|I didn't mention that I rode sidestance as I always do!
: That is so cool! I don't know how you could just switch to inlines and ride vert. When I first stood on inlines I could barely stand up. After several months of getting used to them, I was able to do all of my rollerskate tricks.
: : : I just checked out the link to that gathering and you all were ripping it up so hard! Irene, I knew you were good, but I just read your bio and am very impressed. I did not know you did the inline thing. I think you did it during the same time I did. I don't know if this is true, but it has been said to me by my skateboard buddies that the inliners of today are very disrespectful and think they are the shit. I would love to school them, but I just don't seem to have the skills these days. Well, I think I just don't have the balls because I know I could make my old tricks, but I am too scared. Can someone get me a tissue?
: : They made me inline for those coupla contests way back when. So I would practice on my rollerskates until contest time, told them to give me a few minutes to change into my inlines skates to do my contest runs, then put my rollerskates back on. I usually only entered to ride the vert, unless there were good prizes (cash $$$) to inspire me to win. One inline contest was won by a rollerskater from Switzerland on his inlines, Ivano G???, he got $500 cash. I took first in womens, but only paid $250 cash. Gender counts, I guess. It was all good tho, all fun stuff. I also took first in a womens masters division (25 years and older) snowboarding event. My skateboarder buddy took first in the mens masters. Ah, memories...