Practical Welding for Rollerbladers

DISCLAIMER: If anything bad, terrible or mediocre happens by following this guide, you, the reader- agree that it's all your fault. Proceed with caution. I'm not your attorney. I'm no expert and any ideas or constructive construction suggestions are welcomed and greatly appreciated in the comments.

Aggressive inline skating is largely defined by grinding.

The insatiable collective appetite for polesliding is outmatched only by a desire to discover new and exciting obstacles upon which to do that sliding.

With a little effort and around $150 US, you can supplement discovery and skatepark routine with invention.

IMPLEMENTS

Welding Tools

 

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Chips & Salsa (1996), Garage Thursdays (2015)


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Plano, Texas 009 Crew's 1996 production, "Chips & Salsa".


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Garage Thursdays

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How Aggressive Really Crashed (Get Someone To Blade Day Was A Postmortem)

It's convenient to blame Disney's ESPN X-Games, Big Brother Magazine, The Industry, scooters, skateboarders, whatever happened to? Old Pro's pointlessly publicized "OMG used to be a rollerblader!!!" artfgt rebirth, Michelob Ultra, or the Human Giant Sketch. But all they've ever been are distracting, mildly depressing externalities: easy excuses. Blaming childhood heroes or "skateboarding" for Barely Death is much simpler and makes everyone feel better.

In reality, the descent has been a slow one, guided by internal failure on the smallest scale imaginable.

With the seventh anniversary of Get Someone To Blade Day fast approaching, it's ...

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Exorcising VODemons

Winter 2003 Roller Warehouse Video Spread

 Winter '03 RW video spread featuring 70 titles. Height of the Aggressive Inline Film Industry?

Net profit for a typical VOD project can be expressed as:

(Total Paying Customers * Download Price) - Expenses

Expenses might include everything from payment processor and distribution overhead1 (as much as a staggering twenty percent of gross or more), Superbus tickets, Happy Meals, jean-print tights, ironic haircuts, fisheye lenses, Gulfwax, du rags, Ibuprofen, sunglasses, forties, etc.

It's fair to place a hard upper limit on the current number of potential paying Aggroblading video viewing customers somewhere around 5,000. Figures provided for recent superstar ...

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Denton, Texas K2 Brand Ambassadors


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K2 Skates Wants YOU. Rolling since 1994, we're committed to building the best product in the industry and inspiring the world by promoting Serious Fun and a love for the outdoors in everything we do.

However, we need your help! K2 Skates is looking for the next group of ambassadors to be the face of the brand. If you love skating, being active, and enjoy being involved in the skating scene, then this is the perfect opportunity for you.


FEATURING: CHAINSAW, J-ROC, DRRTY, KPILL$, PATMAN, KRAZY B. TEAM MEMBERS MIA KARP, GINO ...

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The Industry Is Worth One Scarface Mansion, Probably

DISCLAIMER: The below is a reality-driven work of fiction


How much would it cost to buy aggressive inline skating?

Yes, all of it. Every single active company and brand.

Let's look at Rollerblade's estimated 2008 operating revenue: $20M US. 2008 was a rocky year in finance and a long time ago, but aggressive rollerblading has gone downhill in participation terms since then, so this seems like a fair starting point.

Extrapolate from this that aggressive sales represent no more than 15% of total income, but probably closer to 8% or $1.6M. Rollerblade have the best recognition and ...

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Rollerblading Generations

There's an outsized mention of "generations" in rollerblading lately; particularly on the Fungus Knifing Talkshow, but none have thus far attempted to loosely or discretely define said generations. Based on my limited knowledge, gut instinct, and personal biases, I'll give delineation a try so that we can 1)anecdotally bucket-label eachother and 2)make fewer unwarranted experiential assumptions of our near-peers' assumptions.

GENERATION O - THE LAND BEFORE TIME : 198X+

Generation 0

Rollerblade... the ride continues

Arrived with the first wave of Rollerblade® product and took more cues from rollerskating than skateboarding or BMX. These guys (and a shockingly high percentage ...

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72mm Showdown: Bake vs. Big vs. Level III

DISCLAIMER: I am not affiliated with Bake, Ground Control or Kizer. No products, bribes, or threats were delivered.
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1988 Rollerblade Lightning (with 72mm wheel frame), Kizer Level 3, Ground Control Big, Bake (mk3)

BACKGROUND

72mm is a great wheel size for more speed and maneuverability than a conventional aggressive setup, with a reasonably short wheelbase that allows for grinding and retains vertical stability. I've been riding Bake frames on my primary setup since their Kickstarter project concluded unsuccessfully and they became available. Like many early nineties aggressive inliners, 4x 72mm felt familiar from the hockey and rec setups of ...

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Trollditch Resurrection


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"The only thing that can kill me is death itself" -Tupac Shakur
FILMED ON LOCATION IN DENTON, TX.

PROMOTIONAL CONSIDERATION: CAPTAIN JOHN B. DENTON,
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, THE HOME DEPOT, HARBOR FREIGHT TOOLS

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Steps To $uccess In A F(l)ailing Niche Market

1. Focus Your Approach

Employ one foolproof marketing strategy per cycle (9-12 months):
-New Color
-Lightweight
-Suspension
-Hip/Notable Team Member Addition(s)
-Improved Technical Gimmickry Makebelieve Detail
-To Skin or Not To Skin?
-Revolutionary Material
-New Logo
-"Skater Owned"
-Magical Fit
-New Color (no: ANOTHER new color)

 

2. Upsell

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Considerably fewer customers? No problem! Supplement emaciate revenue by fattening margins. Price implies quality and sells enthusiasts seeking an edge. Understand that nearly all remaining participants can now be considered enthusiasts.

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3. Capture Repute Worship

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