Roller blading and roller skating general>Don't do crack, just roller skate editionhttps://youtu.be/t0LSkX46dS4Discuss tricks, gear, hobbies, and anything else relating to rolling. Derby and hockey fans are welcome to join as well.
What are the main disciplines of skating besides aggressive and slalom? I’m not interested in either of those. Also I just mastered the power slide what should I work on next?
>>128837As far as disciplines go, there's urban, downhill, and Wizard skating. I would practice magic slide or parallel slide next. Although it might not be a bad idea to go ahead and learn switch power slide next and get comfortable doing it both ways.
35 year old boomer here. I went roller skating for a birthday parter with a friend and really enjoyed it. Anyone have any good beginner blades around 100 bucks? I’ll probably mostly be skating around my neighborhood.
>>130115Oxelo MF skates are probably the best at your price point
>>127374What are some martial arts I can use when rollerblading and I need a quick getaway?
>>130122watch Monster Rancher and copy Genki's moves
>>130122Learn nunchaku whilst rollerblading
>want to get into skating>turns out it's disallowed to ride on the road>while my town has narrow sidewalks in most places>cannot even go fastGAY.It's freshly included law on top of that, so coppers might be zealous about enforcing it.
>>131036that is extremely fr*cking gay but I encourage you to not give up and get into the hobby. Surely there are skate rinks or skate parks nearby that you can go to?
>>131230There is tiny one in my town, but I suppose mostly kids use, not to mention there is just a rough patch leading to it, so I won't be able to comfortably ride there, I think.The new law was caused by idiots and kids getting into e-scooters and causing accidents, so maybe cops won't look much at me skating around. For now I might stick to the weekends and evenings when there is smaller traffic.
Ok, I followed anon's advice he was giving to other anon and I got myself Oxelo MF500 skates.Thing is, do these skates break-in, size-wise? They feel quite tight right now.
>>131439PS. I might have picked a half or one European size too small. I want to try breaking them in in two next days and then consider trying to change them.
>>131440not him but i think if you're getting hardshell boots it's best to get them a size or two bigger than what your regular shoe size is,dont know how big your feet are though
>>131441>dont know how big your feet are thoughI thought I have 44 because I usually took more loose-feeling shoes, but apparently my true size might be 45.What a bother.
>>131442i think inline warehouse has a lot bigger size hardshell boot skates,dont know what your price range is though
>>131443I want to focus on Oxelo MF500 because this is what I bought. I'm just hoping I will be able to exchange for a bit larger.
>>131444I think I will be able to just send back the inlines I got and order a size larger. Probably could find a better method, but fuck it.
Are (new) wheels supposed to have that "sticky" feel to them? It seems to greatly make things like T-Stop more difficult to pull off because they pretty much grab onto the floor.
>>128964You will break a leg all my friends did walk around on carpet or on dirt fore 2 weeks first to build up your ankil strength before scating on pavement it's always the new skaters how bust thair ass the first month and go to the emergency room.
>>128837I'd recommend on the side to practice jumps, just small hops, with protection of course. And skating backwards. I've been skating really seriously (about three hours five days a week) for like five years now and it sucks to be super balanced and flexible and able to do a lot of advanced tricks and have a really nice flow but be super weak at the basics.
>>131439I just learned that wheels on those are pretty damn soft.Well, fuck. I hope changing the wheels won't be expensive.
>>131439They do break in. The ideal size should feel pretty tight around your feet initially>>131441This is terrible advice. If you want your skates to be less responsive and have your feet be fucking moving around inside your skates and get chafed to hell, by all means get a size bigger than your normal shoe size. >>131586Check the hardness when you buy wheels, you might've just bought wheels with a low hardness grade, which means more grip.
>>127374I want an older styal of skates >>127374I watched a black and white video of what looked like ice scates with two big 12 inch wheels one on the front and one on the back I was most impressed thay traveled over gravel and dirt I'm thinking I could improve the design. I loved to rollerblade back in the day but the local roads are cracked I need a smoother ride any idea ware I can buy a set with the huge wheels.
>>132681You don't want an older style of skates. There's a reason they got replaced by inline. You want a big wheeled inline skate. Places to buy them depends on where you live, and I'm guessing it ain't an English speaking country.
>>127374Bros I'm probably going to buy some blades for this summer. Do I need to worry about the boots having good ankle stability? I can ice skate pretty well (forward crossovers, transitioning between forwards/backwards, hockey stops) so my ankles aren't total shit. I know you can buy hockey roller skates but I kinda wanna style too :^)
>>133124Skates with good ankle support are still recommended if you wanna style during rides. The added degree of control and manoeuvrability will do you good. Look into freeride/freestyle skates, they're probably exactly what you're looking for.
>>132658I went by default size I usually go for should be fine, it worst case I will just get thicker socks.Wheels came with the rollerblades, but maybe I will manage. There is no weather to try them out much, tho.
>>131744What do flow and basics mean to you? I don’t understand how you can have good balance, good flow, ability to do advanced tricks, all while being super weak at basics. What basics?
>>134018If they're genuinely too big thick socks won't save you. I'd suggest trying an indoor rink or something if that's an option for you, you wanna give them a test run without voiding your right to return. If your heels are lifting noticeably no matter how tight you put on your skates, send them back immediately. And yeah, fall and winter used to be my favorite seasons but ever since I picked up inline skating I fucking hate them because I can barely go out to skate. Thank god we've had a spell of dry and sunny weather recently because I was genuinely going fucking bonkers.
