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Tips for skating in the cold?
« on: November 19, 2022, 09:06:51 AM »
Might be a redundant/dumb question but i live in the south (memphis, tn) and it's definitely been getting way colder these past three years.
I sweat a LOT so my shirts always get soaked and hoodies don't help much/bubble coats are a no go too.
What do y'all do/how do y'all bundle up to skate?
This shit killing me lol

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2022, 09:12:11 AM »
Bundle up and skate in circles/do laps til you warm up. Once youíre warm ditch layers and keep moving.

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2022, 09:20:54 AM »
Multiple thin layers upper body, thin gloves, toque, remove/put back on as necessary.

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2022, 10:56:37 AM »
Man up

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2022, 11:54:10 AM »
I generally only skate in low tops, but in the winter, I like to skate in high tops since they give the ankle bones a little bit more protection.  They also help keep the warmth in a bit better.
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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2022, 11:58:22 AM »
When it's cold, I need to work out/warm up before going outside, otherwise my body never gets warm and everything feels wrong.
Kinda obvious but it took me a long time to figure this out and then actually do it

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2022, 12:21:12 PM »
A thermos flask with hot tea, maybe hot cocoa or mullet wine for an extra boost

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2022, 12:27:22 PM »
Might be a redundant/dumb question but i live in the south (memphis, tn) and it's definitely been getting way colder these past three years.
I sweat a LOT so my shirts always get soaked and hoodies don't help much/bubble coats are a no go too.
What do y'all do/how do y'all bundle up to skate?
This shit killing me lol

I'm in memphis as well. I try to only skate when the sun is out in the winter or hit up society indoor park and the cold isnt as bad. But if those options dont work for you, i say layer up with some thermals underneath.

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2022, 12:29:00 PM »
I live in new england and usually do more thin layers over bulky clothes. I'll skate any temp above 15 degress and usually I do tshirt, thermal long sleeve and a flannel for upper layers. Dollar store leggings under jeans are a lifesaver too, they dont bunch up as much as thermal leggings. Wool socks too. Honestly once I'm warmed up it's just about keeping circulation to my feet and legs. I'm tossing top layers off within the first hour of skating.

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2022, 12:36:42 PM »
Loosen up your trucks otherwise when the cold seizes up the bushings youíre fuckedÖ

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2022, 12:46:20 PM »
Keep moving.

I usually always end up stripping down to a t-shirt.

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2022, 12:48:26 PM »
Ditto what everybody said about layers and bushings

It was 39F when I skated this morning, sun was out, not that bad.

Stretch / excercise before you go out too

I personally buy into the Uniqlo Heat-Tech with Japan technology and also Primaloft from LL Bean.  Most skate brands are not good to wear for outwear, but maybe the new stuff is better?

OP, everyone will tell you not to listen to me, but I do this and it helps: bake a couple small potatoes in the oven (not microwave) and wrap in foil, and keep them in your coat pocket along with a little bottle of your favorite hot sauce.  The potatoes will keep you warm for hours and since you have a winter coat on who cares if you're not as mobile as usual, that's not the point.  And when you are hungry you peel them open and put on the hot sauce and you are golden.  Another trick is lots of boiling tea that has steeped for at least for minutes.

Also, telling yourself "it's not cold" works to some degree

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2022, 01:44:24 PM »
Might be a redundant/dumb question but i live in the south (memphis, tn) and it's definitely been getting way colder these past three years.
I sweat a LOT so my shirts always get soaked and hoodies don't help much/bubble coats are a no go too.
What do y'all do/how do y'all bundle up to skate?
This shit killing me lol


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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2022, 01:45:07 PM »
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Might be a redundant/dumb question but i live in the south (memphis, tn) and it's definitely been getting way colder these past three years.
I sweat a LOT so my shirts always get soaked and hoodies don't help much/bubble coats are a no go too.
What do y'all do/how do y'all bundle up to skate?
This shit killing me lol
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I'm in memphis as well. I try to only skate when the sun is out in the winter or hit up society indoor park and the cold isnt as bad. But if those options dont work for you, i say layer up with some thermals underneath.

Aye 3 Memphians in the same chat haha

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2022, 02:17:36 PM »
Bones bushings.
Bundle up.
That's all you need.

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2022, 02:21:18 PM »
Indoor spot. Even if it is freezing, no wind makes such a huge difference. Some of my favorite sessions were in an unheated warehouse where the temp had to be just around freezing.

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2022, 02:22:51 PM »
Tuck that undershirt in. Makes a huge difference.

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2022, 02:30:35 PM »
Jog or do jumping jacks if needed if it helps you get warm faster.
Once youíre warm, donít stop moving. If you take a break, donít stop moving for too long.

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2022, 02:53:40 PM »
Echo whoever brought up wind.  I learned that from both skating and golf, that a rainresitent outer garment can help block the wind better than a lot of other materials, so put on your rain slicker on the outside

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2022, 03:06:52 PM »
Ditto what everybody said about layers and bushings

It was 39F when I skated this morning, sun was out, not that bad.

