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Old July 9th, 2010, 08:16 PM   #1
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Default How hard are backpacks on your back?

So how hard is it to commute with a backpack on? Any advice, or info?
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Old July 9th, 2010, 09:11 PM   #2
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I have one of the rollerblade backpacks to carry my skates (and parts), helmet and pads. When I'm skating I wear it filled with a large water bottle, light jacket and my shoes in it. Maybe it's because it's not particularly heavy, but I don't notice it at all.
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Old July 10th, 2010, 02:12 AM   #3
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Commuting with a backpack is much better than with a shoulder bag. Just don't bend forward at the waist too much if you have a heavy load in the backpack, since it'll give you a sore back after skating for a while. Just cinch the backpack down tightly, so it doesn't shift all over the place on your back as you stride.
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Old July 16th, 2010, 08:09 PM   #4
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Default Bag Back

If you load it up heavy, then it can be horrible on longer skates. Turns a long skate into a short skate and a phone call for someone to pick you up

If you can get away with a hip bag like the Powerslide Hip Bag Pro we got on our site, those work well. Backpacks are great and needed don't get me wrong, just weigh you down if doing a loooonger skate. Otherwise the Fusion from RB is plenty big and works well at a reasonable price.
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Old July 16th, 2010, 08:53 PM   #5
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I use the Rollerblade backpack that is out right now. It works well to carry plenty of gear but carry a few waters along with your shoes and the rest of the stuff that gets taken off to skate and it is a serious hindrance. Unfortuneately I always skate with mine. The few times I have skated without the backpack I was able to go much faster.

it is a necessity for me though and just makes me that much better when I do skate without it.
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Old July 20th, 2010, 03:40 PM   #6
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I have this Kiva backpack I bought for, like $15 on eBay. It weighs nothing and folds into a fist-sized little ball for vacation (they make a duffel that does the same thing). It fits my Birks and my small camel back (if I need the latter). It just holds my helmet at rest. Any more weight than that I notice, and I do not like it because when terrain changes, it messes up my cadence. That usually makes for more effort, but ok.
When I dismount I put my skates together at the laces and drape them over my shoulder.
This is really a question of preparation for distance and weather, whether or not you're doing a round-trip, etc.
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Old August 4th, 2010, 11:15 PM   #7
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I wear a backpack with my change of clothes, shoes, deoderant and babywipes when I commute to work on skates 10miles 1 way. Pretty heavy but I power through it. Practice makes perfect I guess. Plus, that is probably what have me these tree trunk quads....boooyyyyaaaaahhh!!! :P
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