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Old November 23rd, 2014, 04:38 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried roller skis?
I am seriously considering getting a pair. I have the boots, polls and bindings from my XC days. So, just need to find a cheap pair to start.
My main reason is that I don't have good places to do my inline and the only trails I can use need resurfacing. The way they are now they hammer my toes.

The roller skis use a softer wheel and the length will absorb the bumps better.
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Old November 23rd, 2014, 11:49 PM   #2
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I'd like to get some off road skates, like the rollerblade coyotes. Not sure about the ski skates tho. Much too long of a wheel base for my tastes.

Are you going to use the poles too? Slalom does kinda look fun with those.
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Old November 24th, 2014, 12:09 AM   #3
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I've never tried rollerskiing, I do about the same thing with my skates to get ready for XC ski season. Rollerskis are rated for the surface you intend to use them on. There are smooth, medium or better, and rough pavement skis which have 125mm-150mm pneumatic tires that also work pretty good on hard packed dirt and crushed limestone.

If your pavement is getting so rough that you're having trouble skating on it, I think the only rollerskis that will work are the ones with pneumatic tires. Make sure the ones you buy are rated for your weight or they'll break.

Let us know how it goes.
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Old November 24th, 2014, 01:10 AM   #4
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It's time you and a custom bicycle became friends

Take the time to get conditioned, great way to work the heart.

The wheels roll over objects that are resistant.
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Old November 24th, 2014, 07:16 PM   #5
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Sold my bike. Today's bikes are so efficient that you have to stay on them for hours to get your working.

I'll stick with my inlines.
But I thank you for your interest.

I do think I will get into roller skiing- with poles.
I have skate poles, skate boots, skate bindings already stored away with my old skate skis.
Re-Purpose for Sunny Southern CA.
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Old November 24th, 2014, 08:04 PM   #6
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Hey Ken, here is a link to buy rollerskis online; http://www.barnettamerica.com/skating-roller-ski/
And another; http://www.rollerskishop.com/ecart/rollerskis.php

Cross country skiing is the ultimate endurance sport, as you use every muscle you own. Plus the trails are exhilarating.
Great cross training for inline.
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Old November 24th, 2014, 10:41 PM   #7
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...like carrying 2 cinder blocks up hill!
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