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by skittles
Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Nelson, Reaching Back Snake
Replies: 5
Views: 1566

Re: Nelson, Reaching Back Snake

Hallo Jochen, mein internationale Ratgeber! IÔÇÖve been practising backwards Snake to the left and right this past week and improved a lot. It seemed physically impossible at first! Working on my left side has really helped with other tricks too ÔÇô suddenly I can do a backturn and Crazy in the othe...
by skittles
Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Good bearings in the US. Problem with rust.
Replies: 7
Views: 1766

Re: Good bearings in the US. Problem with rust.

Pleasure Tool bearings are in the US and worth a look (if only for - or despite - the suggestive name). http://www.edsbearings.com/ The prices sound too good to be true, but I have read a couple of favourable reviews from skateboarders. Anyway, they are so cheap it doesn't matter. I'd have ordered s...
by skittles
Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Nelson, Reaching Back Snake
Replies: 5
Views: 1566

Re: Nelson, Reaching Back Snake

Hi Phil, these are the videos I was watching: NaomiÔÇÖs Nelson video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTDExOUbadU&feature=related Munobal nelson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSWN347nZPQ Naomi doing reaching back snake: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FB0D5mrHyKc&feature=related IÔÇÖve been ...
by skittles
Sun Mar 14, 2010 2:12 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Nelson, Reaching Back Snake
Replies: 5
Views: 1566

Nelson, Reaching Back Snake

Hi serp roaders, An observation and a couple of questions. I have been learning nelson from videos and it has been bloody confusing. However, I think I have the right idea now. Problem was, IÔÇÖve been leading with my left foot and swinging my right foot behind, whereas NaomiÔÇÖs short video and the...
by skittles
Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:15 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Introduce yourself - old
Replies: 551
Views: 248138

Re: Introduce Yourself

Wow, thanks lurch,

Bayside are great, I've bought some stuff from them. I checked out Naomi's site (of course it was her, I couldn't forget. My wife was rather suspicious of the 'Naomi' file on my laptop!). Looks like there is a tour in April but no workshop booking dates as yet. Brilliant.
by skittles
Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Introduce yourself - old
Replies: 551
Views: 248138

Re: Introduce Yourself

Hi from Australia, I started skating last February and I love it. I love my FR2s as well. (Apparently a good deal at AU$200, which I believe is a bit over 100 pound). Back then, when I was finding out about important things like how to stop, I came across a freestyle video called ÔÇ£LondonstyleÔÇØ, ...

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