Saturday, November 29, 2008
From Lammert: "With a fantastic race against Enrico Frabris at the World Cup in Heerenveen, Chad Hedrick is getting back to his old level of speedskating. His lap times in the last part of this video are amazing!"
From jammin'beck: "......I've been trying to teach myself the iceburg, but have hit a wall. When it's time to turn the left foot onto the wheel edge, I can only hold it for half a second. Any advice?"
From Soundman: "I was a good quad skater in the 70's and 80's and even competed at one time. After 25 years of not skating I bought some inline skates, but after skating a few weeks, me knees are still quite sore. Should I switch back to quad skates?"
Thursday, November 20, 2008
From kcoola: "Which inline hockey skates would be best for a person who is heavier then average??
From Razor Rockette: "I've been skating roller derby for a year, and feel I'm improving, but I'm rubbish at blocking. I can't seem to hit hard with either my shoulders or my hips. Any tips?"?
A speed skater in Cameroon wants to know: Who is the highest paid inline skater in the world?
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
The 2008 Artistic Roller Skating World Championships in Taiwan began on November 8 and today (November 11) the skaters and coaches were told not to show up at the venue because the floor is too slippery for skating. Several remedies have been attempted including applying a mixture of Coca-Cola, vinegar, and water to the floor. Read all about it in our Artistic Forum.
From Yonatan: "What is the lowest cut boot you know about? How low have the skate manufacturers gone in the achilles area, in the front, and around the ankle bones?
From geriatricskate: I was unable to go to the vert competition in Berlin last weekend so I pestered the SAG people to share a video clip...
Skateguy: "At the our regional championship bout this weekend, I saw more "Reffing" than I have seen in my life. The games were often stopped for long periods of time to have long discussions..."
From Banzai: "Just curious... how many of you slalom skaters ride rockered (and how rockered) and how many ride flat?"