|I really dont want stopper on cause my plates are too long, its really hard to get on stoppers if they are in front of your toes.
The bowl I go to is at a community center. The one I will do for the next year will be a 5 foot deep on about. So I could take my skates off and walk up if I cant pump or yell. I've got GOOD lungs!! Its concrete tho. The other one is 10 feet deep. I have lots to learn before I do that and with no medical, I dont want to chance things. I dont think I would do that totally alone now when I get there cause if I sprained my ankle or worse, it would be hard to get out. I just jump up onto my halfpipe to get up so it would be the same thing I guess. I might go down next week and go in/out the other side then go inside and work my way up and learn that way. Gosh it will be FUN!
Skating with another roller skater now I know is SOOO much fun! Thanks for the videos. Thats how I learn. :-D
: Thx Claudine, it was second time I try a bowl like that and I met another french quader (Quader).
: When you fall, it's pump or die! After some time, some kids don't want to die, so they remove their skates and walk up in socks, they have more grip on wood, but in deep concrete bowl or pool, you need to pump (Don't have to stoppers....)
: PS: for security reasons, ramps don't have ladder in France, so you have to learn pumping, but.... it's the reverse problem than bowls if you crash.... So when I skate alone on ramps , I never put my bag on the plateform!!!!!! because if one day I crash really hard, I will not be able to reach my phone in the bag up there.... (some of my friends let their bags up, with a rope, just in case, to recover the bag from down).
: : Great videos! That looks like lots of fun. Perfect debth for me too! The bowl nearby me is very small and tight so I have to enter and carve LEFT immediately so I've been procrastinating doing it. I'm gonna try it soon, thats why I'm practicing going left.
: : So when you fall, how do you get out of the bowl, pump? I dont have toe stops on now but was told for bowls they are great.
: : : Last saturday (fever night), we went to the indoor skatepark Le Spot for a roller disco organized there (Le mans, http://www.lespot.fr/). The bowl is very nice and smooth!!!!!
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