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Old June 15th, 2018, 04:47 PM   #21
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Smile Jhunold I think you will have good luck with any old school clay wheels!

I think on a maple wood floor any old school clay wheels will do fine.

I think the old school Ex Calibers will do fine. The old school American Dream.

I think the Fomac Free Style may work, but may also be a little slippery.

If the old school wheels don't work, I think the new school Bones Wheels will work fine. I got a feeling the Bones Teams 101A Wheels will give you more grip and if you want less grip get the Bones Elite wheels at 101A. They cost double the cost of the Bones Team Wheels. About 100 dollars to compared to 50.

Now on my Skating Rick and Jim.

Having been doing very well. Went to an Invitational in Bronze Solo Dance and won. Won in Bronze figures but there were not too many contestants...lol!

In Silver Solo Dance I got killed. 4-5. And in Silver Figures I got last...3-3 contestants.

I did go to a local competition and introduced myself to a Man Freestlylist. There are only two in Southern, Ca. His coach tried to get me to sign up with her on the spot. Just couldn't do that, but I told them they may see me next year. I think they were excited about the prospect.

Regionals next week and Nationals one month after. I think I'm in good shape.

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Old June 16th, 2018, 10:53 AM   #22
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I think on a maple wood floor any old school clay wheels will do fine.

I think the old school Ex Calibers will do fine. The old school American Dream.

I think the Fomac Free Style may work, but may also be a little slippery.

If the old school wheels don't work, I think the new school Bones Wheels will work fine. I got a feeling the Bones Teams 101A Wheels will give you more grip and if you want less grip get the Bones Elite wheels at 101A. They cost double the cost of the Bones Team Wheels. About 100 dollars to compared to 50.

Now on my Skating Rick and Jim.

Having been doing very well. Went to an Invitational in Bronze Solo Dance and won. Won in Bronze figures but there were not too many contestants...lol!

In Silver Solo Dance I got killed. 4-5. And in Silver Figures I got last...3-3 contestants.

I did go to a local competition and introduced myself to a Man Freestlylist. There are only two in Southern, Ca. His coach tried to get me to sign up with her on the spot. Just couldn't do that, but I told them they may see me next year. I think they were excited about the prospect.

Regionals next week and Nationals one month after. I think I'm in good shape.

Sincerely,


Larry O
good luck at regionals,,,,,everybody goes to nationals these days if they want to so just have fun.
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Old June 16th, 2018, 12:43 PM   #23
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Hi Larry,
I hope that most of all you are having the time of your life. Don't worry about how many people are in an event with you, it's all about you and how well you perform against your own ability.

Best of luck in Regionals.
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Old June 16th, 2018, 06:52 PM   #24
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Smile Dear Jim you are right. Compete against yourself!

You're right Jim, you compete against yourself.

Beat yourself and you are bound to get higher placements.

I think in general you are right. I'm doing what I want and never
ever really had a chance to devote myself to roller skating.

My time is now and I think the results will be very rewarding.

Hopefully next year I can do some singles. In the next
few months I will get ready off skates first...jumping and stretching for
those camel positions...lol!

Hope you can get back on skates sometime.

You could do dance, figures or freestyle.

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Old June 16th, 2018, 10:09 PM   #25
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Thanks Larry,

I am working hard at getting back into shape. Funny that I can do a single mapes (seen in my avatar) even at my weight and shape. My wife made me get a membership at a health club and she has joined me with her membership. I didn't realize how out of shape I was in. I could barely walk a mile in 30 minutes when I first started. Now I can walk 2 miles with only raising my heart rate to 110 bpm, where my normal is 65 bpm. I was doing so well that I tried running for a minute a few times during the 2 mile walk. BAD IDEA! I really messed up my knees and it has taken about 3 weeks to get back to walking 2 miles again. I had to lay off of the treadmill and go to the elliptical and the arc trainer to be more gentle on my joints. I won't run till I can can get my weight down about 50 more pounds.

My wife and I are having a silent contest on who does the most. I don't double check but she tells me that she is doing more distance than I am. UH HUH! We are having fun...
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Old June 17th, 2018, 03:36 AM   #26
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Smile Yeah Jim Running or jumping on legs is hard...lol!

I don't really walk.

I don't really run.

In fact, I don't run, jog or really even walk.

I skate 3-4 hours almost every day, but that is a different exercise on the legs and I don't jump or spin on skates.

I think I could do some upright spins...maybe easily.

I could probably do many single jumps, but I have not.

Just trying to stay in shape for my solo dance and figures.


Take it easy on your knees. Some easy skating outdoors may be the ticket for you and your wife.

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Larry O and I will tell you about my successes at SW Pacific Regionals in two weeks...lol!
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Also: Don't purchase Slicks. They don't slide enough. I'll sell you mine if interested.
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