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05-03-2012 07:27 AM
CheeseForSteeze I played indoor inline hockey as a kid since there was no ice-hockey arena in my small town. Sometimes I would take my hockey skates to the park and try to ride some of the features but it was kind of boring, TBH. After losing my interest in hockey never really had the urge to do any inline skating. I think that's about when I finally got my first skateboard like all my other friends.
05-03-2012 02:19 AM
C.B. for hockey only, street hockey is a blast,
05-02-2012 11:40 PM
mrmidWest Found one on my old myspace hahahaha...This would have been the last time I skated..
05-02-2012 09:38 PM
david_z i broke my hand bailing off a handrail at oakland university. once you get decent enough it is just like controlling your bails on a snowboard, you learn *how* to fall properly and roll to distribute the impact. but the 1 time in 100 that you eat it hard, concrete hurts...

spent half the night digging through boxes of my old shit in the basement but no pics pre-college. they must be stashed in the basement at my parents' house or something. Now that this thread drudged up my fruit-boot history, I kinda want to find a pic or two to post
05-02-2012 09:07 PM
jojoinabox I inlined skated 2 years ago for a whole summer...picked it up pretty quick and learned quite a few tricks but the skates hurt my feet a lot so after that I haven't done it again...(crappy/not-really-fitting skates made my feet bleed after every day ):
I even tried a few rails however - was hella scary though and bailing looked super silly and really hurt like a bitch.
05-02-2012 08:31 PM
Megatron X I inlined when I was younger. Picked it up again when I was Texas for three years out of boredom. Lol. Don't really do it anymore unless I have to watch my brother at the skatepark. That happens very rarely now.
05-02-2012 06:26 PM
lonerider
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Originally Posted by mrmidWest View Post
Just curious if there's anyone who is/was into inline skating. Now before I get flamed for being a "fruitbooter" I'm not talking about this:
I'm talking about this:Best of Pro Aggressive Skaters - YouTube
There was an article about this recently - Make Rollerblading as Cool as It Was in 1994 - Wired How-To Wiki



Like david_z and luckboxing... I rollerbladed in the nineties and had fun doing it, but pretty much stopped during college (I still play a lot of ice hockey though). It was fun, popular and pretty easy to pick up - the last being important in that a lot of girls also rollerbladed, even in the city or on somewhat hilly slopes.

ilikecoupons - to do a rail the most basic thing to do was to land with the rail between your 2nd and 3rd wheels (in the middle) and skid on the plastic of the wheel frame.
05-02-2012 03:28 PM
luckboxing Used to be a fruitbooter in the early 90's also, actually went to Woodward a couple times. Also skateboarded a bit, but I was nowhere near the point of doing handrails, etc that I could do on skates. Used to skate the local park with Alex Broskow a bit, but his parents made him quit our lacrosse team because it was too dangerous apparently, haha.

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05-02-2012 03:08 PM
BoardWalk Can it even be called rollerblading if you don't have a fanny pack and bandanna?
05-02-2012 03:01 PM
snowklinger Sonic employees got ur back yo.
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