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Old 04-20-2010, 12:09 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I have some sitting here in my office...$20 to cover the shipping/handling and they're yours. Let me know.
$20? Pretty nice of you to give it away...
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Old 04-20-2010, 01:30 AM   #12 (permalink)
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You're right, he really is an awesome guy!
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Old 04-20-2010, 01:43 AM   #13 (permalink)
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^^ You can be just as awesome if you pass 'em on *hint hint* lol

How's it coming along?
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I'm trying my best to get on them when I can but school is swamping me right now. They are difficult but definitely fun and a good leg and balance workout.
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Old 04-20-2010, 09:26 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I see some knockoffs freeline called drift skates on ebay for $50. It looks like it will do the job, but the construction is not as good as the real freeline. Since it is such a simple design, I don't see how you can go wrong...
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You're right, he really is an awesome guy!
For a guy that lives in my home town, it is the least I could do.
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:29 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Had my first rough fall last night. I was headed down the hill on toe side and I guess my front foot worked its way off center. When I put full pressure on it it flipped out from under my foot so I fell forward which wouldn't have been a big deal wearing a helmet and all but as luck would have it my front skate kept rolling forward at the same speed I was falling.As i hit the ground it was right underneath me and my face caught the skate on square. Gashed my eyebrow open with the foot plate and caught my upper jaw on the wheels. It was pretty rough last night but after a few Ibuprofen, some ice, and sleep its nothing major today just a little tender.
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Had my first rough fall last night. I was headed down the hill on toe side and I guess my front foot worked its way off center. When I put full pressure on it it flipped out from under my foot so I fell forward which wouldn't have been a big deal wearing a helmet and all but as luck would have it my front skate kept rolling forward at the same speed I was falling.As i hit the ground it was right underneath me and my face caught the skate on square. Gashed my eyebrow open with the foot plate and caught my upper jaw on the wheels. It was pretty rough last night but after a few Ibuprofen, some ice, and sleep its nothing major today just a little tender.
Yeah i've had dozens of falls on my Freelines. Mostly from hitting small sticks or rocks in my path that i didn't see. It's definitely a dangerous sport, but that's what i'm into i guess.

Pads are a great idea, but if you don't get full pads, I recommend wearing wrist guards or slide gloves while your learning. That way you can put you hands down when you fall without f-ing up your hands.
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:56 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Ya, I need some wrist guards. I haven't screwed my hands up much yet but I'd rather not risk it. Currently im doing more slight downhill because its a little bit easier but I'm working on my flatland in between. It's a lot of work and freakin hard though lol.
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Old 04-29-2010, 02:19 PM   #20 (permalink)
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It is really hard to pump with these skates. People on youtube makes it so easy. So far I can ride slight down hill easily. Flats are quite a workout... My technique on flats so far is kind of like scissoring my legs. The swinging body method seems a bit harder.

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