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by Barrie
Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: New Roller Rink
Replies: 22
Views: 8107

Re: New Roller Rink

Yeah, pretty much guaranteed some speed skaters interest for training and/or events ( post something on http://www.londonspeedskaters.com/forums/index.php if you want to try to figure it out ).

Is there any more info around?
by Barrie
Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:55 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Hyper Concrete +grip : What's so different about it
Replies: 22
Views: 9877

Re: Hyper Concrete +grip : What's so different about it

http://www.prolineskates.com/acatalog/copy_of_copy_of_Recreational_Wheels.html 6th from bottom? Though that's a different hub... same pic for all sizes though, so it might just be a pic of a 100mm wheel... FWIW: I loved the 80mm ones ( old hub? ), but hated the 100mm ones ( new hub?, though I don't ...
by Barrie
Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:49 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Hyper Concrete +grip : What's so different about it
Replies: 22
Views: 9877

Re: Hyper Concrete +grip : What's so different about it

Aren't the old favourites, the Hyper Hyperformance +G race wheels ( that you've already got? ) similar but with elliptical profile?
by Barrie
Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:42 am
Forum: Events
Topic: SkateLondon Results & thanks etc
Replies: 22
Views: 5397

Re: SkateLondon Results & thanks etc

Perty indeed, but why do the shorter 4x76mm ones supposedly weight more than the longer 4x80mm ones!? :?

Judging from the anodised ones it looks like they have the weights around the wrong way there...
by Barrie
Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: BONT sizing
Replies: 19
Views: 3312

Re: BONT sizing

I'm between 9 1/2 and 10 shoe size and usually skate in size 9 (a bit tight) or 10 (a bit loose but fine for FR1). Same as me, I got the size 9 Bonts though having tried on Ed's jets of the same size ( before he got his fancy black Cheetahs ). Let me know if you want to try mine on, though they hav...
by Barrie
Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Where to buy bont-compatible 3 point frames
Replies: 17
Views: 2280

Re: Where to buy bont-compatible 3 point frames

If you want to search a bit further afield I've seen some unbranded ones for sale, both online and at the Berlin marathon last year ( Arena stand I think? but I can't find a webpage for them... ) - possibly identical to the Bont frames ( as they're made in NL ), but unbranded.
by Barrie
Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:10 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Le Mans 2010 [Organisation & Preparation]
Replies: 369
Views: 50797

Re: Le Mans 2010 [Organisation & Preparation]

Is your gallery working properly Big? I can only seem to view page one of each collection; pages 2 and 3 etc don't come up. Have tried with Firefox and IE8. Don't know. Only did it quickly before leaving for work. I'll have a look. Seems fine in FF here. :? Wasn't working for me an hour or so ago.....
by Barrie
Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Le Mans 2010 [Organisation & Preparation]
Replies: 369
Views: 50797

Re: Le Mans 2010 [Organisation & Preparation]

+1 to what Rick said, though I also took the downhill a bit more leisurely this year, not pushing so hard, nor always tucking so tightly ( but still more than most ) Start line to the Bridge in about 2' to 2'30" this year ( 2' if putting a bit more effort in to it, 2'15"-ish if consciously...
by Barrie
Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Le Mans 2010 [Organisation & Preparation]
Replies: 369
Views: 50797

Re: Le Mans 2010 [Organisation & Preparation]

It's a shame it's not so easy to practice in London Vano, I can't imagine that you're not capable of getting down and round that flat out. Better to be safe than sorry though, I saw three accidents there this year. Although the other two were minor, it's still best to avoid them in the first place! ...
by Barrie
Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Goodwood Roller Marathon 8th August 2010
Replies: 175
Views: 34483

Re: Goodwood Roller Marathon 8th August 2010

Acidedge wrote:Will competent skaters please stop entering the half marathon! I'm trying to get podium* and won't if you lot keep entering!
LOL, I keep thinking the same, but I just know someone will come along and spoil my party if I try it :(
by Barrie
Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Le Mans 2010 [Organisation & Preparation]
Replies: 369
Views: 50797

