I'm gonna have some spare monies, and I'm trying to decide whether to buy a pair of Heelies or a Nintendo DS Lite.
Heelies would be cheaper and I had thought that I would wear them all the time, making them more useful, but I didn't realize until doing some reading today that the kids I see zipping around on their Heelies have to walk on the balls of their feet and their toes when they're not rolling. Is this true? If it is, it really diminishes the appeal of Heelies to me.
You don't necessarily have to walk on your toes, you have to walk Frankenstein's Monster style. Lift foot up all the way, put foot back down flat. Also, if you get a pair, get a model with grind plates on the arch so you can slide down curbs.
No offense, Joe, but it's going to be hard for an adult to get used to them or learn to ride them. In my opinion, they were harder to use than a skateboard. So if you can't skateboard, you might as well go for the DS.
Hungry mate, talking from experience, Wheelies are pure, unadulterated Fail. They're hard to use, Make your calves ache something savage after about five minutes, you get equally sick of walking on your toes.
Heelies are a fad that will pass. The DS will still be selling when Heelies lose their appeal.
If it weren't for the stupidly steep hill I traverse every morning in Greystone, I'd carry blades on the train every morning.
What brand of Rollerblades would you recommend??? I haven't bladed in about 10 years or so, so I imagine things have changed. I won't be playing hockey or speed skating or doing tricks of any sort. Also, I'm looking at spending about $75 to $100 on them, would be more, but I'm buying a new pair for my girlfriend as well, so the budget gets cut in half for mine.
Here's a link to what Dick's carries:
I wear either a 12 or a 13, so here are the 12's:
And the 13's:
REALLY hoping I can get into a 12, or I'm pretty screwed when it comes to selection...
Being a pack-rat FTW!!!
But I still want to go get some new blades. Probably will be end of next week since that is payday.
Its gonna be funny tonight, since I'll be fucking with the Heelies at work tonight on the flight line.