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GrafX
08-20-2006, 05:13 AM
I'm planning on crossplaying Agito from Air Gear, and I was wondering if anyone knows how to customize a pair of bades to look like Agitos?
I'm not going to add the spikes on the blades, but I'll add the part on the front.
I would prefer something easy to use/shape and something cheap. :toothy:

Ref. picture
http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/airgear/character/chara09.html
(note : I'll be doing the orange outfit, but the blades are the same)

HybridTwist
08-21-2006, 11:42 AM
Buying some High density foam, cutting it to shape, sealing it and then painting it should do the work.

GrafX
08-21-2006, 03:46 PM
Thanks! Would any kind of paint work on that kind of foam?

xXKujaXx
08-21-2006, 04:16 PM
That is a very cool outfit :D

Lots of the cheapest rollerblades are just plastic shells you could probably modify them to suit your needs.
I believe that wonderflex would be a good addition. It's easy to form and attach.

GrafX
08-21-2006, 04:31 PM
Aah, sweet! Thank you, I'll be sure to check those out! ^__^
I love his oufit too. :3 The belts around his legs are going to be fun to play with.

BTW, Kuja, I love your icon. LMAO.

HybridTwist
08-21-2006, 09:38 PM
Well, after you seal it, I suggest using some spray paint because that will give it an even coat.

ChrowX
08-21-2006, 10:30 PM
Luckily, it looks like Agito's ATs aren't too colorful, so there shouldn't be too much of an issue with detailing.

If possible, I'd say get some cheapo rollerblades, if you don't have a pair already, and build the AT over it so they can be velcro'd/strapped/whatever'd over the skates instead of having to build this entire structure onto them.

I just figure it would be easier to have something you could take off if you needed to repair it.

Also, kudos to doing Air gear cosplay. Seems this series is finally catching on

GrafX
08-22-2006, 11:24 PM
Thank you to your both! I'll try get my hands on some spray paint!
Adding another layer sounds like a good idea too! I'll have to figure out a good way to attack the Trecks to the rollerblades, first. ^^
Yes, Air Gear does seem to be catching on! I've been seeing more and more cosplayers every con~ x3

Yuki Souma
08-23-2006, 11:39 PM
I dressed as Akito at Otakon, awesome character <3

As for the ATs, I didn't get them done in time, I Hope I'll have them done for whatever con I try to get to next, but basically what I did was buy a pair of "Speed" roller blades or whatever.. I got lucky and they were on sale, and happened to have huge wheels for rollerblades. Since there was only one picture of the Regalia to go off of at the time that I could find, I didn't get much done, but for the basic shape, I used that pink insulation foam you get at a hardware store and carved it into the shape of the roller blade to fit flush against the bottom of the boot area and around the metal bits that hold the wheels. (Make sure you don't sink the foam too far in or the wheels won't turn anymore)

After that I pretty much spent a few hours with a dremmel thingy getting the shape close, then finished the shape with sand paper, if possible try to make them just barely smaller than you want the finished to be, then I put a couple layers of tape over the foam, and folded wonderflex around it to get the finished shape. They're not perfect because I was sort of rushing them in the last week and a half before con, but If I'd had abit more time I think I'd have had them pretty damn good.

Oh, and as a fellow Akito/Agito cosplayer, I suggest you find some way to travel with the leg straps comfortable, I ended up tripping over them quite a few times.. /cough.

Edit: Oh and I should mention that Either Wonderflex is hard to use in small/detailed areas, or I was doing something wrong with it.. >.>; Oh, and be really careful not to melt the plastic on the rollerblades like I did. Lol

GrafX
08-26-2006, 08:34 PM
o.o
Wow, thank you! :D
Yay, a fellow Agito coplayer! Sweet. ^__^
Thank you very much for the warnings and the procedures~!!

Thanks everyone!!!

RyuTheForgotten
08-26-2006, 08:58 PM
I only just started watching the anime a few days ago.

I suggest what you do is use thin plastic, and use this tutorial http://amethyst-angel.com/armormaking_intro.html (although it's pretty much what everyone else has been saying.)

A tip for the trailing belts, you might want to us some kind of invisible line to hold them to you or buckle them to your pants like hot topic pants, cause you don't want you to be lying there with a bloody nose, just cause you had to have them trailing.

pearle
08-28-2006, 11:56 AM
But AT is different from normal skates right? Normal skates have 2 wheels while AT only have 2. Sorry, if this is OTP. Just voicing out my opinions.

