Vertical Rollerskating


Message 1543 (4. Apr. 2005 09:06) (All next previous)

thx (finally made a pair of skates)
: I finally got around making skates.
: I was in Lyon France where I got the idea of my skates that I have shared with the forum, I skated this big double mini with a spine and box with 30 other quad skaters there. I looked at all their skates and in my mind created a combination of all the best ideas.
: I cut a skate in half and made some baseplates out of it. Then mounted trucks (standard size skateboarding trucks) and hockey-boots and put it all together.
: This is the skates that I have shared with the forum here.
: I now just need to make some grind-plates and I'm done.
: I used plastic - natural gas pipe, sort of a play on words. But it is very durable and maybe too slippery, but I have gotten used to it. My jump bar is set in the cuissions of the trucks and is more durable.
: I used to rollerblade a couple of years back and decided I need to sport more. At first I thought about rollerblading but remembering how I used to love quads more than inline I decided to make a pair.
: I used rollerblade boots because plastic lasts longer than leather and cut them down to get more flex in my ankle.
: All I can say is that it is more fun than I remembered it to be. I now only need to get some of that courage back I used to have as a kid and I'm set to go.
: The courage comes from skating a lot, even for us old farts. It's good to hear of quad skating in Lyon.
: Thx for the site you guys, it helped a lot in the construction of my rollerskates.
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