>>128964How do you like those endless frames? I'm thinking of getting some of their 110/125s to fix the retarded frame placement of my RB 110 3WDs (in size US 14, rear axle is like under the middle of my heel).Having trouble deciding between that or the NN Sumo. 3x125 would be fun though, would have gotten that setup in the first place if I didn't need the wide ass RB boot.Any issues with durability with the axles going in those little tabs instead of being solid like the NN or Wizard frames?
>>131036Go at night and dgaf
How do you like to skate? Anyone like skate dancing?
>>136490I usually just try to go fast and for a long distance, but that may just be because I'm not really good at all the other stuff lol.
>>136549Sounds fun. I just saw this amazing dance performance and got inspired. https://youtu.be/IVbFdj5Rczc
I’ve only ever skated on rockered 4x80s but seriously want to try 3x100s or 3x110s. How do they compare? And can anyone recommend any quality skates that won’t bankrupt me? I do urban freestyle
>>136651FR1 is pretty solid apparently.
>>136349Endless are amazing, I have both the 84 and the ARC frames, and ridden the 100 as well. Endless frames are all amazing, and designed and machined by someone that both knows what he's doing and how the frame needs to perform. I don't use the triskate config, but the "4xwhatever frame you get" setup with the natural rocker is perfect for both Wizard skating and urban skating. For your foot size, the 110 would be good for wizard skating, but if you want them for fitness/urban, I would get the 100 RB instead. Wheelbase performs better for handling, and the 100 can usually fit 125 triskate setup, especially if you make a small wheel well in your boot for the front and rear wheels. NN frames are too tall, period, they didn't get the wheel clearance tight enough on UFS or 165 versions of any of their frames. The design is great for that, if you don't mind your ride height being a half inch taller than it should be, go for NN.
>>136651Any of the FR boots (FR1, FR2, FR3, FRX, UFR if you get UFS frames)RB Twister if you have narrow feetRB Cruiser if you have wide feetFlying Eagle or Micro MT Plus if you have less than $200 to spend. Would also recommend getting thin liners (Intuition, MyFit 2nd skin) to downsize, almost all urban skates are dual-size shells and fit a size big.
Ordered some FR1s to try skating, should arrive when (hopefully) the snow has melted.
Well I got the FR1s, rollled around a bit on my floor. It felt very natural, and... they look slick as hell(red). Looking forward to getting out there when streets have been swept free of gravel.
You fags need a proper sticky intro with equipment recommendations and basic newbie help.I'm trying to find a decent budget pair of inline skates for bombing around the back roads on. Bit concerned about quality as there's a lot of hills here and I don't want the wheels to come off going down a hill.
>>138231That would be cool. I'm also a newbie, but from the research I've done, FR Skates has a good rep. Not very cheap though, but not expensive either.
Skated around a bit more, learned how to brake. This is so fun and easy!
>>138234While FR is the most expensive out of all the plastic shell freeskates, you're getting the best stock gear combined with durability. The buckles don't break, frames don't warp, the shell won't crack on you or get too floppy over time. If you get the models with Intuition liners, you have the most comfortable fit, and liners that will last for 3-5 years. The Street Invader wheels that the FR1 come with will last as long as Undercover/Hydrogen, even if they aren't as fast, and are unlikely to decore or chunk on you. The only thing I would change is giving the skate waxed hockey-style laces, the FR laces suck. But you have a solid urban skate that you can beat the shit out of for several years without having to worry about replacing anything but the wheels and laces.
>>138374Waxed laces would be great. This is probably on me, but I already tore one lace a little bit... oops.
Went skating at an inside area today. I learned how to "glide" forwards by twisting my hips, sort of like carving on skiis, and how to skate backwards!
>>127374DMOR, still got a few questions trying to get into this>1. What should be the rough price point of your first pair (since all the self-help sites are thinly-veiled marketing ploys)>2. Are back-brakes underrated or is it just me? They don't seem to be comparable to bike stabilisers, as much as they are a way to hardstop with, for turning. Also is it common for only one to have a backbrake, seems counter-intuitive.>3. Roughly what wheel hardness rating would you want for a 'general'-ly long-term pair? Local park I'm thinking of practicing on has a few terrains, from packed-dirt, to old + beaten concrete, to smooth concrete; so I don't want to be getting soft wheels for roads, only for them to be shit in the 'general' setting I'm going for.Any general newfag recommendations / tips / resources aside from that? Surprised there isn't a tl;dr rentry doc or something like it.
>>139260>1.$200-400 should be your aim. You're going to want a hard-shell (full plastic) boot with a supportive cuff and good forward flex. 4x80 setup is ideal 4x90 if you have a size 11 or bigger foot.>2.Don't bother with a heel brake, once you're proficient enough at rolling around, you'll be doing t-stops and plow stops anyway. Heel brakes are mostly designed for kids that might be to young to have a stable center of gravity and leg strength to stop any other way. Heel brakes also teach a lot of bad habits that you'll have to unlearn as you progress. Just skip them entirely.>3.Wheel hardness is governed more by your preference and your body weight. You don't need to worry about it that much for now, but 84-86a is the all around ideal hardness, as you get better at skating, you may find that you like a harder wheel better. I will say that if you're a heavier guy (200+) you do want wheels in the 85 and up range, and you need to rotate your wheels every session. Clear wheels are an absolute no-no unless you're skating at an indoor rink.
>>139339Thanks a lot bro; I've been thinking of using RS'ing as a way to work on my legs and cardio (home dumbbells only go so far) while giving my dog a bit more to run around with when I take it out, so this sounds great.>heel brakes are a memeFor going up stairs too? Sorry if I'm sounding stubborn, I'm just thinking it through, and it's just the way my area is like (natural valley that's been built over with a nearby park, so there's as many slaloms as there are stairways, even if I'm going to be sticking to the flat areas at first).
