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Old August 25th, 2009, 03:54 AM   #1
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Default Weight Weenies - how much does your stuff weigh?

Here is my new new Aluminum Laser Slider Bar upgrade for 190mm plate on Sz. 10 shoe.
Shaved 25 grams from replacing the 56 gram steel bar. It is a right angle triangular aluminum tube with sides drilled & countersunk.
New skate weight 1129 grams.
After steel kingpins replaced with aluminum => 1085 grams
After shoes replaced with Nike 200 gram Flywire shoes = 899 grams per skate.
YES! an under 2 lbs Size 10 long plate outdoor skate is within striking distance, and an under 1000 gram skate with 70mm wheels is now also possible!



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Old August 25th, 2009, 04:11 AM   #2
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I am somewhat amused by the recreational skaters who find an extra gram or two of skate weight so very critical to their "performance". They will explain their equation for how much difference blah blah amount of weight lifted per foot adds up to by the end of a session... whilst carrying an extra 30 pounds on their caboose or around the middle. Apparently I'm missing some crucial skate weenie point
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Old August 25th, 2009, 05:08 AM   #3
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Default what are the lightest skates you have ever skated in?

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I am somewhat amused by the recreational skaters who find an extra gram or two of skate weight so very critical to their "performance". They will explain their equation for how much difference blah blah amount of weight lifted per foot adds up to by the end of a session... whilst carrying an extra 30 pounds on their caboose or around the middle. Apparently I'm missing some crucial skate weenie point
If you don't know what the lightest skates you have ever skated weighed, then you have no business asking the question you asked.

Why? Because you don't know what you don't know.

And until you DO know what you don't know. Asking such questions can only make you look less smart than the Snartin I know you are.

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P.S. Don't conflate the two distinct domains => skater and skates.
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Old August 25th, 2009, 06:13 AM   #4
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I know what you meant... I'm not a total moron in understanding the concept. The same point can be made with running shoes which I AM/was more familiar with. However the point remains the same regarding session skaters. I somehow doubt the few extra grams of skate weight can be blamed for taking the boogy out of someone's shuffle when they're smuggling lard under their Tshirt

I fully agree with you if it comes to crossing a finish line first-- weight= time. Which is why you seldom see corpulent distance runners.

For the most part though I was being facetious
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Old August 25th, 2009, 01:48 PM   #5
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Default 2000 grams per skate

My skates weigh 2000 grams each with indoor wheels on. My outdoor wheels might add a little, but not much, considering the Bones Super Elite wheels on them now.

That doesn't slow me from boogying at bit. In fact, for indoor, I use movements of my extended leg to change edge, turn, etc.

Outdoors, I've never had a feeling of wearing cinder blocks on my feet. And maybe the extra mass down there damps out the rough-surface vibration.

To compensate, I HAVE shed 10,000 grams of body fat in the past few months.
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Old August 25th, 2009, 03:12 PM   #6
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Geez, and here I was figuring I was doing good by hitting the bathroom before I skated a session.
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