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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 18th, 2011, 12:51 PM   #1
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Default 165's on an 11?

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I've got a 165 Giotto that I intend to put on an 11 Diamond Walker boot. Thoughts / hints / suggestions? How terrifyingly short will that be?

I have a 170 on my current Bonts - which are 42's, and it's not too bad - although I think I put it too far forward. My front wheels are closer to my big toe than the ball of my foot. I've noticed in some builds - some guys mount the plate what looks like center of the boot... I assume it's to get proper axel placement?

Any input would be most helpful. And if you have pics of something similar, that'd be all the better.

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Old April 18th, 2011, 05:51 PM   #2
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Doc,

I've got a 165 Giotto that I intend to put on an 11 Diamond Walker boot. Thoughts / hints / suggestions? How terrifyingly short will that be?

I have a 170 on my current Bonts - which are 42's, and it's not too bad - although I think I put it too far forward. My front wheels are closer to my big toe than the ball of my foot. I've noticed in some builds - some guys mount the plate what looks like center of the boot... I assume it's to get proper axel placement?

Any input would be most helpful. And if you have pics of something similar, that'd be all the better.

Thanks,
Bob
165 is just a step shorter than i go on 11's.. I would prefer the 170..
Closer to the toe than the ball is further forward than I go..

How tos?? There are pages of discussion on Ask Doc Sk8 and the quad forums.. You got more homework to do..
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Old May 8th, 2011, 02:27 PM   #3
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It can be done, I skated those 165's on my size 11.5 and 12's and loved them!
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It can be done, I skated those 165's on my size 11.5 and 12's and loved them!

All I specified was how I do it..
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All I specified was how I do it..
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oh I know, just saying it can be done
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