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03-27-2012, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Gino 14 View Post
1. You'll pretty much have to use your best judgement based on how fast and what level of wear you'll accept.

2. if the bearings are sealed, you should never have to clean them. sealed bearings are used in industry under worse conditions than skating and never get cleaned. if they are grinding, replace them. cleaning wheels only gets some of the dirt out and is only a band-aid, and if you use compressed air, you can actually blow grit into the bearings

3. I bake my own skates and did my inlines and it was worth the price and it actually was effective

4. if you notice any difference it'll be slight, but new 9's will spin much better than dirty 3's
in regards to number 3.

from what i understand you are making the skate mold to your footshape more? is this practice best used when the skate is a little too big or a little too small?

for number 4. right now i have to put a lot into my strides to maintain decent speed, im guessing the 9s wont take as much work?

thanks again!

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