I want to get into Slalom (a type of skating)?

Hello, so I want to get into Slalom.  If you don't know what Slalom is, its basically really advanced skating with cones, here's a good example: http://wimp.com/girlslalom/ I have a few questions about skating in general: 1. Where can I get good skates, where/what should I look for? 2. What it more important: Balance, or agility? 3. How can I improve my balance/agility? A few questions for Slalom people: 1. Is there a term for people who play Slalom? 2. Where can I get some good cones? (I've been looking at these, but they're a bit expensive: http://www.skatecrazy.net/products/cones.html 3. I don't have any skates currently, I was thinking of getting Slalom skates instead of recreational skates.  I thought this would be cheaper and I'm probably going to end up getting them eventually but I don't know if that would make a difference starting out. I'm looking at these skates if I get Slalom-specific skates: http://www.skatecrazy.net/products/sebafr1.htm I'm eyeballing these skates for recreational skates but I don't know if they would be a good choice: http://www.sportchalet.com/product/300425_3041447.do

Asked by bclinton 7 years ago


good,durable skate shoes for about £30?

Pictures would be useful if possible please

Asked by l96470fps 8 years ago


handle bar and motor for skate boards experimental

Handle bar and motor for skate boards experimental

Posted by c p skeates 7 years ago


skateboarding?

Who here skates?

Asked by downhilldman 9 years ago


is there a small skate company that will be willing to sponsor me... my best trick is a tre flip.

 i was thinking like skate anatomy but i couldnt find there site... someone please get me the link!!!

Asked by GianniMora 8 years ago


How to wear a helmet and headphones at the same time? Answered

I've looked around, and I can't find headphone-compatible skatehelmets anywhere. Looking around for an instructable wasn't a succes either. Now I thought that if I couldn't get it into my helmet, why not mod my headphones into a neck-hanging-on-your-ears headphone. Do you guys have any ideas on what I could do? Note: I dislike earbuds, to say the least, so they are not an option.

Asked by cephalopoid 7 years ago



Ice Skating Rink - Where it dosnt snow Answered

Hey I want to make a ice skating rink BUT I live in NZ Its spring now and even in winter it dosnt snow here. I would need to freeze the water somehow, and be able to use it year round, Can you help me?

Asked by Orro 7 years ago


attaching grind plates on aggressive skates

I havent ridden my aggressive skates for a while so i cant remember which side to attach my grind plates, (for some reason i took them off when i stopped usin them.) can someone help.

Posted by XI3 10 years ago


Ideas for slowing the wear on skating shoes?

Im starting to skate more and ive seen how my friends go through a pair of shoes in a month and a half and i dont want that...any ideas to slow the wearing on the bottom of the shoe? ive tried duct tape but that rubs off too fast.

Asked by tictaclad 6 years ago


How to refurbish an old pair of roller skates?

I have an old pair of roller skates that look like this. They are really old and dirty, but they have sorta new ball bearings. How should  I refurbish them and should I refurbish them or get a new pair? Thanks.

Asked by JoongYin 5 years ago


Should I get outdoor or indoor roller skates?

Hi! Just rediscovered my love of roller skating, after 15 years away from it. I am wondering if I should buy a pair of outdoor skates and use them on rinks sometimes, or rink skates and risk them outdoors? I'd check the wheels for rocks before I rode on the rinks, of course. I've never done outdoor riding, but I can't go to the rink all the time, and I'd like to work this into my daily exercise. I'd also like to get into good enough shape to join Portland's active Roller Derby scene. Thoughts?

Posted by mousewrites 7 years ago


skating or surfing?

Please comment ther good sports but if you would like my feedback say 5555

Posted by coopdawg 5 years ago


Illuminated Figure Skating Costume

The animated lighting element in this figure skating costume by ShowOfLight reacts to music by using beat and pitch recognition technology and motion sensor to bring the animation in sync with the performer. While this sounds great, and looks impressive, the video demonstrates how this is one example of technology overshadowing art.  Though many of Marina Polakoff's other works integrate soft circuitry with subtlety and beauty, the line of costumes for the performing arts may be too distracting.  Consider the lovely ice skating routine in the video that must be performed in the dark.  Which were you watching - her salchow or her flashing bananas?  (seriously, there are animated bananas) Regardless of my opinion, I'm sure this is one performance the judges will never forget. via: talk2myshirt

Posted by scoochmaroo 8 years ago


What's a good first skateboard to get? Answered

I don't want the board to be too expensive incase I don't like skateboarding, but incase I do like skateboarding I want the board to last for more then a few months.