>>139340>For going up stairs too? Yeah, that's one of the bad habits I was getting at, being reliant on the brake too much. Get comfortable walking sideways on skates, start in the grass, then on pavement, then small stairs with a handrail. It sounds unintuitive, but it'll come with practice, just like the rest of the sport. I've gotten to the point where I just run up stairs with skates on, if that instills any confidence in you.
>>136335I wasn't looking in for a quite while. At last had a first training session on the parking lot. Seems pretty okay albeit catheads do worry me.I will need to order some safety equipment, tho. My area is pretty hilly and there is no bailing on inlines. I will ahve to look up knee sliding techniques or whatever you do if you go too fast, so far I couldn't even begin to comprehend V-braking and I hoped it would give me some chance to handle hills.>>136474That's what I'm planning to do. Going out at Saturday/Sunday night sounds comfy.
Are hard boots like the FR1 or Twister XT detrimental to distance skating? (I’m talking 10-20 miles +)
>>139687They're not detrimental by any means, but they might not be as optimal. Typically a lighter and lower-cut skate would be ideal for that, with a long-wheelbase 3x110 or 3x125 frame to round it out. That being said, if you aren't looking to set a speed record then a setup like the one in your picture will do just fine. Just make sure your insoles are in good shape and that your laces and straps are done up how you like them beforehand.
wish me luck i'm heat molding my twister XTs... shits hurt my left arch so bad
Second practice session(~1.5h) done.Been trying to learn to brake, but so far T-stopping either turns me to the side or does jack shit. Powerstop is just a harder turn in my case, but somewhat works if I got room to do it.Only reliable method is using the brake thingy I got on my skate, but it doesn't work that fast, either.Fell on my ass trying to turn on pavement while riding down. Got spooked because it's tall compared to road(so falling off it would throw me off-balance) and I couldn't see that road well due to building, so it was risky. I will need to go to different spot. And get some fucking safety gear.Practice time in total; about 4 hours.
>>140269T-stopping turns you because you are putting your weight on the dragging foot.To t-stop correctly, all the weight goes on the front foot that is facing forward, and you only apply pressure on the rear foot gently, while shifting your balance to retain the weight on the front foot.A good exercise to train for this is doing pistol squats, it can be hard at first to not turn when doing the t-stop, as your natural urge will be to put your weight on the dragging foot to stop, but because you're also probably not putting your rear foot right in line with the front one, and not perfectly perpendicular, it will cause rotation.
What's the general rule for finding good quality pavement and parking lots to skate on without getting into legal trouble?
>>140753No one will give a shit as long as they're closed for the day. Worst thing that will happen is that security or the police will tell you to leave.
>Parking lot looks good on Google street view>Rocks, cracks, and dried grass dirt by the time you get thereEvery time
how to skate give me videos
My frens are playing hockey and I'd like to join them, but I cannot skate. I thought I'd grab a pair of roller blades and get into it during off season. But I wonder, do the skills from roller blades really transfer to ice skating?
How the hell are you actually handling going downhill? None of the braking method seem reliable when you're going down a serious hill and my place is hilly as hell.
>>141206When going downhill, control your speed by doing a slalom like movement. At moderate to high speeds, use a magic slide to stop or speed check.
>>141030crahs into walls until you dotn any more (simple 100% testedd and werking methed)>>141172Similar, but ultimately different.With rollers, you're gliding on top of a surface, with skates you dig slightly into the ice with a much thinner axis. Rollers allow you more freedom of movement, which allows you to do more complex footwork and overall fine-turning, while I've always found skates have much extreme turning, higher acceleration and sharper stopping just from the sheer difference in friction, which means you have to control your mass and motion far more (compared to rollers, which seem to demand more from the 'footwork', if you get what I'm getting at). That, and rollers naturally... 'roll' around depending on terrain / inclines, compared to skates which more reliably stay put on a flat rink you dig into a bit. The aforementioned difference is probably why ice skates are the sports-ended ones (with dancing as a spinoff), while roller-hockey would just be impractical.I guess a 'close' comparison would be American Football and Rugby - there's overlap, but they're ultimately different beasts. If you want somewhat of a 'bridge', use extremely (like, maximum you can possibly find) hard wheels, and you might get *close* to what steel ice blades feel like - but the catch 22 there is that if you're trying to learn, it's just going to be harder with harder wheels, and not as good as just using skates.tl;dr I'd just wait it out and use ice skates in-season.
>>142064Thanks!I've already got some inline skates tho because I really wanted to give it a try. It's fun to just cruise around. There's an inline hockey rink nearby, and we thought we might play that in the summer season, but we'll see. There's also a skatepark near my office, so maybe I'll give that a try, too.Anyway, summer looks promising so far.
>>141212>slalom like movementSounds pretty scary. I did try doing that when skiing and fucked up almost every time. Maybe I tried to turn too hard, but otherwise I still went pretty damn fast.On other topic: What would be the good way to carry the skates? I don't want to drive a car because it's an "anchor" that would force me to come back there.Using a shopping bag could work, but seems kinda lame.
>>143430Get a big carabiner and hook it to the loops at the heel of the boot, every skate has that on the shell or liner.Also, the trick to control speed when going downwhill when you don't know how to stop on a dime is to just not let yourself go too fast. Rule of thumb is that by the time you feel like you're going to fast, it will already be too late for you, so just always drag a bit when going downhill until you've learned to slalom, soul slide or parallel slide.When going downhill I almost exclusively use soul slides to control my speed.
