Vertical Rollerskating


Message 5227 (21. Mar. 2008 23:51) (All next)

claudine (videos by claudine) (pictures by claudine)
Help me slide please! ;-D
The park across my street opened. Now its mostly boring to me. The middle section they even lowered most the ramps, mostly flat, some taller quarters so you can launch onto a rail, not really my thing. But the halfpipe is cool. The 5 foot one (just under actually) will be good to learn tricks. The 6" one hits the asphalt. I hate it, its like a brake and its too far between the sides. I'm happy though, can skate almost daily now if I want.

So I practiced my tricks. I'm jumping all over the coping now, practically dancing on it. But I cant get my plates to slide for the life of me and I'm DYING to slide. Any help? I think a BIG problem I have is that when I stall, my plates arent that long. This isnt vert. So I think my wheels touch and that puts on the brakes. But I think you are supposed to put your weight opposite side of your skates or something?

I did a stall with one foot forward, one to the side. :-D I got a big air where I got my knees up to my chest, but I landed funny and smacked my hip good. Then I did a handplant, smacked my hip good. Did a back stall, smacked my hip good lol, I'm sore, no skate tomorrow. After the first time, I put in 1/2" more pads in, I think I'll be skating with a wide ass for awhile lol. Tricks are fun!

I want to do the spine. I know I can do it but chickened out. Not sure how to start yet, guess just do it. When my hip heals...
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  • claudine: Help me slide please! ;-D (21. Mar. 2008 23:51)
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