I know SO MANY inline skaters who would be absurdly envious. They would insist that you do not need that inside edge.
Oh, the rain envy!
- you have a frame that can be removed from the boot using some version of a 2-bolt or 3-bolt attachment
- Any pronation is controlled inside the boot or by side-to-side frame position or by an external ankle stabilizer such as available from
- your upper skate cuff won't cut into your leg afterwards due to the cuff tilt being off (quite a problem with some speed/fitness skates that tend to rely on the top ratchet for heel control)
Some options to experiment with
- shims from Tognar cut into sections
- Bont stackable 1 degree shimshttp://www.ntsk8.com/Merchant2/merch...ory_Code=Parts
- Very minor canting is sometimes called 'tabbing' by speed skaters from the practice of inserting a leather tab on one side of the screw.
- some other shimming. Andy Lundstrom of Xenan used to put out 1-7 degree "Wedge" that may be still available; I've cut down some Wobble Wedgeshttp://www.wobblewedge.com/
- Frame sliding/ bolts loosening. Loctite or other threadlocker is a given here.
There are bolts with washers designed to bite into the frame:http://www.backstreetinline.com/washers/http://www.adamsinline.com/hardware_new.html
or, if you have a goofball proprietary system such as older Mogema or the Raps oval one, a plastic insert into the frame slot can work. I've used a cut-down wine cork in Tecnica frames and a piece of plastic campout fork sanded to shape on a curbstone in R'blade frames.
- Bolt length and threading direction. You should be able to fit up to 2-degree shims and still use the same bolts; 3 degrees is chancy.
One reason I like the Adams inline SS washers is the beveled face to help stop cross-threading.
- @#$@#^^&! cuff tilt. No direct solution here, except a looser top strap and perhaps a neoprene bootie such ashttp://www.ezeefitsports.com/
or the shin splint one shown here:http://www.orthomedicalsupplies.com/...gory_Co de=ab
Sorry. Them's the breaks.
(EDIT: actually not quite true older hardshell rec skates, some older Salomon and some R'blade speedness skates have a shell+bootie design that lets us glue foam pads in between much like in ski boots. Be very careful not to make pronation worse here- skates are quite likely to be a 2 axis system with rotation about the ankle and rotation about the wheel bottom rather than just a simple one-axis system with rotation about the ski bottom)