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Old January 8th, 2014, 06:28 PM   #41
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Hi Starting Poster (DeathPanda) from the UK,

Well we see a lot of Noise from Shaw, CrazzeeDave, on I'm Invincible, I'm Macho.....

If you are outdoors wear a Helmet. OK I don't do it....
Hi MANY_SkatingDave

No Macho here and we're all out of Invincible right now too.
You're just as bad or a worse offender than me.....lol
Every Old school-er here had lame excuses for not wearing a helmet:
- it makes my head itch
- it's uncomfortable
- I look like a geek
- it's cumbersome and blocks my vision
- I don't crash, EVER

"If you are outdoors wear a Helmet. OK I don't do it".
Do as I say, not as I do?
At least I'll wear a helmet now when going vert.
What's you're excuse?

I remember roller_dudette's big crash and how that really woke me up.
Without the gear she probably would have died!
Don't have gear, get some....got it, use it!

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Old January 9th, 2014, 08:34 AM   #42
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OK, I'm off the diet, where do I find the good ones swolltitan?

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Back in the day, early 80's, there was no safety gear for boarders or skaters....just the way it was and not a macho statement at all.
Personally I think anyone attempting any extreme skating now, without at least a helmet, has ***** for brains.
Gear is so cheap and available everywhere.
I now own a helmet and use it.
That's the way it still is for much of the world. Dutch cyclists generally don't wear helmets, and neither do French skaters. The people there are just used to it. Doesn't mean it's not a good idea for most people to wear a helmet still, but I wouldn't say that they're all idiots either.

How do you feel about guys like Cj Wellsmore skating without protection? I'd say that it's stupid to be doing some of the things he does without a helmet, but I don't do aggressive skating myself and he seems to know what he's doing, so it's really not my place to judge.
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Old January 9th, 2014, 08:20 PM   #43
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How do you feel about guys like Cj Wellsmore skating without protection? I'd say that it's stupid to be doing some of the things he does without a helmet, but I don't do aggressive skating myself and he seems to know what he's doing, so it's really not my place to judge.
He has a gymnastic background which truly hones your sense of balance.
After mastering take-offs an landings from the multi-angled surfaces of a bowl,
wearing a helmet under 40mph on the flat would be pretty lame considering his ability.
As for his bowl tricks, it only takes one oooops.
It happened to me a couple years back when a kid dropped in on me
while I was airborne...I dislocated a finger while saving the kids unprotected head.
This was the only injury I've ever had but as they say, "sh*te happens"!

What I look for now:
I look at the coarseness of the surface and my speed when thinking about gloves.
I look to the hardness of the surface and trick height when considering a helmet.
By "my new standards", no matter how good or confident, Wellsmore should be wearing a helmet for most of his bowl stunts.
He could just as likely have a 10yr old drop in on him too

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Old October 10th, 2017, 10:55 PM   #44
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DON'T friggin' start smoking and DON'T quit skating! Ever!
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Old October 11th, 2017, 12:44 AM   #45
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DON'T friggin' start smoking and DON'T quit skating! Ever!
I tried smoking once, yuck..... I quit skating for a while but eventually returned. And since making a lot more money than a teenager in school could afford to test and work on my skates to perfect the feel I want. I could not afford to do it way back, but now, it's alot of fun. Enjoy skating til you can't!!
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Old October 11th, 2017, 01:18 AM   #46
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Take more lessons......technique is everything!
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Old October 11th, 2017, 09:40 PM   #47
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Don't ever quit and lift some weights...lol
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Old October 12th, 2017, 04:24 AM   #48
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“Take the brake off before skating backwards!” Lol
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Old October 12th, 2017, 10:26 AM   #49
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Old October 13th, 2017, 01:06 AM   #50
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To build confidence, I would quickly learn how to stop. When I first started moving, I would stop by smashing into things or throwing myself to the ground. This sounds stupid now, but that was my reality back then. My first choice was to slam into a chain link fence, which I would also grab onto for balance, or run into bushes. Hitting the ground was my last choice, and was the most frightening and painful.

As soon as possible, I would teach myself to do a T-stop, i.e., balance on one skate and lightly drag the other skate sideways behind me. I was afraid to go fast or learn any tricks because I couldn’t stop. Once I learned the T-stop, I moved on to other skills, like crossover turns, backward skating, racing, etc.

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Old October 13th, 2017, 05:23 PM   #51
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"Skate more often, the other speedskaters are younger than you and are twice as fast."
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Old October 15th, 2017, 05:11 AM   #52
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About the only advice I would give is to start earlier. Partly to take advantage of the faster learning of youth but also to experience more of the heyday of the 90's and the events that passed by before I was ready. It would not have mattered though. My early life was intensely focused. I started skating at the earliest point where I could afford another obsession.
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Old October 15th, 2017, 03:57 PM   #53
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this is so funny and I suspect so very true for many of us!!! thanks for the laugh!
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