can be very easy. A customer
told us she even did the mounting while watching TV. We
carefully reviewed her description of mounting and found she had
done everything correct!
With her permission we post her
email as below (pictures and guides added by us), and suggest you to
read it through before you start your own mounting.
you can quote my email - no problem!
mounting the Snow White frames to my boots: Not only did I do
it watching TV, I did it sitting on the sofa with the skates in my
lap! :o) (I didn't want to miss any of the Winter Olympics!)
started by measuring the heel and marking the center of it with a
felt-tip pen. Because the sole is an odd shape, I used the
seam*1 at the toe of the boot as a
reference for the center there. To pre-drill the holes for the
screws, I used a hand-held cordless electric drill, and a very thin
drill bit, but I put the screws in by hand, using a screwdriver. I
drilled the rear heel hole first, and put the first screw very
loosely. That way I could move the plate around and try
different positions until I was satisfied, before marking the
1. The sole is an odd shape.
2. Mark the center of heel.
operation is done by eye.
3. At this step, drill the rear heel hole only and set the
screw very loosely.
5. When a position is decided, mark each hole through the
plate with a felt-tip pen.
6. Remove the plate
and finish pre-drilling all of the holes.
Be sure you only drill in about half the length of the
screw. Also, we suggest a
drill bit 2.5mm
for the drilling.
While marking the toe, we suggest you use the center of the
toe instead of the seam as occasionally in lasting, the seam
may be pulled slightly to one side.
4. Try different positions in the front toe until you are
used my ice skates*2 as a model. My ankles pronate*3
in quite a lot, and I have to use a LOT of arch support inside my
ice skates. So, I positioned the front of the plate very
slightly inside the center line, about 2 or 3 mm. This made
the skates so well balanced for me that I didn't need arch supports
at all in order to skate in them, though I will probably put in just
a small support, for foot comfort only.
plate alignment follows the guideline of ice figure skates. DO
NOT use the quads skates aligning patterns.
If your ankles don't pronate, it is not necessary for you to
position the front of the plate inside the red center line!
Instead, you should align the center of front plate with the red
center line. Sometimes an alignment with 2~3mm toward outside
edge will even work better.
I had decided on the position I wanted the plate to be, I held it
firmly and marked each hole through the plate with a felt-tip pen.
Once I was sure the holes and the marks were properly lined up, I
removed the plates and finished pre-drilling all of the holes with
the electric drill. I only drilled in about half the length of
the screws, just to get them started. That way the tip of the
screw would have the tightest grip possible inside the sole, and
I wouldn't accidentally drill all the way through the sole.
I tightened the screws one by one by hand, making just a few turns
of each screw before moving on to the next, in order to tighten them
all uniformly. Once the screw was all the way in, I was
careful not to over-tighten, so they wouldn't loosen. (And oh,
yes - I made sure the hex-nut was tight, and I carry the wrench in
my skate bag!)
I skate outdoors a lot, I have to be more careful about anything
that might catch the toe pick, such as rocks, sticks, or large
cracks on the pavement.... it's easy to trip! For that reason,
for regular street-skating I still use my Rollerblades. But I
got these for practicing my ice-skating lessons, and they are
perfect for that because the angle of the frame really is very much
like the bottom of a real ice skate. I've learned that I must
skate more from the backs of my feet, and these help to train me to
do that. They are also helping with forward and backward
crossovers, which have to be done more carefully on ice skates than
on Rollerblades, because of the toe pick. So on smooth
pavement they work just fine, and I'm looking forward to trying them
out on the wooden floors at the roller rink, too!
look at all the videos on your website. Those were also a
large part of my decision to choose the Snow White frames, because I
could watch people actually skating on them. I especially
liked the practice videos showing different types of jumps, because
I can play them over and over and study how the jumps are done.
(I am currently just beginning to learn a waltz jump).
sure the other brands of skate frames are just fine, and everyone
has their own favorites based on their individual needs. But
for my own needs and tastes, my preference was the Snow White inline