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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 July 26th, 2018, 06:08 AM   #1
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What's up Doc! Got a quick question for you. The Roll Line plate came with a rubber jam plug that is WAY TOO DURABLE. Holy crap, I've been trying to wear it down for a week, but it's still got it's shape and it's so honking big, like a rubber ball.

Are Roll Line jam plugs metric thread? If yes, then do you know of a place I could get metric jam plugs that are less durable?

This was on my old plate...it says it's rubber, but it was not the same compound.
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It wore down in a matter of days, and it was less prominent. I like the "hint" of a jam plug, but only a little.
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Old July 26th, 2018, 11:15 PM   #2
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Wait a minute. I just got home and tried to put my old plug into the Roll Line plate and it appears to fit.

Is that weird? What's up with that?
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Old July 28th, 2018, 04:40 AM   #3
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Wait a minute. I just got home and tried to put my old plug into the Roll Line plate and it appears to fit.

Is that weird? What's up with that?
Weirder still the answer I posted yesterday did not show up.

Anyway, the US 5/8 - 18UNF thread is very close to the 16 x 1.5mm metric thread on the Roll Lines, Close enough the plastic shank plugs will interchange. DO NOT try that with aluminum in either direction. It will cross thread almost immediately and then you have a real mess.
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Old July 28th, 2018, 05:56 AM   #4
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Thanks for the "head-up"

That did it. I thought I had the best experience of my skating life, before I changed the jam plug, but tonight was truly the best. My old jam plugs are perfectly worn, and allow much higher toe tricks, but provide just enough of "whatever it is" that I love.

This plate was the smartest decision I ever made (besides my kid). Worth every penny, and more. I've achieved my own personal skate zen.
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