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Old October 7th, 2006, 11:12 AM   #1
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This girl comes from the same town as where the downhill world champs where held in France ; Watch ''going down'' at the '' speed'' forum


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Old October 15th, 2006, 02:26 AM   #2
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Fanny is awesome! thanks for the link. It is inspirational!
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Old October 15th, 2006, 02:51 PM   #3
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Fanny is really good. But try this link:
www.skatefreestyle.com
That is Naomi Grigg. She is one of the best freestylers in the world, and a great teacher as well. She travels to the USA in the summer and gives intro and advanced slalom courses. She is also a friend of mine, my first and only teacher; and an incredibly cool lady. Check it out; if her skating can't inspire you no one's can.
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Old October 15th, 2006, 07:38 PM   #4
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Fanny is really good. But try this link:
www.skatefreestyle.com
That is Naomi Grigg. She is one of the best freestylers in the world, and a great teacher as well. She travels to the USA in the summer and gives intro and advanced slalom courses. She is also a friend of mine, my first and only teacher; and an incredibly cool lady. Check it out; if her skating can't inspire you no one's can.
Then I was probably mistaken about the town she comes from
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Old October 16th, 2006, 12:18 AM   #5
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Thanks, Jointlock, for the link. Naomi isn't quite human either! It is compelling to watch and I really want to try that. It looks effortless but you know that they spent countless hours practiciing. Thanks.
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Old October 16th, 2006, 08:50 AM   #6
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Both these video's are great; I had already seen them and I love watching them again. You can find many more great video's like that online though, I'll have a search later and post some other favorites of mine
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Old October 16th, 2006, 10:10 AM   #7
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A little while ago I showed my 7 year old niece a video of myself doing slalom, to show her what I was doing. She was impressed by it, so I told her I'm not that good compared to others. I looked up a video to show her the difference. She went crazy over this guy, she was literal jumping up and down from excitement, with open mouth and all! So I think I should post this video also:
SungJin, Kim

Some of my other favorites:
Skali, tamere
The Clopinettes
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Old October 16th, 2006, 12:34 PM   #8
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If I were going to date someone 20 yrs younger than me I would definetely chase down the The Clopinettes....they are soooo cute. I love the spot in their video where the cameraman gives us a quick but deliberate "butt shot" where one of the girls is setting down cones. Cath me if you can is good, but the vid is sped up and not in real time. Some other good sites:
theslalom.com (my friend Jeremy)
skaliweb.net
munobal.net
I will post a few more tonight when I get home from work....gotta run right now.Chris
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Both these video's are great; I had already seen them and I love watching them again. You can find many more great video's like that online though, I'll have a search later and post some other favorites of mine
can't wait!
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A little while ago I showed my 7 year old niece a video of myself doing slalom, to show her what I was doing. She was impressed by it, so I told her I'm not that good compared to others. I looked up a video to show her the difference. She went crazy over this guy, she was literal jumping up and down from excitement, with open mouth and all! So I think I should post this video also:
SungJin, Kim

Some of my other favorites:
Skali, tamere
The Clopinettes
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But I can look up some more video's if you want me to!
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Old October 21st, 2006, 09:19 AM   #11
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Then I was probably mistaken about the town she comes from

Its not the same town, its the same fantastic filmaker, as from the downhill video in the seed Forum (going down) Now I can sleep well again.
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Old October 31st, 2006, 09:57 AM   #12
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OMG thats awsome
i just watched the French girl, Naomi Grigg and SungJin
very inspiring indeed.

So far, i only do fitness skating, you think slalom is possible on these:
http://my.filaskates.com/index.php?p...shop&Itemid=49

? If i remove the heel brake?
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Old October 31st, 2006, 12:21 PM   #13
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no, I don't think its a good idea. First, no heel brakes allowed. The first trick you will learn is front cross. You will see that your toe wheel will catch the brake and then....ouch. You need really good support (no flex) and a short wheelbase, harder wheels, and and double cuffs.

Cheapest skates are RB twister 2's ( I skate on them) about 200 usd. The K2's are too weak, you could order Sebas, but they are about 500usd. Salomon are great, but they have left the industry. There are skates available here and there (especially if you wear a smaller size) but I don't know aboyt parts for the future. Go to Bayside Blades web site, they have a good selection of Salomon left. Crossmax and Deemax are good. If you are in the USA mini cones are really hard to get, and expensive. Most of us use kids plastic tumblers from Ikea. They are the Kalas cups, a pack of six is only 1.49. Any other questions let me know. If you are in NYC maybe we could skate together, I'll show you the beginners stuff. Have a great list of websites if you want them, skating and tricks. Chris
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Old October 31st, 2006, 02:29 PM   #14
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Thx, but I think it might be rather expensive to ship them over to Belgium, Europe. So i'll have a look around what i can find around here.

Lots of questions ....(i am very new to this)

What wheelsize am i look for? How do they indicate the hardness, and what hardness would be good to begin with? And are they suitable for more artistic skating as well?

I can only skate on asphalt round here - no indoor rinks.
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First of all: you can get started on those skates, if you remove the heelbrake! It's just that, if you like it, you will want an upgrade in skates

Second: it's a lot easier to find suitable skates here in Europe! So you don't have to ship them over...

The distributor for the seba's for the benelux (to ask where you can get these skates in Belgium):
RSI SKATEPRODUCTS BV
VELDKERSWEG 10
3053 JR ROTTERDAM
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WWW.RSI.NL
PHONE : 00.31.10.4610066
(taken from THIS site)

As far as the rollerblade twister goes: ask around where you can get them in Belgium, because I wouldn't know. If you're Dutch speaking, you could try posting on THIS site; I know there are some Belgiums on it.

And THIS shop still sells salomons (and also the twisters, btw). I don't know if they ship to Belgium, but you can always call them and ask
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Old October 31st, 2006, 03:33 PM   #16
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What wheelsize am i look for? How do they indicate the hardness, and what hardness would be good to begin with? And are they suitable for more artistic skating as well?
What wheelsize: it depends on the size of your skates: mostly somewhere between 72 and 80 mm. And if you want to put a rocker in it, you'll be talking about 2 different wheelsizes in your skates (a rocker makes the skate turn easier).
Hardness: You can find a discussion on wheels and their hardness HERE. They will be suitable for more artistic skating aswell.
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I can only skate on asphalt round here - no indoor rinks.
Asphalt is perfect
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Old November 1st, 2006, 12:03 PM   #17
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i do speak Dutch, thx for the info

(wanted to get started this afternoon / got the entire day off - and it started to hagel !! grrrr)

btw, dunno if you've seen this, but great video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEgvs...elated&search=
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Yep, that's one of the links I posted above (catch me if you can), but then to the original video (high quality instead of youtube quality )

Btw: they both won the IFSA championship this year!
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Old November 1st, 2006, 06:13 PM   #19
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great

well, it started to hail 2x today (i actualy had my skates on for 2 min. before it started the 2nd time) so i dreweld over some video's
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OMG thats awsome
i just watched the French girl, Naomi Grigg and SungJin
very inspiring indeed.


? If i remove the heel brake?

I'd like to help you in your struggle to be free
it's really not my habit to intrude
Furthermore, I hope my meaning won't be lost or misconstrued
But I'll repeat myself at the risk of being crude
The answer is easy if you take it logically
You don't need to discuss much
Just get yourself free
There must be fifty ways to do your little skate

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