View Full Version : Can I remove shocks from VIBE?
02-11-2003, 04:49 PM
I recently bought Mission RPM Skates, but I seem to be falling every time I make a quick or sharp cut. I tightened the shock, no real big difference so this leads me to believe that my shock is catching the ground. Has anyone else noticed this and does anyone know how to remove the shock, it looks like I can just unscrew them, but I want to get some feedback before I end up destroying my $299 skates that I hate.
02-11-2003, 04:53 PM
I have $400 vsi vibes that I hated, thank god I am in Mission D1's now. Anyways, I tried, and others have tried, but I really dont think you can remove the shocks. I would recommend getting a new chassis and trying to sell the chassis on your skates on ebay.
02-11-2003, 05:18 PM
we recently removed a scoreboard from the wall, held on by bolts with "non-accessable heads." The maintenance guys actually ground the heads right off the bolts, and the scoreboard came right off...
worst come to worst, you can probably clamp the skates in a vice, and just grind the shocks into oblivion...
good luck...I think this will go down in product development history as Mission inventing something that was stupid...
Everybody keep in mind that, if a company is truley committed to product improvement and development, they are going to invent a bunch of things that don't work, as well as the good things that do work...it is the sign of a competent R&D company that they goof once in a while, and are not afraid to screw up once and a while...
02-11-2003, 05:22 PM
I agree with your last statement, I am obvioulsy pretty loyal to Mission, have been for 7 years. But the comapany that brought us the terrible vibes also brought the hi-lo chassis which changed the way that almost all inline hockey skates were made. And to some effect changed the way we skate, I know the first time I laced up my pair of hi-los it was VERY odd for some reason, but now I cant imagine skating with a straight or flat chassis.
02-14-2003, 09:31 PM
I called Mission today, they said I can buy a Vibe Adapter Kit by special ordering it at any dealer. Has anyone ever heard of this, if so what is your opinior.
02-17-2003, 12:58 PM
makes the chassis a traditional Hi-LO. All of the VIBE pieces are fairly easy to remove. All you need is a small Allen Key, and a wrench to remove the plastic spacers on the inside of the chassis.
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