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Postby JEM2387 » Sat Aug 02, 2008 6:29 am

I don't know how easy it will be for me to transport my bike to the playa. Is the ground smooth enough to be able to roller blade/skate?
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Postby AntiM » Sat Aug 02, 2008 6:30 am

No.
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Postby ygmir » Sat Aug 02, 2008 8:35 am

well, yeah, it is smooth enough.....
but, to soft. You can put 'em on, but, you'll still have to walk........Unless you have big, wide, soft "off road" rollerblades or skates, with wheelbarrow tires.......
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Postby TomServo » Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:22 pm

Jesus camps with us, and he's brought a pair of off-road inlines in years past. They don't look cheap...but do look like fun.
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Postby TomServo » Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:33 am

anything worth doing is worth overdoing..
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Re: Roller skates

Postby IonPrize » Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:44 pm

Hey,

So I was wondering if anyone has some experience using those "off-road" roller-blades for transportation. Jesus... any comment.

I hear that it's hella flat, but is the playa too soft to roll on (obviously I'm a noob.

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Re: Roller skates

Postby Bob » Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:05 pm

IonPrize wrote:obviously I'm a noob


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Re: Roller skates

Postby IonPrize » Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:48 pm

Well, gotta start somewhere... Man
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Re: Roller skates

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:00 pm

Ah. Well, we aren't all as dry as Bob.
I have no idea what kind of skates the roller disco uses, or how to get hold of them, but that's where I would start...
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Re: Roller skates

Postby FIGJAM » Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:13 pm

The roller disco builds a rink.

On the open playa this year, no way!



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Re: Roller skates

Postby TomServo » Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:09 pm

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Here's Jesus with the skates I mentioned. It may be too dusty this year, even for these.
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Re: Roller skates

Postby IonPrize » Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:15 pm

TomServo wrote:Image

It may be too dusty this year, even for these.



Awesome, thanks. Maybe I'm gonna have to bail on the skates thing.

Is the dust this year going to be thicker?
Bikes are still good I assume?
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Re: Roller skates

Postby TomServo » Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:21 pm

word is..that the playa is really soft right now..which means lots o dust for us in August. If you like to skate, bring em anyways. Black Rock Roller Disco has a floor to skate on. And plenty of skates....quads and inlines...if you don't bring em.


Bikes are always ok...just some years are harder than others on steering.
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Re: Roller skates

Postby Elderberry » Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:08 pm

What about those big two wheel skates Caeser Milano (the dog whisperer) uses on his show? They look like they might work.
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Re: Roller skates

Postby TomServo » Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:17 pm

These?
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they might work on the open playa...maybe not on the roads?
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Re: Roller skates

Postby alittledarkone » Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:08 am

just a little dark one...
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Re: Roller skates

Postby trilobyte » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:46 am

I don't suspect they'd do very well, especially with the deep soft playa I'm hearing we'll probably have this year.
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Re: Roller skates

Postby AntiM » Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:13 am

But think of the resultant youtubery!
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Re: Roller skates

Postby International Incident » Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:00 am

Oh man. I want to give those a go. It would be hilarious. But I would hurt myself. But it would be hilarious. But I would hurt myself. I'm torn.
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Re: Roller skates

Postby Elorrum » Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:06 am

melaniejane wrote:Oh man. I want to give those a go. It would be hilarious. But I would hurt myself. But it would be hilarious. But I would hurt myself. I'm torn.

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Re: Roller skates

Postby Rice » Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:06 pm

The Roller Disco uses conventional skates on a plywood surface...

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Re: Roller skates

Postby Ducky » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:13 pm

Plywood, with Masonite on top.
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