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Rollerblading!

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by PurpleButterfly, 4 May 2009 Social URL.

  1. PurpleButterfly

    PurpleButterfly 16lb to go!

    Hey guys!

    Well despite everyone making comments about rollerblading like "Oooh be careful it's so dangerous" etc I'm taking up rollerblading I think! :D I've been out a few times and Really enjoyed it, especially after I watched videos on how to do stuff like crossover turns, jumps and backwards. Also found out about this whole massive rollerblading scene around hyde park: amazing!! Friday night skate, sunday roller stroll, saturday practice. Sound such fun!!! Ooh and as a bonus, good exercise too.

    Anyone else into rollerblading?
     
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  3. Aimee

    Aimee hiya!

    This sounds like such fun i'm looking into it! i used to rollerblade all the time when i was a kid. :)
     
  4. Georgiestar

    Georgiestar Well-Known Member

    that does sound fun, but recently went to do ice skating and wasnt too good at it this time, although i was thinking about getting my own skates and maybe even have lessons, athough maybe i could try and practice on roller blades lol
     
  5. clairedebear

    clairedebear clairedebeardekins

    Hey i bought roller baldes off the net, but i am too frightened to go down hills so they are just sitting in my car! :( Will try to get the courage to go out in them tomorrow.
    Claire
     
  6. hevGsd

    hevGsd Well-Known Member

    I go rollerblading with my dogs along the beach front, its great fun:D
     
  7. clairedebear

    clairedebear clairedebeardekins

    Thats what i want to do take my dog rossi out roller blading! Will pluck up the courage soon!
     
  8. PurpleButterfly

    PurpleButterfly 16lb to go!

    claire, is there anywhere flat that you can practice stopping. Once you've got the hang of being able to stop (without using the nearest wall!), going downhill is fine.
     
  9. Sarette

    Sarette Well-Known Member

    I don't rollerblade, but rollerskate instead! I need to quad style to make me feel comfortable :)

    We go to Rollerworld twice a week most weeks. The kids are getting really good now, as is my hubby. It's great fun :) xx
     
  10. I can't be tamed

    I can't be tamed this is it!

    Rollerblading! it's been so long since I last went rollerblading..so much fun! Perhaps I will have to try it again. x
     
  11. Happy Holidays

    Happy Holidays Well-Known Member

    Hey I want to try it, I've wanted a go for years, since my kids got rollerblades. I should really pluck up the courage & buy some blades:p
     
  12. 57Varieties

    57Varieties Active Member

    I brought some rollerblades last year and was intending to get some private/group beginner lessons so I could use them, but one year on and I've still not used them! So annoying as the weathers been great this summer too and it's now nearly over! :(

    oh well, always next year :p
     
  13. zebredy

    zebredy Sci-Fi Geek

    I used to rollerskate as a kid, (never got on with rollerblades) been meaning to look into this for a couple months now. May go look at some prices of skates on the weekend.

    Do many shops do rollerskates still? I sure hope so...
     
  14. roxysue

    roxysue Well-Known Member

    Me and a friend go roller blading it's great fun but we are still only beginners, not quite got the hang of stopping yet without an obstacle to use lol. Will hopefully get to go a bit more now it's summer here
     

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