|: : Is the foam rubber like that stuff they use to put workout equipment on?
: I'm not sure about that. I went to rubber specialty shop here in Germany and asked for "Moosgummi" (the dictionary translated this to "rubber foam"). They showed me their offering and I selected some stuff which reminded me of the padding in knee pads with respect to its elasticity and damping properties. I've always been happy with this stuff.
So are you German? I'm basically German! My Mom goes to Germany a couple times a year. Is that place near Berlin? Thats where she goes. Most my family is still there although I havent ever been.
: An even better tip is not to fall on your butt. How to achieve this? Simple: Put your weight more in front. Bend your knees and lean forward, not backward.
Yes, thats my goal. So think its been good that I got injured because I've been watching tons of videos to "get it." I only started skating this winter. I'm now cant believe I went my whole life without roller skates!! And only started outside this spring. But I'm still getting the whole balance thing for the ramps. Think I understand it now because my brain wanted to try to remain perpendicular to the ground when going vertical and I was too tight in my knees. In my head its really freaky when I look down and see the ground lol. Just need some practice time to get used to this so I dont feel the need to lean backwards.
: : I really LOVE skating!!
I do!!!! Really, I think I'm obsessed rofl! :-D
: That's the attitude!
: : But I"m glad I found this forum. Hopefully I can learn a lot.
: How did you find this place? BTW, it has to offer quite a bit more than just the forum. There are some How-To-s regarding building your own roller skates, there are some reports, some interviews and resource links and the forum has an image bowser and a video browser where you can browse the images and videos posted to the forum.
I found this site by surfing. I was really reading up on Irene because I think shes one of the best skaters ever! I just got my skates from Lisa, but I really want to build my own one day. Out of skateboard trucks. I was a studio art major, so my hands can turn anything into gold. Just my learning curve can be expensive (right now finances arent good) and I'm still learning about equipment. But building is def. my thing!! Just sometimes I get carried away on that too lol.
I really love the pictures of the vert skaters, but those dont so much teach me how to react on the ramps if you understand what I'm saying. But right now I need to stop fearing falling after the last time. I sit at my job all day and that wasnt fun.