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boot, maintenance, parts, sizing, skate maintenance, upgrade -

So you've read up on all of the options of boots and features and you've decided on the boot that you want. Now what?  Manufacturer's Sizing Guides Most manufacturers have their own sizing guidelines and the best place to start is their websites. The measurements can be as imprecise as converting your shoe size to a skate size and can be as precise as combining your length and width measurements. So check the manufacturer's site for their specific sizing requirements and if that is not your thing, call us, because it's for sure our thing. You can also check the...

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education, parts, skate maintenance, upgrade -

So you already know everything there is to know about upgrading your plates. At this point, you're really going to want to make yourself a cup of coffee, possibly bake a tray to cookies, and get comfortable. If you thought plates were complex, boots are basically String Theory. Boots come in different shapes, sizes, materials, heights, and if that weren't enough, soles are made differently, how boots are laced differs model to model, and there are a variety of straps, cinches, and lacing systems to keep you SUPER INTERESTED until 2018. What is a Last? Literally, the last refers to the foot...

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maintenance, plate mounting, skate maintenance, upgrade -

So, you read Upgrading Your Skates and now we've got you curious. Let's get started by talking about replacing your plates.  Have a seat, you've got some reading to do! Why You Might Upgrade Your Plate 1. Your current set broke.2. Your freshie plates are begging you to pull the plug; they're bendy, twisty, and have a mind of their own between bouts of unconsciousness.3. You're giving your existing plates orders and they're talking back instead of doing as they're told.4. All your friends are doing it. Like skates, plates come in different shapes, materials, angles, actions, weights, and it...

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maintenance, parts, plate mounting, skate maintenance, upgrade -

For most, aside from those lucky (read skilled and talented) teams that have made the WFTDA championships, it is the roller derby off season.  Some leagues take a break, some use it to bring in their Fresh Meat classes, but a lot of skaters begin thinking about how they did this season and what areas of their gear they feel need updating to improve their game next year.  Why now?  You're not necessarily even practicing.  Well, doing your research and making your choices now will mean that you have your new gear during the training season, and you can get...

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