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Old January 6th, 2011, 05:01 AM   #61
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Ok, but yes we must have known or knew of each other as we skated there at the same time.
I am sure we did.

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There is another reunion being planned for Saturday March 12, 7pm-1030pm at Emu Plains Skatel.
Starts at 7:30 to 10:30
Enrty fee $10
Hire cost $3
I'll try and get to this one, might even have started skating by then!!
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Old January 6th, 2011, 05:14 AM   #62
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Hey Colin do you mean the rink? Is that only newly reopened?

Know any places to find decent used quad gear these days?



Not me. I wasn't driving until about 89'.
Flemo004 on here has some good stuff. Plates, wheels, boots and bearings. Just depends what you are after. He is at Casula.

Yeah the rink at Oak Flats reopened about 1 1/2 years ago now.

You should get your skates together and come down to Berkeley netball courts and start training
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Old January 6th, 2011, 12:39 PM   #63
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Flemo004 on here has some good stuff. Plates, wheels, boots and bearings. Just depends what you are after. He is at Casula.

Yeah the rink at Oak Flats reopened about 1 1/2 years ago now.

You should get your skates together and come down to Berkeley netball courts and start training
Mate i wish I could come and train with you blokes
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Old January 9th, 2011, 12:01 AM   #64
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I was thinking we should change this thread to "Aussie/Kiwi speed revival' or something.

I feel, like in my case and Kiwimaster, that those that skated in the day have now got kids which would like to skate and this is a great opportunity for the parents to get involved in the skating too or organising.
However there are many who had skated back in the day but at this piont in life have other priorities.

Cheers Rich
Hey Rich I couldn't agree more. I would love for the kids to have the opportunity (supported by us) to skate. I have had other priorites for some years but things are settling down a bit now. I was down at the Oak Flats rink yesterday talking to Danny. Pretty interesting. He mentioned a few of you guys, talked about how hard it is for an existing rink to survive let alone the risk and $$ required to build a new facility. I was amazed to learn how the number of people involved in skating in general in Australia (not just quads) has declined over the years. It's pretty freaky don't you think how many who skated back in the day have shown interest (or already are) in getting back into it again.
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Old January 9th, 2011, 02:25 AM   #65
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Flemo004 on here has some good stuff. Plates, wheels, boots and bearings. Just depends what you are after. He is at Casula.

Yeah the rink at Oak Flats reopened about 1 1/2 years ago now.

You should get your skates together and come down to Berkeley netball courts and start training
Thanks Colin. Yeah I pm'd Flemo. I'd be after something middle of the road to get started. NTS plates of course. I'll be looking round for any old stuff as well. Seems to be a bit of a hinderance to anybody wanting to get into quad speed skating again.
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Old January 9th, 2011, 08:01 AM   #66
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Sitting here and it raining so......
I got back into speed because I'd done most sports but could not find the thrill or challenge speed offered.
Eventually i could not wait, told the boys we were learning speed, pack your bags.
Unfortunately, it will definitely struggle if people don't get off their ass, its a tough sport and requires immense dedication but so rewarding and fun at the same time.
Heres a list of things speed has to offer
1. Speed - without complicated gears/or motor
2. Race tactics/skill - Formula 1/track cycling/athletisism
3. Individual sport but team environment.
4. Gadgets galore and not too bulky- easy transport
5. Multiple specialisation
6. Diffrent tracks/venues both indoor and outdoor.
7. Freedom
8. Great body etc etc
can't say the same for golf but played that too and don't hate it. Just got the speed thing at the moment and got to flog this tired pony one more time.
However, i have one key thought recently. MODERATION/BALANCE, you need to balance your skating with life/family, so at some piont I need to train less and spend more time on family issues. So some years my results have been better than others and its all reflected in the equation. More golds-less family-less money. So i guess, don't expect too much and you won't be disappointed and try to enjoy every moment. Don't take people the wrong way either.
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Old January 9th, 2011, 12:29 PM   #67
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Default Back to the main topic, banked indoor track

In our area in Germany I join sometimes Skate-Nights. One of the skaters asked me if I would be intrested to join the early sunday morning speedtraining which they have during the wintertime.
Today I could manage it to be at 8:00 am at the Rollsporthalle Darmstadt.
There is a banked track but I dont know how long the track is. Anyway, it was the first time of my life I skated on a indoor banked track and it was exiting.
I mounted some indoor-wheels from the 90ties with 97a 60 mm and I was suprised how well they rolled. Of course I was the only quadskater there, but with those wheels I was in the average of the group. Some was slower, some faster.

Trainig was instructed by Guenter and Silke. Guenter was a former German Champion on quads and former Trainer of the German National Team.
http://www.eins30.de/wiw2.htm

Sorry that I have no photos of the group skating bec. I was to busy....







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Old January 13th, 2011, 12:06 AM   #68
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Awesome venue, i am so jealous. I am now trying to see if i can install a bank track at every basketball stadium.
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