Featured Sponsored New Brand Introduction: Rollerblade!

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  1. SkiEssentials

    SkiEssentials Slashing Turns and Prices Industry Insider Pugski Sponsor

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    We're excited to announce a new brand, and really a whole new product category for SkiEssentials.com, Rollerblade! Rollerblade has been the leader in the in-line skate world since the company formed back in the 1980s. In-line skating (more commonly referred to as rollerblading, despite that being a brand name) is a whole lot of fun and is awesome cross training for skiing. Work on your balance, build muscle, all while burning 400-700 calories per hour (slightly more than running!)
     
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  2. epic

    epic Making fresh tracks Instructor

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    Hmmm... it's not April 1st.
     
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    SkiEssentials Slashing Turns and Prices Industry Insider Pugski Sponsor

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    Sure isn't!
     
  4. Ken_R

    Ken_R Living the Dream Skier

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    True, but its almost summer. They have to keep the ball rolling!
     
  5. Seldomski

    Seldomski Getting on the lift Skier

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    @SkiEssentials Are you going to also carry the replacement wheels? Coincidentally, I got the RB80 ~2 weeks ago. Just learning now how to skate and starting to go out on the asphalt. I think I will be needing new wheels soon. Hoping I don't wear through the next set as quickly -- I have mainly been learning to stop reliably, which I guess chews up the wheels a good bit.
     
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  6. neonorchid

    neonorchid Out on the slopes Skier

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    @Seldomski, look for ~ 84A (durometer) replacement wheels, they'll last longer and give you better roll then softer wheels.
     
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  7. Seldomski

    Seldomski Getting on the lift Skier

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    Thanks, I'll look for those as replacements.I can probably get a couple more weeks out of these. Will going to larger diameter wheels make them last even longer? I may have to change the frame to do that, but may save money in the long run because wheels are $$.
     
  8. neonorchid

    neonorchid Out on the slopes Skier

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    Honestly, I think I'm wearing out my (3 x)125mm wheels at about the same rate as my (4 x)110's and if memory serves me, my first skates which were a 5 x 80mm setup.
     
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    Right now we don't have any replacement parts, but I definitely think that's something we'll pick up if Rollerblade proves to be a popular brand for us.
     
  10. DanoT

    DanoT RVer-Skier Skier

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    I recommend knee pads and wrist protectors.
     
  11. Philpug

    Philpug The season is over when we say it's over. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    What a coincidence. I was at Tecnica Groups headquarters yesterday and had an interesting discussion about Rollerblade and their “Skate to Ski” program.
     
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  12. cantunamunch

    cantunamunch Meh Skier

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    2 Wheelsets/season for me. And I already have more skate days for 2018 than ski days.

    I was just starting to think about A2A again...are you going to NYC or Athens?

    Every stride is a turn :) unfortunately most don't get good enough at skating to realise that truism.
     
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  13. DanoT

    DanoT RVer-Skier Skier

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    Having been part owner of a small roller skating rink with indoor and outdoor rentals in the late 70s, early 80s, I can tell you that the wide roller skate platform is very similar to a ski and short radius parallel linked "carved turns" on roller skates is very doable.

    Bearings for both roller blades and skates can be "speed tuned" by removing the stock grease (soak in carburetor cleaner/de-greaser,) from semi-precision bearings and replacing with a couple of drops of higher quality lubricant like Tri-Flow (don't waste your time with WD 40). The result is wheels that spin wicked fast.
     
  14. cantunamunch

    cantunamunch Meh Skier

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    Yup ...just don't remove the outer shields or they will be sand/grit lubricated in 10 miles or less. :roflmao:
     
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  15. neonorchid

    neonorchid Out on the slopes Skier

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    QFT!

    ...maybe Duluth. My friends really like the North Shore marathon's rolling hills. Plus they still have a good turnout. Little wonder in that their sports arena's when not in use allow inline skating, year round!
    At any rate and in comparison to North Shore, NYC prospect park is a battle of attrition, I could be persuaded if people say let's do it. OTT, I'm not an early riser and never function well at those crack of the dawn events.

    Actually, the river drive where we skate has been resembling the moon! Desperately needs to be repaved! All I saw last weekend were spray painted outlines around the fissures and potholes. I'm sure we'll only have more tar snakes and tar pits to look forward too. Motivation to join the speed skaters at 7:30 am has been low this year and I've been spending more time running around in the woods then skating and am in no shape for A2A, but that could turn around quickly if the city were to repave the river drives! Roads have ~ an eight-year lifespan, we're lucky if our city repaves once every sixteen years!
     
  16. Dwight

    Dwight Computers and snow, I prefer snow Admin Moderator

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    Might be time to upgrade my 25 yr old Bauer skates and start skating again.
     
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    RachelV Hi. Skier

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    I do have some rollerblades in the closet, and live in a place full of beautiful bike paths...
     
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  18. cantunamunch

    cantunamunch Meh Skier

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    No idea about Boulder, but if it's anything as skateable as Highlands Ranch to Wheat Ridge that would be awesome
     
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    neonorchid Out on the slopes Skier

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  20. James

    James Making fresh tracks Instructor

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    I thought rollerblading was...dead except for hockey playing in places like LA.
    I did a halfpipe once on blades. 1st time, right down on butt.

    Anyone ever seen those old heel brake pads that shot sparks when used? That was cool.
     

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