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Old June 14th, 2019, 07:50 PM   #1
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Default Nylon/fiberglass plates?

Hey there, Doc. Getting back into skating (again). All outdoor. A little quad hockey (very much recreation and non-competitive), learning some art/edging stuff, a little trail skating etc.

Going to get a set of Bont Parkstars and am looking for a decent set of 20 degree plates. When coupled with the composite sole of the Parkstars, would a nylon/fiberglass job do? I only weigh ~120 lbs. Was thinking the Bont Prodigy would be a good bet.

Edit: Just realized the Prodigy isn't offered in 6.25/159. I'm definitely not going up to 165, and 6.00/152 might be a little short on a Bont 7/26cm foot. Which leaves me either considering the Crazy Venus, Athena, or maybe an NOS Ignite NTS.

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Old June 20th, 2019, 06:59 PM   #2
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I have successfully rolled 150s on size 8 Bonts. YMMV.
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