View Full Version : Baking skates instructions?
02-08-2004, 02:32 PM
I just purchased a brand new pair of Bauer Vapor 10's. I know they are bakable. What are the instructions for that. What temp, how long etc. Gonna bake them then have them converted for roller. No instructions in the box.
Do the chassis conversion first, as the two chassis may be different enough to not take the same set. Better to take them to a proshop where they have the oven... once they are converted..make sure that the wheels and bearings are off before "cooking".
02-09-2004, 06:50 AM
two chassis may be different enough not to take the same set of what?
"Heat set".....the sole of the boot is formed somewhat to the chassis, so when you heat set it it will better conform to the shape of your foot. If you then change the chassis, it will not feel the same.
02-09-2004, 04:20 PM
Even with the full carbon fiber outsole it's still gonna mold the foot a little?
Wait, I think I got what you meant. You mean the two different chassis won't have the same rivet holes? I can count on that. That was the major problem with my current set up because I had 2 different inline frames on them and the ice holder that came on the skate as well. It weakened the outsole because there are actually 4 different sets of rivet holes on the skate. This one is gonna just have the one frame. I am getting a red star e-frame for them and just start from scratch so they won't ever have to be swapped out.
So I had Bauer Vapor 8 ice skates with a Bauer Tuuk Shifter II chassis(green), ABEC 5 V8 bearings and Labeda Gripper Wheels.
New setup is Bauer Vapor 10 ice skates with red star e-frame(silver), Predator ABEC 7's, and Labeda Grippers(from the old skate).
02-09-2004, 06:51 PM
What MDE3 meant was that the part of the chassis or ice blade holder that contacts or forms to the bottom of the skate will not be identical between the current blade holder and then the chassis that you might put on later. Therefore, if you heat and mold your skates now, prior to switching to the inline chassis, the inline chassis will not fit as well, or the boot will not be optimally shaped relative to the chassis. The rivit holes are another issue.
Thanks...well put....the different chassis/blade holders do not necessarily have identical planes to the front and rear "pedestals" where the rivets or bolts go through, so the outsole will set up differently with different chassis when heated and bolted to an object more rigid than the outsole.
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