Roller Blading The North Shore?

Date Feb 16, 2016

So this is a thing.


Is NSRB.com taken?

 

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josh-cox
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Josh Cox  - May 31, 2016, 12:57 a.m.

could make a good movie….. oh wait,

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achille
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Achille  - Feb. 19, 2016, 8 a.m.

Now think about all the b*it on 29ers and the better "rolling over everything" factor 😀

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Dilusion56
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Brian Debenham  - Feb. 18, 2016, 10:57 a.m.

Goddamn companies pushing new industry standards onto consumers, now I need to consider a new wheel size for my next ride. 4″ wheels on my new bike? Something to consider! Looks really sweet on that perfectly swept buff trail, I'm sure he would ride the same on steep tech sections, or through deep loam. TRIPLE BLADED LOAM SAWS!

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Dirk
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Dirk  - Feb. 18, 2016, 8:40 a.m.

I avoided watching this, but Stephen Quinn interviewed him this morning and he sounded like an interesting guy. I enjoyed this video far more than I thought I would.

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jman
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Jman  - Feb. 17, 2016, 7:54 p.m.

You guys won't be laughing when this dudebrah takes rampage next year… Hell I might make my way up there tomorrow with a shopping cart and roost some corners myself..

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extraspecialandbitter
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ExtraSpecialandBitter  - Feb. 17, 2016, 7:21 p.m.

Hahaha. Hilarious video. This is a spoof, right?

Right?

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mtraslin
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Mike Traslin  - Feb. 17, 2016, 3:05 p.m.

I called it years ago. Bigger question is…. Can you roller rip in the rain? You have to admit he is good at it. I remember seeing people ripping around on there off road skateboards in California somewhere….

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Brocklanders
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yahs  - Feb. 18, 2016, 8:42 a.m.

Let's up the anti Mike. Stick and orange hockey ball on the way down. Charge!

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morgan-taylor
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Morgan Taylor  - Feb. 17, 2016, 3:01 p.m.

Rollerblading on trails, no problem. Doing it without a helmet, that irritates me.

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mike-x
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Mike X  - Feb. 17, 2016, 7:22 p.m.

Absolutely. I've ridden this trail on my bike many times and a few times on blades. A helmet is essential and I've called him and Powerslide out on it.

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jesse
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Jesse  - Feb. 17, 2016, 1:34 p.m.

If the mtn bike industry gets wind of this, my bet is those 4″ wheels he's running will be obsolete by 2017.

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johnnyv
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JohnnyV  - Feb. 17, 2016, 1:06 p.m.

Where's the Skull Trail Saboteur when you need her?

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mrbungle
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Mr.Bungle  - Feb. 17, 2016, 11:29 a.m.

why do I feel violated after watching that?
would have much cooler on a skateboard.
Can we send this guy to Bootleg canyon?

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mrbungle
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Mr.Bungle  - Feb. 17, 2016, 11:39 a.m.

would have BEEN much cooler on a skateboard
(can't type these days)

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mike-x
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Mike X  - Feb. 17, 2016, 7:23 p.m.

The skateboard vs. rollerblade thing is pretty fucking tired at this point.

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counterpoint
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jeremy  - Feb. 18, 2016, 10:07 a.m.

says the guys who says helmets not on rollerbladers sends the wrong message??

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mike-x
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Mike X  - Feb. 18, 2016, 8:36 p.m.

What the hell do those two things have to do with each other?

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reformed-roadie
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reformed roadie  - Feb. 17, 2016, 9:26 a.m.

What did I just watch?

Next up, long boarder…

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mike-x
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Mike X  - Feb. 17, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Mountainboarder, actually.

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team-robot
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TEAM ROBOT  - Feb. 17, 2016, 9:18 a.m.

This is what freeride flicks look like to ROBOT eyes.

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Brocklanders
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yahs  - Feb. 17, 2016, 7:21 a.m.

That was so sick. That log jib was off the hook.

