Vertical Rollerskating


Message 3570 (2. Oct. 2007 15:25) (All next previous)

claudine (videos by claudine) (pictures by claudine)
: : : I think roller skater terminology is:
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: : : Grinding is done on the axles
: : : Sliding is done on the sliders
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: : : Inline skaters don't have axles to grind on and they call all their sliding moves grinds. Pretty confusing.
: : +1
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: : Flat sliding bars+round coping are good, just have to do like skateboards and take care of you balance.
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: : For both slide/grind and mixed first steps are may be (they were for me):
: : on small ramps/bowls (never liked fun boxes):
: : - without trying to slide/grind, just try to land knee bent a bit and stay in balance on the coping, then (turn?) and go down. Once you are a bit confident try to check the sliding by moving your feet a bit once you're on the coping.
: : - in order to learn the grinding/sliding trajectories, try to run large ellipse trajectories on the ramp, jumping , rolling and the platform, then droping in the ramp. As you get more confident get closer to the coping....
: : -As Robert told you also is good.
: : Feeling more confident you can combine the 3.....
: : For me the first learned grind/slide was one foot in slide, the other in grind (kind or king grind?), so I was 1/4 to drop in.
: Good advice all round...
: can I suggest at this point,dont be in to much of a hurry to learn everything as you will sacrifice style and style is the difference between just making a trick and owning a trick.I'm not talking posing it's just that I've seen to many folks jump,stretch,sketch and do anything to pull a move only to make it look like shit.It dont look good if it dont flow!
: anyhoo keep that fire in your belly' I like hearing what your up to.
: cheers joe
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Thanks! I just want to do something new but need to watch it since I dont have medical. Plus until I can do a rail, they inliners will forever nag me to get "aggressive skates." The skateboarders like my new trucks but these are still disco skates to the inliners til I can slide a rail. So I'm MAD!! So need to learn to grind!!

Should I just jump my square rail first? I can put it in grass first til I get it. Thats only 8", at the park its 12" and round. There are no really short ramps at the park and waiting on the bowls til I have medical. I just havent adjusted to so many transitions yet.........but I might be there in a few days anyway lol!! Too much fun, I forget to be careful.

It might be too soon? I still dont drop in right now on the halfpipe since at times I get my wheels hooked up on the coping and thought I could hurt myself doing that. Should I take out my 14" launch ramp instead lol? ........I donno really how to be careful lol. Its frustrating......I like to have fun!
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  • claudine: grinding? (2. Oct. 2007 00:50)
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