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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 August 14th, 2016, 03:52 PM   #1
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Default Bont with Pilot F16 sizing

I've tried searching and didn't find anything that answered my question.

I just got a size 5 or 37EU Bont Hybrid Carbon. I decided on a Pilot F16 Falcon Plus plate and went with a 5.25 plate. My reasoning for this was when looking at the Luigino sizing charts the 5.25 plate is recommended for the 4.5 Q-4/Q-6 boots which are also a size 37EU. Am I off? Will this work? primary use will be reffing derby. I think I still have a little of time to change this before the plates are mounted.

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old August 14th, 2016, 06:17 PM   #2
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Talking photojojo eh??

Great pun. That cracks me up... OK...to business.

Your 5.25" plate @ 133mm is a bit shorter than I would go with on a 5 Bont... The next size longer (5.5") @ 139mm is right @ my lower wheelbase limit however the next size up (5.75") is better on a 6 than a 5.

If you brought me the combo (5 Bont w/ a 5.25" wheelbase) you have to assemble, I would try to talk you out of it. Not saying it won't work, but it will certainly be exciting to sk8.
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Old August 15th, 2016, 12:52 PM   #3
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Thanks for your help. Got it switched to a 5.5.
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