Last week was the London Skaters' biggest night of the year, the Santa Skate. This time I decided to try things a little different by purchasing a ride on horse outfit, pimping it with antlers and Christmas attire. I recruited five other friends to do the same so we had a herd of ride on skating reindeers.
At times it was difficult to see what was directly in front and it felt a bit clumsy at speed. Otherwise the costume had plenty of maneuverability and the public seem to love it too.
Today was the last ESS before Christmas which was a good excuse to get the reindeer out to play again, spreading some more Christmas cheers from Liverpool Street to Battersea Park. Enroute I was messing around doing some powersliding, my favourite way of stopping after my friend Mark gave me some good pointers for it recently..
If I'm being critical, I need to channel the powerslide in a more linear direction. The follow up move 'volt,' needs the back toe wheel to pivot in place as oppose to rolling back.
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