a 44 would be able to fit, but not a 45. it would be sticking out too far.
+2279 post from the old board
So, the new souls will be compatible with the old stuff right?
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leave it to annoying retards to generalize anything about 'rollerblading'
Well, maybe on the Argon, when they changed the...
I can't think of many times where it has....valos yeah? You can put the new souls on the oldest boot lol.
Backwards compatibility is great, just as long as it doesn't hold back the design of the new generation. So it depends on what part of the design you're talking about. Keeping the Xsjado cuff/baseplate interface the same doesn't hold the new skate back at all, while making the Valo Light a raised-heel boot to keep compatibility with the old souls does indeed impede the skate (no room for a shock pad, more flex to the frame mount).
Some would argue that the reason the XSJ2 has only two cuff sizes is to maintain backwards-compatibility across the size range, but really it was a budget thing, AFAIK (mo molds, mo money), and the plan is to fill in the cuff sizes (and maybe the tongue/instep sizes too? I hope?) at some point in the future, to create four completely independently-sized skeletons. Which would not be backwards-compatible in the two new sizes... but the two original sizes would be, so if you want to get semantic, you're still 100% compatible, it's just that the sizing shortcomings of the first skate are still there.
yes, that was a win for sure. regardless, I think the backwards compatibility will work great, Why? because I just notice that Stockwell is skating the new soles on his 4's, in the new park edit with he and Eisler. And I'm thinking you will be able to use the new cuff with old plates and base, and the old cuff design with the new one piece soul. Where is that Spaniard guy to confirm this?
Thanks Al, your opinions and knowledge are always on point.