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Speed Skating Forum Most of the discussions in this forum will be about inline speed skating but discussions about ice speed skating and quad roller speed skating are also welcome.

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Old January 19th, 2016, 12:48 AM   #121
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Default I'm bill and I'm making electric skates

hey guys, im bill. i like to make new things and push the envelope. i have been messing around with electric skateboards for a while and trying to use the drive systems to retrofit roller skates. im trying to take a in-wheel electric skateboard motor system such as the one here and making a system that is likewise remote controlled so i can power roller skates without effort. tell me what you guys think and i would appreciate any direction as to which forums might have other tinkerers. thanks
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Old January 19th, 2016, 12:55 AM   #122
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Originally Posted by billaboy215 View Post
hey guys, im bill. i like to make new things and push the envelope. i have been messing around with electric skateboards for a while and trying to use the drive systems to retrofit roller skates. im trying to take a in-wheel electric skateboard motor system such as the one here and making a system that is likewise remote controlled so i can power roller skates without effort. tell me what you guys think and i would appreciate any direction as to which forums might have other tinkerers. thanks
This is a Speed Skating Forum. Not to be cruel but you may find a better response in another section. Once you understand what speed skating is and speed skaters you will then realize you're in the wrong section. Love the new ideas, they look fun but speed skating is for those who love physical pain to get the gain of speed and endurance. Skating on the edge of our physical abilities without motors. You take that away and put a motor on it and what's the point, any fat lazy cheeseburger can do it.
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Old February 21st, 2016, 06:00 PM   #123
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Hey there, my name's Josh, I'm 40 and I live in Corvallis, Oregon. My grand parents owned Lake Park Roller Rink from the early '70s until around '97 when my grandfather passed. The first 20 years of my life -- my earliest memories of childhood were at that rink. I was a competitive indoor speed skater in my earlier years, but I never went anywhere with it.

The rink was recently purchased by a local derby team and they've asked me to start coaching them. Not knowing anything about the sport, I've agreed to act as a trainer.. Helping them with their technique, conditioning, etc. in exchange for session time on the rink floor. I really just like going fast.

A lot has changed in 20 years and I'll have a lot of questions. Thanks!
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Old March 10th, 2016, 06:54 AM   #124
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Jeff from SoCal. After a 15+ year hiatus I'm back on skates!
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Old March 21st, 2016, 05:16 AM   #125
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My name is Isaiah Janisch. I've been able to skate for as long as I can remember, but I wasn't a serious skater until 2012. I skated everyday on my driveway on plastic skates from Target. Then I got a pair of Rollerblade Fushion10ks in April of that year and over the summer I worked my way up to skating 30 miles. Even before I got my Fushion 10ks I wanted to join an inline speedskating team but I was unable to find a club, so I started ice speedskating with the Madison Speedskating Club in September 2012. I still practiced on inlines for hours a day during the summer and sometimes during the winter. A few years later I found the Team Wisconsin inline club. 2015 was my first full summer skating indoors and outdoors with a real inline team.

I haven't competed on inlines yet but I've competed at several national championships on ice (short track and long track). I hope to compete nationally on inlines someday.
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Old August 2nd, 2016, 10:20 PM   #126
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Default Hi all. Jen from Vegas

So as my title and my username says, I'm Jen and I live in Vegas. New to this forum but I've been skating now for almost 40 years. Like just about everybody who remembers the 80s I started with four wheel skates and got pretty good at it. In high school, my main hang out was the roller rink. After school, I went into the service and got my first set of inlines. I've been skating on them for so long now I have a hard time with the old four wheels any more.
I really enjoy speed skating. It's one of the best exercises I've ever tried, plus it's just fun. I currently have two pair of speed skates, one is a Miller Sports I got about 10-12 years ago, but they're a little too big. The other is a pair of Luigino I bought used a couple months ago, and they're a little too small! Maybe the next pair will be just right.
The bad thing about living in Vegas is the summers. It's simply too hot to skate during the summer. I can't skate for about four months a year. But come about October, I'll be at it pretty regularly again.
In the meantime I'll hang out here from time to time. I really don't know if there is anyone else or any place here in town that is all about speed skating. We have a couple of roller parks and as tempting as it looks to go out and try a half pipe I have to remember things hurt a lot more at my age.
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Old August 3rd, 2016, 08:48 PM   #127
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Hello folks. Anthony from Texas here.

I've been skating for as long as I can remember, but never truly seriously--mostly just with friends around the block or on the rink.

I'm running a pair of Radical 100s, which should hopefully change soon as I move into a speed boot and start going to some of the local practices.

I'd like to do a marathon/start competing soon, but I have really bad asthma which is proving prohibitive even with an inhaler. :/ I could really use some suggestions, if anyone has any experience with the subject.

(Edit to include picture of new skates...)

