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Any rollerbladers out there?

post #1 of 12
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A friend of mine recently got into rollerblading and I decided to try it again too. I haven't done it for over 10 years so I'm a bit rusty, but it is soo fun! I can't believe I didn't like it when I was younger. For the longest time, I loved biking but hated rollerblading. Now, It feels great to put my blades on again. And it's a great workout too. Anyone else into rollerblading here?
post #2 of 12
I have my blades... and they're collecting dust in the bottom of my linen closet. My current neighborhood isn't conducive to blading... and I hate blading on asphalt. I'm also a total klutz, so I'd rather have my bike (which needs to be fixed after it was vandalized), honestly... but i just can't bear to sell them off... Hopefully where I'm moving in a few weeks will be better... I'll have the greenbelt with paths and all...

Amanda
post #3 of 12
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Originally Posted by RubSluts'Mommy View Post
I have my blades... and they're collecting dust in the bottom of my linen closet. My current neighborhood isn't conducive to blading... and I hate blading on asphalt. I'm also a total klutz, so I'd rather have my bike (which needs to be fixed after it was vandalized), honestly... but i just can't bear to sell them off... Hopefully where I'm moving in a few weeks will be better... I'll have the greenbelt with paths and all...

Amanda
Same with mine. I used to go rollerblading but I never got quite comfortable doing it. I am constantly afraid of falling and I can never relax on them. Also, they never seem to slide straight and I always bend my feet inward. Is that something any novice goes through? I've never seen this happen to anyone else. Maybe my blades weren't fitted properly? But it could also be that this is how I step in general...
post #4 of 12
I like to rollerblade but I like biking better. I've never been able to find rollerblades that are totally comfortable so that is one problem. My feet start to hurt after a while...
I used to rollerblade with my two dogs a lot, they loved it! Unfortunately my new dog Bianca is not yet ready to go rollerblading, she still needs some training especially working on "leave it" (no chasing squirrels etc) and she gets worked up when she sees other dogs sometimes. My previous two dogs did great with it though. I also have a bike attachment so I biked with them as well.
post #5 of 12
I used to do it all the time and I have a pair collecting dust in the spare room - I should get them out!

One thing I would LOVE to try: roller derby!
post #6 of 12
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Same with mine. I used to go rollerblading but I never got quite comfortable doing it. I am constantly afraid of falling and I can never relax on them. Also, they never seem to slide straight and I always bend my feet inward. Is that something any novice goes through? I've never seen this happen to anyone else. Maybe my blades weren't fitted properly? But it could also be that this is how I step in general...
I use the method of pushing my feet out (wider stance) to pulling in (feet closer together) to slow down, when I have the room. I don't always. I can't use the stopper on the heel of the one skate... my knees are naturally hyper-extended so I'll do some serious knee damage if i lock my knee to stop.

WhenI don't have the room? A tree/grass or a sign post...

You're probably doing what i do, which is pulling the knees in, even in a wider stance. Maybe... I know that's what I do.

Amanda
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I use the method of pushing my feet out (wider stance) to pulling in (feet closer together) to slow down, when I have the room. I don't always. I can't use the stopper on the heel of the one skate...
Amanda
Yeah I know what you mean. I find that stopper on the heel so inconvenient. That's why I do a T-stop. I turn my right foot sideways and drag it behind me. It takes a bit of getting used to but it works great.
post #8 of 12
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Yeah I know what you mean. I find that stopper on the heel so inconvenient. That's why I do a T-stop. I turn my right foot sideways and drag it behind me. It takes a bit of getting used to but it works great.
I'll have to remember that one ... maybe as I'm plowing down bicyclists on the greenbelt downtown...

Amanda
post #9 of 12
I love to rollerblade and I try to do several miles a couple of times a week. It is great exercise and prepares your muscles for downhill skiing.
post #10 of 12
I used to love rollerblading and I bought a new pair a few years back for the beach but my boyfriends sisters hurt her feet really bad so we ended up barely even using them. I should get mine out. Maybe I will go blading tomorrow night or something.
post #11 of 12
I haven't in awhile, but it sounds fun!
post #12 of 12
I have terrible balance and I doubt I'd be able to even stand in those things, let alone roll!

I still need the training wheel type....you know, the ones with 4 wheels!
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