|It really is a lot of work. My current slider setup came into existence more than 10 years after the skates themselves (they had sliders initially, too, but they weren't as flexible). So that's the true reason for the two pages about my skates: The first one was my very first contribution to the world wide web and it made Brian Wainwright find me. So I want to keep this page close to what it was back then. And the second one about creating the slider setup was really another project. With both projects I was very lucky to have people helping me with the plates or with the woodwork where my tools simply wouldn't have been sufficient.