Back at the rink, and I am going places. While I was away, my skates went to the spa. They had their wheels taken off and the all-important (Bones Red) bearings taken out and washed and then gently put back in and covered with some sort of emollient. Their trucks were adjusted and the pivot pins reset.
What all this means is that they are smokin’. The feel is really smooth. And the extra spin means I get more speed on each push. Turning is suddenly one quazillion times easier. I used to have to really push my weight onto the outside of my skate to get an edge and now I just have to think “Say, wouldn’t it be splendid to curve right.” and off I go, like a curving thing which curves in a curvy way.
You know what this means? That’s right, it means I suddenly suck again at stuff I WAS ALREADY GOOD AT. I have to relearn everything on these new faster skates. You know what THAT means? It means I am really excited and can’t wait to skate, skate, skate. Once I learn how to work with the newly speedy and responsive skates I now own, I am going to be pretty smokin’ myself.