Re: Le Mans 2010 [Organisation & Preparation]

Now have a thought for Powerslide Fusion. Elsewhere... was it the team that won the endurance that had two teams cooperating with them? If so... pretty much the same thoughts go to the LSST Endurance team... Yeah on the first daytime period I only got overtaken by three or four people. A few paceli...
by Barrie
Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:47 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Goodwood Roller Marathon 8th August 2010
Replies: 175
Views: 34483

Re: Goodwood Roller Marathon 8th August 2010

Am I the only wife not slacking!!! Paula did initially want to do the full... I kind've talked her out of it :oops: Liya and I skated the half marathon in 59:52 (I carried on for the full), she may have had a bit of a pull though (ho hum) ;) I'd imagine Paula could have gone faster tbh, she refused...
by Barrie
Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: In praise of: Rollerblade Pervmachines
Replies: 17
Views: 2899

Re: In praise of: Rollerblade Pervmachines

As for playing with the traffic, you know very well that there are a fair few numbers on speedskates out keeping you company on the streets! I never had a problem here either, except for puntering a SS in them which is an interesting experience the two times I've done it ( felt like I was putting m...
by Barrie
Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Goodwood Roller Marathon 8th August 2010
Replies: 175
Views: 34483

Re: Goodwood Roller Marathon 8th August 2010

Maybe next year I'll go for a fast midi time... but for 2010 :- Barrie Pfeifer Adult Full None Inline Skates Paula Pfeifer Adult Midi None Inline Skates So this time people won't think I'm struggling around injured... though I did appreciate the support hehe. Last year Paula did it in 1hr23 ish, I'd...
by Barrie
Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Le Mans 2010 [Organisation & Preparation]
Replies: 369
Views: 50797

Re: Le Mans 2010 [Organisation & Preparation]

Hmmm good point, so maybe he does roller disco a lot in 4x110s? ;)

It just seemed odd for someone to be so much better at bends, both ways, than straights!? :?
by Barrie
Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Le Mans 2010 [Organisation & Preparation]
Replies: 369
Views: 50797

Re: Le Mans 2010 [Organisation & Preparation]

Performance-wise I got off to a great start relative to last year, but I wasn't quite able to quite sustain it - partly due to a lack of drafting on the Sat 12 hour shift I think, but also the conditions... ( and my condition :oops: ) Early on I felt the conditions were good for fast times, but the ...
by Barrie
Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Le Mans 2010 [Organisation & Preparation]
Replies: 369
Views: 50797

Re: Le Mans 2010 [Organisation & Preparation]

162 Sparky 00:08:09 00:08:11
163 Sparky 00:08:03 00:08:00
164 Sparky 00:08:11 00:08:11

Foook me! That must've hurt!?

"old and slow" you say? Surely just the first one :P
by Barrie
Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: In praise of: Rollerblade Pervmachines
Replies: 17
Views: 2899

Re: In praise of: Rollerblade Pervmachines

there is no doubt that the fastest skates for marathons are proper speed skates a la bont. As you may be aware these take ages to break in, hurt, will give you blisters and all manner of foot pain until, after three months or so you get the hang of them and then cane everyone (see Lurch and Sparky)...
by Barrie
Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Le Mans 2010 [Organisation & Preparation]
Replies: 369
Views: 50797

Re: Le Mans 2010 [Organisation & Preparation]

SAFFY PINS!
by Barrie
Sat May 22, 2010 10:04 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: How low do you go?
Replies: 18
Views: 3173

Re: How low do you go?

For marshalling wheels.... the last ones were tiny probably, about 104mm +/- 1mm ( started at 109mm ) ;)

The previous sets all seems to lose grip after 4 to 6mm of wear ( from 100mm )

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