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pete@nsmb.com
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Pete Roggeman  - Feb. 17, 2016, 11:38 a.m.

You have to give credit where it's due. That guy was shredding on those off- road rollerskaterthingies.

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Brocklanders
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yahs  - Feb. 18, 2016, 8:41 a.m.

Yes he is- I was at first offended but now I like the idea. Anything to piss Monica and her anti bike-blade crusaders off even more.

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muldman
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muldman  - Feb. 17, 2016, 6:48 a.m.

6.25″ wheels are the new 27.5.

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whatyouthink
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whatyouthink  - Feb. 17, 2016, 6:39 a.m.

A camio from Norbs in there would have been ideal.

On a side note that guy kinda slayed it with about the same style of Napolean Dynamite.

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qduffy
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qduffy  - Feb. 17, 2016, 12:02 a.m.

Huh.

Huh.

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kimcheefartz
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kimcheefartz  - Feb. 16, 2016, 11:36 p.m.

You know what this is?

Proof that the trails have been dumbed down too much.

And just wait for the drama, when a fruitbooter charges through a trail intersection full of people standing around…

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mikeb
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MikeB  - Feb. 17, 2016, 8:49 a.m.

Few points, but I totally agree.

1) I think trails just never kept up with the technology. The hard ones were built when 3 inches suspension was the norm, but now a ten year old can come in and completely roll a trail like pink starfish with his eyes closed.

2) when all the trails were originally built, they were hated by the district, and we were hated by the district. I Don't want to undermine what the community has done over the last 2 decades to build a huge trust between the riders, community and city, but I feel like that trust was built the green and blue runs, and trying to make it for everybody. Don't get me wrong, thats a great thing, but there is no investment into the higher skill set. Maybe I'm a bit out of touch, because it could have been done, but when was the last time a drop or stunt was built where it didn't have a "easy way out" work around?

I get that we can't just go around making 20ft high, 4″ wide, 100ft, . long skinnies and cliff drops, but there hasn't been anything built in soooo long thats even remotely challenging.

3) Fuck it. lets rebuild flying circus type trails, and trails with… dare I say… GAPS!? Between the JUMPS?! GASP

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Captain-Snappy
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Merwinn  - Feb. 18, 2016, 11:52 a.m.

1. Power in numbers. If your community is only made up of a relatively few highly skilled riders, you get an inadequate numbers of volunteers to do anything like trail maintenance or maintaining a relationship with the land owners.

2. No one's holding a gun to our heads forcing us rider to take the alt line.

3. If you can easily clear launch to landing, what is the difference in rider experience between a making a jump a gap and or a table top? Nothing at all.

4. You should come out to an NSMBA Open House or AGM.

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mike-wheels
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Mike Wheels  - Feb. 18, 2016, 12:55 p.m.

it's a hell of a lot more work building table top by hand that it is to build a gap…more than double I would think if you do it properly…and the larger the table top, the more work. Not so for gaps…bigger gaps don't necessarily equate to more work….

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Captain-Snappy
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Merwinn  - Feb. 18, 2016, 1:40 p.m.

My point was that they feel exactly the same if you clear a table not the amount of work req'd to build one.

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cam@nsmb.com
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Cam McRae  - Feb. 17, 2016, 9:44 a.m.

This may not be proof of anything when you consider that Bobsled was rebuilt to allow access for people like Tara Llanes, who are unable to ride on two wheels.

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mtraslin
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Mike Traslin  - Feb. 17, 2016, 3:07 p.m.

Awesome!

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mike-x
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Mike X  - Feb. 17, 2016, 7:28 p.m.

You needed this for proof? lol I didn't like the bobsled makeover, but I see it's purpose after seeing so many new riders on it over the years.

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Captain-Snappy
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Merwinn  - Feb. 18, 2016, 11:34 a.m.

Yeah. Why can't they just build everything for my skill level? C'mon NSMBA, don't you know it's all about me?

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