Should I get grind or non-grind blades?
>>143912theres a few boots you can buy to try both, but most will be a bit pricey
>>143545>loops at the heel of the bootYou mean those cloth loops that I have at the upper back of the skates? I thought they're more of decorative thing because they do not look sturdy enough.Oxelo MF500 if you want to check.Also, thanks!
Just bought some cheap RB Cruisers am EXCITED as fuck just to be on wheels again, its been like 10 years..
>>144213I think they are sized correctly by my big toe has a ton of pressure on the side and I have fucked up toe nails from being a kid so it is hurting, RIP I feel like going up a size is going to ruin a good fit , but i'll give em a try tomorrow
Half this thread is just people asking for fitting advice and expressing regret at buying the wrong size. Really highlights one of the worst aspects of this sport. Good fucking luck finding a comfortably fitting skate without access to a physical store. I'm four pairs of skates in and still looking.
>>144374You could try some Intuition or Second Skin liners, the thinner liner will give you more room in the shell, and will be more comfortable too.
>>145053I bought a size up and it feels like it is sized more appropriately for my foot, in terms of length, but i apparently have wide fucking feet (4.5in lol) so i am thinking about trying intuition liners as ya like you said it helps with wider feet. The liners in the up sized skates I bought feel like shit even when I take them out of the shell all because of my width
If my skates haves started feeling more roomy after using them more, would double socking be a good way for my feet to feel snug again? Also does such a thing as an ideal sock for skating exist?
>>127374Can this thread be aggressive?
>snowboarding>just skateboarding on snow and your feet are attached to the board>no one gives a shit>skiing>basically the equivalent of rollerblading on snow and your feet are attached>no one gives a shit>rollerblading>LMAO LOOK AT THIS GAY SHIT LOLOLOL YOUR FEET ARE EVEN ATTACHED EASIEST SPORT EVER, ZERO TRICKS LMAOOOOHow? Decades of conditioning by big brands?
>>146293Blading is based, they slam the hardest cause you can't jump off if you fall.
>>146304Blading has one of the best sports movies of all time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz2CMDCD3WQ
>>146293anon its 2023. snorting coke and homosex isn't taboo anymore.
>>127374>mfw i bought a shitty pair of blades just so i could fuck all the thots that come to the rollouts in my cityI am a genius (other than the child support shit)
>>146383No, you're just a genius.
I wanna go skating again soon (probably this weekend or earlier if I can) but all I have are these huge inlines from years ago. I never got into quads but I feel like they would be better suited for me since they're more stylish and better for indoor/artistic skating. Ideally would like to get something like pic related, I've heard it's slower but don't really care about speed too much since it's mostly for indoor skating anyway
WTF never expected rollerblading to end up in the extreme sports board. Checked in regular sports. /s/, but it's for couch-kind of sport, /out/ was empty too.Anyway, the slowness of this thread reminds me once more that there are few skaters out there... Each time I skate in the city I might come across one, but usually none. Do you see many skates in your city?
>>146456Yes its making a comeback in my city but usually the only time you see them on the streets is when the femoids are doing their rollout events.
>>146456I see more rollerskiers than skaters but skaters are not a novelty either.
>>146456It's still alive in the midwest. That said, the number of skaters in very small. You can easily become friends with someone who was/is a pro/sponsored.
>>146247Fuck you retard
>>146456I see people skating every once in a while. Although its not super common, I have seen a good amount of people take their skates to swapmeets, which seems like an unideal skating place because of all the people there, but people do it anyways
tfw cannot figure out an arch pain problem in my left foot. Its the only thing stopping me from being able to skate more than 15 minutes without needing to stop
>>146456It's mostly kids I think anon, I did it when I was younger but between the pandemic and being overloaded with work lately I'm just looking for something fun to do. Amusement park is too far and probably crowded so I figured going skating again might be fun. And yeah not a lot of people do it anymore from what I can tell, I say this because the last time I went with a group of kids from my church and nobody knew what they were doing lol.This isn't my usual board either, mostly stick to /vr/ but I figure maybe going skating can bring back some of that childhood nostalgia and make me feel a little better. Haven't been to this particular rink since the 2000's so I'm excited to go
>>146517I feel you anon, albeit my problem is not as severe. Did you try custom-made orthopedic insoles? They are cool for all kinds of sports involving legs. Almost doubled my km count. But do NOT skimp out on those, and I emphasize CUSTOM-made. They will last a few years under moderate use. Also level your strain on both legs, if you don't do it yet.>>146458I would not be as jaded towards women on skates (but totally would otherwise). It is not easy to learn to skate well, so when you see a good girl skater, you know she is not a poser and at least somewhat athletic.>>146534Well, I can't say much wrt kids, I saw maybe one on a street with parents. Kids are always on skating ring and I don't go there, not interesting as city.Have fun!
>>146542I've never had foot issue before from sports I dont think, I am messing with the frame alignment to maybe shift where the center of gravity is on my feet and it might mildly be helpiong
>>146334I don't really see what that has to do with anything.
>>146517If you have a high arch, you may be setting the 45° strap too tight, or lacing too tightly, and the tightness is straining your arch too much. Try riding that skate a little more loose, getting waxed hockey laces may also help. If that doesn't help, get an insole like Superfeet that's designed for specific arch types and play around with different positions for the insole. For example, I use a Superfeet Green in the bottom of my skates' shell, underneath the liner.
>>147056I am still struggling with it, I have been putting it under the liner but i think im going to cut it and put it inside the liner and see how that goes.I have literally zero of this pain in the my right foot using the same configuration, I know feet are different but jesus christ
Will I get better if I keep on skating mindlessly?
