Torbaydos wrote:With blades, push through the heel as opposed to through the ball of the foot
I know where you're comming from when you made the switch to inlines, the first time I put these on they felt quick and I'd realy like to get as good as I was on quads (and don't like to quit) or I'll settle for as close to as I can get.
And cheers for the advise, I'll give that try and see how it feels though I've got to admit it's probably the lack of brakes where most of the work needs to be done!
That and the difference in basic turning techniques, I was pretty spoiled as my old quads used to have ACS500 trucks with real soft rubbers in them (with ice skating boots and the soft red Kryptonics, pretty trick for 1979) and you could turn the truck through full scope just with your hands so you'll know just how well they turned.
Mind you, the flip side of that was a massive both feet speed wobble while getting clocked (by a friend on his funky moped) down hill at 35MPH (probably just a little over 30MPH in reality), I won the bet and stayed upright but at one point thought I was going to loose a lot of flesh trying to prove I could do it.
Those were the days, an invincible 15 year old head on an immortal 15 year old body and it all seemed so very easy, I still seem to have the 15 year old head but the body's taken a few knocks and is certainly testing the immortality theory, roll on the summer!
I was reading about the Sunday afternoon/Friday night skates and am looking forward to getting involved but thought it a good idea to get on here first and see if I could learn something from the ex quad skaters.
So any and all tips are more than welcome.
While it does just feel strangely 'right' having skates on again (and kinda 'not right' when you take them off, if you know what I mean) I could see there were a lot of differences and I've a way to go before I can just relax and enjoy.
Oh yeah, a couple of questions......
Am I right in thinking the Salomon FSKs I've got are about right for a (kind of experienced) beginner and for just general street work, and any recomendations on a good set of street wheels for when these are shot?