Vertical Rollerskating


Message 14 (31. Dec. 2001 02:16) (All next previous)

Bernhard (videos by Bernhard) (pictures by Bernhard)
Side Stance
: I just visited Brian Wainwright website for the first time and I am very excited. This guy is amazing. I am very curious about the side stance. Do you guys ride side stance? I ride parellel and would have never thought it possible to ride like that but I do see the advantages. I started trying to ride side stance on flat ground and am starting to be comfortable going frontside and turning but the thought of taking it into the ramp scares me. My final question is on a different subject: What kind of trucks do you use? Rollerskate or skateboard? I cant decide which to use. With the narrow rollerskate trucks I can roll on the coping of a ramp but with skateboard trucks I could grind....

I do ride parallel. I have tried side stance but not with much success. Most vert skaters I have known ride/rode parallel. However, several side stance riders do come to my mind: Brian (of course), Bo Elsbol, Lars and Arne Languth (the twins), Holger Sander and more. Bo even rode inlines side stance (I haven't seen anyone else doing this).

Regarding the trucks: I still use the ones which can be seen in my text on how to built vertical roller skates. Those are Gullwing freestyle skateboard trucks. I think freestyle trucks are hard to obtain nowadays.

Happy New Year and keep on sk8ing!

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  • Lisa: Side Stance (31. Dec. 2001 00:55)
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