Stretch / excercise before you go out too

I personally buy into the Uniqlo Heat-Tech with Japan technology and also Primaloft from LL Bean.  Most skate brands are not good to wear for outwear, but maybe the new stuff is better?

OP, everyone will tell you not to listen to me, but I do this and it helps: bake a couple small potatoes in the oven (not microwave) and wrap in foil, and keep them in your coat pocket along with a little bottle of your favorite hot sauce.  The potatoes will keep you warm for hours and since you have a winter coat on who cares if you're not as mobile as usual, that's not the point.  And when you are hungry you peel them open and put on the hot sauce and you are golden.  Another trick is lots of boiling tea that has steeped for at least for minutes.

Also, telling yourself "it's not cold" works to some degree
I recently was at Uniqlo & noticed the heat tech thermals. You recommend? I have a pair of target brand from last year I like.

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2022, 03:07:51 PM »
OP, everyone will tell you not to listen to me, but I do this and it helps: bake a couple small potatoes in the oven (not microwave) and wrap in foil, and keep them in your coat pocket along with a little bottle of your favorite hot sauce.  The potatoes will keep you warm for hours and since you have a winter coat on who cares if you're not as mobile as usual, that's not the point.  And when you are hungry you peel them open and put on the hot sauce and you are golden. 

Hard boiled eggs can be also useful as a disposable hand warmer


A tube scarf also quite good to keep protected against wind and cold

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2022, 04:16:50 PM »
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Ditto what everybody said about layers and bushings

It was 39F when I skated this morning, sun was out, not that bad.

Stretch / excercise before you go out too

I personally buy into the Uniqlo Heat-Tech with Japan technology and also Primaloft from LL Bean.  Most skate brands are not good to wear for outwear, but maybe the new stuff is better?

OP, everyone will tell you not to listen to me, but I do this and it helps: bake a couple small potatoes in the oven (not microwave) and wrap in foil, and keep them in your coat pocket along with a little bottle of your favorite hot sauce.  The potatoes will keep you warm for hours and since you have a winter coat on who cares if you're not as mobile as usual, that's not the point.  And when you are hungry you peel them open and put on the hot sauce and you are golden.  Another trick is lots of boiling tea that has steeped for at least for minutes.

Also, telling yourself "it's not cold" works to some degree
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I recently was at Uniqlo & noticed the heat tech thermals. You recommend? I have a pair of target brand from last year I like.

Yes I totally recommend.  I discovered them way over there before they were over here, and I thought, "why not give it a try even if it's a gimmick," and lo and behold they are really warm and almost feels like they generate their own heat, and super thin too, and cheap of course

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2022, 06:07:50 PM »

OP, everyone will tell you not to listen to me, but I do this and it helps: bake a couple small potatoes in the oven (not microwave) and wrap in foil, and keep them in your coat pocket along with a little bottle of your favorite hot sauce.  The potatoes will keep you warm for hours and since you have a winter coat on who cares if you're not as mobile as usual, that's not the point.

I think Iíd feel too guilty thinking that there are people in the world starving to death; meanwhile Iím using potatoes as hand warmers while I play on my toy.
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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2022, 06:38:50 PM »
Move somewhere warm.

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #26 on: November 19, 2022, 06:52:04 PM »
Buy softer bushings.  Temperature affects the flexibility behavior of materials.  Rubbers firm up in cold so a softer bushing will perform like your normal bushing in colder months.

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2022, 07:08:08 PM »
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OP, everyone will tell you not to listen to me, but I do this and it helps: bake a couple small potatoes in the oven (not microwave) and wrap in foil, and keep them in your coat pocket along with a little bottle of your favorite hot sauce.  The potatoes will keep you warm for hours and since you have a winter coat on who cares if you're not as mobile as usual, that's not the point.
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I think Iíd feel too guilty thinking that there are people in the world starving to death; meanwhile Iím using potatoes as hand warmers while I play on my toy.

The potatoes are also your lunch.  You deserve lunch as much as anybody

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #28 on: November 19, 2022, 07:43:55 PM »
OP, everyone will tell you not to listen to me, but I do this and it helps: bake a couple small potatoes in the oven (not microwave) and wrap in foil, and keep them in your coat pocket along with a little bottle of your favorite hot sauce.  The potatoes will keep you warm for hours and since you have a winter coat on who cares if you're not as mobile as usual, that's not the point.  And when you are hungry you peel them open and put on the hot sauce and you are golden.  Another trick is lots of boiling tea that has steeped for at least for minutes.

so good. If I saw the homie pull piping hot, clearly homemade baked potatoes out of his jacket halfway through the sesh I would lose it

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #29 on: November 19, 2022, 08:51:22 PM »
Donít stop once youíre warmed up