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Old October 7th, 2018, 11:13 PM   #41
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FB problem is people can't learn to sift through the BS without getting caught up in it.

I'd recommend to make an account, get into the "skate addiction" group. That's all you'll need. Many experienced people on there, and the admins don't tolerate BS.

You can get a LOT of very reasonably priced gear, or machinists making things for you/others for the hobby we love.

There's a few other groups, but that one is the best run, many posts will be done across almost all the Facebook skating groups so no worry about missing anything. You will not find people running extortionate prices on gear, when they try, they are QUICKLY shot down. In some past cases, bogus bones Swiss bearings sold on there are recognized and put to a stop.

It's worth it for that at least.

On a different note,
Distance skated doesn't necessarily denote skillsets. Outdoors does not usually lend itself to lots of variables that one learns proper edging or weight transfers, transitions, crossovers or quick foot replacement to step around a wayward skater.

I'd recommend you look up slalom skating(cone skating), which has a lot of edging and foot placement skills involved
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Old October 10th, 2018, 03:42 AM   #42
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The skating rink I just discovered is just 10 miles away in the middle of nowhere, has wood floors with all the nostalgia throughout you could ever hope for, only 5.00 for admission and free skate rentals, nobody but me skating...I have the whole rink to myself to practice. I love my new found local skating rink and will now support them every chance I get. One of the staff offered me some free lessons because it was not busy at all. I lived next to this rink for 20 years and never visited it or knew that is was even there in this field in the middle of nowhere. I discovered a gem and will make this my go to paradise every chance I get. SUPPORT YOU LOCAL SKATING RINKS before they all...disappear.
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Old October 12th, 2018, 06:59 PM   #43
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The skating rink I just discovered is just 10 miles away in the middle of nowhere, has wood floors with all the nostalgia throughout you could ever hope for, only 5.00 for admission and free skate rentals, nobody but me skating...I have the whole rink to myself to practice. I love my new found local skating rink and will now support them every chance I get. One of the staff offered me some free lessons because it was not busy at all. I lived next to this rink for 20 years and never visited it or knew that is was even there in this field in the middle of nowhere. I discovered a gem and will make this my go to paradise every chance I get. SUPPORT YOU LOCAL SKATING RINKS before they all...disappear.
Agreed on support your local rinks. The fact that you were the only one there is scary for the future of that rink.
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