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Check your plates

Posted: 14 Jan 2014, 16:34
by da silva surfer
My friend just had an issue with the kingpin on his skates:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lqupv0qwxEM

This show's the importance of checking your gear regularly, if he hadn't noticed he would of probably had the kingpin break while skating which could of caused all sorts of pain.

His plate is getting replaced by the manufacturer by the way due to the malfunction.

x

Silva

Re: Check your plates

Posted: 14 Jan 2014, 19:08
by tessrobs
I second this! My plate broke 3 days before we had a tournament! Although I will add that it was because a replacement part I had bought for them (pivot cups) was the wrong type of part - so also be very careful/informed on upgrading/replacing parts on your plates.

Re: Check your plates

Posted: 24 Nov 2014, 00:04
by da silva surfer
Just read something else about plates and checking your kinpins regularly (2nd part, but also is good info on toestop does and donts):

http://www.rollergirl.ca/misc/roller-de ... klist.html