Friday, March 30, 2007

Who is Skating the Disney Marathon?

Are you skating the 2007 Disney World Inline Marathon this weekend in Orlando, Florida?

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Roller Skating Songs

Anybody know any songs that reference roller skating or inline skating?

Monday, March 26, 2007

Buying Skates Online - Good and Bad Experiences

Which online shops are your most and least favorites?

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Aggressive Skating in Saudi Arabia (Video Clips)

Three cool video clips of aggressive inline skaters doing tricks in Saudi Arabia.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Skaters With Strange Knee Angles

From desertkiwi: "I tend to over-supinate on the right foot and tend to recover with my foot pointing to the right. In trying to correct this, I found that to I had to rotate my knee way to the inside, which throws off the whole nose/knee/toe alignment equation."

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Referee Chuck Needs a Roller Derby Name

Can you think of a good Roller Derby name for a referee named Chuck?

Indoor Speed Skating Start Drills

From Ingo: "Anyone have suggestions on drills that would improve starts. Particularly, drills that would help the timid skaters get through the pack before or just after the first turn."

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Inversion Therapy for Speed Skaters

From Code Monkey after 15 minutes of inversion therapy: "Normally I get into the speedskating position and hold it for 15-20 minutes then I have to straighten up. This morning I held a speedskating positon for 45 minutes."

Saturday, March 17, 2007

2007 Squiggy Inline Classic - Results and Photos

Results, reports, and photos of the 2007 Squiggy Inline Classic on the Flatwoods Trail in Tampa, Florida.

How to Remove a Stripped Frame Mounting Bolt

From More Cowbell: "I was trying to loosen a frame mounting bolt when the wrench slipped and tore up the slot in the head of the bolt. I can't turn the bolt! What now?"

Artistic Pro Skaters Moving From Roller to Ice

World champion Luca D'Alisera of Italy and other top pro artistic roller skaters are transitioning from roller skates to ice skates this year. Do they have their eyes on the Olympics?

Friday, March 16, 2007

How Do You Clean the Crud Off Your Skate Wheels?

From squiznat: "My skate wheels are hard and they often pick up crud from the rink floor. This stuff is really horrible - thick and black and tar-like. You can peel it off if you want to pick at it. How do you clean your skate wheels?"

How Can I Tell If I Am Overtraining?

From Dev Gnoll: Simple question. What is overtraining and what are the symptoms of overtraining?"

Best Flat Setup for Grinding

From Fablemaker2: "Can anyone tell me the best frames out there that I can use as a flat setup, but that allows for a bit of grinding? I like the flat setup, but I trip up a lot cuz my wheels catch."

Artistic Inline Plates Made in Italy

Lots of great information about Italian artistic inline plate makers, from tguido56.

What Type of Helmet Do You Wear?

What style and brand of helmet do you wear for skating and why did you select it?

Let's Form a "Le Mans 24 Hour" Team

This is a 24 hour team relay race on the famous 24 hour racing circuit in Le Mans, France. This year's event will take place June 30 - July 1, 2007. Camping is available on an area next to the race track. Sign up now - it's a great event!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Father Indicted for Giving His Son Steroids

James Gahan of Tampa Florida is facing federal drug distribution charges for giving his 14 year old inline speed skating son the anabolic steroid testosterone.

Friday, March 2, 2007

Advice for First Time Marathon Skaters

Can I skate a marathon wearing a backpack hydration system? Will knee pads and elbow pads slow me down? How close to race time should I eat? How long should I plan warm up?

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Skate Wheels That Won't Turn Backwards

The wheels on these skates will only turn forward... never backward.