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Watch this video to see city inline skating at the utmost. Skating in the rain, hill bombs, jumps and skitching. Shaun from Shop Task Skates bombs down hills in the rain on his way to work and catches a couple different skitches on the way home.
When skating in the rain it is really important to minimize slip by keeping your feet under your body. The strides should be short. Turns should be approached with care. Watch out for leaves, bags or anything that might cause you to lose contact with the ground during a stride.
Skitching is the name given to the act of riding behind a motor vehicle by grabbing onto the bumper or wheel well of a car. At age 8 I first saw someone sliding behind a van. The roads were iced over from a few months of winter and the boy held on to the ladder built onto the van and slide behind. I remember thinking “That is amazing. It looks like so much fun.” A few years later a friend showed me the Sega Genesis game called “Skitchin”. In the game inline skaters race through the city on inline skates skitching on cars and doing misty flips off of knocked over street signs. 25 years later I am still playing “Skitchin” but now I am playing it in real life and it is a heck of a lot more fun.
Check out Skitchin on Sega Genesis
0:25 First skitch, fail
0:55 Downhill begins
2:48 The cutest heel brake stop
4:30 Skitching on bus
5:05 Sketchy skitch on SUV. All caught up.
6:45 Some fancy footwork and skitch on a friendly car
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