"Get a balance board and do drills standing on one foot. Like Robert said, you are making a huge leap from aggressive boots (wheels around 56mm) to fitness/speed style boots with twice the wheel size. It takes getting used to, and…"
"It's hard to make the transition from aggressive wheels to the bigger 100 mm wheels. Try swapping out the wheels for 90 mm wheels. And then when you get used to them put the hundred millimeter wheels back on."
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"Those were my first skates after having skated on rec-skates. There'll definitely be a period of adjusting. Give yourself some time, but I'd focus on shorter daily sessions over longer infrequent ones. There are a lot of…"
It has been 8 years since I was heavily into aggressive skating. I recently decided to get back into inline skating, but really not interested in aggressive any longer. I purchased the tempest 100's and it's taking me a while to get used to the shorter boot. Obviously there is not as much ankle supprt as my aggressive skates had. I am having issues with my ankles rolling in and out. I know its been a while and I'm jumping into a different type of skating than I was used to, but I could use some…See More
"Pauloh, I will be racing Chicagoland and NSIM for sure this year. I am one of the Rainbo guys, I think I'm the only one that races with a Contour helmet camera on the team. I wear glasses and Bong skates. I would say look for…"
"DonnyBrook. Thanks again for your help. I'm 48 now. My goal this year is to skate 1hr. 15 min. I will be skating Montreal, Chicago, the 49 mile event at Athens, New York and Duluth. It seems we have a worthy bucket list. Last…"
"My French is worse than awful, so close to my English... Dijon is hosting the WIC finale which also usually includes the Masters Champs. See there website for more, and it will likely include the qualification requirements: …"
I'll be the first to admit that my ambitions typically exceed my ability but I was wondering if any one out there knows the protocol for qualifying for the Masters World Championship inline Marathon?Thanks for your helpPaulSee More
"No..Donnybrook. Sadly, this part of California has the weather to skate all year round, but no trails. The one I used was never something to brag about, but now it is atrocious. Basically, one has to slow down to jump over cracks, some slabs present…"
"We just did Vegas last month, it was good. I focused on indoor, got 2x firsts and a third, and had some fun outdoor. My son did both and got a couple 3rd place finishes outdoor.
Next weekend is "The Battle in Seattle", which…"