This is my first custom skate based on a Tecnica Crosstech. The only original parts I’ve kept are the shells and its buckles. The changes were straightforward, with the most tricky part being the frame mount spacing change from 188mm to the more standard 165mm.
The photos detail all of the important tricks used during the transformation, and should be useful to anyone attempting similar changes.
Since the liners were quite worn, and were going to be replaced with modern ones which are much lower on the rear, it made sense to also replace the cuffs. After checking with Razors, USD, Remz, Seba and Rollerblade cuffs, the clear winner as the Rollerblade TRS cuff since its height was the one I was looking for, and fit the shell perfectly, using the original cuff mounting holes.
The end result is very similar to a Twister, with a slightly more retro buckles with no laces look.
The before and after photos really are the same skate, you can tell from the scratches if you look close enough!
As usual, thanks to Inercia for the parts!