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October 15-21, 2006

Oct. 16, 2006
Skate Bytes
Anti-Reversal Skates Create a Buzz
Skates that don't roll backwards? ... Bruce Honaker's patent-pending invention doesn't sound like fun, but he claims it takes the fear out of learning and also makes it easy to climb hills. (But how's the beginner going to get down?)
Go to Honaker's web site.

Oct. 17, 2006
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Oct. 18, 2006
Skate Travel
Skate Adelaide in March
Looking for an excuse to visit Australia? How about this: Planet Inline's 7-day Skate Adelaide 2007 tour (March 8-14). Skaters will tour the scenic area, rolling along excellent trails and stopping at various points, including a brewery and chocolate factory. Price: $384-580 (US), airfare not included.
Go to more info.

Industry News
Bont 'Raps' Up a Deal
Bont Australia is teaming up with Raps Holland to build sales in Europe. Raps, a leading speed skate maker, will distribute Bont skates, shoes and clothing through its wide European sales network. The companies also plan to share technology and manufacturing.
Go to announcement.

Racing News
Successful Start for Rattleskate
About 70 skaters competed in the inaugural Rattleskate Invitational in Chandler, Ariz., over the weekend. Among them: Joey Mantia (who put on a skate clinic) and a dozen skaters from Sonora, Mexico. The event looks like a go for 2007.
Go to race director's report.

Oct. 19, 2006
Six Minutes a Week May Be Enough
Staying in shape doesn't necessarily require long, hard hours on the trail. Six minutes a week of intense exercise may be enough.

Go to Planet story.

Not So Easy When the Cars Are Moving
As a crowd cheers, a young skater in India flattens herself to the size of a grease spot and rolls under, reportedly, 40 cars.
Go to YouTube video.

Oct. 20, 2006
Skate Tip of the Week
Skating in the Rain
Don't let a few raindrops — or even a torrential downpour — keep you from skating. But before you dive in, read ultra-distance champ Kim Perkin's guide to "water-blading."
Go to Skate Tip of the Week.

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