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Old June 12th, 2018, 09:24 AM   #1
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Default Arius Mounting Bolt Quantity

Hey Doc,

While browsing Arius Platinum pics, I've seen skaters with 4 mounting bolts on each boot and other skaters with 6 mounting bolts on each boot.

All were mounted to leather-sole skates.

I'd love to shed the weight of 4 extra bolts. Would I be sacrificing something by leaving the 2 Arius middle mounting holes un bolted?

I want to use M4 sized Titanium Grade 5 bolts with t-nuts to mount the Arius plates to Solaris boots.

I weigh 155 lbs., skate recreationally indoors, never very aggressively.
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Old June 12th, 2018, 04:05 PM   #2
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Hey Doc,

While browsing Arius Platinum pics, I've seen skaters with 4 mounting bolts on each boot and other skaters with 6 mounting bolts on each boot.

All were mounted to leather-sole skates.

I'd love to shed the weight of 4 extra bolts. Would I be sacrificing something by leaving the 2 Arius middle mounting holes un bolted?

I want to use M4 sized Titanium Grade 5 bolts with t-nuts to mount the Arius plates to Solaris boots.

I weigh 155 lbs., skate recreationally indoors, never very aggressively.

As long as you baby the Arius, you should have not trouble. Derby, use all 6. Just keep an eye on the action. It wears rather quickly. Taking it down and cleaning the axis pin and bushings a couple of times a month will minimize the issue.


OK Marshall, I know you are itching to add your 2 cents worth. Fire away.
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Old June 12th, 2018, 06:48 PM   #3
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Default Adjustable with slotted holes?

Good to hear.

Since I'll only use the 4 slotted holes, would the plate be able to be micro adjusted by sliding the plate forwards or backwards after loosening the mounting bolts?

I'll order split sized 9-1/2, 9 boots. I assume I'll want to adjust the plates to fall under the space between the ball and big toe pad of each foot instead of both being lined up an even distance from the heel.

(Not asking you to discuss short forward mount. I've read and re-read your posts on that topic until my eyes were bleeding.)
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Good to hear.

Since I'll only use the 4 slotted holes, would the plate be able to be micro adjusted by sliding the plate forwards or backwards after loosening the mounting bolts?


Pretty much the way it works. Just make sure you keep an eye on the screws. They can back out and fall on the floor. Not cool.


I'll order split sized 9-1/2, 9 boots. I assume I'll want to adjust the plates to fall under the space between the ball and big toe pad of each foot instead of both being lined up an even distance from the heel.


That would be exact science for that mounting style.... Of course, you do have to take toe length into consideration when doing it that way. You are aware the difference in length between a 9 and a 9.5 is a whole 0.167"?? I run 8 1/2 lt and 9 rt. I have yet to be able to tell enough difference to make it worth sorting out the difference. YMMV


(Not asking you to discuss short forward mount. I've read and re-read your posts on that topic until my eyes were bleeding.)

Eyes bleeding?? Seriously?? It is not that complicated.
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