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kovalchuk71

72-80 HiLo Availability?

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Due to my tiny feet (I wear size 6D) I am still not happy with the new 76-80 HiLo system that is around. The front wheel protrudes so much that it impedes my skating. I alleviated some of the problem by moving the frame back as far as the outsole will allow, but I would love to go back to the 72-80 HiLo System. The problem is that I am having a heck of a time finding them.

My question: Does anyone have any 72-80 HiLo frames laying around that you wouldn't mind getting rid of?

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Can probably find something on eBay cheap although I don't know how high end you're going to get. Might also consider trying to find some mom & pop shops and call them to see what they have for inventory?

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Size 6D would probably be too small for the frame I have. I have TUUk Shifter XL 72/80 that was pulled off a pair of Bauer Vapor XL's, size 11.5. 

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4 hours ago, Justin 1933 said:

Let me check at home.  I may have some old, but new chassis floating around.

 

I can only imagine some of the stuff you might have sitting around!

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I used to have a ton of stuff.  Not a lot anymore.   I do still have a pair of original VSI Team skates, lots of pants, a buttload of sublimated jerseys (need to sell these).

 

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I see I am not the only one in this boat.  I have tried to get used to the all 80 set up to no success after a year plus of playing several hours week. I tried returning to an all 76 set up but felt to flat footed.  So I dug out an old pair of tacks(6.5 in size)that have the 72/80 set up and going to give them a go.

There is a size 4 and a size 8 ccm externo skates on eBay.  I believe they had the 72/80 set up on them.

 

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I put 80807676 on my straight 80 chassis like a bespoke Hilo set up.

It settled the balance down and made a big difference for me comfort wise, I never went back to using all 80mm wheels before I replaced those skates a few moths back 

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Thanks for the help, guys. I was able to locate 2 pairs of Gear Frames that I am 99.9% sure are repainted Red Star E-Frames.

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