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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 18th, 2016, 09:38 PM   #1
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Hi Doc,
I purchased a set of skates off ebay for my little girl. The plates are Atlas. I would like to replace the cushions but I'm not sure of the plate model or cushion shape. Any ideas on what they are and where to get a replacement.


Also, I purchased the below skate off a fellow Skatelogger. I like having a unique skate. Do you know what cuchion was used? I saw a thread for these plates a few months ago but can not find it now.
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Old November 18th, 2016, 10:40 PM   #2
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Hi Doc,
I purchased a set of skates off ebay for my little girl. The plates are Atlas. I would like to replace the cushions but I'm not sure of the plate model or cushion shape. Any ideas on what they are and where to get a replacement.


That ATLAS appears to be a Skate Plus. I may be able to find some but you may want to stock up. ATLAS has quit manufacturing as far as I know.

Also, I purchased the below skate off a fellow Skatelogger. I like having a unique skate. Do you know what cuchion was used? I saw a thread for these plates a few months ago but can not find it now.
Thanks for any help.


-Austin
You will have to reveal the logger that built those (although I have some suspicions.) Then we can ask. Off the top of my head it looks like a urethane Laser SA cushion. Those are not easy to find either.
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Old November 19th, 2016, 02:24 AM   #3
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Thanks DOC. I have a set of Lasers in the garage.

I think the top cushions must be laser SA. The ID and OD are almost identical. Another clue is the builder used a Laser nylon washer under the adjusting nut. Also, the king pin angle on the Laser SA and these both measure 30 degrees. King pin is same thread too.

The conical cushion appears to be a machined down sure grip purple. This makes the movement something between a single and double action.
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Old November 23rd, 2016, 01:37 AM   #4
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Fiddling around and found a solution for the Atlas plates. Two aluminum washers and the spacing is about right for the Sure Grip cushions. Not perfect but way better than the old rubber.

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OK define "about" right. My main concern here the OD of the cushions. Aren't the SGs smaller in diameter than the ATLAS goodies?? If they are, there may be some stability issues as the truck may want to slide from side to side a bit.

BTW "Fiddling" is how ya find stuff out.
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Old November 25th, 2016, 11:25 AM   #6
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Hi Doc, she might want to try david ripp at usa skates for them, he could have them or a cushion that will fit.
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Hi Doc, she might want to try david ripp at usa skates for them, he could have them or a cushion that will fit.

Thanks Rick, If anyone has any left it would be Mr Ripp. My main concern would be the "quality" of any remaining ATLAS cushions. In my experience, the rubber ones are good for about 6 months to a year and the urethane bits are not worth considering.
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Thanks Rick, If anyone has any left it would be Mr Ripp. My main concern would be the "quality" of any remaining ATLAS cushions. In my experience, the rubber ones are good for about 6 months to a year and the urethane bits are not worth considering.
right, but on the rubber depends on where they are keep, we have used some rubber for years lol,,,maybe it didnt matter to me. the urethane are ok depending on what your doing for skating. maybe you can get some sure grip cushions or others that are too large and use a nice sharp model knife and shape them. really mickey mouse lol
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maybe you can get some sure grip cushions or others that are too large and use a nice sharp model knife and shape them. really mickey mouse lol
Jeez Rick, I use a lathe to do that stuff.
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Jeez Rick, I use a lathe to do that stuff.
lol Doc your more advanced then me, i didnt think of a lathe.
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