Skating Boots to Roller Frames (Skates)
Boot Manufacturers: For Extremely Difficult Skating Boots (at the discretion of the Mounter).
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. SkatesUS.com will mount just about any Skating Boot to any Roller Skating Frame with the same care and concern. At SkatesUS.com , we take our time to Mount and strive to be extremely accurate.
Please realize that the Mounting Alignment procedures we currently use are quite a departure from what my Grandpa (Mr. Charles Snyder) taught me about aligning the Mount. We DO NOT use the Snyder Boot Marking Tool (except in rare cases, as a point of reference) . With the newer designs of Skating Boots and Frames, I believe that 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.
SkatesUS.com mounts using Bolts, Washers, and Nuts (with Nylok) , in all Mounting Holes available (as long as it is physically possible) . We DO NOT recommend or use Screws for the mounting of Roller Skates. Once the Frame is mounted, we do break-off the bolts and file the bolts to protect the wheels from becoming grooved. We then finish up with a complete check of all Skate adjustments, especially the Pivot Pins. Sometimes when Re-Mounting on a pair of boots that have been previously mounted, the holes must be Plugged and Filled to get an accurate mount. When Mounting Roller Frames to most Skating Boots, we DO recommend Sanding (on those boots that can or need to be sanded) the sole of the Skating Boot to get a flat transition from the heel to the sole, and the use of EDEA Power Wedges to fill the gap under the toes, between the Skating Boot and the Flat Frame.
If choosing ATLAS or Roll-Line Frames to be mounted, it is always a good choice to have SkatesUS.com Mount your Frames, as we have the selection of Frame sizes available to visually place on the Skating Boot to ensure proper sizing for the type of Skating you are going to do. A particular size Skating Boot may have various sizes of Frames mounted, based on the type of Skating being done. See the Following information on Sizing Frames and then also take a look at the additional information in the Learning Center .
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!
SkatesUS.com mountings are backed by a thorough personal knowledge and understanding Skating ourselves, and just how important a Professional Mount is to allow a Skater to perform at their BEST.
Pricing is for Labor and Does NOT include Parts, Materials, or Shipping Costs.