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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 September 9th, 2010, 02:12 AM   #1
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Default What size cushions?

Hey DocSk8:

I go a pair of 595s with satellite plates. the trucks are single action, the king pins are the flat head screw type. The cushions on my both of my front trucks pretty smashed. I looked at some cushions at the rink but they were hard and smaller diameter (and hot pink!!!) Could you steer me in the right direction as to where to get replacement cushions (ie, size and hardness?) for my set up. I am using these skates to get back in to speed skating after being off for 30 years. Thanks for you help.
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Old September 9th, 2010, 02:56 PM   #2
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Hey DocSk8:

Wow so formal!! Doc is fine. lol

I go a pair of 595s with satellite plates. the trucks are single action, the king pins are the flat head screw type. The cushions on my both of my front trucks pretty smashed. I looked at some cushions at the rink but they were hard and smaller diameter (and hot pink!!!) Could you steer me in the right direction as to where to get replacement cushions (ie, size and hardness?) for my set up. I am using these skates to get back in to speed skating after being off for 30 years. Thanks for you help.
A lot has changed in the 30 years you have been gone..

As far as your Satellite. It takes single action cushions that are typically 7/8" in diameter and taller than the typical double action cushion which is 1" in diameter...

I soup up Satellites.... beefed up trucks with better axles and more precise bearing spacing, stronger, more easily adjustable king pins and suspension cushions... If you are interested, shoot me a PM..
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