Modifying Salomon cross max boot??

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Modifying Salomon cross max boot??

Postby africandrifter » Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:17 pm

Im wondering if anyone out there has ever taken the back rivet out of the boot to allow the ankle to pivot freely. Im thinking of doing it but not sure what the downside to the over all integrity the boot will be. Will the two rivets be able to successfully take the added pressure of hard skating?

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Re: Modifying Salomon cross max boot??

Postby Doug » Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:18 pm

I know a few people who have experimented with it, including myself.
It makes a small amount of difference in flexibility, but nothing game changing. Eventually the thin plastic bits of the cuff near the rivet tend to break anyway, effectively doing the same thing.

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Re: Modifying Salomon cross max boot??

Postby Herb » Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:14 am

99%* of freestyle skates have cuff mounted on two rivets/screws and they work well enough. Salomon cuffs works good with or without this additional bit of plastic - as Doug said, it breaks sooner or later anyway. So don't care about it.

*obviously this number is made up, but besides many Korean cuffless freestyle skates (which aren't available outside Asia), only ones with something different than two-point mounted cuff are KSJ II and Trix. Also USD Imperial if someone wishes to convert them to freeskates with UFS frame. So it isn't far from true.

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