Skate Trips

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  1. Hi Asha,
    it’s been a pleasure to skate with you and to see your skills to skate backstroke!! 🙂

    See you next time!
    Mariajo
    P.S. Don’t worry, among all the spaniard skaters I’m sure you don’t remember me! 🙂

  2. I’m soooooo jealous, fabulous surfaces, brilliant skating and a wonderful international feel… I’ve wanted to see Berlin for many years, now I hope to skate and meet a new city; all at once… Lets see what Les Mans brings and then may be a Berlin experience… oh yeah !!!!

    sept 2010.. SF does Berlin!!! I think so!!!

  3. Asha

    Thank you for a fab day. The Camberley crew had fun learning to dance. Also thanks to you and lots of others for this fab day and for all the support for our Charity event at Goodwood 8th August for the NSPCC. We have more than 700 registrations so we’re hoping for a fab day.

    Look forward to seeing you all again soon, and thank you for teaching me some 5 odd years ago, plus my ICP initial instruction last November. Skatefresh ROCKS !!!

    Lots a luv

    Suzanne (AKA Red)

  4. asha!
    it`s beautiful! next year i`m coming+bringing Mathias as well 🙂
    love the video of u skating in Vondelpark+also the streetskate one-doing a steetskate on 10.sep! maybe Peter (nurse) is coming to London 🙂 so u will join too i hope 🙂 party time! love u always and forever!

  5. Thanks Guys for the positive vibes. It wasa fun day and really nice to do something social. Suzanne, let me know Goodwood 2011 date asap so I don’t clash next year’s date. Thanks. Asha

  6. Asha thank you so much for all the kind words! i`m missing you of course, but the great outdoors are making it easier. i love all the photoes u put on the blog! thank you so much once more and sending a huge snowy hug to all xxxxx love u!

  7. Matt- such a beautiful review of your activity on skates- thank you for sharing+i`m there in a spirit and missing the London balmy evenings+skating with the lot.here is a lovely nature to try and make up for it 🙂 xxxx love+huge hugs .maja

  8. Skatefreshes B-days are always amazing!!!! seems like even getting better according to the Super Cool video!!! I love it+hope i can come to Brighton Next year for this amazing event!!!! missing u all in a good way!!! xxxxxxx maja +big hug from my heart

  9. First time I have done the Brighton skate, have mainly been doing the London Sunday Strolls before.

    Brighton did seem a bit more relaxed than the Sunday ones, no marshals whizzing by on the right / saying “keep to the left”, not so much waiting at traffic lights / traffic in general, large part of the route on flat cycle paths. Although I was a little confused by the random stops that seemed to happen every so often – being used to only one in the middle on the Sunday skate. Also the rules are a little different – skating on the pavement is considered ok, and you need to be more wary of / follow traffic signs – marshals do not really block the traffic and give skaters the ‘right of way’ so much.

    Shame its not really something I can get to very easily.

  10. The thing to understand about quads is that they were never designed to go beyond the roller disco (ie smooth indoor surfaces). Anyone skating outdoors on quads should realise that there are massive disadvantages in outdoor quads skating, mainly rough surfaces and downhills. The downhill quads stopping options are;

    *Toe stop drag. This works fine on the flat but on slopes you will find that it becomes increasingly difficult to slide to a stop and also you will wear out your stopped extremely quickly (sometimes in one hill!). Unlike the heel brake of inline skate where there are options to variate the pressure on the heel brake, it’s allot harder to do this with a toe stop dragging behind you. You can pull the toe stop towards your front heel as you bend your front knee more, but this is then at the maximum pressure and if you don’t stop then, you will have nothing else up your sleeve to deliver more stoppability (and that isn’t a nice feeling when a looming obstacle gets closer and closer).
    *T stop (which is a zillion time sharder on quads than on inlines and equally unsatisfactory when it comes to any steep hill or needing to actually stop in a hurry. I do not rate the T-stop as a viable option for either inlines or quads particularly on slopes. The technical ability needed to do a downhill T stop (to a complete stop) is beyond most upper intermediate level skaters.
    * Paralllel turns. Advanced skaters can and do try the slalom technique of doing tight consecutive parallel turns, but this demands a high level of control, excellent turns on your bad side and a certain about of width of road (and no traffic on your right) so this is ruled out on any normal street or pavement due to lack of width.
    *The quads spin stop to backwards is perhaps the best one to master but again, at high speed going into a spin in not a great way to go and this only works well for medium and slow speeds, plus you need a good level of comfort in backwards to be able to stop backwards using your stopper. This stop also doesn’t have the gradual ‘slow down’ setting, it’s either stop, or not, so again on a slope it’s very easy for that comfortable speed to be exceeded.
    *Snow plough, is another option for slowing down speed and I think from my observations of quaddies this is a preferred option (easier to do than the T stop) and the back wheels skid easier than on inlines. But the drawback here are that any horizontal cracks will be problematic, so this is ruled out on pavements with paving slabs or dodgy road surfaces.

