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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 November 12th, 2007, 05:03 AM   #1
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Default Does shorter mean softer?

Ok, a question about a shorter plate. Peronally I like a "forward" mount, but it is one of those things that is not accepted for indoor use by us "quad heads".
Skating an outdoor mount indoors needs to be apprecated like any other learning expierence.
But in both of our style of mounts the rear truck is more forward from the norm.
This creates another problem that may not be considered by alot of people, most of the grip is in the rear wheels, or is my mount that much further than yours? Do you find yourself using softer wheels then what you had before?



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Old November 13th, 2007, 03:41 AM   #2
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Default Forward Mount

OK, a question about a shorter plate. Personally I like a "forward" mount, but it is one of those things that is not accepted for indoor use by us "quad heads".

Which quad heads are you referring to? No one I build sk8s for. We shove 'em forward and we like it!!

Skating an outdoor mount indoors needs to be appreciated like any other learning experience.

True enough. It is just learning a bit of a different skill.

But in both of our style of mounts the rear truck is more forward from the norm.

True again.

This creates another problem that may not be considered by alot of people, most of the grip is in the rear wheels, or is my mount that much further than yours?

Judging from the picture you are probably a bit father forward than I am. But how about measuring the distance from the back of the plates to the back of the heel. Then tell me your boot and plate size and I'll tell ya exactly what the answer is.

Do you find yourself using softer wheels then what you had before?

Perhaps..... but not because of the plate mount. I just like my Crossfires..... It works fine with my Interceptors, SN8Ks and what ever else I am playing with right now.
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