Step 2: New Bearings?

If your wheels have bad bearings, you can replace them with bearings from doner wheels. My friend bought a set of roller blades used at goodwill that had amazing bearings, but bad wheels. Watch the video to learn how.
Well, I have always thought luging looked like ridiculous fun, but I have always wondered about how you slow down. Also, I assume you have to go down hills to get momentum, or is there some other method to get going like bike towing?
Useyour shoes or abort luge. Some hills that I ride on naturally curve up at the end, or turn off into grass. I usually push with my hands for the first part of the hill.
Ok, I thought so, but I wondered if there was some more elaborate way. I think I might make this If I get bored in college. <br><br>I find the phrase &quot;abort luge&quot; to be deliriously funny, for reasons unknown to me.
its just about painful as It is funny. What college do you plan to go to?
When I was a kid, we used to make &quot;billy carts&quot; to ride down the hills on... <br> <br>And we used the stick hand brake.... a piece of wood, with one end being the handle, a bolt holding it to the main wooden beam of the cart and the bottom dragging on the bitumen, when applied. <br> <br>Curious as to why these don't have a simple hand brake system - kind of like a closed clutch lever on a handle and a sprung lever and rubber pad under the rear of the chassis - release the handle and the brake comes on.... <br> <br>Could be reasonably effective.
That's awesome. I had tried a few braking techniques before but no luck. Might have to try that...
Either UC Santa Cruz or Chico State University, both in California.
cool. I would like to go to Colorado State University, but that is still a few years away. Check out these new videos that show how we stop on 2 hills. The guy in it isnt Higgs Boson, just so you know. In one of the videos I drop the camera, which was completely unintentional. <br>http://www.instructables.com/id/More-Street-Luge-Video/
You use your feet as a brake and yes you fly down hills to gain momentum. In australia all downhill sports are held at Bathurst one hell of a hill that Conrod Straight.
Hmmmm most of the roads where I am, tend to be a bit dubious to use skate board wheels on.... Me thinks.... use bigger wheels - possibly small inflatables, and stronger axles and trucks...... THEN go for it.

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