Any Inline Skaters here?

Discussion in 'Sports' started by blacksan, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    If you want to go fast, five wheel is the only way to go. Leather and carbon molded uppers on a stiff frame. 80mm wheels with ABEC 7 bearings should do the trick.

    If you're any good, you can keep up with the local bicycle racers on their training rides. Bugs the hell out of them...........:evil
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  2. Jack90210

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    Subliminal fear of penetration.
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  3. Ruffus

    Ruffus Dirty Old Mudder

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    Get a name brand with good quality, the ski manufacurers got in it too & make some high end blades, mine are Alpina soft boots,no complaints.

    P.S. it's one of the best ways to meet very shapely girls :wink: I got my blade learnin from a pealer I saw go on stage with blades, talked to her about it later & she talked me into gettin a set the next day, Actually I think I was knocking people over in the sports store tryin to get the blades as fast as possible,,, That chic was HOT:drif :rabia
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  4. uniberp

    uniberp Adventurer

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    Look at the k2 Radical 90 and Salomon Pilot Pro 9 (discontinued in US but still around in some sizes). Unless you are well experienced, you don't want anything faster than these. The 100 mm 4 wheel skates are really tall and take some getting used to.

    Never roll in the wet, basically. The contact patch and wheel compound is simply unsuitable. Try it if you don't believe me, but don't blame me.

    Entry level K2s and rollerblades are at Sports Authority. The k2 Exo6.1 is not a bad beginner skate, easy entry, lacing, 84mm wheels.

    And I always wear a helmet and padded palm gloves. I do about 25 miles a week.
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  5. blacksan

    blacksan Rev Limiter

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    I am a tad psycho when it comes to cardio workout, and want to try this inline skate thing while wearing my weight vest. The human final drive failure with an additional 75 lb strapped on should be worthy of You Tube! :lol3
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  6. White Knuckles

    White Knuckles Insufficient memory

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    Just like motorcycling: go take some lessons. You'll be amazed at the difference.
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  7. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Basic difference: small 4-wheel skates with molded uppers (think ski boots) are for screwing around on. 5-wheel skates with lower height leather/carbon uppers are for going fast in a straight(-ish) line on.

    Good luck!

    Oh, and get at least wrist guards if you don't get anything else!

    M
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  8. four-up

    four-up Distracted

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    You'll get the best burn if you use rollerskis rather than blades. You can get them at www.torbjornsport.com or many of the other nordic skiing sites. The big difference is the use of your upper body (poles). Just like their snow couterparts, you can buy rollerskis for both classic and skate style techniques. You won't go as fast as a good 5-wheel skate, but you'll get to and hold your target zone much faster. I use blades primarily for dryland alpine training.
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  9. HiSPL

    HiSPL Adventurer

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    You know what the hardest part of roller blading is?




















    Having to tell your Dad that you're :ymca


    :rofl
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  10. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    I think it's pretty tough to sell the idea of rollerskis to any but a X-C ski racer. I have a pair and only use them, when I want to get serious about training for the Birkie. Rollerblades have a much more universal appeal and require less technique. And you can still get a, skate till you puke workout, if you go hard enough.
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  11. R1150GSA

    R1150GSA Saint "Alloy"sius

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  12. HiSPL

    HiSPL Adventurer

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    Wow.....


    Think that gets him laid?
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  13. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    Bump
    and I am looking to get some for our wet season training / off season training to complement my cycling

    thinking that the ones that are more like cross country skies and suitable for usin in the wet would be best

    any new people to this thread?

    Hay Ewe
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  14. cagiva549

    cagiva549 whats a cagiva

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    Have I got a deal for you ! Years back I thought it looked fun so I bought a pair of in lines real cheap . They were from a major brand clear the shelf mark down section . Real good price but they were plastic boot racing skates , just what anybody needs to learn on , no brakes . I practiced in my shop a bit than headed for the beach with my GF , the wide sidewalk with a curb on the road side and a 15 foot drop into the rocks on the ocean side is just the place to show off your skills . After buckling the very fine rolling wheels with no brakes to my feet I headed across the 6 lane boulevard toward the wide sidewalk . About half way across I realized how awesome these skates were , the road was slopped toward the beach and I was gaining speed rapidly . Talk about an AW SHIT moment . Luckily there was a light pole for the signal lights at the edge of the road and the sidewalk , As I sailed past it a warp speed I grabbed it and spun around it and headed down the sidewalk like I knew what I was doing Looking very stylish . I skated a mile or so , turned around with out any major mishaps , skated back to our room and took them off without making too big a fool out of myself . They have been collecting dust ever since .
    For sale cheap , slightly used inline racing skates . SEYA
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  15. spagthorpe

    spagthorpe Long timer

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    I think I would want a pair with the hand brake controls or something. I can just imagine how out of control you could get with those things. I've always thought they looked like fun, but I fscked my ankle up good about the time they first came out.
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  16. Callahan71

    Callahan71 Banned

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    I'd like to see that. Rollerblading is :ymca enough already, no need to add to the effect.

    The rear brake is very easy to use once you get the hang of it. Don't start off heading downhill :evil
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  17. flieger

    flieger Retired heli-lackey

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    I used to do ten miles every morning before work.

    Get a copy of 'Inline!' by William Nealy. Chock full of great instruction presented in cartoon format. Best skating book I ever read.

    And carry anti-dog ordinance.
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  18. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    Have been doing more research and am definatly leaning towards getting skates that replicate cross country ski-ing more than normal inline blades - also get a better upper body work out as well I think

    prices dont seem too bad, but the costs I have seen I need to add in shoes and then freight to Australia

    the AUS $ is better then the US $ at the moment so that is good, but will have to wait a while as we have just bought a house :clap

    so, any cross country skiers out there that use these type of skates when there is no snow around?

    Hay Ewe
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  19. plutonic

    plutonic Outsider

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    The Rollerblade brand is pretty good, but some of their skates are not comfortable at all. K2 blades using "soft boot" technology, which makes a world of a difference. Try them.
    I have two pairs: FattyPro for aggressive riding, jumping and grinding. Il Capo for everything else. I love 'em both.
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