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I [heart] Davids · Rollerskating


Sunday night is Adult Skate at the Skate Ranch. I went early for a meeting with the Carolina Cruisers. I can’t remember belonging to a club where I had to pay monthly dues – it’s weird. I don’t think I’ll do it forever, but I did order a shirt (hot pink!) so I guess I’m kinda committed.

After the meeting we started skating. I decided I was tired of paying for skate rental, and the rental skates sorta suck anyway, so I brought my inline skates. I was one of two people on inline skates – it’s so not cool. But, it was $5 cheaper.

Inline skates are really different than roller skates. It would be impossible to do the tricks and stunts that they do on quad skates on inline skates.

I found out that you can get pretty much any shoes made into skates! Lots of people have boots (like combat boots) made into skates. They leave them untied, with the tongue hanging out and the sides of the boots folded down. I have no idea how they do it, but I think they must rig the inside to tie tight around their foot, otherwise the skate would come flying off! I am inspired – I want to be the first person on the rink with a pair of Dansko’s made into skates!! We’ll have to see how cheap I can get some Dansko’s. Before I go down that road, however, I want to see if I can still wear my combat boots – they have a slick, dress sole so they are dangerous to walk in. I never got much use from them other than looking cute in short skirts. If they fit well enough, I might just have them made. I don’t know how much it costs to have skates drilled on, but skate rental is $5 a night so it should even out fairly quickly.

Anyway, I had a really nice time and skated until just past 10. I really like the people, they’re very nice and genuine. I’m going to stick around!