ChrowX
08-29-2006, 09:47 AM
But AT is different from normal skates right? Normal skates have 2 wheels while AT only have 2. Sorry, if this is OTP. Just voicing out my opinions.

Which is why he got the speed Skates. not sure why they're called speed skates but pretty much they have much larger wheels (which is another difficult characteristic of ATs) and I figure it can't be too hard to remove a couple of them.

pearle
08-29-2006, 01:07 PM
Which is why he got the speed Skates. not sure why they're called speed skates but pretty much they have much larger wheels (which is another difficult characteristic of ATs) and I figure it can't be too hard to remove a couple of them.

but won't it be hard to balance?

NiceGai44
08-29-2006, 01:28 PM
Thanks guys as well I am finishing my Spitfire cosplay and I need this info. I owe you guys.

ChrowX
08-29-2006, 06:12 PM
but won't it be hard to balance?
Depends on which wheels you remove I guess, but I figure it shouldn't be a problem with the outer most wheels.

jeeze.. all this Air gear talk makes me want to make a pair now.

EDIT:
I started compiling some air gear reference for those who might like it.
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v638/chrowx/Projects/Air%20Gear/Reference/
So far all I've got is Ikki's ATs

pearle
08-30-2006, 11:36 AM
chrowx >> go make it~~ I wanna see~~~~~

Yuki Souma
09-01-2006, 07:10 PM
No, I took out the middle wheels, and I use them to get to school every day. X3

If anything I'd say 2 wheels per skate is easier to balance on, the only downside to speedskates is they have a higher balance point which makes them hard to stop without having a break attached to them (Which ATs do not have)

And I must say, I have a new respect for Akito/Agito, I tried rollerblading a round with his straight jacket on, and it's increadibly hard to keep your balance without using your arms >.> lol

Yuki Souma
09-01-2006, 07:12 PM
PS: Reference pictures of Akito's ATs, and Fang Regalia incoming once I get them uploaded.

Yuki Souma
09-01-2006, 07:29 PM
Note: Some of these images contain Spoilers, and others are FREAKIN' HUGE >.>

Agito
http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/3261/agito1cs4.jpg
http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/6951/agito2rq7.jpg
http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/9408/agito3ym8.gif
http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/8725/agito4ix3.gif
http://img79.imageshack.us/img79/7486/agito5sd9.jpg

Fang Regalia

http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/2112/regalia1ai9.gif (really big, but ultra detailed)
http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/7244/regalia2qt1.gif
http://img79.imageshack.us/img79/929/regalia3pc2.gif
http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/2079/regalia4tb7.gif
http://img79.imageshack.us/img79/7005/regalia5hi4.jpg

3 ATs, Regalia, Teary Eye's (XD Love that nickname), Agito

http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/5055/3atsqf0.jpg

GrafX
09-02-2006, 02:18 AM
Wow, thank you everyone! <3
Thank you everyone for the help and the ref. pics! ^^

Splitpersonalit
09-11-2006, 01:37 PM
I wanna see a pic of the Akito/Agito AT's u people made ^^

ChrowX
09-13-2006, 10:09 PM
I wanna see a pic of the Akito/Agito AT's u people made ^^

The few Agito Cosplayers I did see didn't have the skates, and if they did I think most people just use regular rollerblades and tend to do nothing to them.

Air Gear needs more cosplayers in general, so get out there and get to it!

Also! Yuki, I <3 the heck out of you for all that reference.

UsagiNoSenshi
11-20-2006, 12:27 AM
I'm planing on doing Simca in the near future. One problem. I have never rollerbladed in my life. >.< I can handle every part of her AT except moding the wheels. I've enlisted some help and we're trying to come up with a way to swap out the normal wheels for razor scooter wheels. @_@ wish me luck...

Sakuma Ryuichi
02-21-2007, 11:42 AM
I love the hell out of this thread. <33
I'm going to be cosplaying Ak/gito for Anime Central with my boyfriend. :] So all this AT Skate talk, reference and advice on the skates is like a dream, Such great advice in here!
So thanks to everyone. :] If I ever get the skates done, I'll post how they turn out~ Wish me luck. <3

ningyobaka
02-22-2007, 01:29 PM
probably kinda odd to be asking this but are you building skates from scratch? or adding to roller blades?

to all the air gear fans has anyoen ever tried to do an air gear cosplay at a roller rink? my freinds are trying to set one up.

