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atlsk8r wrote:Retry: Is it reasonable and entertaining to tag along in obscurity for one whom large social crowds might otherwise send rocking in a corner, sucking his thumb?
ManicStar wrote:Easily. It's very much a stop-start affair though, as they stop often for quite long periods to let the back catch up. It's okay, not as fun as the London skates IMHO. Good downhills though.
Phil wrote: I'd say have a go on the Friday skate, just to experience what it's like to be in such a large street skate if you haven't before, Paris is certainly the largest (in terms of number of people) street skate I've been on.
Phil wrote:Les Invalides is pretty awesome as is Notre Dame. I've only skated the bridge there at night and you won't get hassled by tourists at that time, but I've been told that the police chase skaters away from that spot now although I was told that warning when I was skating there and had no issues.[/edit]
Tanya G wrote:Don't worry you can easily get lost in the skate or stand out and chat to lots of people. Really, it is like any other social situation you can either take part or stand on the side lines... you decide!
No-one will really care which category you fall into, as long as you can skate and aren't dangerous.
atlsk8r wrote:Sweet. Sounds like Notre Dam might be the perfect slalom spot for me. Provided the cops leave me alone in the early morning. Les Invalides sounds cool too, so maybe I'll make a special trek one morning
ManicStar wrote:atlsk8r wrote:Sweet. Sounds like Notre Dam might be the perfect slalom spot for me. Provided the cops leave me alone in the early morning. Les Invalides sounds cool too, so maybe I'll make a special trek one morning
I think Les Invalides is worth it. I didn't get a chance to stop and slalom there when I was last there, because we we passing through skate sightseeing, but from what I remember it was a lovely spot.
Are you going to the PSWC as well, or is this your only Paris trip this year?
Even if it's a tenth of the size than it was the last time I went (2005 IIRC) it's still worth going just for the spectacle and the size. It's crazy bonkers big.atlsk8r wrote: And I'm sure I'll do fine with the social bit. I just wanted to make sure you guys thought FNF was worth it, from a skating point (not just a social point), as I'd be reserving a whole night of a short
Jochen wrote:Edit: I just saw that "Louvre" and "Palais Royal" might be the same place.
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