Roll Line Frame purchase required.
Boot Manufacturers: The more Difficult SP Teri models, Harlick, Gam, Graf, Jackson, Klingbeil and others that are similar.
Boot Types: Artistic Skating Boots and Low Cut Speed type Boots.
SkatesUS.com is the best source for mounting high end Skating Boots and Roller Frames. Our current methods reflect the best Alignment and Mounting methods used by some of the very best people mounting Roller Skates in other parts of the World. Our methods and procedures are proper for today’s equipment. Sometimes Professional Mounting is as much an Art as it is a Science.
1. In FRONT of the Ball of the Foot (Longer)
The boot to frame sizing Chart is based on what most FreeStyle Skaters would use. This is a longer skate Frame, or longer wheel base with the front axle just slightly in front of the ball of the foot, so the skaters would have a larger landing platform and not go on the toe stop as easy when landing jumps or doing spins. This sizing is also used for most Quad Speed Skaters, Jam Skaters, some Roller Derby, and most Recreational Skaters . This does diminish the absolute control and maneuverability of the Skate, but does enhance the stability of the skating action. (Most lower end Skate Packages, simply put the longest Frame possible on the Skating Boot, which does not provide the best of action control.)
2. Right AT (ON) the Ball of the Foot (Normal or Standard)
For Dance Skating (which includes Solo Dance, Original Dance, and Free Dance) and Figure Skating the desire would be to have the front axle directly under the ball of the foot. By having the front Axle directly under the Ball of the foot, it provides for the most response for quick turns and strong edges balanced with maximum stability. This may also prove to be the best way for Roller Derby Girls to size their Frames, as Maneuverability and quick changes in direction are very important in this sport. This may mean that on some boots the Frame size would, in most cases, be smaller than shown on the chart.
3. Just a LITTLE Behind the Ball of the Foot (Shorter)
For Figure Loop Skating most of the top level coaches encourage their students to have a slightly shorter wheel base, if using two (2) pairs of skates for figures. This would usually mean one half (1/2) to one (1) whole size shorter than that used for the large circles. The shorter wheel base is said to allow better control in the loop portion of the circle.
For Quad Roller Ball Hockey the normal is to use a Frame that is about two (2) whole sizes shorter than the chart will show. This is so they can get to their Toe Stops faster for quick starts and stops. Quad Roller Ball Hockey is a VERY Fast sport!
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