clip axles too.
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Old March 16th, 2012, 01:23 PM   #7
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i will have to get what's left of them out and put up a pic,am missing 2 trucks ,no axles and one has a home made jump bar as i broke the original,one day i might find the rest of the pieces and resurrect them
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Old March 16th, 2012, 11:27 PM   #8
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Stamp is SGA(suregrip australia) and riveted kangas where all SA .Which i dont have YET .Also i am pretty sure that the wallas and kangas where all SA
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Old March 16th, 2012, 11:34 PM   #9
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Stamp is SGA(suregrip australia) and riveted kangas where all SA .Which i dont have YET .Also i am pretty sure that the wallas and kangas where all SA
.Your a 100% right on that .I kept thinking there was a bottom cushion under the screw head recessed into the truck.My mistake now that see them again its all much clearer now lol.
i might get the guy to email me some more photos of the ones for sale
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Old March 18th, 2012, 06:59 AM   #10
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a pic of my wallaby plate


needing to find 2 or 4 more trucks and some new king pins ,i might have them somewhere but its been about 25+ years since they were pulled apart
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Old March 19th, 2012, 11:14 AM   #11
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needing to find 2 or 4 more trucks and some new king pins ,i might have them somewhere but its been about 25+ years since they were pulled apart
when you can 45 da convert them for around $70 australian , have the choice of 8mm axles and cushion setups.and for a bit more coin flips. i have the standard set up lying around somewhere in vic in fair cond.
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Old March 19th, 2012, 02:18 PM   #12
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yep i suppose it is as i have 2 sets of Arena stars, 1 i skate on and a smaller set as spares
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Old March 21st, 2012, 08:18 AM   #13
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yep i suppose it is as i have 2 sets of Arena stars, 1 i skate on and a smaller set as spares
I would take wallabys hands down over the heavier xk4 plate anyday.
I most definitely need better wheels for them the hyperliscous just don't roll or feel right on the wallaby for me.
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This is an old thread, but I'll bump it. My first skates were the Wallabies with the cast plate, no jump bar and screw axles. I really wanted to have the Kangaroos with the riveted plate, jump bar and flip axles, but they were too expensive for me as a kid. Never remember seeing Kangaroos with blue plates.
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The blue was the big ticket back then.
Poor mans wip.
My first pair where the cast kangas.Changed out the rubber cushions for some white clouds and flips.
Tough as nails.Still have them.
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I'm STILL pining for a set of wip's.

Those AND galaxi's
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Old January 2nd, 2018, 11:48 PM   #17
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Blue ones: sure grip (believe they are dominion now) marararhon plates. Are those roll-line cushions?
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Old January 3rd, 2018, 09:39 AM   #18
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Yeah suregrip marathons and roll line cushions.
I have wips and both galaxies
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Blue ones: sure grip (believe they are dominion now) marararhon plates. Are those roll-line cushions?
Sure Grip Marathon and Dominion Marathon are 2 different things. The Dominion Marathon had a toe stop, and was die cast in China. Does not seem to be available any longer. SG may still have a Marathon or 2 but no OG trucks.
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Old January 3rd, 2018, 07:38 PM   #20
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Talking Interesting..... SA Kangaroo.

That truck is the same as the Classic, which is DA. Just a difference in suspension configuration...and axles. My Kangaroo has Classic Junior trucks and is set up as a DA.

As a side note: I have seen discussion about this or that model only existed in such and such configuration. If you have only seen one or 2, or for that matter, all you have seen are the same does not mean it is the only or "true" configuration. SG USA only makes 2 rivet hanger base plates. One flat one and one forged toe stop plate. Put SA / DA45 hangers on the flat plate and you have a NTS Cyclone. DA rubber pivot hangers on the flat plate, NTS Century. DA precision pivot hangers on that flat plate, you get a NTS Classic. Swap out the flat plate for the toe stop plate and you now get the same thing w/ toe stops.

So SA or DA Wallaby, I see no reason why the hanger plates could not be both.
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