Can you skate?

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  1. Sir Bustalot

    Sir Bustalot I am Jesus

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    I mean on Ice not on a skateboard.


    can ya? i think im one of only a few canadians who cannot skate.
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  2. Twamp

    Twamp proper weaponry

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    never been on ice in my life.

    got a skateboard when i was in middle school but never rode it.
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  3. Sir Bustalot

    Sir Bustalot I am Jesus

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    it hurts to fall on.

    i skated when i was a kid, but i sucked and didnt know how to stop. The last time i skated i was probably 13-14.
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  4. MissBreezy

    MissBreezy The God Pestilence

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    Alas, I am another Canadian who cannot skate.

    Last time I went ice skating I was 8. Thought I was doing well til I looked down and realized my ankles were touching the ice, lol..

    I literally just chuckled out loud at that vision of myself, ha ha.

    Should have put that in the 'little known facts' thread.

    Roller skating was a different story. I loved that and used to go every weekend as a teen.
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  5. Geedorah

    Geedorah King

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    Never tried nor am I interested in it.
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  6. M-theory

    M-theory Saint Esprit

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    Not well. But as long as you can keep your balance I'd say you can skate. Stopping doesn't come natural to me, only at low speeds.
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  7. Sir Bustalot

    Sir Bustalot I am Jesus

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    Im like MissBreezy, I never could, my ankles turned inwards. I used a chair to push along for balance.
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  8. zyclon B gas

    zyclon B gas sososerious

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    haven't in probably a decade, but can proficiently. stopping? not so sure. i generally just go slow enough where stopping is easy to slow down. at speeds i just crash into a wall to stop.
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  9. GaLaTeA

    GaLaTeA Well-Known Member

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    Learned how to ice skate around 1st grade, played hockey & attended camps for a few winters.. But there's nothing quite like waiting for the lake to freeze over & putting those blades on.. :)
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  10. Sir Bustalot

    Sir Bustalot I am Jesus

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    i always tried hard when i was little, but i had such shitty skates that it was no fun and it made me not want to go
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  11. GaLaTeA

    GaLaTeA Well-Known Member

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    For me it wasn't such a bad time because it was similar to being on reg skates (before roller blades came out)..

    Luckily the quality of ice skates has improved significantly since then - but you'd need someone to show you how to properly skate..
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  12. Sir Bustalot

    Sir Bustalot I am Jesus

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    ive never even tried rollerblading
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  13. GaLaTeA

    GaLaTeA Well-Known Member

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    You'll need pads. Lots of pads and a helmet.
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  14. MissBreezy

    MissBreezy The God Pestilence

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    I always wanted to try that.

    My knees, however, do not.

    Might I suggest a futon mattress??
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  15. DemiGod

    DemiGod Peef Rimgar

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    I am fucking graceful on ice skates....and roller blades.
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  16. GaLaTeA

    GaLaTeA Well-Known Member

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    There's always the option of bibendum.. :)
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  17. Noncentz

    Noncentz Sieg Heil, M'fer!

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    Yes. I am proficient in this activity.

    When I was younger I used to play Ice Hockey, so, skating ability was a must.
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  18. Ruby Gloom

    Ruby Gloom Lovely

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    I was awesome as a kid. Last time I skated before two years ago, was when I was 17. Could do turns and twirls and the works. My husband and I decided to try two years and go and yeah. I fail. I can not skate. That shit does NOT come back to you like riding a bike does lol I don't know if it was the toe pick or what. But ugh. It was not as easy as it looks---I am now 32. So that was quite the age difference lol
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  19. Shadow

    Shadow Kotaro's Master

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    Can't skate, skateboard, ski or swim
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  20. Sir Bustalot

    Sir Bustalot I am Jesus

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    you mean youd drowned?

    whoa.... is water scary to you?
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