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
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
I did a fair bit of talking about skate equipment this past year as I documented my transition from Atlas Plates to Roll Line Plates (and something of a transition back on my loop skates). I thought it might be fun to do something of a series on skating equipment and the options available. Since … More Skating Equipment: Let’s Talk Wheels
After reading Roller Skating for Gold, I was inspired to try to find videos of many of the legends mentioned in the book. I have been doing a series of posts on the various dances used on the international level, but I have been quite lax in posting other great skating videos to my blog. … More Artistic Roller Skating – An Overview
For those of you who are interested in watching the 2011 Roller Skating National Championships live video feed from Fort Wayne, Indiana, you can see it here: National Championships Live Video Feed – The Skater’s Place This week (July 17 – July 23) is the national indoor speed championships, and you can get the schedule here. … More Newslfash – Live Nationals Video Feed!