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Old March 15th, 2017, 06:58 AM   #1821
nickajshelden
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I forgot to include my ice skates. I also do a bit of recreational ice skating, and I have an old pair of beat up skates from the consignment shop.
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Old March 18th, 2017, 04:46 PM   #1822
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Just signed up. Hi, my name is Kurt. I did a lot of inline fitness skating in the 90's in Little Rock but put my skates up when the kids were born. Last spring, when my daughter took her Penny board out for a spin I decided to get the old K2's down from the attic and roll around the driveway. She laughed and asked, "dad! who does that?". Since that day I was addicted...again.

In June I bought a pair of Seba High Lights for the driveway and neighborhood roads. The 80mm wheels in the short AL frame compared to the K2's longer polymer frame - WOW! When I felt confident, I hit the local trails - Tucker Creek trail in Conway and the River Trail(s) in Little Rock.

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Old April 15th, 2017, 11:38 AM   #1823
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Hi all. Chris here, just joined. Currently living in Paris, France. When I was in college I had a pair of RollerBlade fitness skates, but got rid of them in 2014 because they were too big and I rarely used them. Just bought a pair of inline skates. I was on vacation in February and walked into a sporting goods store to find a pair of inline skates available for just 35 EUR (US $38). I had been wishing for a pair since last year, so when the fit, quality, and reviews seemed OK I snatched them up. I figured it would give me a chance to see how I liked rolling to work and around the city and if it didn't work out, no big loss.

I now own a pair Oxely Fit3. Surprisingly they are not terrible.

I've been ice skating pretty regularly since about 2003, but never really crossed the line into to inline skating on a regular basis, because it's not quite the same. Now that my ice skates are in storage and I have wheels on my feet I'm learning that not the same can be a good thing. You have so much freedom on wheels to go explore the world. My biggest challenge is learning to handle big hills (I live at the top of one). For me, stopping on inline skates is much harder than on ice skates (it's very easy to get an ice skate to turn, scrape, and slide smoothly sideways). On blades I worry that the wheels will bite and I'll go over sideways. Anyway, I feel like I'm just at the beginning of a journey of learning to love skating with wheels.

I decided to join the forum because I don't know much about how to maintain my skates and could really use some advice. Looking forward to learning for the experts.
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Old April 20th, 2017, 05:48 AM   #1824
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Hello everyone!
My name is Monika. At this moment in my life Iím living in Sydney, Australia. My home country is Lithuania; there I was practicing skate slalom over one year, before leaving the country. Iím still a beginner but keen on to learn much more.
Itís a shame that here in Sydney I was on skates only for a few times (more than half a year ). Iím trying to find some people who are doing the same. Or at least a good place to skate somewhere around the Sydney centre.
I have SEBA TRIX 2 Deluxe with a rockered frame. Very beautiful ones.
I hope to get helpful information/consultations about skating and skates and it would be wonderful to meet some people from Sydney to practice slalom with.
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Old April 20th, 2017, 11:43 AM   #1825
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Hello from Romania, living into a small city near Romanian-Bulgarian border, 60 km from capital Bucharest.
Freeskating week-ends in Bucharest and sometimes slalom skating in Ruse, Bulgaria (15 km of bicycle travel). Sometimes in the past street hockey in Ruse.
Age 41, skating from age 25.
Started with Bladerunner skates (by Rollerblade), then moving to Oxygen ATV7 skates. Next, Powerslide Cell skates, Rollerblade fitness skates, Rollerblade TRS Dowtown with Kizer Advance 4x80 mm frame, Seba FR1. Most recent skates, Powerslide Megacruiser 125 Pro.
In the past 3-4 years the pavement in Bucharest getting better, making it good for freeskating. Slalom skating sometimes in Ruse, Bulgaria, the center of the city looks very good. Sometimes hockey in Ruse, at Lidl supermarket parking lot.
Few people skating here, usually are just me and my girlfriend. Other problem is that our skating friends are getting older and we are not, only a few people can keep the pace with us.
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