>>148794Depends on your definition of getting better. Balance and confidence? Sure. Muscles and endurance? If you push yourself hard enough. Doing sick slides and freestyle? Probably not.
>>139339I keep debating on the twister se or the fr1's, is there a discernable difference between the two? I want something comfy for cruising.
>>149243If you're getting the stock FR1, then it's foot shape and mounting, the Twister is narrower than the FR1 is, and the FR1 has a 7-hole mounting plate to allow for really any kind of raised heel frame, while the Twister has singular mounting and has a heel bias on most aftermarket frames. If you're getting the FR1 Deluxe with Intuition liners, that's the top of the line as far as plastic urban skates go, you're getting the best liners in the game with a lightweight 6000-series aluminum frame on top of the FR1's other benefits. They'll run around $500, but you won't need new parts other than wheels for a few years.TLDR get Twister if you have narrow feet, FR1 for any other reason.
>>149289I've heard the fr's run small, I'm about to get the fr1 80s, I only have ever owned a pair of RB Zetrablades and I wear a pretty snug US 11 in those. Should I get the US 12 in the FRs?
It's probably been 18 years since I last owned a pair, but I want to get back into this instead of cycling because I fucking hated cycling and never really felt safe on a bike. Would this pair(K2 Inlineskates VO2 S 90 Pro) be an acceptable one to get back into it? It's available for less than 200, or is there something I should look for instead for under 150 instead? Not sure if I have a lot of places to use them in over here during the day outside of my direct neighborhood as inline skate users are treated as pedestrians and are supposed to use the walkway as far as the law is concerned anyhow.
>>150688If I we're you I would get a hardboot skate. If you want something on a budget maybe the Flying Eagle skates would be a brand for you!
At what point does one get their second pair of skates
>>145130If the liners are removable you can also just shave off material. I don't inline skate anymore (just passing through) but it works for ski boots.
>>150757When you want a different setup for a different type of skating/don't want to switch out frames for the same boot. I have USD Aeons for aggressive, FR1 for urban skating, and another FR1 for wizard skating. Also if the boot is damaged or worn out, on some skates the plastic will get floppy if they're a few years old and have been skated hard and frequently for that period of time.
>>131613> ankil strength
got a pair of crossfires's to try out. have twisters, but i think they are 1 size too large (maybe 2). tried a skate on the crossfires, and holy shit i had to stop because the right outside of my right foot was getting compressed too much (width issue). They say they are not heat moldable. is there anything i can do about this? only one skateprobably can't return at this point. if i can't fix/break in. i'm thinking maybe fr1 intuition or some other carbon heat moldable skate. my feet are a bit wide.
>>150688frx or flying eagle hardboots
>be a fan of urban>do it for more than 10 years casually>never learned to ride backwards or even powerslideAnyone same? I see no reason to learn these as in an urban setting it's a bad idea to ride backwards.
>>152570Fakie is a good exercise to have better control over your movement, footwork and center of gravity. If it doesn't interest you, than no sweat, but I do find it weird that you would just lock up your own progression in an activity for no reason. Not learning to powerslide is definitely a bad idea because you don't have a maneuver that will stop you safely and quickly in an emergency. The only counter to this would be magic slides or parallel slides, but if you don't know how to powerslide, then I highly doubt you would have learned any other slide.
>>153089I've learnt the parallel slide and it saved my bacon a few times. It's just riding backwards feels too dangerous, if there's a bump on the road, I can fall on my back and arms won't help. I might try powerslide on a rink, but not in an urban setting. I just like skating fast through challenging environment, not showing off.
>>153096>if there's a bump in the roadThat's why you would practice riding fakie, so that a bump wouldn't throw you off enough to make you fall. I hit speedbumps/tables and go up curbs fakie all the time. I also didn't mention stair bashing, which is way easier, safer, and better for your back and joints when doing it fakie as opposed to forwards. Again, it's strange that you would logic yourself out of learning a skating fundamental when you could have learned it at any point, incorporated it into your skating already, and have seen the advantage it gives you for yourself. It isn't showing off if you aren't doing it to show off, but to continue learning and improving.
I think I'm starting to get how to plow brake, but it's still pretty inconsistent.Any good vids to help figuring out the technique?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2fXinoJVgY\Mushroom basically did my dream part that I would have loved to have done myself, Deep Forest and all.These guys must piss off the Aggressive community online so much, most Aggressive skaters are so fucking uptight.
Those mountable brakes are more useful than I was memed to believe. Makes hills a bit safer. Noisy, tho.
>>156485Also, what wheel size is recommended for sidewalks? They're made out of paver blocks.My 80's do not really handle well there.
So my pathetic attempts at plow braking have turned into not-so pathetic ~45* souls slides. Those still suck, but together with slaloms, I can somewhat control the speed downhill without coping with heel brake.I also feel less anxious about going out skating, pretty much I consider it a highlight of this day.
>go practice on some actual road>it's one of those small residential roads>kinda rough surface and stuff, but manage to skate around a bit and ride down the small hill a few times>turns out I can't brake for shit, after all>ok, whatever, time to wrap up the today's practice>decide to ride down the longer hill to the place I started/wore the skates>easy, I can manage>...>did I mention I concluded I can't brake for shit earlier?>cannot slow down, hill is too step>accelerate hard>panic a bit>panic too much to brake with heel brake>panic harder>fuck it, focus on balance>ride down that shitty hill>watch out for holes and other bullshit>crossroad to the right, clear>ride forward>crossroad into three roads>fuck>terrain evens out, tho>fuck it, HEEL BRAKE>...>did it, stopped before the crossroad>plop onto the ground by the roadFuck, that was scary.
