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Roller Dance and Session Skating Forum Discussions about roller dancing, jamskating, rexing, rink session skating, dance circle skating, and similar types of recreational indoor and outdoor skate dancing .

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Old September 10th, 2014, 03:34 AM   #21
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Hi Mort,

Once again a Great Idea from a Crowded Fast Rink with mature skaters. Love to see it in person yet will have to wait a year.

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During my trip to EWNB 2013 I saw a rather nice "caution" signal from almost all the skaters. Mainly done in the shuffle lines.

If someone was raising one of their hands to the sky as high as they could, it meant to be on the lookout for something. Such as a fallen skater, someone exiting the rink or comming on the floor. .
At Skateland, when I exit the floor to get a sip of water or whatever I always use the "biking" turning to the right hand sign. That is just in case I didn't see the gang line skaters coming up from behind that hug the wall. NO One else mimics me after years of doing this, YET it would be fun to see an entire gang doing what I do. Great that they do it for a fallen skater, and keep on trucking.

The only problem I have is that "Raise your glass song" and some others that make it fun to raise your hands to the sky and rejoice.

Again Fun to see it in person.

Yours in Skating, MA/NY Skating Dave
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Old September 10th, 2014, 01:56 PM   #22
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I've seen a slightly different approach. Several skaters in my rink get in jam lines. If the person in front is going to make a move to avoid a fallen skater, (s)he points the direction of the correction and waggles the hand a few times. That way no one behind has to make a split second decision as to which direction to go if there are several obstacles in the way. It also keeps the entire paceline together. Occasionally you even hear a "going left" or "going right".

They don't do this for slower skaters or people skating in the wrong lane. Those people are left to fend for themselves. Maybe that's a good thing. If you have a pack split around you and get buzzed on both sides you might figure out you're in the wrong spot.
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Old September 11th, 2014, 01:52 AM   #23
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They don't do this for slower skaters or people skating in the wrong lane. Those people are left to fend for themselves. Maybe that's a good thing. If you have a pack split around you and get buzzed on both sides you might figure out you're in the wrong spot.
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