ChrowX
02-22-2007, 08:43 PM
Sakuma Ryuichi - I'll see you at ACen :D

ningyobaka - It makes so much sense but I've never heard of anyone doing that.

As for making Air Trecks.. I'd try doing it from scratch mostly bececause tearing apart a pair of Rollerblades is pricey and could turn out badly.

The only idea I can come up with is to get a pair of shoes with thick soles, attach casters (wheel holders) to them and then add in a pair of 100mm wheels. the rest is just making a boot cover.

The Evil One
03-06-2007, 12:19 AM
Sakuma Ryuichi - I'll see you at ACen :D

ningyobaka - It makes so much sense but I've never heard of anyone doing that.

As for making Air Trecks.. I'd try doing it from scratch mostly bececause tearing apart a pair of Rollerblades is pricey and could turn out badly.

The only idea I can come up with is to get a pair of shoes with thick soles, attach casters (wheel holders) to them and then add in a pair of 100mm wheels. the rest is just making a boot cover.

Having done something very similar to that I do not recommend it. I built a pair last year using 100mm scooter wheels and an old pair of hiking boots. Hiking boots don't have half the support necessary to stop you from breaking your ankle. I even added a metal brace that stuck up along my calf, even that wasn't enough. I even priced ankle braces but at 40 bucks for one its not worth it though those may be more successful. There is a pic in my gallery if you want to see what I'm talking about.

Only by chance did I come across the inspiration to give it another try; an old school pair of full leather inline skates. Simplified my design and went back to work and took pictures this time around. Someday I might finish the guide I was writing....but here's the gallery. AT pics (http://s13.photobucket.com/albums/a298/EvilSigs/ATs/)
They are sensitive to ride but rather fun.

Hope that helps anyone who is looking to make their own.

The Evil One
03-06-2007, 02:38 AM
Double post X_x;

Suo9448
09-16-2007, 07:07 AM
Well, I'm currently working on a Kazu cosplay, I really wanted to try my best to stay true to Kazu's AT's, I like the royal blue/sky blue/light blue/white design of his AT's, what I was probably gonna do is try to get royal blue skates and use fabric marker to draw out the blue-to-white square, cut it out and place it on the shoe somehow. >< Haven't fully developed how I'm going to do this. But I did have one question , if you used Soap Shoes (I know its not spelled Soap but w/e) The shoes used for Grinding, wouldn't those have more ankle support? >_> Since they are built to grind and all?

SuthrnBelleChan
09-17-2007, 10:03 AM
In the japanese Air Gear Musical they just took out the middle two wheels, which for my Simca seemed to work perfectly. It's not hard to balance and if you put your weight in the middle you wont roll away lol

However i AM working on building a pair of A.T.s to Manga look and specification, i guess when i get those done i'll post up a tutorial

Xuki-kun
12-05-2007, 08:10 PM
=.=; I'm having trouble just finding black skates. Lawl.
Although I have a pair or skates that look like Ringo's. Bah. useless, I'm planning on crossplaying as ak/agito.
it sounds like it's hard to balance on two wheels though D:

damcanadian
12-05-2007, 08:32 PM
Im still working on Plug Mans roller ball ATs, I have most of it figured out, but without a working break system it'll be... fun, shall we say, moving in all directions without control, I can see why there listed as the most difficult ATs to use. Im thinking buffer pads on the top of the back ball so if I press down on just those Ill slow down and stop, or be able to pull off in a direction with it, also need a lock system for them for when I need to stand still for sure.

A19Riku
12-05-2007, 09:02 PM
Im still working on Plug Mans roller ball ATs, I have most of it figured out, but without a working break system it'll be... fun, shall we say, moving in all directions without control, I can see why there listed as the most difficult ATs to use. Im thinking buffer pads on the top of the back ball so if I press down on just those Ill slow down and stop, or be able to pull off in a direction with it, also need a lock system for them for when I need to stand still for sure.

roller ball ... as in the roller ball skates right are you using those too

damcanadian
12-05-2007, 09:11 PM
roller ball ... as in the roller ball skates right are you using those too

No, Im making my own with omni-directional roll balls on them (see reference pic provided)


Reference Picture (http://www.rofantasy.com/~puck/plug01.jpg)

ChrowX
12-06-2007, 09:49 AM
Ahh.. Plug Man.. Not only are his ATs confusing from a technical standpoint, but building prop ATs with spherical wheels would be hugely difficult.

