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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?
Topic by justjimAZ | last reply
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!
Topic by Lithium Rain | last reply
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.
Topic by chiok | last reply
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
Topic by scoochmaroo | last reply
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.
Question by tictaclad | last reply
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.
Topic by saturnv7890 | last reply
I have a 73 volkswagen transporter type 2 microbus AKA hippy van and I am planning on painting it orange and white. I was just wondering what the best methods would be and such any advice would be much appreciated. Im planning on just sanding it down and using rustoleum to give it a nice cheap paint job 1. Can I paint the rims as well with this paint http://www.homehardware.ca/Products/index/show/product/I1821684/name/paint_alk_rust_trem_green_3_78l 2. Should I use rollers, brushes, or a spraygun to do it? 3. how would I go about prepping rims for painting?
Question by CrawdadMan | last reply
Ok, everybody's got one. WHat's your most embarassing moment? You know: split your pants, threw up on a friend, toilet paper stuck to your shoe, forgot to cover a hickey- that sort of thing. I'll go first. Today at church (I'm the minister for a small congregation), I forgot and left my cellphone on. "No big deal" you say? My ringtone is David Allen Coe (a VERY "In-your-face" and "offensive in a funny sort of way" country musician). I was just finishing up Sunday school, and getting ready to give my sermon. Then the phone rang, everyone could hear..... "I was drunk, the day my mom, got out of prison...". My wife quickly hung it up (but didn't turn it off). Then it rang AGAIN!! I was looking for something to crawl under. I wanted to die! The church-members all laughed (because they know my sense of humor), but I turned red as a beet. I stepped outside, and returned the call, as we were sort of at a stopping place. I figured it must be an emergency for anyone to call me in the middle of "church". It turns out the call was a church member, who's been out of town for a couple of months wanting to wish everybody well, and see if he could listen in on part of the service. Moral of the story: Get a different ringtone!!! OK, Who's next?
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Handle bar and motor for skate boards experimental
Topic by c p skeates
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
Question by bclinton | last reply
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
Topic by TheCheese9921 | last reply
I was looking at some Instructables in regards to EL wire and how to use it on bikes and similar. Some look quite interesting, while there was one using the high voltage generated and stepped up from a stepper motor. So it is is either batteries or risking electric shock - not my liking. I finally got my hands on an old dynamo, output is around 6V and I want to combine it with some EL wire. My thought is to fully convert the bike to run on the dynamo rather than on battery lights. For the EL drivers that run on 3V I will use a voltage regulator with no batteries inside the driver. The front and rear lights should run on rechargeable batteries, but only small ones to provide the juice when stopping at the lights or similar. I am quite good at getting stuff working they way I want to but no so good in putting all of it into a readable and easy to follow tutorial. So I was wondering if there is some interest in some old school mods to get some proper light on the bike (or scooter)? If so I would take some pics on the way and try create something others might be able to follow. Of course like usual I will stick mostly to recycled parts for the project, except for EL stuff that is. Might even include some instructions on how to refurbish a stuck dynamo as I had to face this problem too. Let me know what you think....
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Question by shannon12 | last reply
i was thinking like skate anatomy but i couldnt find there site... someone please get me the link!!!
Question by GianniMora | last reply
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?
Topic by mousewrites | last reply
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!
Topic by falc0n2600 | last reply
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
Topic by Culturespy | last reply
They go by various names - wave boards, ripstick... They have two caster wheels and a spring loaded joint in the center. I've seen the caster wheels (inline style) in a DIY shop. Maybe there is a trick to making the connector using a simple hinge and some bungee elastic?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caster_Board
Question by sandsify | last reply
I was wondering if its possible to mount some mountain board brakes to some mountainboard trucks with normal wheels. Hell, you could even use some randall trucks. The reason I'm bringing this up is that in urban conditions you may have a rally nice hill.... that leads right into an intersection. I would love to add these to my latest bomber. Also, can you mount normal wheels on 15" mountain board trucks?Let me know what you guys think.-Butt
Topic by Kobl | last reply
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 $20/set.
Question by JamesRPatrick | last reply
It's winter time and tying your hockey skates is a hassle. One time my cousin didn't tie his hockey skates well and ended up with not a sprained ankle something else a little worse I forget the exact name. I don't want this to happen to me it looked very painful.
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I want to know which store sells tech decks the cheapest. right now im getting them for almost 4 dollars at target and walmart.
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ok... i want a z shred but for a complete its like buying a real deck... i want to no if theres much of a difference with performance,because a tech deck is only 4$. btw z shred is made of wood check out the z shred site there pretty sick!!! zshred.com -M
Topic by GianniMora | last reply
I recently saw a show about extreme sports. This included mountain biking, street luge, and long-boarding (all of which I do) and it also showed mountain boarding. I had heard of it before, and I think that it would be very fun. But how much do they cost, and are they easy to use? I am willing to learn, but I cannot go out and spend $500 on one. Any info would be helpful, so please post! Thanks
Question by freeza36 | last reply
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
Question by bigbodysmallbrain | last reply
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!
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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.
Question by cephalopoid | last reply
Check out this graphic of concentrated solar collectors on Saul's new skateboard. My first skateboard had a dragon sitting on top of a pile of human skulls. We've come along way, I guess.
Topic by ewilhelm | last reply
i have a broken color laser printer that i could get the colored powder out of the cartridges, i want to dye skateboard wheels (polyurethane i think) like in this instructable,
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