Vertical Rollerskating


Message 8053 (9. Feb. 2009 23:44) (All next previous)

claudine (videos by claudine) (pictures by claudine)
Not fully padded?
Yes. thanks for the feedback! I'm getting my vert elbows adjusted. They are twice as thick as these so they are literally knee pads I'll be falling onto. I want to get it so I NEVER fall onto my hands unless its assisted by the elbows only from forward falls. There really isnt a safe way to fall onto hands. So even on insignificant falls I want to learn how to properly fall onto my pads at all times. Then its natural and I will stay safe. I will look silly having pads in a rink but who cares lol. I can skate as I please then.

BTW, just wanted to let you know that I've finally fully recovered from the knee surgery. Later in the day I picked up the speed around the corners. I really have to lean into the curve when doing crossovers going at faster speeds. Before the surgery that really hurt my knees. I felt zero pain! It took close to 5 months before that healed 100% but it did. I'm very happy for this! I love vert but speed skating and street skating are my second favs and great when I cant fall as hard. I really love the PD wrist guards too! I hope I dont use them now though lol.

: I thought that might have been the case.
: I personally would suggest that you wear both pads. Since your injured arm is not fully strengthened, it would be wise to fall to your stronger arm more, when you can. And because of that, you should learn to use the elbow pad to fall to, instead of your fore arm or wrist, as that will be stronger for a hard fall (and padded to boot!). Also, that will train you to reflexively use your elbow pads once you get back into skating vert.
: I'm so happy you are skating again. :D
: Biff
: : Oh that is my right arm actually lol. I guess I rotated the pic backwards. Yes, only put the elbow pad on my injured arm. I guess I should do both arms but never hurt myself in the rink before that needed much more then wrist guards and knee pads. But since I'm trying to unlearn putting my hands down ever, probably better to have elbows then wrist guards even. I will be the geek that goes in full armour I guess lol. I think its important for me to learn to use my pads on falls at all times so it will be natural on vert. I scrapped my knee pretty bad from falling one time since I'm used to falling on knee pads because that is ingrained.
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