Asked by bowmaster 8 years ago


any skate shops in seaside heights NJ?

Going there tommarow so hurry up if you can answer this one

Asked by misterlister 7 years ago


Skateboarding

Why are there no instructables on skating?

Posted by upinthecloude 10 years ago


What's the best website to buy cheap inline skate wheels?

I need three sets(8 wheels/set) of inline skate wheels for a project. I need them to include bearings. Diameter does not matter as long as they take regular 608 bearings. Also they can't be pink/purple. The cheapest I've found is $20/set. 

Asked by JamesRPatrick 5 years ago


How do you tie hockey ice skates the correct and tight way? Answered

It's winter time and tying your hockey skates is a hassle. One time my cousin didn't tie his hockey skates well and ended up with not a sprained ankle something else a little worse I forget the exact name. I don't want this to happen to me it looked very painful.

Asked by PizzaPlanet 9 years ago


Skateboarding

Who skateboard`s here?

Posted by Dr Pepper1 7 years ago



Skate was right. Yeah.

Skate was right. Firefox PWNS. I got fed up with chrome. I love it in many ways, but it's just too buggy and slim on features. I'm still using it sometimes, to help beta test it and all, but my heart belongs to another. So I downloaded FF the other day, and am installing addons like a madwoman. Greasemonkey (the comment rater script! No knex! No yarn!), themes, games, rss feeds-it's like a whole new dimension to the internet. It does run better in vista though-still slow on my XP machine. I should have listened to you earlier, skate!

Posted by Lithium Rain 9 years ago




Cycle Skates

I once read that technology never dies.  There are people today that still make flint knives and start fires by friction.  Furthermore, these skills have been passed down generation to generation.  To prove the hypothesis, the authors got an old Sears Catalog from the 1890s and picked out two pages of stuff they had never heard of.  They found all of them still available for purchase somewhere. Why then, can I not find the Cycle Skates in this 1923 video?   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjtPn4orR9A They were apparently invented in 1870. (http://pedespeed.blogspot.com/2007/07/following-is-from-leonard-de-vries.html) I cannot find the patent info as they seem to be from France. I know in 2004 someone "re-invented" them as Chariot Skates.   Anyway, I would like to learn how to make my own 1870 / 1923 style cycle skates.    Anyone out there who can help?

Posted by justjimAZ 3 years ago


Snaped Skate Deck New board Ideas

Hey, I flipped out yesterday and snapped my skateboard In half (I got it for free too!). Now I need a new board, I was thinking http://evileds.com/ any other online skate shops that you guys know of. If someone even thinks CCS I'll eat you children, lol. Oh yeah my price range is like cheap, lol

Posted by TheCheese9921 10 years ago


How to make roller skates out of regular shoes?

I have tons of pairs of Converse All-Stars lying around my house, and I've always wanted to convert a pair into roller skates. Does anyone have any experience with doing this, or know a good place to start? I found a website that was selling them, but they were something like seventy British pounds, which seems like quite a bit. Thanks!

Posted by falc0n2600 11 years ago


skating birds!?!?!

My bird has been ripping off some major air and I got some pics of them in action.1. big air2.dropping in3.180* FS grab 4 spine killer.

Posted by the_burrito_master 8 years ago


rollerblades for skiers

Well, I'm a skier, and have been for most of my life. As it is approaching summer here (Australia), I'm thinking about buying a pair of blades. I am just wondering, what are the similarities and differences in handling between the two?

Posted by the_mad_man 7 years ago


How would i clean bearings from roller skates for use in a DIY CNC machine? Answered

What would get off road scum but not the grease inside the bearing EDIT: HERE IS A PICTURE of a clean one next to a dirty one

Asked by bigbodysmallbrain 6 years ago


I'm going to make a snake board

I'm going to make a snake board out of an old skate board and the only thing I need help with is how can I make a rotating 'hinge' so the decks can spin freely?

Asked by GnomeMaster 8 years ago


Homemade skate / mountainboard trucks?

Does anyone have any ideas how I could make something that resembles a skateboard or mountainboard truck at home? I want to build my own motorised mountainboard from various parts on the very cheap, of which none will actually be from a board. The trucks seem like the one thing I might have to buy since I can't think of a way to add turning and carving capability to a homemade board. Any ideas would be most appreciated.

Posted by chiok 9 years ago



half pipe

Do you want to build a half pipe because your local skate pipe has trashy influences then you came to the right place I'm working on posting this at the moment. I want to know about how many will use the instructions.