Have you considered bolting in the wheels so they don't move then maybe putting a pad of rubber or something on the bottom so you can keep traction?

damcanadian
12-06-2007, 01:21 PM
There are afew ways Iv been looking at it:
Firstly I could make one set omni-directional and have the other shoe bolted on the sides so it only goes forward and back, so I can drift sideways a little by going on one shoe for a second or so, and still maintain myself this seems like a good and safe idea, but not exactly true to the character.
Secondly I could and most likly will in any case install buffer pads inside the wheel casings to keep the shoes from going too fast, I wouldent use rubber since Im guessing it would limit the wheel motion too much or wear down and all of a sudden have no control, I was thinking something more along the line of small carpet chunks or something that would always be applying pressure to the wheel but not wear down or add to much friction.
Ill also need some kind of fail safe dead stopping power and locking ability for the wheels, which I think I have figured out, but have yet to take out of theory yet.
Cant wait for the next set of cons I can make it to to roll around, should see some cool stuff.

dr.poozdor
12-10-2007, 12:06 AM
Im still working on Plug Mans roller ball ATs, I have most of it figured out, but without a working break system it'll be... fun, shall we say, moving in all directions without control, I can see why there listed as the most difficult ATs to use. Im thinking buffer pads on the top of the back ball so if I press down on just those Ill slow down and stop, or be able to pull off in a direction with it, also need a lock system for them for when I need to stand still for sure.

i love the idea and hope you can get it worked out allright. quick question though how are you doing the "helmet" for him ?

damcanadian
12-10-2007, 05:06 PM
i love the idea and hope you can get it worked out allright. quick question though how are you doing the "helmet" for him ?

I have afew different ideas for that, ether one out of insulation foam, plaster cast it, and make a plastic mold of this, I have the materials and know how to do this, or likewise use the insulation model, hollow it out and use a boiled paper mache mixture in 4-5 layers to coat the inside and another on the outside to harden it and protect from the insulation, then using modeling putty coat the outside and smooth it all down adding the needed 'tv' features, the plastic bowed tv front isent that hard to get, the tinted second later to cover the face and make it look like a black tv is in question, as is ways to improve the speaking and hearing ability while wearing it. but it will be alot of fun once I can find some insulation foam in this damn town.
Once I get the foam Ill take pics as Im working on it and make a post about it.

whisp
12-10-2007, 11:31 PM
the problem is the wheels when you make them like they look it is one bumpy ride

white_rabbit
01-22-2008, 07:01 AM
oh~ this is helpful :3

I am cosplaying as Agito in April.

And cos I have travel interstate for the convention - I doubt I will have room for a pair of rollerblades, so I am thinking on getting those rollerblade sneakers (the skateboard sneakers with rollerblade wheels that come out from the sole of the shoe - so they can worn as normal shoes or skates). Do you think its a good idea..as long as I find the right colour for Agito?

DireKitty
01-23-2008, 10:29 AM
oh~ this is helpful :3

I am cosplaying as Agito in April.

And cos I have travel interstate for the convention - I doubt I will have room for a pair of rollerblades, so I am thinking on getting those rollerblade sneakers (the skateboard sneakers with rollerblade wheels that come out from the sole of the shoe - so they can worn as normal shoes or skates). Do you think its a good idea..as long as I find the right colour for Agito?

http://www.skates.com/Heelys-s/23.htm

Is that what you were thinking of? Looks like they have some that might work for you.

sung-ja
01-24-2008, 09:16 PM
For everyone suggesting removing the wheels to get the 2-wheel look of ATs, I was wondering, are the skates you are talking about like this one:

http://www.webersports.com/store/images/Luigino%20Web%20PicturesAttitudePkg.jpg

I liked the size of the wheels in this one and the small shoe makes it seem easier to decorate. But I thought it would be better to remove the outer wheels...but I have no idea how you would remove them. D: I thought maybe you could cut it but that looks like it would be incredibly hard to cut..

Any suggestions, because, yes, I also (sometime in the future) plan to cosplay Benkei, Agito or Ringo :3

Sintakz
01-24-2008, 10:14 PM
Yes you can use those. I use to skate inline for a while and to keep my wheels in decent condition I would take out the 2 middle wheels and just skate the streets with those and keep the spares in my pocket or backpack. There is no significant change in balance shifting or anything. Then I'd just use the "good wheels" on stuff like skate parks with smooth surfaces and stuff. I always wanted a pair of speed skates but they are a bit much. The wheels can be taken off easily by using a allen wrench/hex key.


