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JohnN

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"#9"slide sole
« on: October 12, 2021, 11:51:20 AM »
Dexter has a #9 sole where they combine a #8 and a #10. Has anyone ever tried making one themselves by cutting a 8  and a 10 in half and putting them on ? Which do you put in front ?

 

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Re: "#9"slide sole
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2021, 12:07:56 PM »
I have a Dexter "9" slide sole that I cut to fit some 3G Tour Ultras, and the "10" section or piece which offers the most slide goes to the front of the shoe.

I also modify some 3G soles, cut them in half and use the slickest one in the front, and always go to a reduction in slide towards the heel.


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Re: "#9"slide sole
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2021, 02:42:33 PM »
I also use the 9 sliding sole from dexter.  I have used them both ways, with the 8 in front, 10 in back and the reverse. 

which you should do is your choice. the 10 in front seems to be the intended use for it.

never tried to make my own; but it seems doable

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Re: "#9"slide sole
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2021, 04:44:56 PM »
Perfect video explaining how to go about it.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9jki2hFDbTA

It’s with 3G shoes but works the same with Dexter’s.

Hope it helps.
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Re: "#9"slide sole
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2021, 11:10:49 AM »
Star, good video, thanks.

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Re: "#9"slide sole
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2021, 11:53:23 PM »
So, tonight I did the half and half sole on my Brunswick shoes. Did half a #10 sole in front and half a #8 in back and it worked perfectly.

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Re: "#9"slide sole
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2021, 01:38:52 AM »
Saves you a fortune with the price of soles nowadays.

Glad you got them to work.
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Re: "#9"slide sole
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2021, 09:44:38 AM »
Our approaches have been super tacky at the end of summer league into fall league. My #8 sole didn't slide enough and the #10 made it feel like ice. I did this using older soles and its a lot cheaper than the $28 Dexter #9.