Posted by the_burrito_master 9 years ago


DIY Shred Style

Fuel TV's show "Built To Shred" is kicking off it's third season this Sunday the 26th. Jeff King hosts and demonstrates lots of DIY know how, offering up inspiration for anyone who has ever said, "There's nowhere to skate." Worth a watch. Check out their site on Fuel TV Older episodes available on Hulu

Posted by Culturespy 7 years ago


how to grease skateboard bearings with metal shields?

I have a couple of abec 5 bearings and i tryed to grease them but i couldnt remove the metal shield withou t damaging it anyone know how to do it correctly?

Asked by sharlston 8 years ago


How to ollie on a skateboard? Answered

I can't figure out how to ollie on a skateboard but I know the basics.

Asked by venom1539 6 years ago


Ripstik/Waveboard at skatepark

How many of you have tried bringing your ripstik or waveboard to a skatepark? If not, it's really fun.

Posted by downhilldman 9 years ago


Are Converse,All star shoes considered as skateboarding shoes? Answered

I just got a pair of them today and I`m wondering if they will do as skating shoes...

Asked by Aralooloo 5 years ago


Does anyone know how to make these skateboard deck stools?

I just recently came across this linkhttp://www.deckstool.comand love these stools, but since I have several old skate decks laying around I figure I can try to make one instead of paying for an expensive one from the site. Can anyone help me out with some instructions?Thanks!

Asked by 9 years ago


What kind of tech deck do you have?

What company is your deck?????????????

Posted by Xander da gr8 9 years ago



How to tighten locknuts without the bolt being fastened? Answered

So, I'm trying to fasten my trucks to my diy-ed skates now, but one of the three bolts of the first truck is looser in it's hole than the other three. When I try to screw the locknut on, the bolt just turns along, and there's my sole on the other end. First mounting the trucks to the baseplate and then mounting the baseplate to the boot is not an option, as there's bolts fastening the plate under the trucks.

Asked by cephalopoid 7 years ago


Tech Deck Skate Park (WIP)

I've recently started to build a tech deck skate park. The base is mdf (solid stuff, very heavy), and all the features will be made from wood with metal coping. The base is 36"x16" to fit on my desk. You can track my progress here: chrismccann.wordpress.com Let me know what you think, what you might change, and what you like/don't like. Also if you need any closeups of anything, I've got it saved in CAD and can post any screenshots you guys want. Also, here are a few questions I have for you guys: -The flat rails were easy because they were handles, but how could I make the rail on the stair set? -How should I cut the profiles (out of 1/2" plywood) that will be the shape of the quarter pipe? I need to accurately cut that radius, but I only have a crappy band saw, 1" belt sander, drill press, dremel, and various hand tools.

Posted by saturnv7890 7 years ago


how can i set up back ground lighting with LED strips but using a battery pack as the power supply?

I  have 3 skate boards hanging in my room (hanging like this http://www.sk8ology.com/images/Products/3DeckDisplay/3deckdisplay_ig.jpg   using these hangers http://www.sk8ology.com/images/Products/SingleDeckDisplay/parts_ig.jpg). i want to put led lights behind them to light them up. but i want it all concealed behind the skate boards. how would i set this up? is it even possible?

Asked by PASAKARNIS 5 years ago


How do you make a skateboard halfpipe?

How do you make a skateboard halfpipe for under $300? Please give sensible answers. Thanks, Gerrit

Asked by GerritSmith11 7 years ago


Redefining Dumpster Diving

Creatively using dumpsters in neighborhoods for different utilities and sports - a swimming pool, garden box, skate half-pipe, and ping-pong table.Check out the great pictures at Scene 360 and Trixiny.What will you add to your community?

Posted by scoochmaroo 9 years ago


is this a good long-board?

I want to know if this is a good long-board for a beginner. I will be mostly be cruising, not doing many tricks or steep down hills.any questions are welcome, I want to get the right board!

Asked by Mr. tony stark 4 years ago


Wheelbarrow Freestyle

If it has wheels and is moved by a human, it can have its own bit of freestyle movements. I imagine that the freestylers get odd looks and possible threats any time they go to a skate park, however.The best bit starts at :23. via Core77

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Zamboni

The other day I was driving along the side of a lake after a snow storm and saw two kids shoveling off a skating area. The ideas for a home-brew zamboni were tested and retested. My final design would be an adult tricycle toeing a piece of sheet metal on the ice with a camp fire on top.

Posted by noraajagger 9 years ago