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05-28-2005, 11:08 PM
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As someone said, it depends on the surface. It also depends on the wheels. For instance, my local rink got this flooring specifically made for roller hockey from SportCourt (click Gym Sports then Rink). If you have indoor wheels, you can skate FANTASTICALLY on it. FYI the surface looks cool as hell too; it is painted to look just like an ice hockey rink, with all the requisite lines and circles.
yeah, that's what we use for college roller hockey. there's a national league now and several regional conferences. a team of college roller hockey all-stars has played a major-league roller hockey team and even won. the level of play is really high.

one tip i'd give to those learning to roller skate: once you get going, always make sure your knees are atleast slightly bent and as you make your strides attempt to keep the heel of your skate as close to the surface as possible. that should help balance and smooth your stride out at the same time.

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