    I am not trying to be a downer when it comes to quads, I am just trying the share the realities of the situation so that people are informed as to the limitations of quads on slopes. They weren’t designed for this.
    Street skating on quads is at least 5x more technically challenging than street skating on inlines. Speed is harder to produce (more friction), obstacles are more obstructive, hills are more problematic…..I know you quaddies out there are experiencing these challenges.

    Practice on the lower portion of small slopes and see if you can master some or all of the above techniques so that you can have several options to choose from and change from one to the other as needed. It’s really important to know your stopping capabilities and to ‘edit’ your hills accordingly.

  11. super, i`m happy for all :). very good idea to teach on video!!! then u don`t need so many instructors 😉 sending a big hug to you in Brazil x

  12. That’s so weird, i was just practicing that this morning. I’m ok with the scooter bit, definitely going out to the side, not back, like your app says, but the toe roll thing is soooo hard trying to balance on the other skate and keep it going in a straight line. I know i’m inside edging and turning inwards due to that and finding it hard to get a straight edge without over balancing past the outside edge – hope i’m making sense?

    But it was only my first morning working on this specific thing and i was slowly improving but plenty of work to do. Have to say that the challenge is what makes it so enjoyable. Thanks for your vids (especially this one – yeah, you make it look soooo easy :-D) and apps. You’re a star!

    Big hugs! xx

  13. Hi Asher, l will be practicing this when I next get a chance. Love the drills and ideas that you offer. Have a great trip to Brazil hope to meet you on your next instruction day.
    Regards Paul Hodge.

  14. Obrigado pelas aulas, estou melhorando muito com seus videos, Uma pergunta se me permite, eu tenho receio de saltar para fazer a transição de frente para tráz tem algum video seu explicando como fazer sem riscos? obrigado desde já!

    • Sinto muito para a demora dessa resposta. Meus notificações não estavam ligados. Eu tenho feito um video em inglês mostrando a transição com um saltinho pequeno. De ser que mesmo em inglês te ajuda um pouco.

  15. THANKS A
    I FEEL THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO KEEP ME SKATING
    IN-LINE. I SKATE ONE TO TWO HOURS A DAY . I
    LOVE IT BUT I AM DEVELOPING A BONION ON MY
    LEFT FOOT. DO YOU KNOW OF ANYTHING I CAN
    DO TO AVOID IT FROM INTERRUPTING MY LOVE OF ROLLING ?
    NOTE I GET A SHARP PAIN ON THE TOP OF MY TOE
    IT MAKES ME STOP SKATING . IT HAPPENS WHEN I SKI ASWELL.

    THANKS GUIDO G

    • I have a similar problem and simply putting an ice pack on my foot immediately after skating helps me. Don’t know if it will help you but easy to try it out. Good luck.

    • Guido, sorry for the delay, my notifications were not turned on so I missed these comments until now. Are your skates heat mouldable? If so definitely do that. Are your skates a hard boot? This can be the main (and only) problem with hard boots, that if they don’t fit your foot shape they can be painful. How long have you worn these skates? i.e. are they still in the ‘breaking in’ process which can take 1-3 months. Your left foot is probably larger than your right foot so maybe try a thinner sock on the left foot and see if this releases the pressure. Removing the insole could also provide some more space inside your skate. Hope that’s helpful.

      • HI ASHLEY
        WAS WONDERING IF YOU HAVE ANY INFO ON STRECHING FOR SKATERS.
        THE SUBJECT IS SO IMPORTANT TO PREVENT INJURY .
        THANKS
        GUIDO.G

  16. Jack Larner here I am a 68 year old skater and your teaching method is fantastic me and my wife learn our lifetime of mistakes and are now correcting them, thank you so much.

  17. Pleasee post title to youtube video as my work PC blocks videos on your site. I cannot find anything under your channel for how to get fit and skate faster.

    Thanks

  18. Hola Asha, me encantan tus vídeos. Hace poco que he conocido tu web, pero ahora estoy enganchado a ella.

    Voy a probar el ejercicio los próximos días. Gracias por tus enseñanzas.

    Un abrazo

    • Lo siento el retraso en responder. Mis notificaciones no estaban ‘on’. Como fue tu experiencia de probar este ejercicio? Espero que te ayude. No es fácil esta, mesmo que parece fácil. Suerte!

  19. Looks amazing-guys u surely had a time of your lifes 🙂 love the idea of skating on this cool rock-maye the front powerslide goes easier?-hope i find it out some next time in Rio Skatefresh trip 🙂 <3 lots of love. maja

  20. amazing fotoes-how high is the girl-3rd from right on the 2nd jumping pic? well done-looks awesome 🙂