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Desert Addict
04-06-2010, 23:30
Hi All, I am planning to start with inline skating. Anyone knows the best places to do this? And are there any specialized shops around as I still need to buy them?

Thanks in advance...

tvadim133
04-06-2010, 23:33
What is it?

Desert Addict
06-06-2010, 11:23
It seems inline skating is not so popular as I tought... will have to look for something else to do...

TZski
06-06-2010, 13:06
There's a skate shop down by Autozavodskaya (green line), I think...

I was only there once and bought a great pair of K2's...

Skating is very popular here...

You can rent a pair at VDNKh and spend all day skating there...

My favorite place to skate is Victory Park...

:beerbros:

drwho
06-06-2010, 13:56
Hi All, I am planning to start with inline skating. Anyone knows the best places to do this? And are there any specialized shops around as I still need to buy them?

Thanks in advance...

Others will know it as roller blades or roller skating. Try by the river at Sokol Nikki as its flat, with tarmac (ash-felt, tar, black road surface) I have seen many doing it there, in fact round any big park but the best is along the river.

You can buy them at any of the BIG shopping centers. Start other thread for the best sports shops.

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:MCNPiDKfk3DfRM:http://www.comparestoreprices.co.uk/images/br/bronx-rollerblades.jpg

FlakeySnowballer
06-06-2010, 15:24
Hi All, I am planning to start with inline skating. Anyone knows the best places to do this? And are there any specialized shops around as I still need to buy them?

Thanks in advance...

You are welcome to Poklonnaya gora for example. As for me i prefer skating not far from zapretka, at least here the air is fresh and not so many people around.

Kant.ru is one of the best shop for inline skating

Desert Addict
06-06-2010, 18:03
thanks all, now I can start... will check out the shops...

Max77
06-06-2010, 22:50
I've always skated in Gorky Park because I live nearby. Fine place, not perfect, but good enough for some time.

Anyone heard of v-line skates?
:tongue:

FatAndy
07-06-2010, 10:28
http://www.roller.ru - general roller site and forum

http://www.speedskater.ru/ - site dedicated to speedy runs

http://rollerclub.ru/ - site, forum and shops (shops are there:

http://rollerclub.ru/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=9&Itemid=42)

http://www.rollershop.ru/ - shop near m. Fili (light blue line, West)

Nice places are:
1) Victory Park (aka Park Pobedy, aka Poklonka) - m. Park Pobedy, navy blue line, West, 16:00 every Sunday - free lessons for novices (if you are)

2) Luzhniki aka Luzha (sporting complex territory + Moscow river embankment) - m. Vorobievy Gory, red line, SW, last wagon from center, plus other side of the river (near MSU) - first wagon from center

3) 5km "VDNH big round" - exhibition center territory, m. VDNH, orange line, NNE.

Also there are a lot of "pokatushki" - collective runs of 10-300 people (format and speed depend on mastership and stars position) - seek for announcements at roller websites.

Novices usually start from Park Kul'tury entrance (m. Oktyabr'skaya or m. Park Kul'tury) across the city with different routes, more experienced do from Yurik (Yury Gagarin' monument at m. Leninsky prospekt, orange line, SSW) or from Kamen' (Stone, Karl Marx monument at m. Pl. Revolutsii or m. Teatral'naya).

FatAndy
07-06-2010, 11:37
Indoor rollerdroms (for Nov-Mar period):
http://www.rollholl.ru/rus/roll.php - RollHall aka Loh-Roll :D, m. Tul'skaya, grey line South, 5 min by feet, Holodil'ny per - a lot of sport shops at ground floor, including roler ones

http://www.skatepark.ru/in/fitness.htm - Adrenaline skatepark, aka Adr - m. Altuf'evo (grey line N) or Medvedkovo (orange line NNE), 10-15 min by any bus besides 71th to "Chermyansky proezd".

http://www.fpark.ru/antarctic.html - Fantasy park, m. Mar'ino, green-salad line, SE.

Desert Addict
13-06-2010, 14:25
just bought myself the skates already... In KHAT (http://www.kant.ru/). Good shop. Not al ot of English but was helped fine (and the language is off course my problem - will solve it:) and now starting again after lots of years without getting myself in hospital...

FlakeySnowballer
13-06-2010, 16:38
and now starting again after lots of years without getting myself in hospital...

Try snowboard it is much safely, at least falling in a snow is much better than falling in an asphalt

Desert Addict
14-06-2010, 11:56
I have never in my live tried a snowboard (an skiing 1 time) and I am end 30 so not going to try that now. Bad knies anyway... I will try the skates first:)

FlakeySnowballer
14-06-2010, 16:48
I have never in my live tried a snowboard (an skiing 1 time) and I am end 30 so not going to try that now. Bad knies anyway... I will try the skates first:)

So knee caps is a must i think:11157:

FatAndy
14-06-2010, 19:16
Don't forget full protection pads - knees, hands, elbows and also helmet. Otherwise asphalt disease guaranteed.

Desert Addict
16-06-2010, 00:07
The shop was out of protection pads so had to try anyway. Went to VDNH and was really fun... skates are more teh marathon type but they manouver just enough to handle the crowd. Definitely up for a repeat:)

Ivan Durak
16-06-2010, 01:19
1) Hand and wrest protection are essential. Not an option. I skated intensively for a few years, and while I often rode without knee protection (very stupid, but I was young), I never went without wrest protection, too many people with broken wrists having repeatedly told me to get some.

2) If you're a beginner, learn to brake with the "brake" -the black rubber thingy attached behind the right skate-, and then without. First thing. Learn to avoid small obstacles such as pavement grills, small pavement jumps, the proverbial lamppost etc. Then learn to speed up fast, brake fast (huhu), turn fast.

3) Don't start out skating on the streets. Unless you don't care looking like a dork. Find a park.

4) I don't know how safe Moscow is for rollers. Be extra careful of crappy pavement, shitty roads, bad drivers, bad lighting.

5) Don't get rollers with pressed aluminium frames, but sturdier carbon fiber or extruded aluminium. Or even magnesium (slightly cheaper). That, the maximum-sized wheel possible and the comfort of the shoe are the only things that matter. Wheels and bearings can be replaced.

6) If you haven't skated for a while, ankle and feet pains are normal.

kassandra
17-06-2010, 16:36
It seems inline skating is not so popular as I tought... will have to look for something else to do...

NO! NO! NO! Please dont give up!

There are english speaking people who like inline skating! My friends do it every thursday evening. Unfortunatelly normally i work until late so cannot join them.

But I am available on weekends :)
PM me if you are interested :)

BTW I invite not only Desert Addict but everybody who fancy blading :)

FatAndy
17-06-2010, 17:52
There are english speaking people who like inline skating! My friends do it every thursday evening. - much more all other days, including weekends, but mostly Russians (most of them are students or working in intellectual areas, so every second speaks English) ;) See websites I mentioned above (they all are in Russian but you can try to write English if you prefer, and get feedback).