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For the week of:
Jan. 28-Feb. 3, 2007

Monday
Jan. 29, 2007
Event News
New Marathon for California
A California businessman's late-blooming passion for skating has led to the creation of a new event: the San Francisco Inline Marathon.
Go to Planet story.

Group Skates
Sunday Rollers
groupskatemapper
The latest additions to the Group Skate Mapper are both Sunday morning events. The Sunday Bladers in St. Petersburg, FL, greet the day with a social skate and brunch. The Predators speed team in Phoenix, AZ, holds an open practice on open roads.
Go to Mapper.
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Tuesday
Jan. 30, 2007
Industry News
Taking a Beach Break
gypsyhead
Hall of Fame skater and coach Gypsy Tidwell rolls away from the skate world — at least temporarily — to take a job in the Virgin Islands.
Go to Planet story.

Skaters in the News
Cyclists' Loss, Skaters' Gain
When safety issues closed the cycling track in Manawatu, New Zealand, local skaters saw their chance. They bought the track and began its renovation. In March, it will reopen as a world-class inline training and racing facility.
Go to newspaper story.
Go to Skaters in the News.

Wednesday
Jan 31, 2007
Skate Preview
Quads on Steroids
SkorpionQuadline80
New Zealand skate maker Skorpion is hoping to make a big splash with its new 100mm Quadline, which it describes as the perfect commuter skate.
Go to Planet story.

Thursday
Feb. 1, 2007
Skate Preview
Bont Refines the 3-Point
2007 Bont Vaypor
The Australian skate maker has given its innovative 3-point skates a makeover. The new models are sleeker and lighter — and there's even a budget version.
Go to Planet story.

Event News
Trading Places
Two popular weekend skate parties are swapping spots on the calendar this year. The Big Apple Roll is moving to late August (Aug. 24-26) while SkateBoston is moving to late July (July 27-29).
Go to BAR announcement.
Go to more event news.

Feb. 2, 2007
Skate Tip of the Week
Teamwork
vicci
Success in outdoor racing doesn't come often without a cohesive team strategy. ... Five-time world champion Vicci King explains how it's done in this week's tip.
Go to Skate Tip

 

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Copyright 2007 by Robert Burnson

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