Thursday, May 31, 2007
Monday, May 28, 2007
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?"
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
A skater in Croatia wants to try it!
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..."
Artistic skaters - which of your skating dresses or costumes was your very favorite?
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Do any of you male speed skaters shave your legs? If you do, does it really make a difference in your speed?
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?"
What kind of socks - fabric and style - are best for roller skating?
Friday, May 11, 2007
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
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
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?"
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."
From MikeQ: " I always see skaters spinning on their toes. Can anyone explain how to do this?
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"