Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Owner's Guide to Replacing Your Pivot Cups

So the pointy bit of the truck goes into this hole in the bottom of your plate:

where the truck goes in

See how there's a hole in the plate itself, but the actual hole is smaller? Like a ring, sort of? That is the bottom of the pivot cup, which is a little plastic bit that pops into that bigger hole and fits the pointy bit of your truck tightly into your plate. If the pivot cup cracks or breaks, your whole truck will wobble and your skates will just not feel right. This hole looks a little bit enlarged but mostly okay, so I decided that my pivot cups don't need changing for now.

Which means I have replacement parts actually on hand in the event that something goes wrong, whoa now:

pivot cups

Four cups total, two per skate!

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