This is the first time I have looked at this part of the forum.
I have thought about roller blading but never quite got around to it. wouldn't mind giving it a go though if your still interested in finding someone to tag along. Would need to get some blades though perhaps you can advise me. I use to ice skate but not sure if there is any similarity though.
Put a pair of skates on your Christmas list definitely! I don't think I'm up to road skating yet (the London or the Paris Friday night skates look a little advanced for me just now) but I love it - it's such good fun and good exercise!
I started with a pair of cheap skates from a sports shop to give me an idea of whether or not I was going to like it (I think they were about £20). Whe I realised I did like it I bought a pair of 'proper' skates which come in a little more expensive!
It is very much like ice skating, even in so much that the protective pads are designed to help you slide if you fall, as if you were falling on ice!
Well I didn't get any blades despite putting them on my Christmas list. However I went and brought myself a pair (sadly Jai yours were just a bit too big) yesturday. I need to learn how to stand up in them first. I was shocked that I couldn't even do that in the shop easily, there must be some trick. Anyway if you still don't mind a complete beginner tagging along with you would love to team up. Perhaps you can give me some pointers.
Oooh, can I come too? In my bid to try and get fitter this year I dug out my roller blades the other evening.
Am not very good, I can stand up and go in a fairly straight line, Jac, don't worry, it gets easier! Make sure you have good knee and wrist pads though.
Would love to join in if I can.