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Old Yesterday, 04:46 PM   #61
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After some more thought, I think your skates felt different than mine for two reasons: 1. You use less pre-compression then I do. 2. You probably have a steeper axis of rotation. I might be at a DA 43-45. Where you might be at 47-48. We don't really know since there is no good way to measure this.
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After some more thought, I think your skates felt different than mine for two reasons: 1. You use less pre-compression then I do. 2. You probably have a steeper axis of rotation. I might be at a DA 43-45. Where you might be at 47-48. We don't really know since there is no good way to measure this.
That little bit of caster change means a lot. My trucks usually are closer than stock DA45s(usually perfectly at right angles to the KP) to the plate which slows the steering down. I shimmed 2 times Sunday and they are close to where I like them but some cushion combinations are going to have to dealt with too. After the shimming was done, they are almost exactly where they were when I started skating yesterday with my old setup(same caster). And as I said before, I will be doing some clearancing around the cushion pocket and axle. But no damage at all yesterday to the cushions!
Measuring the caster is tough because cushions on a DA45 allow caster to change. Right now my skates are turning great, but have too much kickback at strokes end. So last night and today I ordered some more cushions to play with. Cushions make huge changes, more than most give them credit for. It can make so much difference that a person could hate their skates for years not knowing a few changes can make them loved.....
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