Anyone Like To Roller Blade?


s243a
#1
I was curious if anyone on this forum likes to roller blade. Spring is coming and the ski season is over which is in a way good because I get out in the sun more Roller balding then skiing and it is much cheaper. I have a pair of rollerblads similar to these ones:

http://www.londonskaters.com/review-k2-power-xp-2003.htm (external - login to view)

I bought them before I new I lived right beside one of the biggest skate parks. I am still glad of my choice and aggressive skates would be more expensive and not as good on the trails. Calgary has amazing trails for skating on. Iíve been told I need aggressive skates but I donít have the money and like to skate the trails after I am done at the skate park. I donít know if my next pair will be a pair of aggressive inlines or perhaps a pair of speed skate inlines with 100mm wheels. Iíd also like an off roading pair some day. If only I had more money.
 
Tonington
#2
I do, I have some wicked scars on my knees from some wipe outs from steep hills
 
s243a
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by ToningtonView Post

I do, I have some wicked scars on my knees from some wipe outs from steep hills


Oh, that's cool. I have some bigg @ss padds. I only use them though when I go to the skate park. I would like to get some padded shorts to protect my tail bone and hip. I could where them in ski season as well to protect me from rocks. I think this year Iíll skate more skate park at the start of the season and more trail at the end of the season.

I am trying to work some at going backwards because I suck at going backwards. That is how I fall on my hip. I canít go backwards down a ramp to save my life. Forwards I am pretty good though. I can go over any jump at Millennium Park and I think at the end of the season I will be dropping into the deep side of the full pipe. Check out the skate park I live beside:

http://www.spectrum-sk8.com/parks/alberta/millenium.html (external - login to view)

I hope by the end of the season I will be able to confidently turn backwards at full speed and be able to do fast sharp backward crossovers with confidence.
 
Tonington
#4
Oh man, sweet park. My home town had no park. Lots of wax on the banks and pretty much any edge.
 
s243a
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by ToningtonView Post

Oh man, sweet park. My home town had no park. Lots of wax on the banks and pretty much any edge.

Yeah, my hometown had none either. I came to Calgary from Amherst Nova Scotia. The only "trick" I ever did they was jumping of steps. Had I had some agressive inlines I might have tried some grinds.
 
Tonington
#6
Ahhh, Amherst. I'm from Yarmouth. I didn't have the grinders either. I remember the first and last time I tried that....Now I get my thrills out with my bike, still enjoy the blades every once in a while though.
 
s243a
#7
Calgary is an awsome city for skatting, walking, jogging and biking. Check out all the bike paths:

www.calgary.ca/docgallery/BU/...s_map_2002.pdf (external - login to view)

and most are paved so you can rollerblade on them as well.
 
Tonington
#8
My Aunt's familly just built a house last year that borders the Fish Creek Provincial park. Walked their dog there on my spring break this year.
 
s243a
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by ToningtonView Post

Ahhh, Amherst. I'm from Yarmouth. I didn't have the grinders either. I remember the first and last time I tried that....Now I get my thrills out with my bike, still enjoy the blades every once in a while though.

I donít know what Yarmouth is like for biking. In Amherst I use to like to try to bike the ship railway. There was one part where I would carry my mountain bike with one hand while walking across a log. I should get a bike sometime. I want to try to bike from Calgary to canmore. I don't think I'll ever make it that far on roller blades. I've been past the edge of the city though on blads all the way from the center of the city.
 
Tonington
#10
Sweet. Canmore would be a nice trip. I wish I could bring my bike with me this summer...I'll be living down in Stavely for the summer. My aunt wants to go to Golden BC for a rafting trip. I love it out west....
 
tamarin
#11
If I was younger I'd certainly learn! Looks like a lot of fun and it's great exercise. Keep it up!
 
s243a
#12
Check out this awsome Agressive Skating vedio:

httpwwwyoutubecomwatchvJ2FSEelatedampsearch


httpwwwyoutubecomwatchvZK5wxtKtje0


httpwwwyoutubecomwatchvthKegMQUhWs


httpwwwyoutubecomwatchv1gKzuelatedampsearch


Last edited by s243a; Apr 4th, 2007 at 12:27 AM..
 
s243a
#13
Hey, I found where I can get some padded shorts
https://secure9.nexternal.com/shared...t=products.asp (external - login to view)
www.hardheadedsports.com/tr8bupash.html (external - login to view)
 
Tonington
#14
Cool, that oughta save some bumps 'n bruises.

Do you rock climb by chance?
 
s243a
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by ToningtonView Post

Cool, that oughta save some bumps 'n bruises.

Do you rock climb by chance?

I use to clime little cliffs on the beach and trees when I was a kid. I have always wanted to rock climb but to do it properly probably takes training and gear. Now that I live near mountains there should be lots of good places to go climbing. I hope I get an opportunity to do so some day. As for other adrenaline packed sports check out this surfing vedio. I have no idea how this guy stays on his board.

httpwwwyoutubecomwatchvAlPqLelatedampsearch

 
Tonington
#16
Oh yah, I've seen that video before, amazing stuff.

