Who are the main inline speed skate wheel manufacturers, and what are each companies specialties, strengths, and weaknesses?
Friday, September 29, 2006
Friday, September 22, 2006
When I first started inline skating, I had a problem with foot pain every time I skated, so before every skate I went through a ritual of wrapping my feet and padding my ankle bones. What products do you recommend for preventing and relieving pain caused by skate boots?
From 2500Express: "Has anyone tried the full 4x110 frames yet? I know they're not allowed under WIC regs but I am curious about how fast these things can allow you to go. Is there going to be a ceiling where you can't go any bigger?"
From Diagetus: "Has anyone tried both a Roll Line plate (Variant, Mistral, Energy) and a Snyder plate (Imperial, Super Deluxe, Advantage) for comparison? I'm curious about what skaters have to say about the difference in action between the two brands."
"Get Rolling" by Liz Miller and other instructional books for beginning inline skaters.
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Could skateboarding make it into the Olympics before inline speed skating, artistic roller skating, and hockey?
Tell us about your city's Halloween costume skate so we can add it to our worldwide schedule.
The front this shirt is printed with "SkateLog Forum" and the back is printed with "Ask Me About Skating"
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
From Jon B: "Land on your outside edges, get your butt down, and drive your leg forward."
From Kaydo: "I'm interested in your advice on how I can best control speed going down hills. I've been skating too long to be asking this question, but..."
A little girl got hit by a police car while she was crossing the street in Edmunton, Canada.
I heard the Northshore Inline Marathon dropped out of the World Inline Cup in 2006. Now the WIC has *no* events in North America. That does not bode well for our chance of getting inline racing into the Olympics.
The 2009 Ice Figure Skating World Championships will take place at Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles, California.
Which do you recommend for someone who has been skating two months?
Has anybody had any experience with off-road inline skates such as TrailSkates, Skike, or the Powerslide Nordic Trainer?
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Rollerdance video producer Richard Humphrey is featured in the October 2006 issue of Ebony Magazine, in an article called "Rolling, Rolling, Rolling: Get And Stay Fit With Skating". Here is an introduction to that article.
Here's how to order a supply of our free SkateLog Forum business cards so you can pass them out to skaters you meet on your local trails, skateparks, and roller skating rinks.
Sunday, September 17, 2006
From Dave Morgan's Northshore Marathon Report: "Instead of dropping me, Speedy stuck around and helped me finish the race. I don't know why. All I know is that I had the best time skating that I have ever had. It was a time that I will never forget. There are times when your brain is full of natural chemical goodness and every sensation is etched into some pathway in a permanent fashion. This was one of those intense times. I think because this race was so important to me..."
From Spins: "Last week at the rink a little girl was on the sideline when she decided to get onto the floor. But not with the flow of other skaters. Within twenty seconds she was hit..."
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Tell us about your local skating events so we can add them to our 2006 and 2007 skating calendars. We are interested in all events, for any skating discipline, large or small, in any country!
When you are not skating, what other sports are you involved in? What sports - other then skating - are your favorites?
From Amy's Keeper: "Back in the 1990's my brother and his friends started aggressive skating. I've always wanted to be like my brother so I asked if he could teach me. He took out the middle two wheels of my rec skates..."
From hydrus01: "I have been researching a lot of different websites in hopes of purchasing a new pair of outdoor quad skates. Has anybody on this forum tried the new Quadlines?"
Monday, September 11, 2006
Why do you skate? Share your story!
In a recent discussion, one skater said the t-stop is more effective and another skater said a well executed heel brake stop is more effective. Which stop works best for you?
From sk8scott: "This should be common sense, but I guess not everyone knows passing someone at a blind curve is a bad idea! Here's what happened..."
Who is skating the 2006 Northshore Inline Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota USA this weekend?
Who is skating the 2006 Athens to Atlanta Road Skate on October 1 and what distance are you skating: 38, 52, or 87 miles?
From onstar: "When I try to skate backwards I use my left foot to push, and I have most of my weight on my right foot. Is this correct? Where should most of my wieght be?"
Skaters in our aggressive skating forum are sharing their photos of vert and street skating tricks.
