Vertical Rollerskating


Message 3089 (3. Aug. 2007 21:06) (All next previous)

Robert Chase (videos by Robert Chase) (pictures by Robert Chase)
Good Old Dayzzzz
The best way you would remember me was that I was the youngest rollerskater in ASPO. I was much younger than you and Paul. I was like 12 years old. I just got back into skating this week and skate a park in Costa Mesa. I actually remember your skating. I remember seeing you in the pipe pasting contest and you would use your toe stops to climb up as far as possible. I also remember your rolling in backwards.

: Good to hear from another old-timer. I can't place the face with the name ... where are you skating now?
: : Hi John,
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: : I don't know if you remember me, but I skated with you in ASPO. I was on the Skatercross team with Paul. I was pretty young back then. After 14 years off of the rollerskates, I got back into it about 8 months ago. I was doing pretty well until I broke my elbow really badly. Anyway, after four months of healing, I started again. I have hit the park everyday this week.
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: : : I remember many old time roller skaters. Paul Votava was a good buddy (i've lost contact though). Roll-out-twist-flip was my favorite trick to do, also the front-side in-pool flip. Ah, with age comes the sense of self-preservation. My mind says I could do it again but my body won't let me. The photo of me was in 1978 at Oasis in San Diego.
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  • John Tassi: Good Old Dayzzzz (24. Jul. 2007 19:44)
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