Build Custom Skates
So you want to be set apart from the crowd, why not design your own custom skates? They might just give you the edge you need.... However there are some things you need to consider before picking out the components you need for your very own custom skates.
Obviously the more you spend, the better your skates will be. More expensive parts tend to be constructed from higher quality materials that are both lighter and stronger. However, there's little point shelling out ﾣ300 on top-of-the-range custom parts if you can't even skate backwards.
Realisitically, you're going to struggle to design a slick pair of custom skates for less than ﾣ200. If your budget is less than this, we'd recommend buying stock skates and then customizing some of the parts.
If you want to build custom inlines, you'll require the following parts:
If you want to build custom quad skates, you'll require the minimum following parts:
- Fixing kit (if not supplied with plates)
- Cheese block or heal (if not supplied with plates)
- Bushings (if not supplied with plates)
- Stoppers / jam plugs
In addition you could also consider adding.....
- Acs 651 wide hangers
- Crazy nut wheels bolts
- Back stopper mount and stopper
- Jump/hockey bars variflexﾠ
- Custom socks for turbos/supremesﾠ
If you want to build custom Aggressive Skates, you'll require the following parts:
We stock hundreds of parts in tons of different colours however it's important to note that not all colours and shades will compliment each other. Some brands use lighter or darker shades so it's important to consider whether the parts you pick will look good together. We recommend getting a couple of different contrasting colours which compliment each other perfectly!
Obviously it's really, really important to make sure the parts you pick actually fit! Here's some helpful tips:
- if you are building a derby set up then make sure you select derby wheels as something like airwaves will be too wide for your trucks/hangers.
Of course, if you need any help at all we recommend contacting our skating specialist Matt. He is friendly, knowledgable and will help to assemble a custom skate on any budget. We recommend compiling a list of what parts you want to combine and then contacting Matt so he can confirm their suitability.
If you would like something different from the crowd without the worry of parts being compatible, check out our range of prebuilt custom skates.
If you want to make the most out of your custom skates and your in the Hampshire area then why not attend a skate lesson or event run by M.Y skateﾠwww.myskate.co.uk