|: Yes, I'm more confused now! I thought:
: grinds = "move";
: stalls= "still";
: slides = "(move+ plastic)"
That's almost my view. Except that I'd say that a grind has to bring some hard surfaces (metal on metal or metal on concrete) to bring about that grinding sound. But now I understand why Robert's terminology is a bit different: he has quite some inline experience and the inliners call every movement a grind. In rollerskater terminology that would all be slides.
: I guess being so dispursed and few, we have more freedom to be creative and not follow a set list of predefined tricks.
Absolutely. Creativity rules in skater land!
: Well, glad this came up cause now I can tease the inliners that they dont grind, only SLIDE, lol!
That't the spirit: When they tease you, tease them!
BTW: Sometimes I express the movement in my pictures. There are at least two photographic tactics to do this: strobo flash and second curtain flash combined with long-time exposure, creating a trailing slur.