Vertical Rollerskating


Message 3598 (6. Oct. 2007 07:32) (All next previous)

Robert (videos by Robert) (pictures by Robert)
Getting it back
You can drop in the 6', but not the 5'? It sounds like you are doing awesome! I would keep practicing the halfpipes and not worry about the quarters unless you are into street skating. It sounds like you are where a lot of us were back in the day and that is awesome. I am just thinking about you not getting hurt. It sounds like you are really into progression and that is great. I guess my injury made me too cautious. I think you should do whatever feels right. I know how it feels to want to learn a new trick everytime out. If you can handle the pain, then I think you should go for it. I guess I have gotten a bit too conservative, but I am progressing every session. Maybe soon I will get what you have and start skating again.

: I already know how to pump, jump transitions, spin them, etc. I am getting bored so I want to try new things. This skatepark has a 3-4 foot halfpipe, mini. That will be easy for me. I can drop in on a 4 foot one already, just mentally not the 5 foot halfipipe although the flat ones are easy to do. I drop in on the 6 foot ones also, fly over those even! I will just get some airs and hit a few stalls when I feel comfortable. Its 3 or 4 feet only. Not a big deal. I think I can handle it, if not theres next weekend to try it again! Its not an advanced halfpipe. I can pump up to about 6 feet now. I should be dropping in the 5 foot one already, mentally I'm stuck though.
: : It sounds like you are learning on some hard stuff. Is the mini a halfpipe? I suggest you practice in either a halfpipe or a bowl and learn how to pump and carve. Don't worry about the tricks. It sounds like you are trying too much before learning the basics. I could be wrong, but I have just been carving and doing a few minor tricks, but at the same time getting a lot faster and getting my lines down. Quarter pipes are good, if you have nothing else, but they really don't give you a chance to flow.
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