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so i got some rollers...(6 posts)

so i got some rollers...collinsc
Dec 25, 2001 2:20 PM
these things are pretty sweet but tricky. any pointers for a newb?

re: so i got some rollers...firstrax
Dec 25, 2001 5:26 PM
Start of in a doorway with your elbows aligned with the door jambs. Pressing your elbows against the doorway will give you some stability while you figure out the balance.
Ride in a doorwayKerry Irons
Dec 25, 2001 5:54 PM
and keep your spin going. Mashers don't do well on rollers. Also, it's the gyroscopic action of the spinning wheels that keeps you up, so don't expect to go slowly. Get at least one big window fan in front of/above you or ride somplace very cool (garage or sun porch) or you'll be elevating your heart rate just to keep yourself cool.
Dec 25, 2001 9:04 PM
The doorway works well. Once you see how forgiving (or unforgiving) they are, your confidence goes way up.

Good Luck
Ride in a doorway - but don't get dependentCoraB
Dec 26, 2001 11:36 AM
The doorway trick works great. I did the same when I first started out on rollers and it helped tremendously. Once you get to the point where you have some confidence (a few rides), move to a wall or garage door or something so you aren't dependent on the doorway for your rides.
You'll love the rollers - keep at it.
worked for me -speed-chump
Dec 25, 2001 7:26 PM
set up a mirror in front of you. make sure it is lined up
real well with you, so that you are "riding" straight into
your reflection. i found that it helped be stay stable, and
allows me to check out my form as i ride. be careful lining
it up though. if the mirror is at an angle to me, it really
screws me up.

have fun!