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Anybody skate?

Discussion in 'Fitness, Exercise and Sport' started by Seriously_Sax1989, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. Seriously_Sax1989

    Seriously_Sax1989 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hey all, I've bought myself a skate board lol and really am the beginner of beginners lol, does anyone else skate?


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    Andy12345 Type 2 · Expert

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    Great! i always think fun exercise is the best sort :) i recently took the kids to a skate park so they could do the ramps on their scooters, there were lots of kids there and my kids we too nervous to have a go, so in encouragement i took to the slopes, i got some very funny looks from the skater kids lol, this huge bloke on a scooter trying not to kill himself up and down the smallest ramps, it must have looked like a scene from mr bean crossed with a hairy biker episode

    best of luck with your new toy :)
     
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  3. Seriously_Sax1989

    Seriously_Sax1989 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hahahahaha well done to you for going down a ramp!!! I have only just got the hang of standing on the board and moving along slowly!!

    :D


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    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Used to ice skate when younger .
    Loved it - same with ballet too .

    Improved my sense of balance a 'lot' ;)
     
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    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Red wine when an adult can make you a bit unbalanced... The iceskating when younger allows me to stay more upright-lol!!

    Stil take young kids ice skating now and teach them skating backwards and turns etc..

    Was hopeless at ballet, but did try it when very young.. As i'm very practical and tomboyish I think my teacher probably recignised that I was never going to have 'Darcy' as my middle name!!


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    sagarg Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello,
    Yeah i used to skate before couple of year ago then after studies and work it just stopped cause i couldn't get enough time for it...
     
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    Andrew S Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have been ice skating three times this year, thanks to a friend of mine who was keen to go. I find it gives me great joy, and am hoping to carry on with it on a regular basis. I may take some adult group lessons. Lucky living in London I have a choice of rinks, with at least a couple of the outdoor rinks staying open till the end of February. :)
     
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    Lozza_92_ Type 1 · Newbie

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    I ice skate... And in-line
    I love it.. Haven't been ice skating in a while tho
     
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    Andrew S Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good stuff. I might try in-line too!
     
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    QUOTE="Andrew S, post: 746496, member: 52728"]I have been ice skating three times this year, thanks to a friend of mine who was keen to go. I find it gives me great joy, and am hoping to carry on with it on a regular basis. I may take some adult group lessons. Lucky living in London I have a choice of rinks, with at least a couple of the outdoor rinks staying open till the end of February. :)[/QUOTE]
    Its great - loved skating when was younger
    Wonderful sense of freedom and balance skills .

    Loved to skate backwards , twirl/spin and flat out speed skate
    when ice rink was empty or quiet .

    My dad noticed the link with my ballet and ice skating balance
    and posture .
    Enrolled me on lessons 3 times a week at Blackpool Ice rink .
    Ballet was once weekly .

    Wonderful memories for me to reflect upon .

    I really encourage and recommend all who wish to give it a go or whirl
    certainly to give it a try :)

    Tips - always wear thicker socks , pants , gloves .
    Boots can rub ankle area's , ice 'can' hurt on bum in thin layer pants, gloves protect
    hands/fingers from ice/skater blades .
     
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  12. Andrew S

    Andrew S Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Super memories anna29! I have now been skating 9 times, sometimes doing two hours rather than one. We bid a farewell to Canary Wharf skate last night as it is closing today.
     
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    I re-started ice skating a couple of years ago, after skating a bit as a kid (with mother's constant discouragement!) - it's great exercise and I even did a competition earlier this year. I got some inline skates for the summer but fell and hurt my thumb quite badly - they're nowhere near as manoeuvrable as ice skates :(
     
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    Seriously_Sax1989 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I agree! I'm no pro at ice skating I mean I've been a few times for birthdays etc but it's a lot "easier(?)" to manoeuvre and your falling seems less dramatic than on in lines lol
     
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    There are bad falls on ice rinks too at times. There are ways to "go with the fall" to reduce the impact. One ice skating blogger is open about causing herself a spinal injury and having to stop skating. I have taken a few tumbles, usually after the endorphins have kicked in when I am singing, doing little dance moves and laughing. I have realised that I have to take it a bit more seriously (literally) in order to have a better chance of staying upright.
    I have now had a couple of group lessons at Queens on Wednesday mornings, and am completely hooked.
    I read somewhere that inline skates with "balls" rather than wheels give a closer approximation to ice skating.
     
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    netdogg2637 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Inline skating is better in the long run, but requires work to skate to a high standard, to really get the benefits of skating, I skated for years at silver blades and planet ice, I'm older now but I still hope to get back skating , being type 1 is a drag, but without a push I can't work out like I use to, so for me skating is my goal, I would rather do that than sweat in a gym any day of the week!
     
  17. Seriously_Sax1989

    Seriously_Sax1989 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ah sweet! I'm also type 1. I've got some inlines but I switched to long boarding back in the summer so skates were thrown into the cupboard, however I am tempted to give them another go! It's much more fun than sweating it out in the gym!
     
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