I just started watching Air Gear. I'm on Trick 17 w00t

sung-ja
01-24-2008, 10:39 PM
But don't you think that taking the middle wheels out would look a little odd? :<
I'm sorry about getting meticulous about it but if you took off the outer wheels, wouldn't it look more like the ATs since the wheels on them are closer together? I was afraid if you took off the middle wheels then that gap in between would look weird..

Sintakz
01-24-2008, 11:19 PM
The gap is a little weird but taking off the outer wheels will cause balance problems since it is the equivalent of running "flat footed". With the middle wheels taken out you will have even distribution of weight to both the front and back of the boot (part of the skate where you put your foot in) as opposed to all your weight on the middle of the boot if you took out the outer wheels. Stand with your foot flat on the ground, that is what the outer wheels no middle wheels feels like. Now try to balance on a basket ball and you get the effect of middle wheels outer wheels off.

Also if you feel like paying a little extra you can buy skates like this (I suggest searching for a better site) http://nettracing.com/htm/complete/Luigino%20Attitude%203x110%20Skate.htm which only have 3 wheels which would mean taking out the middle wheel is the obvious choice. Also since the wheels are bigger they are a bit closer together and I think they look kinda like AT's already.


edit: Just found out they are called Offroad Rollerblades. I suggest looking for somewhere that sells them wholesale or has a clearance on them. Good luck. And thanks to Air Gear I'm getting back into Aggressive Inline. Thanks Air Gear ^_^

sung-ja
01-24-2008, 11:44 PM
Ohh! I get it! yeah, I guess that makes tons of sense now :P
Do you think they would sell that kind of skate in like commonplace stores like Wal-mart? Or should I go to an athletic store?

Sintakz
01-24-2008, 11:52 PM
Best bet is an athletic store, a skate shop, or online since walmart typically sells the really crappy 2DX (i've actually owned a pair so I can vouch for the fact that they suck horribly) brand of skates with smaller wheels and such. The offroad skates seem to be dead on AT material though. I think I'll start working on a Ikki cosplay as Ag/Akito seems a bit too easy for me.

white_rabbit
01-25-2008, 06:59 AM
http://www.skates.com/Heelys-s/23.htm

Is that what you were thinking of? Looks like they have some that might work for you.

Yes and no ^^

I saw these on Ebay http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ROLLER-SKATES-SHOES-SIZE-7-25-5CM-NEW-IN-BOX_W0QQitemZ170188430688QQihZ007QQcategoryZ16261Q QssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Not sure on the colour though, saw a pair in grey..but they wouldn't fit me too small.

Blanko
01-25-2008, 01:20 PM
Just coming out of the blue.

I'm no expert on anything related to props. But, I was thinking. Is it possible to get a nice cheap pair of rollers blades, take off the part that holds the wheels in place, and shift it just a bit more foreward and then pop off all the wheels, and add bigger wheels to it? I'll draw a picture!

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Heartless_Demon/?action=view&current=AirTrek.jpg

xD I had fun doing this. But yeah. I don't even know if those kind of wheels exist... and I doubt you can butcher your skates so much. Any comments? Credits for trying? x)

sung-ja
01-25-2008, 04:15 PM
Here's a person that I think did something similar to blanko's idea. So I'm guessing it works :] ...Man these ATs look so awesome

http://www.misiontokyo.com/index.php?ind=gallery&op=foto_show&ida=383

I can't tell what they used between the sneaker and the wheels though. PLUS I have no idea where you could get wheels like that...I also wonder if it's actually usable/wearable..

Sintakz
01-25-2008, 04:44 PM
I wonder if it is possible to just make my own frame on the bottom of some skates and possibly even (if it absolutely has to be done) cast my own wheels. Looking at a pair of skates they are set up pretty simply, they go into the frame but are small enough to not touch the top of it and they have a hole where the bearing is encased. There is a small tube where a screw is inserted to keep the wheel from flying off and also giving the wheel a center on which to spin on. I'll talk to some skaters I know and see if it'd be possible.

Idle_Time
01-26-2008, 01:09 AM
http://www.doomwheels.com/articles/buildwod.php hey I'm not sure, but I'm hoping this site will give someone an idea 0.o

Blanko
01-26-2008, 10:24 AM
Um well... me and my father are gonna try my theory out. I'll let everyone know if it goes well. :> I don't know when we'll get started though.