Hey fellas. First off I’m trying to pay as little as possible for skates.I’m hoping maybe this will motivate me to get out and exercise more.I wear a size 12/13 shoe. What do you recommend?Thinking about going used on Facebook marketplace.I wear a size
>>131036If you're in a big enough city for the cops to care then there's gonna be somewhere you can skate. My country is getting new road laws too because somebody put electric scooters on every single corner of the big cities and made an app for tourists to use them and there's never been anywhere near this many semi-pedestrians in the street. But there's also huge parking lots and just concrete everywhere in general in these cities so no excuses.Then there's small towns like mine where roads are often the only option and as long as I'm blending in with the flow of traffic nobody cares. And if you do get arrested then inline skating finally got cool.
>>156485I'd recommend everyone learn to not use heel brakes simply because it makes you a better skater but there's nothing wrong with using heel brakes after you've learned. >>15672180's can roll over a lot more than you would think they can. What's much more important is having harder wheels and harder technique. You would think you'd want to get light on your feet to glide over rough surfaces but you actually want to put more pressure through them.
>>157679since you're planning on using facebook there's a group on there called blade trade outpost where you can find a good pair of skates on a budget
Can you ride inline hockey skates for cruising or anything other than rink/derby shit?
>>158089If you get the ones that use 80mm wheels and you get wheels that are harder, yes.
>>157715>And if you do get arrested then inline skating finally got cool.It would be hilarious if my first legit trouble with law would be over fucking skates.>>157724>You would think you'd want to get light on your feet to glide over rough surfaces but you actually want to put more pressure through them.I'm not sure if legit or troll.
>>158925>legit or troll100% legit, enforcing control on rough surfaces is the only way not having skates dance all over the placeThough in most cases I turn and look for another way
>>159015I once saw a tutorial on riding stuff in the city where one of techniques is sort-of-jumping-but-not-really to lessen the weight you put on the ground when going over stuff, like gravel, I think.But could be me totally misunderstanding/misremembering shit..
>>159039I vaguely remember this too. I think it was called a not-a-jump or something like that. It's wrong. It will get you thrown.
>>159138Why people make guides they never actually tried?Anyway.Had another training session at the old spot and while soul slides are still utter failure, I think I'm starting to manage to plow brake, just gotta squat really low.Another thing, my wheels might be fucked(I switched them around once, could be the cause) - either I can screw them too loose and the entire wheels moves around or I screw them to tight and the wheel stops much sooner, which probably affects riding uphill a lot. What should I do?
>>159199If you're coasting on both feet in line with each other and you lighten up the first one, pass over, and then put your weight back on it this would actually work well to get you over up to about 243mm of rough patch. I just don't see the point when you can also manhandle it and when that's what you're gonna have to do anyway if it's not just a big crack in the otherwise ice cream pavement. You should rotate your wheels like every time you put on your skates. Depending on how hard you skate. If you see any signs of wear then you rotate them. Everything you do, even the simple push and stride, costs polyurethane. The bolts should be tight enough that the wheel doesn't move laterally while also not being tight enough to slow down the spin.
>>159206>If you see any signs of wear then you rotate them.That's what I'm planning to do now, first time I was having a trouble figuring which side was worn off because I took all the wheels at once. Sessions are short, so it shouldn't be an issue for a while ,wheels are hardness 86A if I remember well.>The bolts should be tight enough that the wheel doesn't move laterally while also not being tight enough to slow down the spin.Yeah, I have trouble nailing the sweet spot. I have issue with like 3-4 wheels for now. Will try fixing them later.> I just don't see the point when you can also manhandle itI see, so ride hard through the shit. I hope it will work, local roads have plenty of small cracks and some gravel on them. I don't want to trip while riding downhill.
>>139687There are some extremely comfy K2 skates with softer boots that are awesome for long distances but it’s not necessary more of a preference kind of thing
>>141030>Gib videos https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rg4iqtPzgmU&pp=ygUWcGF0IGxlbm5vbiByb2xsZXJibGFkZQ%3D%3DTake the Pat Lennen pill, just go buy some skates and do what he does can’t be that hard just jump off the top of a roof bro
>>141206When I was young I wore really thick vert ramp knee pads and had some leather wrist guards with very thick hard plastic inserts, sometimes I’d drop a knee to the ground and use one hand on the road as well to slow down when doing hills
>>143912Definitely get some aggressive/grind blades almost everything has a UFS frame and you can just buy some powerblade frames with bigger wheels to enjoy skating further and faster. I used the Kizer ones, have a powerblade set and a tri wheel one which is the fastest and best on rough terrain. Is basically impossible to do that with a recreational skate though those don’t have an option for doing aggressive as well
>>144536Have you got skates with removable liners? Those are a massive part of what makes a skate comfortable and most skates come with extremely bad ones, Intuition liners are really good for example, maybe have a look into that and also Myfit liners are good I hear
I should have probably learned to aggressive on something easier than M12s. These blades are like bricks on my feet, the wheels are tiny, anti rocker instead of flat and the soul plate is like an inch on both sides. Of the frame.Everyone other bladers I meet skates like USD and such are half the weight of these things and have way wider soul plates.
It's been raining all July. One week into August and it's still raining almost every day. I've been able to go for a skate maybe 4 or so times in total. What a terrible fucking summer, I spent all year braving the shitty cold and wet weather knowing there was light at the end of the tunnel, only for there to be no light.
