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by skat
Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:50 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: New rollerdisco starting in Sheffield
Replies: 0
Views: 681

New rollerdisco starting in Sheffield

Hey, I assume this is the right place for this ... not sure how many northern-ish skaters there are around, or whether it'd be up anyone's street but flyers for this event were thrust in my face today ..... http://www.rollerdiscofever.co.uk/1.html
by skat
Sat May 24, 2008 7:44 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Heel brake - to remove or not?
Replies: 70
Views: 11694

Re: Heel brake - to remove or not?

Thanks Dom! An instructor dying to teach gumbies (that's another word for newbie right?) sounds great to me! Notts is pretty easy to get to from here, so count me in. So far I'm loving skating, but it'd be even better with other people! Sheffield seems pretty devoid of inline skaters. I'll check out...
by skat
Wed May 21, 2008 8:48 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Heel brake - to remove or not?
Replies: 70
Views: 11694

Re: Heel brake - to remove or not?

so many things to think about! please be patient with me and my pestering, I really enjoy skating so far, I just want to improve .... Mike, when you say narrow scissor you mean feet more or less infront of one another? Steveh ... finding hills isn't a problem .... finding slopes rather than hills to...
by skat
Tue May 20, 2008 9:44 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Heel brake - to remove or not?
Replies: 70
Views: 11694

Re: Heel brake - to remove or not?

OK, so I've been out skating pretty much about 4-5 times a week. I've tried that cursed brake on both heels, and no matter which side I put it on I just can't make it work. I've read and watched just about anything I can find on the internet on how to use the heelbrake, and tried to implement it - b...
by skat
Mon May 05, 2008 10:18 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Heel brake - to remove or not?
Replies: 70
Views: 11694

Re: Heel brake - to remove or not?

the chances are that your initial good scissor has degenerated .... not sure how good it was to start with, I was just going on the pictures in the leaflet which came with the skates - I've done a fair bit of web-trawling to find little videos and stuff, and found useful info. I try and practise th...
by skat
Sun May 04, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Heel brake - to remove or not?
Replies: 70
Views: 11694

Re: Heel brake - to remove or not?

Thanks for the links and things guys :) I think I can do the scissor thing - i've been practising things like that when I'm out. (though whether I'm doing it right or not is another matter). It's the "sitting" bit of the heelbraking I found difficult. As for slopes, well at the moment even...
by skat
Sat May 03, 2008 12:13 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Heel brake - to remove or not?
Replies: 70
Views: 11694

Re: Heel brake - to remove or not?

I wouldn't bother, i tried that and in a crunch you will automatically t-stop anyway. Personally i'd be more worried about increasing my thinking time or trying to do both >_< or maybe thats just me. i think (hope?) that spending more time on skates should help me improve anyway, i know i can get f...
by skat
Fri May 02, 2008 9:05 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Heel brake - to remove or not?
Replies: 70
Views: 11694

Re: Heel brake - to remove or not?

This subject attracted my attention as a new skater ... and it's been interesting to read all the responses. I can see peterm's point about beginners not having a wide repertoire of skills for getting out of potential trouble spots, and also other people's points about learning other ways of stoppin...
by skat
Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Introduce yourself - old
Replies: 551
Views: 241303

Re: Introduce Yourself

Thanks, Acidedge, I'd appreciate any hints and tips - Notts isn't far for a day trip down :)
(just a little point though, it's Miss, not Mr...)
I'll drop you an email to see which days/dates are best.

Skat
by skat
Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Introduce yourself - old
Replies: 551
Views: 241303

Re: Introduce Yourself

Hi, I just found these forums ... I just started skating (on inlines) a couple of months ago, so still kinda "teething" - getting pretty used to rolling rather than walking, having lots of fun (my daughter's started skating too). both of us have some basic general purpose skates, nothing f...

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