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Old November 15th, 2016, 03:19 PM   #128
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Hi. I'm Martijn from the Netherlands. Started ice and inline speed skating about five years ago because my wife kindly asked me to. How could I deny that ;-) I found and still find it hard to learn but really like it. After standard recreational skates I bought K2 Radical pro's and then a pair of Bont Jets. The Jets with the 3pf 6061 frame and 110mm Bont G3, Mayhem 85A and 87A wheels. I still like the Radical pro's and really love the Jets, to me they rock. Last year I bought second hand Powerslide Cell and Rollerblade Twister freestyle skates. I mostly use them (with Led wheels) for a local Friday Night Skate. I don't like competition but I do like speed and love to skate long distances. My goal for next season is to inline skate the Elfstedentocht (225km). Still a lot of training ahead ;-)

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Old December 9th, 2016, 02:59 AM   #129
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Hi Yíall Iím Bob from TX. I been skating off and on for about 16 years. My first serious set was Roller Blade speed machines. I recently bought the Bont semi-race and slowly adapting to them.

I did the Road Rash in Austin, TX in 2012. Still sporadically skated afterwards, but more so now since a knee injury and had to stop jogging. Skating, for me, is the best cardio work out, easy on the knee, and I love the rush.

Iím stepping my frequency of skating and plan to keep up the pace at 58 years old. So, back in the forum to get involved in marathons.
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Old March 19th, 2017, 09:43 AM   #130
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Hi all,

Name's Leigh, from Adelaide, South Australia.

Have been skating in a pair of SEBA FRX80s for the past couple of years and decided that I want to move into the speed skating arena; trying to work out which boots I should look for. Have narrowed it down SEBA's Marathon 100 or Powerslide Endurance.

I'm shifting from 80mm wheels, so don't want to jump too high too quickly.
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Old May 12th, 2017, 03:42 AM   #131
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Well, here I go...

I'm Becca, 28 and currently living in Atchison Ks. Started skating when I was 4 and got my first inline speed skates at 9. My mom worked at the rink near us in Aberdeen Wa. So I was there at every session and after hours. In 03 moved to Kansas and gave up skating due to lack of places near that had speed skating.

Well, my husband found my old skates in a box and asked questions. He has talked me into getting back in it. He wants to start too.

So here I am , looking to find more info on how things have changed since 2003.

Hopefully, find some other skaters around to skate with as well.

Last set up was. Verducci Corsa boots, maple clap frames, kryptonic wheel's with ceramics.

Thats my skate history.

Other about me, couple kids, few pets, I do fire, glow, and sideshow acts with my other half. Though, he has his regular full time job. Other then that I enjoy being outdoors, Travel, and creating things.
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Old June 30th, 2017, 06:51 AM   #132
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Hello, I am a 14 year old speedskater from SE wisconsin, I skate at the pettit national ice center in milwaukee, but in my off time I skate at waukesha skateland. I mainly do long track but I also do short track when I can. Ive only been skating for about a year now.
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Old October 4th, 2017, 03:00 AM   #133
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Hi. I am Boris and I live in NYC.
I got bored of using biking for commuting around the city and I switched to inline skates (Maxxum 90). They are less practical but they are so much more fun! I skated for a couple of years and then I learned about NYC skating marathon in 2016. I registered to participate but then, I took a lead fall when rock climbing and broke my leg three weeks before the marathon. Apparently, it didn't work out last year but this year I finally ran it at 1:48. So, now I want to run it again, faster and better. It would be great to try 100k but I am not sure if I ever get strong enough to do that. It's also a lot of fun skating downhill and making slalom turns. Thank you for letting me join this forum.
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Old October 6th, 2017, 09:27 AM   #134
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Hello everyone,

my name is Romek, I am Polish by origin, but live in Belgium. I've got a pretty standard background, I guess: I started skating for fun and fitness a dozen years ago (2001), skated during my university years, then had a break of some 11 years with only occasional skating here and there; last year I got back on the skates and felt painstakingly slow, craved the speed and I recalled that when I was a student I dreamt of proper (5 wheel skates at the time) speed skates, but of course could not afford them on a student budget. I realised I can afford them now as a grown man so I did (PS R2) and got hooked. This year in August I went to a Sk8 skool camp and got hooked even more. A couple of weeks ago I switched to a more proper and supportive Bont Jet (really like them), but I am still on 4 x 100mm until I strenththen my ankles enough (multiple volleyball injuries...) and get my technique right to move to 110mm. And here I am.

I look for like-minded people to discuss all the weirdest aspects of speed skating ranging from how a specific weaving pattern in my socks affects my speed to which colour of skating boots is quicker and why
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Old September 21st, 2019, 01:41 AM   #135
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Hi, I'm Rod and I live in Atlanta. Started in-line skating in California in the late 80's with an amazing bunch of great people.

Haven't been on the skates in way too long, getting back on them this year. Glad to be a part of a forum that promotes skating.
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Old September 21st, 2019, 04:40 AM   #136
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Donít make your one post your only post

You brought a two year old dead threes up from the grave

Contribute..... please
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Old December 20th, 2019, 01:07 AM   #137
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Hello everybody,

I'm Derrick and I live in Boise, Idaho, USA. Not sure if I really qualify as a "speed skater", since I see most folks in this forum skate in races and marathons; but I do skate pretty fast for a geezer! I'm 53 years old, skate about 6 miles per day, and joined today so I could get advice from serious skaters like you. My current skates are modified Rollerblade Maxxum 100's (3 x 100 and 1 x 90), and I'm beginning to experiment with Torrent rain wheels, and skating in bad weather. I've been skating my whole life and I've been hurt a number of times; I wear long clothes, wrist guards, and just recently starting getting used to a helmet.

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