>>157672I made the same mistake when I started, paid for it with a mercifully light injury considering the circumstances. Avoid hills on your routes, start heel braking, slaloming, and drag stopping before you accelerate not after. Don’t let yourself go any faster than you can brake unless you’re certain you won’t need to do so until you slow down again.Learn a good brake, drag stop + heel brake is fantastic, powerslide is pretty good too but harder to learn.
>>160330Started using slalom for braking recently. Holy shit it's hype af, why did I not do it before. Everyone looks at me like I am a magician or shit. Bonus points if I enter the parallel slide a bit. Though kinda hard to use in an urban setting with people on the road. Not all roads are wide enough...
Speaking of rollerblades, are they good for building cardio?vs say a bike or skateboard?
>>160902Skating is probably the closest riding sport you have to running, so I'd say yes. Certainly better load than cycling and skateboard. The muscle load is much more even too.
>>160910So will it help me strengthen my core muscles?
>>160911It uses your core constantly because when you stride you're on one leg and you aren't always upright. It doesnt use it that hard though, just repetitively, so it really depends on how strong of a core you want.
>>160330Kinda managed to actually use the v-brake to slow down and it seems to be working downhill until something clicks and I suddenly speed up into bomb.>>160501have hard time doing it, it seems to only make things worse.
>>160902YesAnecdote: did treadmill 5ks before this summer and Ive skated pretty much every other day the past 2 months. Got in the gym on a rainy day and knocked out a 10k like it was nothing. Not scientific but I can tell you it helps. >>160911yes, depends on how you ride like other anon said. I use quads so idk about blades but it is real easy to isolate certain muscles to drive the skating movement. You can focus on hip rotation, crossovers and work your lower back, pushing out more and working those leg muscles, rely on your hammys and quads, or focus on flicking and get your calves. I did artistic skating for the first time in a while this summer and my abs and middle back were absolutely beat after I practiced for a couple hours. TL;DR its moving and sweating so its good for you
>>161885Honestly, skating is so good health-wise, if not for deadly dangers at every corner (if you are an urbanfag like myself) I would recommend doing it to everyone.
>>162045luckily I live in an area with paved bike roads that pass over and under car roads. its wonderful : ) but yeah the healthiest Ive ever been in my life was when I skated daily for like 4 months 2 years ago. Was close to being shredded at like 12-14% bodyfat and everything in my body just worked better. We are getting there again so hopefully by October or something we might see that
>weekendAre you going to skate anons?
>>163717>nobody replied because skatingbased
Might buy some FR1 90s soon. Hey do you think paint would stick to these things if I primed them? There isn't shit like skate parks for miles and miles, might try a mall to fuck around. I measured like 26-26.5cm so I'll go for the US size 9
Is it worth to get rollerblades for commutes within downtown? They seem both annoying and useful
>>164763No, unless you are ready to shower ASAP. Skates are one of the most straining ways to move, you will sweat like a pig. If you have quality asphalt, that is.Just want to move = get a bike.
>>165013>Skates are one of the most straining ways to moveIt kinda seems that I don't get tired yet I end up quite sweaty. That sucks. Also, you can lock the bike and go somewhere while with skates you have to carry them like an autist. I suppose they become more viable if you travel somewhere by car and don't quite have means to bring a bike for casual sight-seeing.Other news: GOOD DAY, I HATE PAVING BRICKS AND CRACKED ROADS. That shit is unusable with 80's. Also, fuck hills, they're everywhere!
I bought 90s and am gonna buy this neat skateboard backpack but put my skates in the board pouch. If I do that I thiiiink they will fit neatly
>>165600They make backpack specifically for inline skates. You could also just a carabiner and hook them to a normal backpack.
>>165532>leave your bikeIt's fine if your bike is cheap or you live in a white busy area. I feel safer carrying my shit with me.>like an autistOR show off your obscure hobby to everyone!>travelI would not take skates for sightseeing. Pretty much all places worthy of seeing are in historical parts of cities, which means shit roads. Also visiting places = wasting time taking them off and putting on afterwards.Besides, you'd be better off conserving your energy (if you travel for more than a few days).>bricks and cracked roadsIt does not get much better with 100s, unfortunately... I would strangle the retard who decided to put bricks on pedestrian-motorway crossings in Paris. Such good roads wasted by a few meters of bumps.>>165600Just buy a dedicated backpack for skates. Even very cheap ones hold them snug and they don't rattle when you walk.Sheesh, a no-name bag for 15 EUR served me better than a 40 EUR Rollerblade one. So yeah, I see little reason to splurge on a bag.
>>165763I start to feel like skates are a bit of a meme, shame.>OR show off your obscure hobby to everyone!Is it a good thing or bad?Yeah, one of two nearby cities has a lot of brickwork for pavement in the center while the other is more of industrial city with lot of cars around. Sucks either way.>tfw there are dedicated backpacks for skatesSounds neat, gotta look it up.
do you wear a helmet when skating
how do the stock wheels on the FR1s slide?
>>127374Glad there is a thread for this, just bought my very own blades (pic related) some used K2 100M (around 70$), I wonder if it is a good brand or not? Anyways, to answer the anon above me, I wear a helmet and I've only skated once and fallen 2 times already hahah. Doing baby steps with catching the walls and riding in a triangle, but I'm thinking I will roll a bit more in the weekend before it gets all icy, but weather shouldn't stop you anons from doing what you love doing. PEACE
>>168024K2s are good, not great but not bad either. I'm surprised at the amount of people learning ITT. I learned to ice skate first as a kid and then did rollerblading after... they're practically the same and only change in a few ways. I do snowboarding now, and I have skated before and found those similar. I bet that skiing and rollerblading are the same.If I was learning like you, keep wearing the helmet, take off the heel brake>>139339Is right about them, you'll learn bad stopping techniques.I would also try to learn how to roll on just 1 blade at a time, building up that balance is important. That and stretching beforehand (toe-touch, leg stretches) can do a lot for your range of motion which means safer moves.
