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Inline Skate to Ski

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An article in the WSJ about Skate to Ski

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A few years ago, he wanted to do two things at once: get better at skiing and do it in the offseason. Then he learned that the Professional Ski Instructors of America, a nonprofit dedicated to instructor education, and Rollerblade had created an app for offseason ski-skills training. He downloaded it and bought a pair of in-line skates.

“The ski season is so short and this was a way to train without snow,” says Mr. Camp. “The app works you through ski-related movements and exercises, many that are the same as we use on the mountain in ski drills,” he says.


https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-ski-instructors-pre-season-training-secret-rollerblades-11637406000

and a review of the specific app by Rollerblade

https://www.skimag.com/performance/rollerblade-skate-to-ski/

and the website

https://www.rollerblade.com/usa/es/skate-to-ski

I've restarted inline skating again after 20 odd years of hardly touching my skates, but largely to improve balance and because they are easy to schlepp around but I'm not a fan of falling on tarmac and my skate skills are so poor to what they were it is a bit of re-learning curve. Sad
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@davidof, got wrist guards right? I find knee and elbow pads helpful too.

But actually more fun, nordic blading poles. Help balance and get more all body workout Happy
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Friend of mine an ER doctor and rollerblader thought anyone who skate without wristguard is a fool. Apparently, hand injury is quite tricky to treat.
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My taking up skateboarding during lockdown significantly elevated my skiing this past season.
Any kind of skating is going to build great core strength and hone perception and awareness of gradient. As gradients shift, U can get away with being reactive on skis (and most people are) but it's not great for your skiing. With skating, it's such a small base compared to skiing that you need to address gradient changes very proactively or end up on your back bottom!
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@davidof, got wrist guards right? I


yes.
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Thanks @davidof, After a change in my skiing style, brought on much coaching at bashes. I thought skating would be great for the summer fitness, thanks for providing the evidence.

As @admin says it will boost core strength and balence as well as providing a shot of adrenalin. Not to mention the wooshing G force sensations that are essential ingreadients for the pleasurable skiing experience.

Now I just have to persuade Mrs Seahoob who banned me from rollerskates after breaking a finger a few years ago.

Finding skates for grown ups also seems a problem, anyone have reccomendations for skate shops?
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There was a recent video posted by Dave Ryding of him training on inline skates.

https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cc0slpLIxJ2/?utm_source=ig_embed&ig_rid=afe50052-2d56-4b3e-96f2-093f35b1b730
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@Seahoob, Skatehut is probably the biggest retailer.
...or there's Rollersnakes

Also get wrist guards - U soon get used to landing flat on your palms and sliding on the plastic guard strip.
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@Seahoob, there are these guys, not exactly local to you if your location is correct but they might be good for some advice as its a real bricks and mortar shop with real dudes in it.

https://www.slickwillies.co.uk/
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@rjs, Wow! if its good enough for "The Rocket" i'm in! Just spent 20 mins rewatching the video to see what type of skates he wears rolling eyes

@admin, I have promised @astrol that I will not break anything, so full on personal protective equipment is a priority.

Skatehut have a shop in Manchester! May have a look tomorrow.

@ster, Thanks for the suggestion, proper shops are often helpful on the phone and will mail out.
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@admin, I remember Rollersnakes – they had a shop in town near where my mum lives, and I got my quads there as a birthday pressie when I was in my teens. It shut down years ago though, so I don’t know if the current incarnation is anything to do with them. Not that it matters much.

Having had fitted ski boots a couple of times, I now know how badly my skates fitted though.
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Another reason for me to get skates. Not one but two roller discos opening in Manchester!

One 6000 sq ft the other 8000, will have to include spangley hotpants on my shopping list now.

https://themanc.com/whats-on-manchester/manchesters-new-adults-only-intergalactic-roller-skating-rink-reveals-location-and-launch-date/

https://www.goodlifeskates.com/
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@admin, and of course, if you enjoy skateboarding- you'll love snowboarding Laughing
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My life could have been COMPLETELY different if I'd been able to go to roller discos, back in the day. Crying or Very sad Unheard of in Cardiff, and the pavements round my house were too uneven - nobody skated. It just wasn't a thing.
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pam w wrote:
My life could have been COMPLETELY different if I'd been able to go to roller discos, back in the day. Crying or Very sad Unheard of in Cardiff, and the pavements round my house were too uneven - nobody skated. It just wasn't a thing.


In another universe, a roller disco in South Wales back in the day


http://youtube.com/v/Pa2uVNoyotU


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"Back in the day"? Not back in my day, sunshine. Laughing
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From The Guardan: 60 quick ways to make yourself slightly happier

See point 34

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/may/14/shift-your-vibe-60-ways-make-yourself-slightly-happier
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From The Guardan: 60 quick ways to make yourself slightly happier

See point 34

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/may/14/shift-your-vibe-60-ways-make-yourself-slightly-happier


It's a bit Baz Luhrman but amused me

#29 Grind your own coffee beans

#61 Grow well kept facial hair

#62 Ride a fixie

#63 Wear sunscreen
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@davidof, It is VERY Guardian, dosn't mention bloody open water swimming though rolling eyes

Bought a pair of inline skates at the weekend and am currently studying technique at The University of YouTube.

Will post X-rays Smile
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@davidof, It is VERY Guardian, dosn't mention bloody open water swimming though rolling eyes

Bought a pair of inline skates at the weekend and am currently studying technique at The University of YouTube.

Will post X-rays Smile


did you try the app yet in the OP? The videos look quite interesting.

Yeah, xrays would be good. I never managed to severely injure myself rollerskiing back in the day, unlike skiing.
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This is the most Guardian happiness tip

55 ‘Double’ the size of your garden with a mirror
Make sure it’s one birds won’t fly into, for instance with a trellis on.

Impractical, impossible for those that aren't privileged already with an afterthought of unforeseen consequences.

And I definitely draw the line at listening to country music for a week.
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davidof wrote:
#29 Grind your own coffee beans
#62 Ride a fixie
#63 Wear sunscreen
Um, you mean everyone doesn't do precisely those things? Jeez. No wonder they're not happy.

It ought to say roast your own coffee beans, which is the only way to go.
And obviously the fixie must not have a freewheel on it even on the other side.
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Quote:

#61 Grow well kept facial hair

I would suggest replace that with:

#61 Wear a skirt
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abc wrote:


#61 Wear a skirt


there is a bloke in our office who wears dresses/skirts. I wouldn't advise going the whole hog, he was moaning the other day that his corset was killing him.
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