Vertical Rollerskating


Message 12262 (11. May. 2010 04:34) (All next previous)

Robert (videos by Robert) (pictures by Robert)
Mounting hollow aggressive frames as sliders
Hi Cepho,

From what I have read, you seem to be migrating from inline skates to quad skates. That is so cool and you will love how they carve. Most Vert Skaters ride custom set ups and I envy them. My good friend rides Tracker Plates and trucks and I am so jealous. Most of these folks build their own stuff and I wish I could. Have you considered starting out with regular rollerskates? I ride the stock stuff with wider trucks by Suregrip. I hate the maintenance, but like the ride. The boots seem to be the most expensive part. My plates and trucks are pretty inexpensive. Would it make sense to try normal rollerskates to get used to them and then make a custom pair? When I was at my best, I rode stock skates and had tiny trucks. I now ride wide trucks for grinding, but still have a fairly stock setup that you can buy. It might make sense for you to build your own, but I thought it might be a good idea for you to get some normal rollerskates just to get the feel. I went from normal rollerskates to inline skates back in 1992 just to get sponsored. It took a while, but I was able to incorporate all of my old tricks. You are doing the opposite and it might make sense to give regular rollerskates a try. It is way different, but the same on certain levels. Until you get carving down, I don't think wide trucks will make a huge difference. I suggest buying some used skates just to get the feel. Just a suggestion.

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