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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 March 1st, 2020, 01:41 AM   #1
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Default TLDR (or give me info where to read) on current skates for derby

Hi there, I was active on these forums like 10 years ago and really appreciated all the information you and other experts put into these forums. I was doing derby back then on sure grip rebel invader da45 short forward mount skates as you were recommending at the time. I loved them and am actually still on them though they’re now falling apart. I did derby for a couple years, stopped with just recreational skating, started back derby, and now looking for an upgrade. Back in the day, my upgrade plan was bont with avenger magnesium da45 or synder royal plate. is that still solid? are there better options? can you (or someone else) point me in the direction of any other da45 plates or plates with similar action? are royals still available? ive tried to look around the forum but it seems much less active with most posts from 2018 or 2019 as most recent. is there a section that is still active that i should be looking in? thank you so much for your time and again for all the help you’ve provided to the community through the years.
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Old March 7th, 2020, 12:45 AM   #2
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Default Still building those for derby

Bonts with custom Royals (The stock plate will not do well on the Bont, Antic Jet or Mota boots.) Avengers still work fine as well.
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