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Old January 3rd, 2019, 11:26 PM   #1
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Default Top tip for beginners

Make sure your wheels are on properly.

Rear wheel just dropped off my inlines and acted like an anchor. Splat.

It was weird. I could feel my boot just dig in and I actually had time to run through multiple scenarios of how best to break my fall before hitting the deck. I opted for a drop to the knees (no pads) and fall foward on to forearms.

I was very impressed with the controlled landing, and then suitably embarressed by it being obvious i'd not checked my wheels before skating.
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Old March 20th, 2019, 04:04 PM   #2
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Default Good Idea Top Tips

Good Post,

Up above Kathie put in Sticky Posts so they stay up on top of each list. Top Tips for InLines. Top Tips for Quads, Top Tips for ?? would all by good Treads to start and have the moderator add them to the Sticky Treads.

BTW, I have been on this list forever, even with long absent bouts.

InLines for me have a lot of top tips. I would always recommend a Back Pack when you skate outdoors. Skate Tools, Stuff to clean up debris if you skate in difficult areas, maybe some collapsable ski poles. And if a beginner that doesn't know your feet will pay for over use beyond your skill some bandages and mole skin to put on the blisters, or other blister helpers.

Probably won't be here again for awhile, SO please Add if you wish or start a tread devoted to Top Tips for InLine Beginners and then contact the Moderator or Moderators to add the tread to the Sticky. They will edit it.

Have a Great Skating next Adventure.

Yours in Skating, MA/NY Skating Dave
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Old March 23rd, 2019, 05:48 PM   #3
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Dave bro . Lol its "Thread" not "tread"


Invest in blue loctite. It keeps your axles where they are supposed to be without having to over torque your parts.
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I prefer the top tip be wristguards.

If you do your own maintaince, you own the results.
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I prefer the top tip be wristguards.

If you do your own maintaince, you own the results.
I've got wristguard, now looking at knee pads and helmet. Next on the top tip list (in terms of avoiding hospital where possible!)?
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In hot weather the helmet has to reduce heat and in Cold weather increase heat.

The kneepads are the same, in hot weather...use your wristguards for knee proctection, in cold weather keep your knees warm with knee warmers, assos.
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Stephen1974, I hope you did not get hurt when you dropped to your knees and fell on your forearms. I believe that would be the SECOND WORST way to fall. The WORST is to bounce your head off the concrete. Most of the time there is a safer way to land.

By doing a forward flop you risk a getting a road rash or a fracture of those body parts, maybe even a face plant if you hit hard enough. A safer option is to twist your torso so you land on your shoulder or your side and then “barrel roll” to a stop. The idea is to spread out the impact over as much space as possible. You do not want to concentrate your fall onto just one part. That can break bones. Like that old saying, “it’s not the speed that kills, it’s the sudden stop.” So don’t stop suddenly, roll it out. You will likely get a cut or bruise, but the chance of a serious injury is reduced.
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Default Shows How Change is Difficult

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Dave bro . Lol its "Thread" not "tread"


Invest in blue loctite. It keeps your axles where they are supposed to be without having to over torque your parts.
Mort, Skater who might still come East to Skate in New Jersey, At that Advanced Skate. BTW the floor from my friends is too small, even if great skaters.

It just shows you that change is difficult. I have been spelling Thread wrong for so so long. I still think it is tread.

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