Vertical Rollerskating


Message 2080 (20. Dec. 2006 22:30) (All next previous)

irene (videos by irene) (pictures by irene)
Your skates
Not sure if Riedell still has this boot. They do have something very similar. The model is Carrera and Rollergirl might still stock these. Great boot, very little break-in time and holds up well. More durable and supportive than speed racing boots.
Unfortunately, most wheels today have recessed bearings on both sides and adding spacers/washers won't work, cuz your axles are too short. You can change out for longer axles or look for older wheels that are flat, so the inside bearing sits flush to the wheel.

: Thanks Irene. What boot is that? It looks very comfortable. I need to find some good rollerskate wheels because I use the little trucks. Any suggestions?
: : Hey Robert,
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: : Good to know you are attacking the park and the lil' kids ;-)
: : The Rollergirl grindbars work well and withstand bending pretty well.
: : New wheels and grindbars were put on July 2004, and after about 3 sessions, the back bar has a slight bend. No signs of cracking to date. I thought it
: : might be interesting the have them cut curved inward, like an hourglass. I haven't mastered long grinds, so I'm not sure what kind of grippiness or grab you prefer. The rollerskaters who grind far are usually sliding on plastic rails.
: : I've seen some inventive setups for grinding on rollerskates.
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: : : Hi Irene, I like your skates and would love some suggestions. Your plate bars look awesome and I wonder where I can get them. Did they come bent or did you do that? I love plate tricks and rollergirl's look great, but I want something that grabs. Any suggestions?
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: : : Robert
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