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Does anyone Rollerskate / Blade ??

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Chocamochalatte Mon 18-Jul-11 21:08:58

really considering buying some as think it would be a good fun way to exercise... Haven't skated for years (I'm mid thirties) Would I look ridiculous??

Sleepwhenidie Fri 22-Jul-11 20:45:55

I used to and my legs looked amazing as a result, no other exercise (I have tried lots!) has the same effect...but at the time I had lovely long, smooth and traffic free paths to use. Nothing like that where I live now unfortunately, and I'm not good/confident enough to go on the road if necessary. That's the only thing that stops me though (and I am 38), it is such a fun and beneficial way to exercise - go for it!

extraconfusedhelp Sat 23-Jul-11 20:19:30

i bought some rollerblades a couple of years ago and used them twice. But at the time dd was a baby, so i had to skate while pushing her in her trike, it would be much eaiser now, but havnt bothered....

hopefully you would use yours more then mine smile good luck...

VivaLeBeaver Sun 24-Jul-11 10:47:20

I used to do roller derby and still have my skates. We have a fairly quiet cycle path near me and I sometimes go down there on my skates. You need to make sure you have outdoor wheels if you're skating outside. Go for it, I don't care if people think I look daft. No worse than jogging. grin

ByTheSea Sun 24-Jul-11 10:58:16

I used to and loved it. It's great if you have a park with nice paths nearby.

jetgirl Sun 24-Jul-11 11:11:23

I bought my first pair of skates 7 weeks ago. I'm 33! I go with 3 friends who are way better than me, but I love it. We go most Sunday mornings at 8am round the common. My legs are definitely getting a good workout. However, one of the group has ended up in a&e today after spraining her knee shock

ragged Sun 24-Jul-11 11:22:48

Am 44 & I am going with DC tomorrow to the local indoor rink (hopefully, DD having a tirade now because I changed plan from going today). There are special "Over 16s" nights at many venues.

I don't skate outdoors though, don't like to deal with cleaning the bearings later.

melliebobs Mon 25-Jul-11 08:29:56

when i was walking the dog along the seaside the other week there was a lady blading. Her legs were so toned!!!! Made me think how much i used to like blading when i was a teenager. Damm being pregnant and not being able to do it! Once this baby has popped out though i'm on ebay buying a pair!

Chocamochalatte Mon 25-Jul-11 21:59:50

Thanks for all the replies! Def going to buy a pair... Now just need a recommendation! grin

jetgirl Mon 25-Jul-11 23:42:06

I got mine from here

I live near it so was able to try them on, but they are very helpful staff if you wanted to phone them. I have a pair of rio pink skates which were about £40. You'll find them in the adult roller skate section.

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