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I cant stand the stupid soles on the solos. I have a pair of carbon soles that I may flatten out on top for the most part so that I can fit them onto my solos.
What are your thoughts be-mag?
It'll work, and give you the benefit of a more rigid frame mount and a better groove, but it'll also add height.
"Psyfron" and I discussed this mod here:
I remember that thread Mr Dolega. I dont mind the extra height as before these Solos & COs I was riding Carbons with 59s flat on Slimlines. The height dont bother me none.
This was done with no modification to the boot. I merely flattened the soleplates and dremeled them out at the UFS holes so that the UFS nubs on the boot would sit in the plates.
what size souls to boot? looks pretty ghetto but works good probably
Sz 7 skates. size small soleplates.
can you take pics of the carbon plates where you dremeled them?
also, if you got the old solos would you kee the old buckle or update it to the new buckle
I havent had the old solos but i would say that if you dont have fat feet and use the stock blank liner, which i find to be pretty comfortable, you should be fine since the boots, I believe, run like 7-7.5. my only complaint is the positioning of the buckle across the boot. i've considered swapping it out for the deshi heel straps i use on my carbons since they wrap around under the boot but i dont think they'd have much effect on the boot like the metal, or even plastic, buckle. I'll prolly wind up drilling new holes and trying some different angles for the buckle.
pics of the dremmeled souls?
I'll have pics of everything by the morning. I still have to flatten out the soleplate for the other boot.
can you do a before and after pic?
I spent like maybe 10-15 minutes doing this yesterday. Its pretty crude and i'm going to do a lil fine tuning to make it fit perfectly but you get the gist of it. I did no modifications to the boot whatsoever.
I am very interested in how this turns out. Unfortunately my feet are very wide and very deep (from arch to top of foot) for their length. I ordered size 10US (foot length is exactly 9US) to account for width and depth, but still experienced excruciating pressure point on the outside of my foot after about an hour of skating. I was thinking about heat molding, but realized that would interfere with the sole plate positioning. Please post an update as to how this works out under real skating conditions.
Anything happen with this?
havent gotten to skate them yet but i've rolled around the house and tried a bunch of stalls in them and it doesnt feel wobbly. I'll let yous know when I finally get out to skate them.
Nice. How's the weight? Height? Also, was it necessary to "flatten" the Carbon plates?
The weight is insignificant, same as before. I dun mind the height really. carbon plates are only like 3/8ths of an inch thick, so its not like theyre sitting super high. and yes, flattening the ridge around the plates was necessary, otherwise the boot wouldnt sit flat.
Good...good. FedEx just dropped my new 50/50 CB, 8 Eulogy JC Rowes, 16 Bones Reds, aaaannnd new Carbon soles. We'll see what happens:)
Also, as you can see from the pictures you've got to dremel a depression in the plates around the frame bolt holes unless yer going to remove the ufs nubs on the boot.
I was getting ready to start grinding on those Carbon soles and realized I miss-guesstimated on the size. I figured the M (10-10.5 Carbon boot) would be the best bet to fit length-wise on a size 10 RB, but I've got a lot of over hang and the backslide didn't look right. So against my eagerness and desire to do this mod I'm gonna send the mediums back and get larges. Fuckin' "C'est la vie".
Indeed it is my friend.
I have a 9 boot I'm gonna do this on... Think ill need larges too.
I love the skates but fucking hate the souls for anything other than soul based tricks.
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