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by gummidge
Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: London Scene
Topic: Question thats been bugging me for ages
Replies: 9
Views: 4803

Re: Question thats been bugging me for ages

Did the FNS not always start from Wellington Arch, then, Look No Skywater?

After all these years, I've only just realised what happens if you say your name with a northern accent.
by gummidge
Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: London Scene
Topic: Question thats been bugging me for ages
Replies: 9
Views: 4803

Re: Question thats been bugging me for ages

Years ago the WNS started at the top end of Serp Raod, but I think the park authorities complained about it skating in a convoy all the way down to HPC, so the start location was moved down. Years ago the Sunday Stroll never left the park, so it made sense to start in the park, but being an off shoo...
by gummidge
Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: General skating
Topic: Rockering
Replies: 8
Views: 3694

Re: Rockering

And completely pointless. This was a marketing gimmick to make them seem like the hi-lo set up of a hockey skate. On some models the front two axles had two positions so you could have 76 76 80 80 flat, or 80 80 80 80 flat. Either configuration gives you the same wheelbase, the same flat set up and ...
by gummidge
Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: London Scene
Topic: LFNS 01/02?
Replies: 1
Views: 836

LFNS 01/02?

No FNS this week either?
by gummidge
Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Two piece vs one piece Axles
Replies: 3
Views: 734

Re: Two piece vs one piece Axles

Two piece = shit One piece = good These may not be universal differences, but in my experience - one piece axles don't protrude whereas two piece ones do. The protrusions can get worn down or broken off when sliding - one piece axles usually have deep hex holes and so can take the huge amount of tor...
by gummidge
Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Problem reporting
Topic: Forum control panel on a Mac
Replies: 7
Views: 5869

Re: Forum control panel on a Mac

Is there any easy way to see who is using what theme from a query on the dattybase? just curious (I'm on the old one personally as everything else just looks wrong) Yes, but it doesn't give that much insight. I'm guessing that most people on prosilver are inactive and so they just show up as using ...
by gummidge
Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: General skating
Topic: Leicester Skaters website
Replies: 16
Views: 3135

Re: Leicester Skaters website

Is it true that you've bought the domain leicestersquares.co.uk?
by gummidge
Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: new member concerns
Replies: 10
Views: 7975

Re: new member concerns

Biker Steve wrote:Take them forward with you then but beware of their future as they are the creation of minds far more limited than yours.

Bollocks.
by gummidge
Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Why skate backwards?
Replies: 29
Views: 6577

Re: Why skate backwards?

Yeahbut, while you're skating? The first golden rule of skating backwards is to look where you're going.
by gummidge
Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Why skate backwards?
Replies: 29
Views: 6577

Re: Why skate backwards?

Oh yes. We've all had those in depth earnest extended eye-to-eye contact conversations while skating. Where's the dam rolleyes emoticon.
by gummidge
Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Why skate backwards?
Replies: 29
Views: 6577

Re: Why skate backwards?

Sparky wrote:
Shaw wrote:Put simply, "why not?"

There really aren't any situations where skating backwards is more practical than skating forwards,


Actually you are wrong.

It is easier to ride stairs backward.

Oh yeah. It's so long since I've dared to do stairs I completely forgot about that.
by gummidge
Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Why skate backwards?
Replies: 29
Views: 6577

Re: Why skate backwards?

In comes in very handy when you're trying to light a fag while skating into the wind.
by gummidge
Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Extremely tight Axles
Replies: 23
Views: 3637

Re: Extremely tight Axles

Bebai wrote:I don't remember complaining about loose axles, that's what Loctite is for apparently.

It enables the bolt to be good and tight without having to over-tighten it and so helps to avoid the bonding which causes Extremely tight Axles.
by gummidge
Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Extremely tight Axles
Replies: 23
Views: 3637

Re: Extremely tight Axles

Same, but I have broken a few allen keys.
by gummidge
Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Extremely tight Axles
Replies: 23
Views: 3637

Re: Extremely tight Axles

The bonding definitely happens without the aid of any loctite. I foolishly used the red stuff once thinking it would fix it, and they were harder to remove than without. They used to use the blue stuff on FSKs and that seemed to do the trick, although I'm not 100% sure that it is the same stuff as l...
by gummidge
Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Seba, what bugs me!!
Replies: 71
Views: 17958

Re: Seba, what bugs me!!

the 5/16ths of an inch thing annoyed me too. Also Gummidge, the seba highs arent that hard to put on once you get the hang of it. Generally if I am only going on a short skate (less than 3 miles) I will just do both ratchets and not bother with the laces, but if I am slaloming or going faster and f...
by gummidge
Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: London Scene
Topic: rocking my rocker
Replies: 10
Views: 3026

Re: rocking my rocker

76 80 80 76 is quite a severe rocker. With less of a rocker all your wheels will usually be in contact with the ground (because they compress) but the edge ones will be lighter. Then, when you put your forward or back you increase the load at one end while decreasing it at the other. That might feel...
by gummidge
Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Wet pavement skating?
Replies: 9
Views: 1833

Re: Wet pavement skating?

I just give all the wheels a spin periodically after I've got home to disperse the water as it collects. Seems to do the trick.
by gummidge
Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: London Scene
Topic: Last LondonSkate 2012! Weds 12th Sept
Replies: 12
Views: 3027

Re: Last LondonSkate 2012! Weds 12th Sept

Did it happen?

Where I was (Fulham Broadway) it was absolutely pissing down at about 8:30.
by gummidge
Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: London Scene
Topic: WNS 18/07 rained off
Replies: 5
Views: 995

Re: WNS 18/07 rained off

Yeah, shame, good call though.

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