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Old 02-05-2008, 07:37 PM   #1
Dave Lowe
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Anyone have DIY thoughts on this...

(wfs) http://www.healiohealth.com/tek9.asp...ific=jnfqcqdrq

Not sure how great this'd be for cardio, but I want one just because it looks fun Anyone have any idea how to go about rolling your own?
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:53 PM   #2
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Re: Anyone have DIY thoughts on this...

Home Depot white board and stocking feet.
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Old 02-05-2008, 08:25 PM   #3
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Re: Anyone have DIY thoughts on this...

Add winter, water and street together and you'll get a nice surface. Ice Skating should be even more fun
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Old 02-05-2008, 09:55 PM   #4
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Re: Anyone have DIY thoughts on this...

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(wfs) http://www.healiohealth.com/tek9.asp...ific=jnfqcqdrq

Not sure how great this'd be for cardio, but I want one just because it looks fun Anyone have any idea how to go about rolling your own?
LOL, my brother used that for his alpine skiing dryland training years ago. It's a good tool for sport specific training for sports like skating or Alpine skiing.
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Old 02-05-2008, 10:05 PM   #5
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Re: Anyone have DIY thoughts on this...

Yeah, the white board or sheet metal would work well. Cheap, too. And for those goofy looking nylon booties, just get some of those stretchy textbook covers from staples or wherever. Sew them if you need to. I think if you just rip one in half and maybe reinforce the stitching you'd be fine.
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Old 02-06-2008, 04:26 AM   #6
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Re: Anyone have DIY thoughts on this...

We used slide boards extensively in speedskating. Go with the white board. Use Liquid nails to stick it to heavy plywood. Drill through several sets of holes from one end so you can move one of the rails.

Honestly though if you don't know how to use it, the chances of damaging the knees are high.
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Old 02-06-2008, 07:16 AM   #7
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Re: Anyone have DIY thoughts on this...

Thanks, all! The whiteboard idea makes perfect sense.

As far as hurting my knees, I'll have to be very, very careful, and progress up very slowly.

Just looks fun to me, and the DIY route is certainly a cheaper way of giving it a try.
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