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Old November 27th, 2011, 05:28 PM
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Default Ice to inline conversion question

when the outsole is redrilled to fit the inline chassis, do the holes that remain pose a problem to the structural integrity of the outsole?

I've had an outsole crack on me on a pair of rx25s...

any problems mounting a magnesium hi-low chassis on a vapor or supreme skate?

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Old November 28th, 2011, 05:25 PM
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man, 34 views and not a single reply.

this place is dead!
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Old November 28th, 2011, 05:55 PM
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Is it a carbon outsole? I'm not familiar with the RX25

It shouldnt have any issues. I've drilled, redrilled, repositioned chassis without any issues in the past. Done about 20+ conversions so far
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Old November 29th, 2011, 07:23 AM
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the skate i will be converting is either a vapor 5.0 or 6.0
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Old November 29th, 2011, 02:46 PM
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So does it have a composite outsole? I dont have access to a LHS... the closest one is in Melbourne.
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Old November 29th, 2011, 05:39 PM
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5.0 advertised as fiber composite outsole
6.0 advertised as full composite outsole

most likely getting the 6.0
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Old November 29th, 2011, 08:03 PM
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rx25s had a fiber composite outsole
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Old November 29th, 2011, 08:03 PM
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The fibre outsole should still withstand the numerous holes, but if you are getting the full composite outsoles then it will not be a problem.
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Old November 29th, 2011, 08:16 PM
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so you are saying it is a very noticable difference between full and fiber composite outsoles?

good to know since i cracked a fiber one like i said on my rx25s..
looks like the 6.0 for sure
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Old November 30th, 2011, 08:04 AM
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You could use an epoxy to fill in the holes if needs be. I did this for pairs of One90s and One95s I converted.
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Old November 30th, 2011, 05:49 PM
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I have a pair of x20's converted with the vanguard chassis. They've lasted over a year and still using them. The outsoles on these skates are pretty cheap - I think it was called TPU or something?

The only thing that is structurally compromised is where the toecap meets the boot meets the sole. Since the chassis mounting area is very flat (versus an ice holder which is curved more), the toe area was "pulled down" rather than keeping the natural curve of the boot. There is a slight gap in this area but has not caused me any problems and the skate feels fine. Ill get a pic if you want to see - it's pretty confusing to describe. Also this issue may be dependent on chassis size vs skate size - I have a medium chassis and 7.5 skate.

I didnt bother to fill the holes with anything.
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Old December 1st, 2011, 10:42 AM
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well i took the plunge and ordered a pair of Bauer Supreme One80's. Hoping the wider fit won't make the sides of my feet hurt like Vapors kind of do..Won't be getting the whole conversion done until after Xmas, but I'll be sure to let you guys know how it went
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 01:02 PM
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Thought I'd give you guys an update.

I've had the skates a for a few months now.

Unfortunately, the outsole on the bauer ice skates are very thin in the middle, where the inline chasis rivets need to be....there is definately a "give" when i push off, as I can feel the outsole bending where the chasis is.

Not a problem for ice play, as the rivets for the ice setup are on the outside, where the outsole is thicker.

I figured the carbon fiber would have been strong enough, but it bends easier than the plastic outsole on my 10 year old missions.

I wouldn't recommend this conversion if you are a larger guy. It sucks feeling the chasis on the bottom of my foot when i push off.

Oh well, the quest continues...
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Old September 2nd, 2012, 08:45 PM
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file:///var/folders/ov/ovqnmHzGF2KjNjZsWPQhiE+++TI/-Tmp-/com.apple.mail.drag/photo.JPG my eq 50's converted to roller, tell me what you think...p.s. idk how to do this photo thing
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Old May 11th, 2013, 02:55 PM
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with the carbon sole.. your ganna have to put a spacer of some kind.. your wheels will rub!
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