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  • Buzz
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    I know the thread's been dead a bit but thought I would add my DIY soles in. They're fast, and seem quite tough at this stage. I've done it as a 3 piece method so I can replace the smallest bit of sole plate, without having to redo the full lot.





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  • Muniain
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    Originally posted by O.C View Post
    Where are all the pic from this thread?! so hard to do this without any visuals.
    Fair point!

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  • O.C
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    Where are all the pic from this thread?! so hard to do this without any visuals.

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  • *ROYALwithCHEESE*
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    Originally posted by Monday
    Stock always is best, the feeling of royales and savannahs cannot be compared. Unfortunately the boot wears out over time and (!) the souls are too narrow at the heel for my liking which makes switch ups difficult.

    All soul mods suck because they ruin the appearance of the boot (even when nubs are saved) but I think the Symetrics plates are the most desireable option. USD plates are just too slow. Xsjado plates too thin.

    Symetrics plates with a very deep groove would be the optimum as far as I am concerned. But who grinds a huge ass groove into their plates after just having spent hours in the work shop trying to make them fit to the boots?

    Symetrics plates shaped like the original souls with the heel sticking out to make them parallel should be very good for someone that doesn't skate much street.

    Unfortunately the new V3 Symetrics plates are much thicker now. Glad I have some backup pairs of V1 and V2 plates.
    Arent they only six mount with the V3's?

    Also Thisisoul may have v2's in stock.

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  • Muniain
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    Monday, quick question, besides stock (assuming there isn't an endless supply of Salomons, no backslide plate to protect the boot is a bitch) what have been your favourite set-ups in terms of;

    1. Performance
    2. Durability
    3. Ease of modification/minimal hardware parts

    Feel free to elaborate on each if you're so inclined - really curious.

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  • marshun
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    send'em to me

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  • quail
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    PROPOSAL!

    could i maybe send you a pair of non ufs salos with a soul plate and you do the conversion for me? just a thought considering your pinpoint post on the soulplate/ufs conversons.

    let me know thanks!

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  • toe-bee
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    Originally posted by justinthursday View Post
    TRS souls
    This is pretty easy! The TRS souls have slightly raised heel but it's not so raised that you worry about shaving it down. You will NOT have to mod your soul plates!
    I used a size 7 boot with a size 7-7.5 midsoul and 7-8.5 inserts.
    Grind the bottom of your boot flat. Shave the sides of the heel and front area as needed.
    You will need to cut a little 1/4" square of plastic or something dense and drill a hole in the middle. This will go between your rear soul insert and the boot.
    It will prevent everything from warping when you tighten it up.
    Put the soul plates on with frame bolts.
    You may drill new t-nut holes in the boot to screw everything together. The heel area will take longer screws.
    Here's how they fit:

    I always cut the toe nub down as it is unnecessarily big.
    i plan on saving/completely ruining some already ruined shell size 26.5 campbells by flattening the boot (yes, teh nubs too...) and slapping on some TRS midsouls and soulplates.
    after fiddling around with some size 27.5 and 26.5 midsouls i think i need size 25.5 midsouls (EU 39-40 / US 7-7.5) to get the closest fit.

    any and all additional info on this salomod is welcome.

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  • DCameraMan
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    I know this is an old thread but this really helped be preserve a couple old boots so I thought I'd share!







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  • big billy 13
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    Originally posted by `\.oOOo./` View Post
    why isn't this stickied?

    sticky this one and the K2 mod page. maybe it can serve as a tutorial for the current manufacturers

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  • `\.oOOo./`
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    why isn't this stickied?

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  • *ROYALwithCHEESE*
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    Originally posted by justinthursday View Post
    Not bad. With just a little more time and effort you could have kept most of the wrap around and bolted the sole plates to the boots. Video was great though! I would like to do little tutorials lil this.

    Care to go into a little more detail?
    Do you mean leaving a lip to protect the boot edges?

    Or a how to/ diagram?

    Looking at doing those souls,but I want them to not sit so flush

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  • marshun
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    Originally posted by Pulp View Post
    I'm going to find a way to keep the front and back nubs on. I'm not flattening the boot.

    So, anyone care to answer my question?
    so youre just gona flatten the center? i'd go with size 9s for the plates as well

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  • Pulp
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    Thanks.

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  • Pulp
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    Originally posted by Monday
    If you absolutely want to ruin your Salos with dual plates, at least get the ones I am selling...

    http://www.be-mag.com/msgboard/showt...OWOUT-SALE-***
    I'm going to find a way to keep the front and back nubs on. I'm not flattening the boot.

    So, anyone care to answer my question?

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  • Pulp
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    What size USD Dual plate should I use for a size 9 Salomon?