ChrowX
01-26-2008, 04:29 PM
I notice that a lot of you are talking about casting or carving your own wheels.. which is honestly just a bad idea. Not because it won't work, but because it would take way too much time and money to build a functioning wheel for what you need when you can buy exactly what you need.

100mm scooter wheels (http://www.skates.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=KR&click=84734) should do the trick if you plan on modifying a pair of roller blades to fit larger wheels.

One thing I'd like to point out though is just popping out the wheels on a pair of roller blades won't give the same effect. Also, if you're making a custome frame to hold the wheels onto a modified pair of shoes, consider your wheel placement very carefully. Where you place you wheels under you feet can drastically affect your center of balance and gravity.
Too far out from the toes and heel means you'll wobble a lot, and to far in the middle of the foot means they'll slip right out from under you.

Blanko
01-27-2008, 10:13 AM
There are 90 mm Skate wheels which might fit into normal skates... would that be big enough?

ChrowX
01-28-2008, 04:58 PM
There are 90 mm Skate wheels which might fit into normal skates... would that be big enough?

The bigger the better, y'know?

It's not just about putting bigger wheels into a pair of rollerblades, it's about making rollerblades look like a set of ATs, which may mean completely custom fabricating, or heavily modifying a pair of shoes or skates.

Blanko
01-28-2008, 06:05 PM
The bigger the better, y'know?

It's not just about putting bigger wheels into a pair of rollerblades, it's about making rollerblades look like a set of ATs, which may mean completely custom fabricating, or heavily modifying a pair of shoes or skates.

Yeah true. Up until now I was focusing on making a pair of skates that resembles a bit like ATs but can still work.. I got there half way xD


http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Heartless_Demon/?action=view&current=DSC08395.jpg

Now I'm going to focus on making.. boot cover like things to make them more into Agito's skates.

I'm worried it'll be too hard to skate in these though because if you lean too much foreward or backwards you tip xD But me and my Dad are gonna make the second one and then I'll see if it's really ridable..

Sintakz
01-28-2008, 10:50 PM
Nice. How did you mod it for larger wheels? I was thinking of casting a new blade frame from plastic and attaching it to the frame already there using the screws already available. The extra blade will be nice and flush with the original blade and will be large enough to accommodate some 90mm or 100mm wheels. Anyone think this'll work?

prismswordsman
01-29-2008, 01:00 AM
^^ Actually, custom making a frame is just about the only way to make an extremely close replica of an AT. No natural skate frame will have the gap in the center like an AT.

ako_pah
01-29-2008, 01:09 AM
I'm so glad I found this thread a lot of tips from y'all guys that I can use here.By the way I'm cosplaying BUCCHA. This guy is not ordinary roller blade he has 4 wheel on each AT and he got a huge frame of AT..................:crylaugh:

I'm using a old toy truck from the garage sale that I bought just couple a days and use the wheel on AT and hoping this one will work *cross finger*

Sintakz
01-29-2008, 01:11 AM
offroad rollerblades do but not only are they hard to find, they are expensive. Lol alright lemme start working on the basic shape haha.

Blanko
01-29-2008, 12:02 PM
Nice. How did you mod it for larger wheels? I was thinking of casting a new blade frame from plastic and attaching it to the frame already there using the screws already available. The extra blade will be nice and flush with the original blade and will be large enough to accommodate some 90mm or 100mm wheels. Anyone think this'll work?

The original frame held 78mm wheels, they were so used that they were tiny when I removed them xD

And you can easily take out those wheels and put in new ones, I used 80mm wheels because they didn't have any bigger, and had to pierce a little hole cause it STILL didn't fit.

