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07-26-2007, 11:06 PM
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Sounds good except for one thing... hockeymonkey.com blows. Their service is terrible and for some reason it takes a week at the very least, even if you pay more, to ship from Cali.

Checkout http://www.inlinewarehouse.com/

They blow away the competition.

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07-27-2007, 09:34 AM
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That rink is awesome? Really?
You can't ask for much more from a free public rink.

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I appreciate the help from everyone. I've got all my gear except for a stick. I'm using a Koho Crossover with a Jagr curve because it works well on asphalt but I'm not sure I'd want to use that on a sport/ice court.

Thanks to all.

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I started out playing roller for years and have only recently (past few years, on and off) been hitting the ice as well. One big thing for me is that shooting is a lot different. Not only are roller pucks lighter, but since the sit up on sliders they're already juuuust off the surface so it's considerably easier to roof a slapper on the sportcourt than on the ice. I find that when I play ice I really have to dig in hard to get a good shot off.

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There are 2 huge differences from Ice to Roller first off obviously is the skating, pretty much for all the reasons already stated. Secondly is the style of play, first off your not going to see a lot of dump and chase, if any. There is a lot less work behind the net in the opposing zone. Teams will send the puck backwards and start a breakout from behind their own net instead of dumping it in. While it seems different at first, you get used to it pretty quick.

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You can't ask for much more from a free public rink.
Wow, I complain about our inline rinks here but they must be above standard. I guess the difference is we only have about 6 public inline rinks.

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There are at least 3-4 indoor rinks here in the Virginia/DC area all of which are indoors and either use an icecourt or a sportcourt...each of these surfaces are different and you will need different wheels for them.

The game is different in that puck control is ESSENTIAL! Never just throw it on net and 'see what happens' like you do in ice hockey. You have to look for good/great shots. Since there is no offsides usually you should never be afraid to regroup back behind your net.

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Wow, I complain about our inline rinks here but they must be above standard. I guess the difference is we only have about 6 public inline rinks.
You're spoiled, boy. Try finding a good, free public inline rink here in Vancouver.

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I was in the same situation as you were about a month or so ago. I found the first few games a little different in terms of skating and flow. The league I am in we play 4 on 4, which is weird when you are use to playing 5 on 5. but you get use to it after the first game or so. In terms of skating backwards. It only matters if you are a defensemen. I am so I have worked on my skating. You will find it hard to turn till you work your wheels in. DO NOT use your indoor wheels anywhere else. I learned the hard way. Also rotate your wheels on your skate so that you wear both sides of them equally. I do it every 2 games. Also stopping is a little different. Something I have yet to master in inline hockey games. But you should get use to it. As for equipment, I think it ran me 365 or around there. I got all my stuff at the shop at the rink. Check the catalogs there.

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