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  • justinthursday
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    That's why I don't do Carbon mods on Salomons for people anymore. $40-$60 was simply not worth my time. It's tedious and takes a long time. Especially the way I do it.

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  • Muniain
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    Originally posted by Monday
    I'd say you should find someone from the UK/your local scene to do it for you.
    Probably will end up doing that - not necessarily with Adapt souls as I've never ridden them, perhaps SL souls, Throne souls or Carbon souls - no idea yet - the beauty of having multiple pairs of skates.

    Thanks for the thought by the way - appreciated.

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  • marshun
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    Originally posted by Monday
    That could have been done much better with all the tools available in the workshop.
    im not gonna say im fucking awesome at doing the mods...but i woulda opted to keep more of the soul plate since salo boot has so much extra plastic.

    but...i got some of those plates on the way for my sti's. im am excite

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  • Muniain
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    I have several pairs of Salomons waiting to be customised, but no DIY skills or tools.

    Literally the most allergic-to-DIY person ever.

    Would seriously consider posting skates to someone in the future for them to customise and slip them a few $$ for the trouble.

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  • justinthursday
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    Originally posted by Muniain View Post
    Ski-doosh.

    Not bad. With just a little more time and effort you could have kept most of the wrap around and bolted the sole plates to the boots. Video was great though! I would like to do little tutorials lil this.

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  • Metric F. Tonne
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    Holy shit, amazing.

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  • Muniain
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    Ski-doosh.

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  • marshun
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    hmm. i should get a grinder bit. i've been using a box cutter and a cutting wheel on the dremel. lol

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  • justinthursday
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    I would get a half inch wide grinder bit. Looks like the kind you would see on a bench grinder but obviously much smaller. I use a 3/8" forstner bit and then a 1/2" counter sink bit.

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  • *ROYALwithCHEESE*
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    Originally posted by jrgantan View Post
    Is there a preferred grinding disc to use with an angle grinder? I have a non-variable speed grinder with a disc that can be used to cut/grind metal and wood. Get the same problem of overheating and melting if I don't take breaks to cool down both surfaces. Looks like this:


    Any suggestions? Am I just using the wrong disc? I do have an awesome Dremmel tool, but it's better to use on small areas.

    One more question for JThursday: What size countersink bit would you use to flush the Salomon soulplate screws? I don't have either forstner or countersink bits, but I would rather buy the latter.


    flap discs.....you posted a steel or stone disc

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  • jrgantan
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    Originally posted by justinthursday View Post
    If you're going to use a Dremil you want it to be AC(plug-in). Dremils sort of suck for this honestly. Especially the grinding bit. The plastic just melts to the tool and ruins it in 10 minutes. Use a diamond or thin cutting wheel. A bench grinder is the best tool for the bulk of the work.
    Originally posted by timi View Post
    never had a problem, as long as you don't put it on +10000rpm nothing melts, good point about thin cutting wheel only problem is they wear down so quickly.
    Is there a preferred grinding disc to use with an angle grinder? I have a non-variable speed grinder with a disc that can be used to cut/grind metal and wood. Get the same problem of overheating and melting if I don't take breaks to cool down both surfaces. Looks like this:


    Any suggestions? Am I just using the wrong disc? I do have an awesome Dremmel tool, but it's better to use on small areas.

    One more question for JThursday: What size countersink bit would you use to flush the Salomon soulplate screws? I don't have either forstner or countersink bits, but I would rather buy the latter.
    Last edited by jrgantan; 01.08.2014, 05:40.

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  • timi
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    Originally posted by justinthursday View Post
    If you're going to use a Dremil you want it to be AC(plug-in). Dremils sort of suck for this honestly. Especially the grinding bit. The plastic just melts to the tool and ruins it in 10 minutes. Use a diamond or thin cutting wheel. A bench grinder is the best tool for the bulk of the work.
    never had a problem, as long as you don't put it on +10000rpm nothing melts, good point about thin cutting wheel only problem is they wear down so quickly.

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  • rollerblazed
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    Originally posted by justinthursday View Post
    If you're going to use a Dremil you want it to be AC(plug-in). Dremils sort of suck for this honestly. Especially the grinding bit. The plastic just melts to the tool and ruins it in 10 minutes. Use a diamond or thin cutting wheel. A bench grinder is the best tool for the bulk of the work.
    Angle grinder works pretty well too, just make sure your boot is clamped down firmly so it doesn't get away from you. angle grinders can be picked up from discount hardware stores like Harbor Freight (US) for $30-50

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  • justinthursday
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    If you're going to use a Dremil you want it to be AC(plug-in). Dremils sort of suck for this honestly. Especially the grinding bit. The plastic just melts to the tool and ruins it in 10 minutes. Use a diamond or thin cutting wheel. A bench grinder is the best tool for the bulk of the work.

