Vertical Rollerskating


Message 3462 (26. Sep. 2007 05:28) (All next previous)

Robert (videos by Robert) (pictures by Robert)
How to build a vert skate is up
I came across this set up of Lee Ettinger's while on rollergirl's site. This is what I want. I want the skateboard set up. Does anyone know the advantages or disadvantages of either set up? It seems the trucks don't turn the opposite way and make you pull forward. By the way, many years ago I saw Lee on his quads while I was doing my first inline skate comp. I ended up skating a few sessions with him while he was doing inline. Can't say I knew the guy, but very cool and very good. It seems vert inline is either coming back or never left, but I think there is more to come. I always liked my inline buddies, but recently talked to an oldschool quad skater that said they gave him a real hard time. Oh, and I learned yesterday Tony Alva is turning 50. Crazy!

: Very informative and I applaude you for your great information. I would like to learn how to bypass a rollerksate plate and just put a flat piece of medal or woode that I can attach skateboard trucks to the way you would a skateboard. I knwo a lot of skaters have done this and I wish I could make that type of set up. I find wide trucks attached to a rollerskate plate makes the stucks come to a stop while turning hard or grinding whereas skateboard trucks seem to keep going and allowing a 50/50 grind. I find, if I turn too hard or put too much weight on a grind, then I stop and fall forward.
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: : Please feel free to contact me if I mispelled stuff or what pops up wrong lol. Just winged it today and I'm not sure if I "get" floating images and all yet. :-D I will edit it later and put click onto a larger image.
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