Sunday, December 31, 2006

Can These Skates Be Saved?

From Buggfire: "The strap hook going across the foot on my left skate boot broke. It's plastic and I was thinking I'd just melt some more plastic onto it somehow. I did try krazy glueing, but the glued strap hook broke again tonight. Can anyone recommend a melt-plastic-bind fix or has anyone ever attempted to fix a problem like this?."

Why Does Italy Dominate Artistic Roller Skating?

From srknurse: "Why is Italy dominating the world championship events in artistic roller skating? I am a former nationally ranked artistic roller skater, and I remember "the old days" when the United States took home more than one or two medals. Is it the amount of rink time in Italy vs. the U.S.? Is it the caliber of coaching in Italy? Is it the rink surfaces? Does anyone have any speculations as to why this is occurring?"

Friday, December 29, 2006

Dry Lube for Skate Bearings

From Jibberish18: "I discovered the wonder of dry lube after I was looking for something to lubricate all the locks in my house with. I also needed it for my car's ignition cylinder which should only be lubed with dry-lube for it's ability to resist dust. After a while I started using this stuff to lube everything. I'm going to try and lube my girl's Abec5 bearings with this stuff. Anyone have any opinions?"

Using Back Wheel As a Brake

From cal gundert05: "Could a skater anti-rocker their first or last wheel and somehow immobilize it so it becomes a brake? "

Monday, December 4, 2006

Can't Unscrew My Wheels

From RayJai: "I can't unscrew the wheels from my blade. I broke one allen key trying. One of the screws to the wheel just keeps turning. What now?"

Sunday, December 3, 2006

Skating Chat Tonight - Sunday December 3

Join me and other skaters in the SkateLog Chat Room tonight, Sunday December 3, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm (19:00-20:00) Pacific/California time. You can stay the entire hour or you can pop in for a few minutes to say hello. Everybody is welcome!
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