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    Default Re: How To: Be Your Own Shoe Buddy

    hi. just a question... is carwheel interior good to replace the sole??


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    Default Re: How To: Be Your Own Shoe Buddy

    Quote Originally Posted by ManongLot View Post
    hi. just a question... is carwheel interior good to replace the sole??
    I honestly don't know what you mean by car wheel interior, but if you mean car tire then yes, you can use that. You generally can't use the treaded part because it has steel woven into it, but the sidewall is usually fair game, and its great rubber.

    My current brake shoe is soled with car-tire sidewall:

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    Default Re: How To: Be Your Own Shoe Buddy

    Quote Originally Posted by CasterTown View Post
    I honestly don't know what you mean by car wheel interior, but if you mean car tire then yes, you can use that. You generally can't use the treaded part because it has steel woven into it, but the sidewall is usually fair game, and its great rubber.

    My current brake shoe is soled with car-tire sidewall:

    would a bike tire work? i was thinking of doing this if i could not find a car tire.

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    Default Re: How To: Be Your Own Shoe Buddy

    slightly off topic and a bit of a hijack but ive gotten used to applying pressure with different parts of my foot
    ie; as the heel goes out use the toes, and as the toes go out use the sides of the sole.
    still on my original lakai soles and ill keep using them for a while, no holes yet.

    if you dont understand, i alternate where i apply contact on the sole by tilting my foot when braking, giving me a wear pattern that spreads pretty evenly (as even as one can guesstimate while riding).
    first time i have to brake ill use the right front side (im regular), then second brake ill use the left front side.
    this method has shown success at relatively high speeds (~40s mph), and it makes good use of the thicker edges of the soles.
    still can use the heel (large contact, lots of wear outside of just skating), or the toes (again, large contact, lots of wear outside of skating).

    dont get the impression i rotate my foot while braking, i alternate each separate time i brake.

    comments? anyone with similar technique?
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    Default Re: How To: Be Your Own Shoe Buddy

    This question may already been ask, but does anybody know how to peel a car tire to keep only the top layer?

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    Default Re: How To: Be Your Own Shoe Buddy

    dunno about the top layer but the other day I tried to hack thru one of my old tires with a handsaw that is use fo cutting different metals. An hour into in and I only cut the tyre across...dunno how some guys do it, but damn it I it would take me at least 3-4 hours to cut out something that would look like a shoe sole...in that time I could make enough money to buy a new pair of cheap vans shoes!

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    Default Re: How To: Be Your Own Shoe Buddy

    Go to a golf cart shop and ask them for an old worn out tire. Gilf cart tires have nylon cords not steel (way easier to cut!) so it will be more flexable as well.
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    Default Re: How To: Be Your Own Shoe Buddy

    idk if anyone has mentioned this yet. but motionboardshop.com has the car tire brake soles for sale for only 5$ a sole. i think when my circas give out ill buy some of these and see how they work out. hell it beats buying a new pair of shoes or having to cut up a tire...

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    Default Re: How To: Be Your Own Shoe Buddy

    how does this affect the feel of the shoes? As in, could I do this to a shoe that I walk in a lot and still be comfortable?

    I like to have some flex in my shoe soles.

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    Default Re: How To: Be Your Own Shoe Buddy

    haha i tried this with an unsharpened knife. = Epic Fail

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    Default Re: How To: Be Your Own Shoe Buddy

    I have managed to peel the top layer from a car tire, using a sharp Stanley knife. Then glued it to my shoe using contact glue. Once glued, I used some shoo goo to feel the little gap between the tire and the shoe. Now is really well attached to the shoe and I'm 100% sure it will not goes off. Top layer on the car tire is 6mm thick of rubber and I almost can't feel it when I walk/ride.
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    Default Re: How To: Be Your Own Shoe Buddy

    I buy my shoes with the car tire on the soles already =]

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    Default Re: How To: Be Your Own Shoe Buddy

    Quote Originally Posted by Drifty420 View Post
    idk if anyone has mentioned this yet. but motionboardshop.com has the car tire brake soles for sale for only 5$ a sole. i think when my circas give out ill buy some of these and see how they work out. hell it beats buying a new pair of shoes or having to cut up a tire...

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    Default Re: How To: Be Your Own Shoe Buddy

    Quote Originally Posted by CasterTown View Post
    The idea is that most DH'ers already HAVE tons of unworn shoes on the side that you don't brake with. I know I do. I just used one of those.

    And fyi, cutting up a shoe is much less work than cutting up a car tire.
    People will always find a way to flame you for posting up suggestions that work. There is always some way to make sure you're "wrong".

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    Default Re: How To: Be Your Own Shoe Buddy

    So the car tire thing is the best way to go? Does it slide of the board easily of does it stay with the griptape?

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    Default Re: How To: Be Your Own Shoe Buddy

    With the car tire glued on you shoe(use contact glue+ a seal of shoo goo on the edges between tire and shoe, as other glue don't get good results), you have the same grip on the griptape as when you are using a single shoe, and if you are only using the peeled layer, you will almost not feeling it.
    It really worth your 1/2 hours time spent peeling the tire....

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    Default Re: How To: Be Your Own Shoe Buddy

    i am lucky
    where we live in Australia almost all the hill end with slight uphills at the bottom
    ive had my current shoes for 6 months and only one patch has started to fade.

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    Default Re: How To: Be Your Own Shoe Buddy

    another thing you can do is trim the excess sole off your non brake shoes and glue that on

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    Default Re: How To: Be Your Own Shoe Buddy

    Bit off topic but I recently did this with my shoe and the contact cement melted after just one run and the sole literally slid off any advice? Would shoo glue work better or different sort of contact cement??

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    Question Re: How To: Be Your Own Shoe Buddy

    Quote Originally Posted by blstndwn View Post
    OR! You can get a worn out golf cart tire and cut the tread out to match your shoe and glue it on! Golf cart tires only have nylon cords so their easy to cut and not to thick or heavy. Some are really soft to so they stick to your board good.
    If anyone is having a hard time finding tires you could buy these pads of 1/4 inch rubber called Brake SoulZ at http://phatdeanz.com/MiscGoodies.aspx.They cost $8. You are supposed to cut them to fit you then glue them on the bottom of your braking foot.

    I've never used them myself. Anyone using them?
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