|: : Yes, I'm more confused now! I thought:
: : grinds = "move";
: : stalls= "still";
: : slides = "(move+ plastic)"
: That's almost my view. Except that I'd say that a grind has to bring some hard surfaces (metal on metal or metal on concrete) to bring about that grinding sound. But now I understand why Robert's terminology is a bit different: he has quite some inline experience and the inliners call every movement a grind. In rollerskater terminology that would all be slides.
: : I guess being so dispursed and few, we have more freedom to be creative and not follow a set list of predefined tricks.
: Absolutely. Creativity rules in skater land!
: : Well, glad this came up cause now I can tease the inliners that they dont grind, only SLIDE, lol!
: That't the spirit: When they tease you, tease them!
: BTW: Sometimes I express the movement in my pictures. There are at least two photographic tactics to do this: strobo flash and second curtain flash combined with long-time exposure, creating a trailing slur.
I hope I win the lottery soon cause now I want to travel and get back into photography, make art from it, not to mention skate with all the roller skaters out there and all the different places. What I did in high school, I was a yearbook photographer, is move the camera with the athlete to give it some speed. I never messed with flash. I did the sports outside sometimes! I didnt keep up with photography after high school due to lack of a dark room. I liked to develop the photos myself, mostly black and white I did. I then colored some tinting them with markers. I still have a photograph or two up in my old high school!