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Blades too long for boots?

Discussion in 'Moves In The Field' started by leafygreens, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. leafygreens

    leafygreens Well-Known Member

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    I ordered my blades the exact length of the boot, not a quarter inch short (oops). The metal part fits exactly but the heel plate is towards the back of the heel instead of in the middle. Can I still skate normally in these, or will it throw me off?
     
  2. Synchkat

    Synchkat New Member

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    My blades are the exact length of my boot. You should be fine. I am. :)
     
  3. skatefan

    skatefan home in England

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    The end of the heel plate is meant to be no more than 1/4" from the back of the boot heel, and when ordering you should give the full length measurement of the boot (not knocking off the quarter inch or the blade will be short), so yours will be fine.
     
  4. leafygreens

    leafygreens Well-Known Member

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    I'm browsing pics of used skates on ebay and a lot of people's blades are right at the end of the heel. So I guess I'm ok. Thanks!
     
  5. J-Ro

    J-Ro Active Member

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    Yes, if your blades go anwhere from end-to-end or up to LESS than a quarter of an inch from the heel, you're all set.