Sunday, October 30, 2005


What I've Learned about Inline Skating and Roller Hockey

  1. Don't buy the $35 inline skates from Wal-Mart. It's hard to skate on them, and they hurt my feet. The $150 skates I bought the next day were worth the money.
  2. Protective gear (helmet, knee pads, elbow pads, and wrist guards or hockey gloves) is another $100 or so, and is definitely worth the cost.
  3. Falling down on a roller rink without pads doesn't hurt much. Falling down in a parking lot without pads hurts a lot.
  4. Kris falling down is very funny (to everybody else).
  5. Carrying a hockey stick around for an hour leads to sore arms and shoulders.
  6. It's a lot easier to shoot the puck when not wearing skates, and a lot easier to skate when not carrying the stick.

Only a casual observer to the sport, but having two kids some things I have learned about Roller Hockey:
1) Skin lacerates,
2) Bones break
3) Eyes get poked and dislodged
4) Noses bleed
5) It takes twenty two minutes to drive to an emergency room.

Good luck.

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