Vertical Rollerskating


Message 2945 (5. Jul. 2007 23:46) (All next previous)

Bernhard (videos by Bernhard) (pictures by Bernhard)
I made it to the TOP! Now what?
: :: Well, the place I am skating st the moment is the miniramp at Kirchzarten
: Hey, that ramp looks similar to mine! But both sides are the height of the right side, its rubber and the flat isnt as long. That ramp is really popular since its lower and all one piece so its smooth, no asphalt. Its also a little more slippery then the others so you can roll faster. I love it!

Actually the ramp in Kirchzarten is symmetric. It only appears of differnet height and somewhat elongated because of the extreme wide angle lens I used for the pic.

: Yeah, therapy starts this weekend with bringin my wimpy 8 inch p-rail into the grass where I learn to jump and fall/roll when I mess up. :-D And I shall roll away with a smile! I hope.......

The grass is OK for checking how high you can jump, but not for practicing the jump over the rail. For this, you just jump off the floor, the forward movement comes from speeding on the skates and is preserved because of inertia. If you practice jumping over the rail on the grass you actually learn the wrong thing.
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  • claudine: I made it to the TOP! Now what? (4. Jul. 2007 02:14)
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