I had my first rock climbing experience last summer in Halifax. In bedford there is a sub-division which borders a park. My cousin and I signed up for a course, like an intro. We don't have the training to set the anchors for long climbs, but we learned the knots and techniques for belaying. From the top of the cliff, you could see the entire Bedford Basin, and all the way into Halifax Harbour, very cool, very fun. My arm was killing me by the end of the day though ( I have a scar and am missing 10% of my right bicep from a bad accident.)

I want to do some more while I'm out in Alberta, specifically I'd like to learn some of the finger techniques, and how to set the anchors.

Check out this crazy video of a guy speed climbing...

httpwwwyoutubecomwatchvl-oc-lhqpIA

 
s243a
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by ToningtonView Post

Oh yah, I've seen that video before, amazing stuff.

I had my first rock climbing experience last summer in Halifax. In bedford there is a sub-division which borders a park. My cousin and I signed up for a course, like an intro. We don't have the training to set the anchors for long climbs, but we learned the knots and techniques for belaying. From the top of the cliff, you could see the entire Bedford Basin, and all the way into Halifax Harbour, very cool, very fun. My arm was killing me by the end of the day though ( I have a scar and am missing 10% of my right bicep from a bad accident.)

I want to do some more while I'm out in Alberta, specifically I'd like to learn some of the finger techniques, and how to set the anchors.

Check out this crazy video of a guy speed climbing...

httpwwwyoutubecomwatchvl-oc-lhqpIA

Iíve actually have seen that cliff you trained on. My uncle lives in near the Bedford basin. I went for a walk though the park there. I recall something like a 100 ft cliff that is a popular climbing spot. I think it is the only place like it in the area. There are a lot of nice homes there.
 
s243a
#18
This site some cool info on safety equipment (not just for rollerblading).
www.ski-injury.com/wrist.htm (external - login to view)
They have a link to where I can get full body armor for the upper body. I might get some for next ski season. hehe
www.alpsgear.co.uk/ (external - login to view)

Will, it make me safer or just make me feel like I can crash into trees and rocks no problem?


(external - login to view)
 
Tonington
#19
Lol. Gives you the feeling of being a 16 year old. Invincible!
 
s243a
#20
I'm am now torn on what I should get for my next skate. I could get a pair of agressive inlines:


secure.rollerwarehouse.com/it...id/110RCE7102/ (external - login to view)

Or I could get a pair of LandRollers.

www.skatesonhaight.com/LandRo...s-p/120901.htm (external - login to view)
www.landroller.com/ (external - login to view)
www.londonskaters.com/review-...kates-2005.htm (external - login to view)
www.popgadget.net/2006/06/landroller.php (external - login to view)
blog.spungle.com/2006/12/land...ue-to-max.html (external - login to view)

The LandRollers would be awsome. I oculd take them on grass gvavel, gough roads and down hills. Maybe with the LandRollers I could make the skate from Calgary to Canmore. The roads get pretty rough ouside of Calgary and it is kind of hard for the roller blades I have now.

Here are my current skates:

www.nextag.com/k2-exo-6.1-review/search-html (external - login to view)
Last edited by s243a; Apr 8th, 2007 at 09:56 PM..
 
s243a
#21
Here is something insane:

httpwwwyoutubecomwatchvXyQg7elatedampsearch



And some more good vedios

httpwwwyoutubecomwatchvhDwiHelatedampsearch


httpwwwyoutubecomwatchvpWmj9elatedampsearch


httpwwwyoutubecomwatchvnzUblelatedampsearch



Some Landroller Vedios:

httpwwwyoutubecomwatchvWCg5VwM6NR8


httpwwwyoutubecomwatchvYfQtc9r3zmo


httpwwwyoutubecomwatchvx1nudYu3BXg


httpwwwyoutubecomwatchvoOWDjelatedampsearch


httpwwwyoutubecomwatchvruM7Zelatedampsearch

Last edited by s243a; Apr 8th, 2007 at 09:18 PM..
 
L Gilbert
#22
I tried blading a few times. Kinda liked rolling around Kelowna's park and whatnot. No pads and the like for me though, but I don't do the extreme stuff anyway. Now some extreme snowshoeing or barefoot crosscountry running, OTOH ....... Used to love that. Getting older and slower.
 
s243a
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by L GilbertView Post

I tried blading a few times. Kinda liked rolling around Kelowna's park and whatnot. No pads and the like for me though, but I don't do the extreme stuff anyway. Now some extreme snowshoeing or barefoot crosscountry running, OTOH ....... Used to love that. Getting older and slower.


I've hard of extream snowshoeing before. Some girl told me she jumps clifs on snow shoes. Maybe I'll look ups some viedios on that.
 

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