Vertical Rollerskating


Message 1802 (27. Jun. 2006 15:22) (All previous)

Robert (videos by Robert) (pictures by Robert)
Put the skates on after 14 years
Thanks Dave. I am pretty sure that my plates are Magnum 7. If I remember correctly doesn't the plate have to be with in a certain amount of inches of the boot. If I am a 10, then the plate can't be less than an 8? I think if I were to get my muscles back with in four sessions I would be lucky. I could barely last ten minutes. I will take your advice and just skate in a small area and practive turning and stuff. I will also check out my local rollerrink or skate shop. My boots are pretty torn up and my stoppers are to the medal.

: Hi Rob,
: I'll tackle some of the questions and leave the rest for the other old farts. (Hey, the Old Farts Vert Rollerskating Club. Sounds good.)
: Your boots may stretch a little bit with use so you can get a few more miles with them. Yes you can get your plates remounted on a new set of boots. Check out the pro shops of roller rinks in your area. With the recent upsurge in jamskating low cut speed boots are very popular. Probably best to replace the cushions and pivot cups after all these years. Rubber dries out and cracks with age. Are those Sure-Grip Magnum plates?
: The question of wider trucks I'll leave up to you. I'd say stay with what you've got for a while till your legs are back in the groove. It takes 3 or 4 sessions to feel normal on your skates again. Spend your time doing drills (crossovers, mohawk turns, skating backwards, etc.) to get the various muscles back in gear. Long distance work just makes your legs rubbery and really doesn't contribute much to skill. The moves will all come back to you.
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