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Old March 16th, 2008, 08:02 PM   #1
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Default In Search of Metaflex Dragsters

I am getting back into sk8ing after a long dry stint (teaching my 2 year old to sk8) and have a pair that I would like to rebuild the way I bought them. I know I have no hope of replacing the kangaroo hyde boot that they originally sported but am looking for a set of Metaflex Dragsters (precision), preferably the yellow composite. I have contacted Metaflex in Canada but they told me that they do not even have the molds anymore as they were lost durring a move. I'm rebuilding these to cira 1976 ie using the urathane as opposed to the Big D Maples that I also bought with the skates. I'ld like to be able to pull them out and use them from time to time as my second pair. Sorry for being so long winded but my kids tell me I do that when I'm talking about "glory days". Long story short (I know, too late), Does anyone know where someone could lay their hands on a set of precision Metaflex Dragsters, preferably in yellow?
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Old March 16th, 2008, 09:37 PM   #2
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i guess my first question is why! there are plenty of cheaper wheels that will out preform the old dragsters. although they were pretty cool in the day. but unless you can find them cheap i'd just get a inexpensive wheel with a nylon or plastic hub. is it a clearance issue. what plate are they going on.
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I'm pretty sure I have some yellow ones, but I won't be able to check for a couple weeks til I'm back in FL. If I do find some, I'll let you know!
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Old March 17th, 2008, 12:26 AM   #4
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i guess my first question is why! there are plenty of cheaper wheels that will out preform the old dragsters. although they were pretty cool in the day. but unless you can find them cheap i'd just get a inexpensive wheel with a nylon or plastic hub. is it a clearance issue. what plate are they going on.
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I skated these XK-4 plates in Lincoln "76" with yellow Metaflex Dragsters, fafnir 8balls, and Hyde kangaroo boots. just trying to jet them back, as close as possible, to how I skated them. True, not a great combo by today's standards but I liked it in the day and a short wheel can make up for a lot of rusty form. I've got new primary sk8s, Cararra boots, XK-4 singles, Hyper Cannibals, Bones Swiss. These are really going to be sk8ed when I get together with old friends that I skated with back "then".
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Old March 17th, 2008, 12:28 AM   #5
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I'm pretty sure I have some yellow ones, but I won't be able to check for a couple weeks til I'm back in FL. If I do find some, I'll let you know!
Please do let me know, Thanks!!!

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Old March 17th, 2008, 01:05 AM   #6
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I have about 7 sets of new in the box yellows.
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Old March 17th, 2008, 02:40 AM   #7
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now i get it. i'm the same way, still looking for the stuff i had back in the day. but it's proving harder to find then your metalflex though.
good luck and i hope you enjoy.
speaking of nationals, quad national is open now and in lincoln this year. and we need to see ya there. come, it will be a good time.
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Old April 5th, 2008, 12:43 AM   #8
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Default Vintage METAFLEX DRAGSTER Skateboard Roller Skate Wheel



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Old April 5th, 2008, 12:59 AM   #9
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