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Fix Inline Speed Skates: Boot Mounting Block Repair How To Cheap DIY for Powerslide C4 or Other Carbon Fiber or Fiberglass Boots

I am not recommending anyone else do this, just telling what I did and showing some of it. If you can't do this or don't think it is a good idea, get some professional repair help, or better yet, buy new boots! 

A few years back I replaced my Mogema and my beloved Verducci V-Tec boots after deciding they were too far gone to fix. Believe me. If I can't dream up a fix (whether or not it would work) they really are toast.

Many of my repair dreams involve various types of epoxy (either the two-bottle, dual-syringe, two-tube or the single-tube-of-putty sort made like caramel creams, e.g. waterweld) plus various "found objects" like used USPS Tyvek envelopes (as it's not nice to use the new stuff, ya know?), various kinds of plastic sheeting, air sole material, stuff like that. (Tyvek layers epoxied on can make a decent patch to strengthen some weak carbon spots, in my opinion.) 

What Skate Boots Are You Using and How Well Do You Like Them?

I wondered what skate boots you are using now and how well you like them? Why? How long have they lasted? Are you thinking about buying new boots in the next twelve months? Why? We want to know!

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Inline Skate Boot Repairs Help Needed; How to Fix Skates

I need some help, and it is a bit unusual.  I have a pair of K2 Radical boots that are currently my only pair of boots until my speed boots arrive.  They broke today, and I will be pushing my luck to get my speed boots in in time for the SkateStrong class on the 28th.  So I'm hoping to try and fix my K2 Radical boots, if at least only temporarerly.  I am looking for a local solution or even suggestion, so here is my problem.

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Inline Skate/Boot Comfort Secrets Sorely Needed: Fix Rec & Speedskate Blisters, Ankle & Foot Problems--Socks, Heat Molding, Pads

In getting ready for the 2009 skate season it's become apparent that a little extra skate comfort could go a long way.  I remember finishing the 2008 Tour de Kale and wishing I had chosen the 25K instead of 60K.  Now granted - much of the pavement was rough, hills were steep, my pre-skate and event nourishment was lacking, etc. but after finishing, my feet were angry and my skates and I were not on speaking terms for the long ride home.

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Carolina Century Inline Skate Bike Ride 2008 Report: 102 Leaf-Catching Miles

It's an idiotic compulsion of mine to buy new speedskate boots and skate 102 miles on them three weeks later. I love it so much I've done it twice: once in 2003 at Cruisin' in the Country in Claxton, Georgia, and once this past weekend in the smooth Piedmont of North Carolina at the first-ever Carolina Century to benefit MS. Other than earning myself a nice set of double-ankle-bones, I had an easier time skating for 10 hours than I had anticipated.

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Inline Skate Frame Position: Friction and Burning Feet!

My skate frames have been in the wrong position all year!!! What an idiot. I finally felt like I had the time yesterday to tweak one of them and go for a spin. I set the right skate frame further inwards - where they had been all last year when I had no boot problems whatsoever - set off skating and got such great leverage off that right leg that I almost pushed myself over in the other direction.

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Easy Voting Inline Skating (Rollerblading) and Cycling (Biking) Polls

Here's a book style collection of several polls that I put together for easy flip-through voting. I hope you enjoy the polls and if you have ideas for more, please use the create/feedback form to send me your thoughts! I'm republishing this so it will show up on the main page, rather than have each poll show up. Each time I add a poll I hope to remember to let you know through this message. The newest polls are:

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