Introduction to Slalom

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Introduction to Slalom

Postby vroomster511 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:55 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm new to Central London as a student and used to skate before in SE Asia.
I'm interested to learn slalom and speed skating, are there any groups, clubs or resources that can assist in this?

I don't mean to sound cheap but being a student means cost is a factor....haha. any pointers would be appreciated!


Thanks!

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Nick

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Re: Introduction to Slalom

Postby Acidedge » Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:14 pm

For slalom there's the Hyde Park Crew... just go to Hyde Park and dodge cups.

For speed, there's these guys.

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Re: Introduction to Slalom

Postby Phil » Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:44 pm

Almost any weekend of the year go to Hyde Park, find serpentine road and there will be slalomers. Although this weekend might not be the best as quite a few will be off at the world championships in Germany there will still be a few around though.

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Re: Introduction to Slalom

Postby vroomster511 » Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:07 pm

Dear Acidedge and Phil,

Thanks so much for the replies!
Will be sure to check it out, although im kinda a noob at slalom.

Aside from that, ive got a pair of RB twisters but have you ever come across installing speed frames ie. for 100-110mm wheels (UFS) on a slalom boot?
I have a weak left ankle but still keen on learning speed - double push etc. and i know that speed skates have a very low cuff which is not ideal for my foot.

Thanks again!

Best regards!

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Re: Introduction to Slalom

Postby anabri » Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:47 am

i have a week ankle as well
but got some strenght to get over it during training with speedskates

there are speedskates with ankle support like bont seimrace or other brands are high
but i have no idea about installing frames on twisters

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Re: Introduction to Slalom

Postby Acidedge » Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:56 pm

Twisters are stepped, not UFS. Never heard of a UFS 100mm frame anyway.

But yes, you should be able to fit a stepped (165mm spacing) 100mm frame on Twisters.

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Re: Introduction to Slalom

Postby downboy » Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:19 am

Acidedge wrote:Twisters are stepped, not UFS. Never heard of a UFS 100mm frame anyway.

But yes, you should be able to fit a stepped (165mm spacing) 100mm frame on Twisters.


Although because of the frame mounting position on the twisters, after market frames don't always line up very well (either too far forward or too far back in some cases).


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