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Heartless_Demon/?action=view&current=DSC08391.jpg That's the frame before I attached it back to the blades. But it fit fine and the size didn't seem to be the problem at all. Even if it was I couldve just cut a bit around the frame on the sides to show more wheels, thus making them seem bigger :>

ShadowRider
04-02-2008, 09:07 PM
Hey this might Sound Stupid but do u think they would ever make Roller blades that look and Acutlualy have a motor in them like the anime cuz if they do and any of u know where i could get some tell me plz Cuz i really want some and if u know how to make them tell me plz

ShadowRider
04-02-2008, 09:11 PM
This might Sound Stupid ,but R there really Ats like in the anime that actully have the motor in them if so can u tell me cuz i really want some if not and ya'll know how to make them can u tell me cuz im dying to have some cuz my friends and i want to find some and ride them plz tell me THX

Ender_06
04-02-2008, 09:22 PM
Shadow rider, they have motorized rollerblades, but they look like you have a weedwhacker attached to the back of your skate. Sofar no skate exists thats motorized like the ones on air gear. I'm currently making Air trecks, however, they currently are very costly, (batteries 150-200 bucks) motors (50 per foot), (Speed control 50 per foot), aluminum (60, not to mention the machining and cutting involved), 50 for misc electronics, 50 for a set of good wheels, and this is just for the skeleton, not to mention the stuff needed to make a plastic mold for the air trecks depending on the character.

Edit: There is a way to make the motor fit inside of the wheel just like in air gear, I'm working on the math behind this right now, however that becomes VERY VERY tricky as you have to custom make the motors yourself. Currently the drive system I'm working on uses mini sprockets/bike chain to drive the wheel. However, there is NO way you can get the same life out of them as the ones in Air gear do, with the motor I'm using (which generate 1HP each (so 2 hp pushing you, comparatively a go-kart is usually 5 hp), the batteries would last about 10 minutes if your good, I can add more batteries, but each pack is about 70 bucks a piece.

ChrowX
04-02-2008, 09:54 PM
This might Sound Stupid ,but R there really Ats like in the anime that actully have the motor in them if so can u tell me cuz i really want some if not and ya'll know how to make them can u tell me cuz im dying to have some cuz my friends and i want to find some and ride them plz tell me THX

There are a number of people already on the board working their fingers to the bone just trying to make roller blades that can function with some semblance of speed. To ask for realistic ATs is just.. well.. retarded.

The technology just doesn't exist, and without putting in years of work and stuff, you're not going to be able to follow some message board tutorial to make them. Settle for real roller-blades, it's a realistic goal that won't involve you wasting years of your life. Also, if you do aggressive inline, you may actually be able to pull off some impressive tricks, and that would already be more than what most Air Gear cosplayers can do.

If that's still not enough, then invest some time learning machining skills and learn to build a pair of large wheeled rollerblades so they look like ATs. You're Never EVER going to get the function of ATs with modern materials and technology. Drop it. Let it die. I'm tired of having to debunk this over and over.

Ender_06
04-02-2008, 09:59 PM
Yeah, what ChrowX said is basically right. With current technology you can't have real air trecks (though you can get close). Hey, if you want a pair I'll make you one, just pay me 500-600 bucks (thats just for parts mind you).

ChrowX
04-03-2008, 10:52 AM
Additionally, Ender, in the series, ATs run for about or over 100,000 Yen, which comes to about $975. Even for the future, where the technology and the materials exist, these things are still expensive as hell.

Admittedly, though... if ATs existed, I'd shell out $1,000 for a pair in a heartbeat.

Ender_06
04-03-2008, 09:11 PM
Oh same here. Save me the headaches of designing these cursed things...

savani
04-08-2008, 01:43 PM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=CeHPI-Mf9k8

I don't know if this has been posted already, but this is a video tutorial on how to make ATs.

prismswordsman
04-08-2008, 11:12 PM
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xxbabyjenksxx
05-11-2009, 11:53 PM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=CeHPI-Mf9k8

I don't know if this has been posted already, but this is a video tutorial on how to make ATs.

Yea I watched his video. Its a cool concept and because the wheels are so much bigger then normal skate wheels its possible to have only 2 wheels and maintain balance. The down side I imagine would be how much farther the ground is from you lol, it has to be hard to go from sitting to standing and vice versa. I would love to make a pair but sadly I don't think I have the skills and I imagine asking someone to make them would be more then I'm willing to pay plus materials. Honestly I don't know why the skate industry hasn't come out with a two wheeled skate, maybe it wouldnt be good for tricks? Also every site that has something close to a two wheeled skate costs upwards of $350.

On another note I need an opinion!

http://www.skatebuds.com/

If I bought 4 of these and attached them to my heels and the front part of my foot (if they stretch that much) Do you think they could pass for AT's? It be two wheels (when viewed from the side)...the only thing is that I wouldnt be able to make regalia.

stonesour_17
08-15-2009, 01:27 AM
Hey guys...

http://www.cosplay.com/photo/2074122/