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Slalom Cone Skating Forum Discussions about slalom cone skating, high-jump, and other freestyle trick skating. (Note that vert, street, and park skating discussions should be posted in our aggressive skating forum.)

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Old March 20th, 2008, 10:08 PM   #1
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The GGP scene is open to anyone. There isn't much slalom skating on Sundays. But the skating and the music is great. Even if you can't slalom you can learn a cool dance move or two. I try to get my cones out when it's not too crowded. I'm also there on Saturday afternoons. There's fewer people and more room to lay out cones.
sorry to throw this thread slightly off topic, but speaking of cones...

...what are you all using for cones?

I can't seem to find any good sized ones in the U.S.

I currently just use tennis balls cut in half, which gets the job done but when you are off and ride over them, they arn't so forgiving. I've used plastic 8 oz cups but on days where there are high winds..they usually blow away.

Is there a website or alternative anyone has found to use for slalom cones?
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Old March 20th, 2008, 11:11 PM   #2
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Contact jlactivita or stacy on this forum. They are the US distributors of universkate (seba skates), and guess what? Universkate has cones

Oh, and if the wind is strong enough, anything you use as cones will blow away
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Old March 21st, 2008, 02:53 AM   #3
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s2tg,
I use Seba cones. I got a set with my Sebas and just got a 2nd set from Jeremy at USFSA (http://www.freestyleskaters.org). They aren't cheap, but they sure are nice.

BTW are you going to attend Naomi's workshop next month in SF?
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Old March 21st, 2008, 04:10 PM   #4
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Ikea cups have always been a decent 'cone', cheap, but can be painful if you land on one.

I don't know if there's an Ikea in your area though
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Old March 25th, 2008, 06:44 PM   #5
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I use Seba cones. I got a set with my Sebas and just got a 2nd set from Jeremy at USFSA (http://www.freestyleskaters.org). They aren't cheap, but they sure are nice.

BTW are you going to attend Naomi's workshop next month in SF?

I was going to try. I'm a little tight on my college budget right now but we'll have to see. It be fun to meet up with everyone in CA who is going.

I really push inline skating in my community and would love to see at least general inline skating pick up again in the States. I'd love to network with many of you so that maybe one day we can try to coordinate a slalom event in CA just to promote it. So any contacts I can make from CA would be cool. If I don't make it to this workshop, I'm sure we can eventually coordinate something else.

One thing I've been doing is, I work with kids and am trying to get sporting good stores who carry skates to donate some to schools that way the kids have another way to stay active, improve motor/coordination skills and promote inline skates. Another group of kids I mentor to are all on an indoor hockey team and its been a blast getting them with their parents to skate at the park with me! People have been noticing these groups and I hoping that everyone just remembers how fun it was and either buys a pair or dust off their old ones. Eventually if people do start skating more, I'm sure there will be a good handful who will be interested in slalom... then they can get better and teach me!

If anyone has any other ideas on ways to promote this in the community, I'd love to hear them. Cheers.
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Old March 28th, 2008, 02:58 AM   #6
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S2tG,
The work you're doing sounds great. Thank you for promoting skating and making it fun for kids. We all need to do more to promote skating.

If you have any events going on, please pass the word and I'll try go get people involved. The more the merrier.

We're trying to do more up here in the Bay Area with the CORA group. I'm sure we can advertise and help with your stuff.
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Old April 11th, 2008, 10:40 PM   #7
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The work you're doing sounds great. Thank you for promoting skating and making it fun for kids. We all need to do more to promote skating.

If you have any events going on, please pass the word and I'll try go get people involved. The more the merrier.

We're trying to do more up here in the Bay Area with the CORA group. I'm sure we can advertise and help with your stuff.
Here is a link to a story that may provide you with "Food For Thought" Torremolinos, Spain

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Old April 14th, 2008, 05:42 AM   #8
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Sounds good frankie.

How did the slalom workshop go?

I know skate50 was trying to get me to go but unfortunetly it did not work out with my schedule.

TimeKeeper, thanks! Good reading and short article.
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Old April 15th, 2008, 03:02 AM   #9
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S2tG,
The workshop was great! I learned a lot. I hope she comes back next year!
She's not only a great skate, she communicates well and is very professional. I was very impressed on how she kept notes on each of us and tailored the workshop to each of our needs and abilities.
I'll make sure you get the word the next time she's in town.
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 12:33 AM   #10
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If your cones blow away...

Stick some window putty around the bottom to weight them down. Just remember to take it off when you don't need it or you'll get lazy!
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 10:26 PM   #11
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What I use(which is probably one reason why I am so slow to improve!) is 20oz gatorade bottles with water in them. They never blow away! But since they are rather tall and narrow, its easy to knock them over simply by brushing against them!
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Try cutting tennis balls in half
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Old October 12th, 2008, 02:39 PM   #13
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Hello, I've just bought a set of 20 cones today, for about US$20.

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Is the price right?
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If you got those for that price in dollars, you got a good deal, since they should cost about that in euro's...
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Old November 11th, 2008, 02:36 AM   #15
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What I use(which is probably one reason why I am so slow to improve!) is 20oz gatorade bottles with water in them. They never blow away! But since they are rather tall and narrow, its easy to knock them over simply by brushing against them!

LOL that's exactly what I did. I do hate having my jeans brush against them and they fall at the slightest touch down, but the good thing is they never blow away. @_@ I had them up for 2 months right outside my house. Rain, wind and all.
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Old November 19th, 2008, 08:30 AM   #16
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LOL that's exactly what I did. I do hate having my jeans brush against them and they fall at the slightest touch down, but the good thing is they never blow away. @_@ I had them up for 2 months right outside my house. Rain, wind and all.
That nick looks familiar.

You're coming to Singapore during Winter right? Get your cones here ;D
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Hello, I've just bought a set of 20 cones today, for about US$20.

[These].

Is the price right?
Woah where'd you buy cones for that cheap?
I live in Canada and the shipping fee's are all around $26.. its totally not fair.

I want to buy some new cones though, I'm willing to spend $35 on them though... I found a good site for $32 for 20.. but I only have a paypal.. no credit card, and they don't use paypal.. -.-;;;

Oh wow.. just noticed how old this thread was.
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Old April 19th, 2009, 03:04 PM   #18
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try a sporting goods store...they have small plastic cones for soccer you could use....I also scored some from the dollar store once...just have to be resourceful
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Old April 20th, 2009, 01:50 AM   #19
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Me! I am starting a retail business selling cones at first. They're 30 US dollars per set of 20. denni at me dot com if you want more info!

Edit: I'm in the US, in Massachusetts just FYI. So shipping should be cheaper than international purchasing.

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Woah where'd you buy cones for that cheap?
I live in Canada and the shipping fee's are all around $26.. its totally not fair.

I want to buy some new cones though, I'm willing to spend $35 on them though... I found a good site for $32 for 20.. but I only have a paypal.. no credit card, and they don't use paypal.. -.-;;;

Oh wow.. just noticed how old this thread was.
In Singapore. Might cost alot more for airfare though
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