Monday, 21 February 2011

Whip It

My new obsession. Roller Boots! I have vague memories of being quite good at it when I was wee. I could navigate twists and turns, jump off and on kerbs and successfully stop without injury. However, at 8 years old, YOU HAVE NO FEAR! Will I be able to make my dreams of gleefully skating along the newly refurbished Clydeside, all the way from my new office into town on a sunny summer afternoon, come true?

These are the babies I'm after (above). Rio Retro Roller Skates. How snazzy will I look gliding along the riverside in a pair of these?? They are just the same as the ones I remember (below).

Do any of you skate? Any tips??





8 comments:

  1. How fun. I don't skate anymore. Too cold for that at the moment. But how exciting.

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  2. This is the coolest post, for the coolest way to travel. Cannot wait to see you skating along in your new boots. I love this. I watched Boogie Nights several times just because of 'Roller girl'.
    Aviemore used to have a roller skating ring- many happy childhood memories!!
    Long live the skate!

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  3. I was actually reminiscing about my old roller boots last night! They were white with red wheels and a rainbow on the side, and had been owned by at least 2 cousins before I got my hands on them. The lack of smooth ground anywhere near my home was a bit of a hindrance though...
    You should def get a pair to make your journey to work more exciting!

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  4. I havent done it since I was young, but I like to think that if I lived in America I would be a roller darby girl, or what it is called!

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  5. I have those ones in red! :D

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  6. Where did you get the 1st set of roller boots from i need them in a week or so for my friend's birthday. PLZ help!!

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    1. Sorry! Just an image from tumblr

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