||[Apr. 21st, 2009|10:23 am]
Last night, as a newer person, I was pulled aside with a couple of others to practice falling.
Yep. Falling on skates! On purpose!
Onto one knee. Onto two knee's. Onto one knee with a slide turn. Onto two knee's with a forearm catch. And finally baseball slides.
Baseball slides kind of suck. Unlike in actual baseball, you down leg should not end up under your butt, but rather behind your forward knee. Landing on a roller skate hurts.
Also, A man of my size makes a lot of racket when a controlled fall fails, and my ass lands hard. I swear the floor vibrated for a good 8 seconds! Although, that might have been my spine.
And in 2 uses, I have ruined my new skates! :/
Doing a controlled knee slide results in you pointing your toes, and the top and toe of the skate rubs along the floor.
At one point, I looked down and excplaimed "That's my toe nail!". I burned a hole through the toe of my left skate big enough that I could see my toe. Which means I had also ruined my new socks with the skeletons on them! And a set of laces!
Alright, that means I get to play with some leather. Gonna pull out the tools and fashion me some custom tooled toe covers.
And I hurt all over. But no photograph-able bruising yet. But give me time... it will happen.