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  • Metric F. Tonne
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    Damn, that thing will stand up against plastic? It won't just ware down like sandpaper? I assumed when I got the dremel I would need to buy a razor attachment but I guess not eh?

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  • timi
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    similar to this but more chunky

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  • timi
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    Originally posted by Metric F. Tonne View Post
    Is this dremel strong enough for this project?

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Dremel-6-...=5yc1vZc2fpZgr
    aye, or you could go to the auto bodywork shop and ask them if they can sand it down for you 10x quicker.

    (bench grinder business)

    or you could buy dremel grinder bit thats similar to the bench grinder disk just much smaller. mine came with the kit.

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  • Metric F. Tonne
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    Is this dremel strong enough for this project?

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Dremel-6-...=5yc1vZc2fpZgr

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  • justinthursday
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    Adding to first post.

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  • justinthursday
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    Originally posted by Pulp View Post
    Saved.


    But it's still on the wordpress.

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  • Pulp
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    Saved.

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  • scooby666
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    My mod with Deshi Ch1 Soulplates L - Salo shell 27-28cm

    Fits perfect, skating very good!

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  • justinthursday
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    Originally posted by !!! View Post
    Nice tutorial j. Only suggestion I would make is to make the mods do less damage to the soles themselves, so that when you replace soles you don't have to repeat the process. Especially with a carbon sole, I have found that if you do the boot right, the sole mods are minimal.

    That SL sole is awesome, btw. Good work.
    Missed this entirely!

    Well that would be the dream but unfortunately the Salomon boots have some flaws that prevent this. Ideally I would like to be able to just shave all sides of the boot to a uniform thickness so that there is not excess plastic jutting out from the boot. Unfortunately those heel wings are hallow so you can only grind them down so much. I know with Carbon souls that if you use a bigger sized soul you can actually shave the boot down a lot and just bolt the souls on.
    But you have to keep in mind. Souls are cheap and replaceable. Salomons tend not to be either of those!

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  • !!!
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    Nice tutorial j. Only suggestion I would make is to make the mods do less damage to the soles themselves, so that when you replace soles you don't have to repeat the process. Especially with a carbon sole, I have found that if you do the boot right, the sole mods are minimal.

    That SL sole is awesome, btw. Good work.

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  • justinthursday
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    Originally posted by domi View Post
    I've used sifika liners in them and they fit really well because their toes are quite thin but all around they fill up the boot nicely
    I've tried several and the 310s were tolerable but made them fit a full size tighter.

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  • domi
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    I've used sifika liners in them and they fit really well because their toes are quite thin but all around they fill up the boot nicely

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  • justinthursday
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    Pretty much just Salomon.
    Some people like Remz liners in them but when I've tried it the toe is so thin so it's painful and the heel doesn't feel right at all.
    Some Valo and old Cult liners work but nothing beats Salomon liners.

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  • MyGlockGoPopPopPop
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    Which liners fit well in Salomons?

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  • justinthursday
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    Originally posted by Special ED View Post
    Will sticky and move to Hardware forum next week.
    Eh eh?

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  • rnc
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    thanks! i already thought about using a forstner bit, but i worried about drilling through
    the boot as i don't know how thick it is.

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  • justinthursday
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    Originally posted by rnc View Post
    your work is epic. sometimes the only reason for me to visit bemag messageboard.
    have you tryed to apply some USD7 souls to salomon boots? would like to see that
    because i'm not sure if i should use carbon souls or the new 7's.

    also i have a question about converting non ufs-salos to ufs. how do you
    compensate the difference of height from the UFS-t-nuts inside the boot?
    last question for now: did the v-cut have any effects, positive or negative?
    Cool! Thanks!
    The VII souls will fit easier than the Carbon souls but the BS plates are pretty far from the boot, there is a gap.
    You can use a forstner bit to countersink you frame bolt receptors. I would only do it in the front since you will have a heel pad in the back and just use a slightly longer bolt.
    I wouldn't actually v-cut them. I just cut the back level to the sides now. Feels good man.

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  • rnc
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    your work is epic. sometimes the only reason for me to visit bemag messageboard.
    have you tryed to apply some USD7 souls to salomon boots? would like to see that
    because i'm not sure if i should use carbon souls or the new 7's.

    also i have a question about converting non ufs-salos to ufs. how do you
    compensate the difference of height from the UFS-t-nuts inside the boot?
    last question for now: did the v-cut have any effects, positive or negative?

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  • justinthursday
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    Originally posted by legokid View Post
    u got any salomon for sale?
    Yep. The blue ST-8s that are cut are a 7. I have size 8 ST-8s as well.
    White BCams with stock liners.
    I think those are the only ones I will parts with. Keeping my brown ST-8s and black Thompsons.

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  • legokid
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    u got any salomon for sale?

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