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Hlyonthewall
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:55 pm  Reply with quote



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(not sure if this is the right place for this) Okay, so when I first got my heelys, I failed miserably. Onto day 3 of having heelys, I was able to heely pretty well but still had alot of trouble. Day 4, I can heely perfectly almost, but theres one problem. Everytime I heely, my front foot always lifts too high(im guessing) and so it hits the soft break, slowing me down and wearing it out, and making a very annoying noise. Now, everytime I try to lower the front of my foot, even just a bit, i always end up hurtling forward. My soft break on that one is SO worn down now, ESPECIIALY compared to my other shoe, and everytime i heely its hot to the touch. I dont know what to do, is this some sort of beginner mistake or what? I heely with my strong foot(right foot) in front, because in a heelying video it said "Find which foot your most comftorable with in front, usually your strong one" which confused me before i saw that video because in the booklet that comes with the heelys it said the opposite. But its not physicly possible to put my right foot in back either. So yeah, I dont know whats wrong! I have size 7 usa mens I think the style number is either 7473 or 7374, there fats. Are these just problematic? Please let me know if I am just unable too heely for some reason or if theres a solution other than just lowering my foot which i already said, is impossible. Thank you in advance possibly!
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Slicer
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:51 pm  Reply with quote
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Practice, practice, practice.

If you find yourself using your heel brake too much, wearing it down on concrete will slowly alleviate the problem.

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Hlyonthewall
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:11 pm  Reply with quote



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So if I wear it down on concrete it will be fine?
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Slicer
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:20 pm  Reply with quote
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It won't be interfering with your regular rolling anymore.

Honestly, few of use heel brakes for their intended purpose. It's easier and more efficient to simply walk or run out of it.

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Hlyonthewall
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:53 pm  Reply with quote



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Yes, i agree. so how long should it take for it to wear down? did this happen with you? do you know anybody who this has happened to before?
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Merrie_England
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:22 pm  Reply with quote



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I prefer to use the front sole of the back foot to brake. Takes a bit of getting used to but once you're used to it I find it safer at speed... any braking with the front foot can push that foot too far back making you trip. Goes through soles quick tho, so not for your best pair. Smile

Slicer's spot on tho, to do any of it well, practise is the key. Smile

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#H33L
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:39 pm  Reply with quote



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Thanks for all the tips guys, this helped me as well Smile
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