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by rusty
Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Where to buy inline hockey skates in London
Replies: 5
Views: 2289

Re: Where to buy inline hockey skates in London

Ta muchly - that's useful. Sounds like my best bet is to try Skate Attack first off, and if no luck there then go further afield - either Proline or Demon Xtreme. I'll call ahead in either case. ...if you play hockey you'll probably find the Saturday skate in Battersea a bit too slow:- that said Sh!...
by rusty
Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Where to buy inline hockey skates in London
Replies: 5
Views: 2289

Where to buy inline hockey skates in London

Inline hockey skates are difficult to come by in Kiwiland. I'm going to to be in the UK next month for work, and I want to pick up some new skates while I'm there (specifically, mid-range Missions). Where are the best places - retail shops - to look for inline hockey skates? I'll be in Gloucester fo...
by rusty
Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:10 pm
Forum: General skating
Topic: To all the Kiwi's...NZ...here I come
Replies: 30
Views: 9896

I'm going to be working at Weta in their 3D R&D department. Wicked. They employed half of Wellington during LOTR, but alas, no longer - I don't know anyone there anymore. I did actually play inline hockey with the guy who engineered the camera rigs for LOTR and, I think, King Kong - so you neve...
by rusty
Mon Apr 24, 2006 8:50 pm
Forum: General skating
Topic: To all the Kiwi's...NZ...here I come
Replies: 30
Views: 9896

Oooh, it looks like there is a street skate, I wonder if they'll let me do it on my skateboard. I hope I can keep up :) Errrrrm...there's a grand total of about three of us on the streetskate at the moment, and even then we get lazy sometimes and watch tv instead. I think I can safely say that you ...
by rusty
Mon Apr 24, 2006 9:19 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Length of Frame
Replies: 34
Views: 9094

God wrote:I'd really recommend sticking with a shorter frame.

Consider it done. ;)

Actually, Dadaist raises a good point. If I had unlimited money, I'd give Twister boot + Seba frames a go. Maybe I'll start saving...
by rusty
Mon Apr 24, 2006 7:38 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Length of Frame
Replies: 34
Views: 9094

It depends, I really liked my hockey skates which I think are a 230mm frame, but more recently I've been riding larger frames. My current frame of choice is the Salomon 247 3vsl frame. The best thing about this frame is that I only need to buy 80mm wheels no need to mess around with different wheel...
by rusty
Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:30 am
Forum: General skating
Topic: To all the Kiwi's...NZ...here I come
Replies: 30
Views: 9896

~>>cAz<<~ wrote:And they do have internet over there....!

Only in black & white though. We'll catch up one day.
by rusty
Sat Apr 15, 2006 8:42 am
Forum: General skating
Topic: To all the Kiwi's...NZ...here I come
Replies: 30
Views: 9896

Yes, hi, I'm here now, sorry I'm late... I'm in Wellington, and the skating here has actually significantly improved in the last month with the opening of a flash new park on the waterfront which has jaw-dropping amounts of smooth flat asphalt and concrete. I couldn't believe it when I saw it for th...
by rusty
Fri Apr 07, 2006 10:36 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Wheel wear
Replies: 33
Views: 8581

Re: Thanks

Acidedge wrote:
Firefly wrote:But I do I have quick question, I find it hard using the the heel brake when going downhill on rough or paved surfaces, what would be the best technique for this?

Scissor more and apply more pressure on the heel brake.

...agreed, both of which will be aided by bending your knees more.
by rusty
Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:16 am
Forum: General skating
Topic: Figure inline skating
Replies: 9
Views: 2501

She? Isn't it a boy?
by rusty
Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:42 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: InlineWarehouse.com?
Replies: 6
Views: 2222

Yes. Good service, pretty quick delivery to NZ (about the same time as skates.com from the other thread), and they voluntarily put a 'realistic' value on the customs form.
by rusty
Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:22 am
Forum: General skating
Topic: Figure inline skating
Replies: 9
Views: 2501

Pretty. And not bad for inlines, too. I still think I'd kill myself on PIC skates before I ever got used to them though.
by rusty
Sun Mar 26, 2006 8:20 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Breaking in new skates?
Replies: 12
Views: 3338

Skate lots!
by rusty
Sun Mar 26, 2006 8:18 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Skates.com experience...
Replies: 10
Views: 3292

Roughly a week, give or take. I think they were the place that gave me a US Postal Service tracking number, so I could see when it had been picked up/received at the mail centre/put on a plane/arrived in NZ etc.. It doesn't make it arrive any quicker, but it sure makes you feel better when you have ...
by rusty
Sun Mar 26, 2006 3:20 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Skates.com experience...
Replies: 10
Views: 3292

I helped a friend order 1x adult and 2x kid's skates from skates.com and didn't have a problem. We ordered the wrong size to start with (not skates.com's fault), which was a pain, but returning them for the correct size was fine and relatively quick (shipped to NZ - I assume it'd be even quicker goi...
by rusty
Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:08 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Bearings
Replies: 83
Views: 26559

Acidedge wrote:I think only some hockey skates use fixed spacers and thinner axles, no doubt someone will correct me if I'm wrong on this point.

Mission skates certainly do. Beware - it's a pain in the arse buying two sets of floating spacers and then finding you need fixed ones for your new skates.
by rusty
Thu Feb 23, 2006 7:05 pm
Forum: London Scene
Topic: Instructors (Non London based)
Replies: 6
Views: 3053

Well in that case:

Russell Dear: ICP Level One Instructor in Wellington, NZ. Go south from London and turn left when you hit South Africa.
by rusty
Mon Feb 20, 2006 7:17 pm
Forum: London Scene
Topic: Sunday Stroll 26Feb - Photos + video up on lfns.co.uk
Replies: 92
Views: 37562

Burn - The Cure (off The Crow soundtrack)

Hot Hot Hot - The Cure

Fuel My Fire - The Prodigy

Burn Burn - lostprophets

Burn Hollywood Burn - Public Enemy
by rusty
Fri Feb 17, 2006 9:32 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Slalom Tutorial Video Review
Replies: 43
Views: 14301

Errrrrrrrrrm...no they don't. Or at least, if they do, I've got no idea what it is, 'cause I didn't set up a password.

Which application is asking for a password (browser or media player)? Which site is requesting it?
by rusty
Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:32 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Slalom Tutorial Video Review
Replies: 43
Views: 14301

It surely is :)

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