Thursday, May 31, 2007

Is Single Push Faster Then Double Push?

From Ken Roberts: "I was watching some race videos and it seems like sometimes the classic single push is faster than the double-push."

Show Us Your Roller Derby Uniform

Roller derby girls, guys, and referees - show us your unforms!

Monday, May 28, 2007

How Long Does It Take to Learn Artistic Jumps and Spins?

From roller dudette: "How long did it take you to learn the basic jumps and spins of freestyle roller figure skating? What were some of your struggles in the beginning?"

How Can a Skater Measure Their Speed?

From smoo: "What is the best way to measure your speed when skating? I keep seeing on this and other forums comments like "when I'm skating at 15-17 mph" etc, but I must admit I haven't really got a clue how fast I skate, especially when sprinting..."

Friday, May 25, 2007

Breaking the Over-Age-Fifty 24 Hour Record

A skater in Croatia wants to try it!

What Gear Does a Hockey Goaltender Need?

From lundqvist: "I'm new to buying hockey equipment and I'm wondering about the chest protection I purchased. The shoulders on these pads are not that big. Am I supposed to wear shoulder pads on top of my chest protection? I notice most goalies have big padded shoulders. Here's what I bought..."

Show Us Your Skating Dresses and Costumes

Artistic skaters - which of your skating dresses or costumes was your very favorite?

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Should Speed Skaters Shave Their Legs?

Do any of you male speed skaters shave your legs? If you do, does it really make a difference in your speed?

Rules for Representing a Country in Competitions

From skatersclub: "I know several skaters that were adopted from other countries but are now residing in the United States. What are the rules for representing different countries at the world championships?"

Best Socks for Roller Skating

What kind of socks - fabric and style - are best for roller skating?

Friday, May 11, 2007

Skaters - Show Us A Picture of Your Feet

The good, the bad, and the truly scary.

Reasons for the Decline of Skating

From oldiesk8er: "What do you think is the main reason for skating to be in decline?"

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Long Distance Training vs. Sprints and Intervals

From excelsk8: "I keep reading about all the things you guys do to train and I am realizing most of you are training the wrong way. All you are doing is skating miles and miles, day in and day out. That is great for overall endurance but it does not do anything at all for... "

Monday, May 7, 2007

Butt Pads for Skaters

From roller dudette: "What kind of skater butt pads do you recommend that are not too bulky, not restrictive, yet good for hitting the asphalt?"

What Slalom Tricks Are You Working On?

From Kelly: "I thought it might be fun to keep each other informed about the tricks we are working on. This may also be an intresting topic for people just getting started in slalom."

How to Spin On Your Toes

From MikeQ: " I always see skaters spinning on their toes. Can anyone explain how to do this?

Real Men Lift Girls Over Their Head

From Latinboy: "What's the big deal about speed skating. All you do is go fast, go forward, and do front cross overs. You speed skaters think you are all that. Artistic skaters are truly better. You don't have to jump, spin, wrap, or even go backwards. Yeah, and do you have to lift a 130 pound girl over your head and spin with her? Yeah, that's what I thought"