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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 April 1st, 2010, 02:39 PM   #41
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Default Nice...

That would be a size 7 bar..Unfortunately, I am hitting all around... Maybe Armadillo has a pair..
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Old April 6th, 2010, 03:42 AM   #42
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Default Decided to Retire the Sliders.

Tonight I had a revelation as to what is going wrong with my Laser sliders at my local rinks' 80's session tonight.

First of all I am feeling comfortable enough now to loosen up the action on my trucks and still skate under control so having my cushions cranked down all the way is no longer an issue.

I started off the evening with the skates feeling great. Then I made some sharp turns and my left skate started tracking funny.

I stopped to look at my skate and the truck had seized in the pivot cup.
No slop in the pivot cup, just seemed to wedge itself in there on a wierd angle and not rebound back to center.

I grabbed it and gave it a yank, and it started tracking normal again.

This was the last straw for the sliders. Although my boots will probably look like swiss cheese before I'm done, I am going to try something different.
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Old April 6th, 2010, 03:57 AM   #43
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Default Did ya try a little grease??

That may be all it needs
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Old April 6th, 2010, 04:28 AM   #44
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If I did that and it worked, my wife wouldn't let me buy a new set of plates.
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Old April 6th, 2010, 05:32 AM   #45
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Default Brilliant!

There's nothing I like better than a good ulterior motive!!
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Old April 6th, 2010, 06:35 AM   #46
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Ha ha, gotta love the marriage thing! lol "Honey the damn thing is broken, I need new plates!"

Now you can get a real plate...doc can probably suggest the ticket for you.
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Old April 6th, 2010, 07:07 AM   #47
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Default Pivot sticking a sign of cushion or kingpin problems

Your stuck pivot is telling you something is mucked up with the action settings. Often it is the kingpin rocking from damaged nylon in the hole thread, or the cushion height is off the mark one way or the other. It could also be too-soft cushions for your weight. You should not give up without some analysis.

What size are you sliders? I may be able to take them off your feet if the price and size are right. Will need to know if any nylon damage is present though, first.
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Old April 6th, 2010, 06:03 PM   #48
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I am probably going to keep the sliders.
If I sell them, I won't be able to start a nice skate
collection like everyone else has.

For the record, they were originally set up for a size 9.5 boot.
If I remember correctly the distance between axles is something
like 165 or 170mm.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 10:40 PM   #49
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Default Another Brilliant Idea

Since I already bought a new set of single action laser trucks, I decided to buy the rest of the plate rails.

That should do me.
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Old September 21st, 2012, 05:16 PM   #50
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Not much but I have sk8ed them and I liked 'em. Especially with a stiff boot....
Resurrecting an old thread.......

What is the history of the slider, meaning what year did it first come out and when was it phased out?
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Old September 21st, 2012, 06:46 PM   #51
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Resurrecting an old thread.......

What is the history of the slider, meaning what year did it first come out and when was it phased out?
Ya got me... Maybe some of Tim's friends can fill us in..
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