As I have been hinting in several of my recent blog posts, there have been a few recent developments as far as both my skating and sewing lives go. Mostly in the form of new toys. Last year, my readers may recall, I did a large multi-part series analyzing my switch from Atlas to Roll … More Skating Update: A Comparison of the Roll Line Dance and Energy Plates
So way back at Nationals (a few months ago) I ordered some new skating boots. After years of skating I have come to find that Harlick is my preferred boot brand – for me, it just fits. No amount of nagging, pandering, berating, or insulting from the peanut gallery is going to change my mind on that … More New Boots!
By this point, we have covered most of the main parts of the skate – the wheels, bearings, plates, and boots – but we haven’t talked about all of those little extras that make help make the skate complete. Roller skaters don’t need things like soakers and skate guards, but we do have lots of … More Skating Equipment: Let’s Talk Accessories
Continuing on in my whirlwind tour of skating equipment, I have finally reached what is probably the most personal piece of all skating equipment – the boot. While skaters tend to have strong preferences for their equipment choices, the boot is probably the one that skaters will argue, debate, and go to war over. Possibly … More Skating Equipment: Let’s Talk Boots
Although I have already done an extensive number of in-depth posts on my transition to Roll Line plates, I thought I should do a more general post for my skating equipment series. *Disclaimer* I want to state that all of my reviews are opinions formed based on personal experience and are not meant to be … More Skating Equipment: Let’s Talk Plates
Continuing my discussion of skating equipment, I thought I would focus today not so much what goes on the skate, but what goes over or under it – namely, the skating tights. For those of you who aren’t skaters you must be wondering how tights can be considered equipment, but for those of you who … More Skating Equipment: Let’s Talk Tights
Since my sewing has been completely focused on skating costumes for others recently, I have very little to show, I thought I would continue my Skate Equipment review series so that I at least have *something* to talk about. My plan is to do a weekly skate-part review post until I have covered a majority … More Skating Equipment: Let’s Talk Bearings