You know when you're obsessed with skating when you want to know how to paint your skates, or decorate your blades, or even cover the entire sole of your skates with Swarovski crystal.
You know you're obsessed when you complain that there's no way to rent blades for a month so you can compare Gold Seal with Coronation Ace.
You know you're obsessed when you can recognized the manufacturer and model of blade by only seeing the toepick--and you really, really want to share this geeky little skill with other people, and then maybe set up an online test just to see who else can do it.
You know you're obsessed when you get in a polite but fierce discussion on Radius of Hollow.
You know you're obsessed when you really, really, really know 30 tricks to modify your boot fit and can't wait to share.
You know you're obsessed when you have a favorite size, cut, and color of decorative crystal
Ditto when you're out there wanting to know the best glue and gluing techniques so you can spend a three day weekend stoning a costume for a Basic Skills competition.
You're way over the top obsessed when you have a friggin' skating blog!!! That you have spent years working on!
And where do these obsessed people go?
Show up for the public posts, then get an account for the private forums. Almost no fan posts, it's all about you and your skating. Access to some amazingly technical posts on skating, costumes, music, equipment, sharpening and testing. Members from around the world from ISI, USFS, NISA and possibly other skating organizations: Members from Brazil, UK, UAE, S.Korea, Japan, Australia, and several other countries.
Come one come all. Ask your questions, Provide your knowledge, we can't wait to hear from you.