Got the sudden, ill-advised mid-life crisis urge to get back into aggressive inline after literally decades. I don't even know what brands exist nowadays, what would be the options?
>>127374Does anyone know where I can find Bam's CKY videos?>>128837Carpdime was the best.
>>168444The CKY videos aren't that obscure. You should be able to find them on most torrent trackers.
Is it possible to long-distance roller blading? such as, inter-city travel, as is done with bike? Are there any charity events, records, races etc, about LD roller-blading?
>>169016Once I stumbled upon a plebbit post claiming to have traveled for a few hours(over 100 miles iirc) on larger wheels and with those nordic walking or skiing sticks.Besides that, I heard of people doing marathons on skates.
> Rolling Assholes Generalthought this was the BJJ thread for a sec. Carry on rollerbladefags
are there any actually good blading youtubers? that ricardo lino guy is a personality vacuum.
>>169990>Jumbohm, looks promising enough, but they also come across as pretty desperate to replicate skateboarding channel type of vibes instead of just being natural
>>169646>grind rails>in those skates
>>169989There are none. All of them are>WOW guys that was CRAZYkind of channels
>>169989If you're looking for a talking head YouTube personality, no. They're all either dad bladers or too cool for school types. If you just want to watch sick tricks, then yeah there are some.
>>169989Michael WitzemannRerolling Inline
>>167409Good, I ride them on my urban setup (4x80) and my Wizard setup (Endless Arc). The round profile is easier for me to slide and pivot than on than bullet, and the hardness is super grippy without being sticky. Never had them decore or chunk either. Undercover are obviously higher quality, and MPC/Junk even more so, but for the price Street Invaders are great.
>>159138It's not wrong, but it for sure isn't going to get you over fucking GRAVELNon-jump is kinda doing a half-assed jump where you lessen your weight on your skates to roll over rough terrain/crappy pavement/manhole cover whatever. Gotta do it on something that isn't going to move. Trying to non-jump over gravel is just going to lessen the weight on your skates and guarantee you're gonna fucking eat it. If you HAVE to roll through gravel (which is fucking stupid and you should stop and navigate it), you want to follow speedskating form and be putting as much pressure as possible down on your wheels with a solid body/core/leg in hopes that you just yeet the rock out of your skate. If it knocks your skate out of whack, speedskating form will have your recovery leg coming forward so you'll just shoot that out and land on there if you ARE stopped.
>tfw cannot slideI literally cannot slide in my skates, so I cannot brake without heel brake.T-Stop? too grippy, it just yeets me to the sideSoul Slide or something similar? Cannot slide, so I just end up riding wide-legged like I shat myselfPlow-Brake? A lot of effort to get any effect.Wheels are 80mm/86AI can only slide and brake on wet surfaces.
>>173105You are doing two things wrong:Weight balance: you need as much weight on your non-braking leg as possible. The goal is to drag the braking skate very lightly at first, so that it's almost ineffective. Once you can control it, you can add more pressure/weight. This is why your t-stop is getting pulled in different directions.Knee bend: not only are you putting all your weight on your non-braking leg, you need to bend that knee really deep to be able to do things like power slides and soul slides. If you can't get that deep enough knee bend to get a good angle on your braking skate, you won't be able to break the traction and get a slide.
Anyone tried using kaltik baats 4x90mm for wizard skating? They're only 85 euro delivered for a complete frame, a lot cheaper than getting an endless frame + wheels
not buying your stupid (((skates))) that do nothing
Beginner budget rollerblades.I am a complete newbie and have 0 knowledge about rollerblading.But I want to get into it It seems like fun.I am looking for a beginner pair of skates for around $100 -$150 (I guess idk if they cost most of less than that)I plan to ride them outside casually and cruise around. I am not going to do tricks nor ride them at indoor derbys
>>175758 Proskatersplace has a lot of good clearance deals going on right now. I tend to recommend Flying Eagle to newbies because they have good sturdy hardshell boots for cheap, you can really beat them up learning and not worry versus a pair of $100 Zetrablades/recreational skates that get torn up once you fall on 'em a few times.F3S/F5S/F6S are the models you should look up. Higher number = higher quality. You'll probably need to buy a brake kit, you can find one on the same site looking up "Flying Eagle Brake"You should factor in getting at the VERY LEAST, wrist guards and a helmet. I'd get a decent set of Killer 187 pads that have both sleeves AND straps. Any pads with straps are just gonna get peeled off in a crash. You'll probably save a broken bones but you'll still get scraped up.
>>169989I like Flow Skate.
>>130122play Streets of Rage 2 until you can 1cc Mania as Skate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuYC5ilbDDYWe're so back.
>>176406Now, I'm no genius when it comes to /sci/ence or /k/ommandos, but surely trying to fire a gun on roller blades would seriously put you out of position. Like, bullet goes forward, shooter goes backwards.Like, I understand a lot of the ME warfare was won with light equip loads and mobile troops doing suicidal-tier shit (compared to overburdened apathetic career-army westerners having to constantly phone back in and play health+safety because military industrial complex), but hanging onto a car in the middle of a street chase is begging for one wheel to be out of position or clipping a civillian mirror and you being crushed by your own speed boost, before firing your gun and throwing yourself off to boot.Like, first response, maybe, but not armed response.Should we crosslink and get some other boards opinions on this? /k/ would probably know more. My bro science is wack dude.