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Slicer
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:13 pm  Reply with quote
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZYS0Tn5Hfo

Warning: Very long, very grindy vid.


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Merrie_England
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 2:49 am  Reply with quote



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There's so few vids on youtube of the actual practising that some people get the impression the Heelys tricks are easy and you can just do them, so respect for showing how it does in fact take time and hard work.

Man, can't wait till the weather improves round here. That day looks almost tropical for anywhere near ND? Smile

Are they the kind of gloves often used at the gym for gripping weight bars? Or maybe cycle gloves? I use some similar ones when I don't want to slide on the Salomons.

But is that vert on concrete with no knee/elbow pads? . . .

Hardcore. Very Happy

And no helmet? Ok that's just crazy - although like me you do have a lot of padding in the way of hair. Very Happy

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Slicer
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 11:46 am  Reply with quote
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*deletes and replaces vid, this time with no 20-second dead zone and music*

I *am* wearing a helmet on that spine. I was actually considering not wearing it until "Hey Slice, STEEP HALFPIPES HERE, YOU'RE TRYING A SPINE, EASY TO POP YOUR HEAD LIKE A GRAPE" sense kicked in.

Those are cycle gloves. Well-padded, stops the palm injuries I usually get from reflexively sticking out my hands.

The standard skatepark I go to? I don't bother with anything else. I know, bad example, etc. Frankly, most of the stuff I usually do isn't much of a risk. Neutral I haven't landed on ANYTHING other than my butt and hands in a year or two.

Considering the two most serious injuries I can think of are Coop and Mav with severely broken ankles, is there any good padding out there that can protect against THAT and not hinder your skating?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 12:31 pm  Reply with quote



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Wow! All this stuff looked really easy ,but I'm guessing its not.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 1:31 pm  Reply with quote
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trust me it's deffinatly not.
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Merrie_England
PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:44 am  Reply with quote



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Slicer wrote:
I *am* wearing a helmet on that spine. I was actually considering not wearing it until "Hey Slice, STEEP HALFPIPES HERE, YOU'RE TRYING A SPINE, EASY TO POP YOUR HEAD LIKE A GRAPE" sense kicked in.
Haha, good job. And yeah, the riskiest thing I find with spines is being careful of your balance if stepping onto the grindplate. I notice you took good care to step mostly on the toe-piece. Smile

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Considering the two most serious injuries I can think of are Coop and Mav with severely broken ankles, is there any good padding out there that can protect against THAT and not hinder your skating?
No, sadly it seems there is nothing that can be worn to do that. I've come close to doing what Mav did once when learning a footy, luckily I caught myself just before all my weight fell onto the twisted ankle which had gone underneath me, which would surely have been nasty. I think all we can do is practise carefully and keep all joints flexible and all muscle groups strong to help support the bones etc.

My worst other injury is still my back, which is keeping me from progressing much at the mo. I don't seem to have lost the abillity to do any of the tricks I'd already learned, like say footy-weaving or whatever, but I haven't been able to put in the time to learn any new ones sadly.

Again there isn't much that can protect the back in the sense of the way I fell, although maybe a motorcycle back protector would help, but again they seem to severely limit movement of the torso, which is a real pain.

Good to see you're still going strong tho slice. Smile

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:19 pm  Reply with quote
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The HANDS DOWN phattest backside I've ever seen was in a SOAP video .. .. may have been a Kawi Slide .. but it was very very cool.

I noticed the sword sound in the music. Schwing!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:48 pm  Reply with quote



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Slicer wrote:

Considering the two most serious injuries I can think of are Coop and Mav with severely broken ankles, is there any good padding out there that can protect against THAT and not hinder your skating?


epic bump but knowledge bomb. hope it helps

there was a brand out there called Lazy Legs that produced a strap designed to go under the boot and around the ankle of inline skates. this is a pair of gloves by the same manufacturer.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250666176358&ih=015&category=36317&ssPageName=WDVW&rd=1

basically, they tightened the ankle so it was less possible to bend it. a very good accessory but very very hard to find- however, something similar would be easy to reproduce.

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