From Spins: "I'm now doing all my three-turn edges in any and all directions!!! The really fun one is a three-turn on my right foot with my back heel coming toward..."
Take look at this roller dancing and cone skating video from France!
Saturday, September 9, 2006
"Spins" thinks immigration is causing North American roller skating rinks to close. What do you think?
From Jibberish18: "What is the significance of putting bigger wheels in the back and smaller wheels up front?"
Why do some athletes take these supplements? What are they suppose to do?
From lee-mcdonald: "when I was putting the coping on my mini spine ramp I used liquid nails..."
Are there any?
From Spins: "I've been doing footwork where on a right, forward, inside edge I can rotate three times. At the end I'm skating backward and extending the left leg back as if having landed a jump. Anyone use this in a combination with a jump or other move"
Does anybody know where the local skaters set up slalom runs in Berlin, Germany?
Here is some information about efforts to restore the historic Babbs Roller Skating Rink in Southwick Connecticut and get it listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
Do you know about any RollerSoccer Web sites that are not included here?
Thursday, September 7, 2006
How one skater used screws and super glue to get six more months out of his roller figure skating boots.
Some skaters say Salomon skates run larger then shoe sizes and others say they run smaller. What has your experience been?
From CBeck: "What is the best way to go about measuring the size of your skate wheels?"
From SeJoWa: "Powerslide bearings were mentioned a short while ago on this forum. I'd be grateful for suggestions on how best to pry loose the cover, as dirt and grit will need to be removed after a rain skate"
Wednesday, September 6, 2006
From LinkLemming: "After skating 30 miles I noticed a foot and ankle soreness that I have never experienced before. I notice it most when going up and down stairs. The problem area is on the outside of my foot..."
From srknurse: "Can anyone tell me which plates are most popular for figures? I use Atlas but saw some I did not recognize at the U.S. Nationals..."
Which colleges and universities are best for skating? Do any of them even allow inline skating?
Tuesday, September 5, 2006
If you skate with a GPS receiver, which make and model do you have? Would you recommend it to others? What GPS do you recommend for people on a tight budget? What if they had an unlimited amount of money to spend?
From Prefontaine: "I am considering heat molding my Radical 100 skates. How do I get the heel to fit tighter? After they come out of the oven, do I need to put shims or something between the heel cup and the boot?"
Monday, September 4, 2006
From Motosk8ter: "Carol broke her arm back in April, and we are now faced with a fear of skating, falling, and things related to the incident. Her return to skating has not been accomplished due to anxiety about what can happen. Has anyone gone thru this and just how did you work out of it?"
From NakitiDL: "While skating, especially on my left leg, the skate tends to dig into the inside of my calf. I've been trying to stay on the outside of the wheels like you're supposed to, but it only makes it worse..."
From rskater: " I use to inline skate,and I am just getting into quad artistic roller skating. I am having a tough time selecting wheels. The surface I will be skating on is polished cement. I will be doing mainly freestyle. Any hardness and wheel size suggestions?"
From Scratcher In the Eye: "I'm traveling through Spain and Italy this winter and I was wondering if Roller Derby had made its way out there and if anyone has any contacts?"
Sunday, September 3, 2006
Our forum visitors are explaining why skating has taken over their lives. Why do you skate?
The Snyder Skates Web site has disappeared. What happened?
At least four roller skating rinks in Ontario Canada have closed in the last two or three years.
From RobinF: "I am nursing some rink rash today after falling down AGAIN while trying to master the mohawk turn. I am having a lot of trouble mastering it and I have the bruises to show for it..."
The second annual Mardi Gras Inline Skating Marathon will take place February 17, 2007 in Lafayette, Louisiana USA.
Are IFSA events and rules only for inline slalom skating, or are they also for slalom quad roller skating? Do people still do slalom skating on quad roller skates?
From Spins: "During regular skate sessions debris causes bumping wheels to the point of being a huge distraction. The rinks no longer have wheel cleaner machines..."
From hydrus01: "I have been researching a lot of different websites in hopes of purchasing a new pair of outdoor quad skates. Has anybody tried the new Quadlines?"
Does anybody know if there are any ice hockey clubs on Bornholm Island off the caost of Denmark?