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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #31 on: November 19, 2022, 08:57:03 PM »
It doesn't get that cold here but I will still go out in +1-4 degree celsius weather. I just wear the usual stuff plus a hoodie and gloves. Sometimes a long sleeve shirt over a t-shirt then a sweater on top. I'm always wearing a ball cap with my hood up but a beanie/toque eh would probably be wiser. It usually comes down to warming up properly and staying moving more than anything. Once it dips below 0 into the negs I'm usually over it but I've been quite the skate fiend lately so we shall see what I can brave this year.

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #32 on: November 19, 2022, 09:00:58 PM »
North Face jacket.

Flannel underneath a zip hoodie.

Flannel-lined J. Crew khakis.

Gloves.

Beanie.

Chapstick.

Dunkin coffee, black.

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #33 on: November 20, 2022, 05:55:43 AM »
Fart in your pants and tighten asap to keep it in there

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #34 on: November 20, 2022, 09:44:16 AM »
The worst is when you start sweating and its in the 30s.  Gross feeling.

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #35 on: November 20, 2022, 10:41:54 AM »
Used to back under armor thermal base layer still I discovered 32degree base layers - with a goddamn fly
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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #36 on: November 20, 2022, 10:45:36 AM »
wear a wetsuit and piss yourself before skating

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #37 on: November 20, 2022, 10:58:28 AM »
Donít fall and slap your palms on the ground

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #38 on: November 20, 2022, 11:36:45 AM »
wear a wetsuit and piss yourself before skating

Wear polar surf pants and piss yourself before skating
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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #39 on: November 20, 2022, 12:07:30 PM »
About 35 and sunny is actually some of my favorite skate weather, keeps the crowds away. Thin gloves are key.

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #40 on: November 20, 2022, 12:46:35 PM »
Stretch at home before you go out. Push around a bit before really getting into anything.

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #41 on: November 20, 2022, 01:51:00 PM »
-layer up
-put shoes upside down and socks on heater vent for a few mins before heading out.
-can guarantee the 32 degree f brand base layer is great, my grandma got me those every Xmas for years
-jumping jacks at the spot
-shirt up over nose and breathe heavily into shirt, also do this at home into my blanket when itís cold and I canít be fussed to get up and turn on the heat
- keep moving til the end
-bring a towel or extra clothes for after (I sweat a lot and frozen sweat is no bueno)

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #42 on: November 20, 2022, 09:10:49 PM »
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wear a wetsuit and piss yourself before skating
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Wear polar surf pants and piss yourself before skating

A piss stream might be enough PSI to tear a hole through those with how thin they are.

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #43 on: November 21, 2022, 01:06:33 AM »
woolen undergarments > synthetic undergarments
layer up
puffy but light clothes work well because it'll contain a lot of air for great insulation
wear clothes that is breathable but your outer layer should be woven really tightly to seal out wind
bring a dry t-shirt and dry socks
if you go to a prober builders merchant for professional handcrafters, you can get some nice thermo socks, that is slightly thicker then tennis socks, but not overwhelmingly that'll keep you feet nice and warm and not compromise too much on board feel.
warm up, skate until you're done, go home - don't sit down
bring warm coffee or tea in a thermo to sip at in-between runs - drink it standing
don't wear shoes that are too tight - it'll make bad conditions for your circulation

when i've been wanting to skate but it's freezing i've been wearing

feet: one pair of woolen socks or thermo socks
legs: two layers of woolen underpants and jeans
upper body, from inner to outer layer: long sleeved woolen undershirt, cotton t-shirt, thin woolen pull over, hoodie, jacket/woolen sweater (none of the layers are synthetic. the cotton will soak up a lot of moist. this is where the dry t-shirt comes in for the road home. it's vital)
head: scarf, beanie

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #44 on: November 21, 2022, 01:55:09 AM »
Longjohns and those kinco gloves construction workers wear.  https://www.glovestock.com/kinco-lined-grainpigskin-leathergloves-knitwrist-1927kw.html

And loosen your bushings a bit.

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #45 on: November 21, 2022, 08:41:39 AM »
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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.
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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
uniqlo heat tech is great, but i just want to note theres nothing particularly special about the uniqlo brand thermal long underwear. any brand will do as long as its wool, silk, or synthetic so that it doesnt get cold and soggy as soon as you start sweating. cotton thermal long johns are basically worthless for any kind of athletic activity because they will get wet and cold with the first drop of sweat.

since OP mentioned that he gets cold when he starts sweating this seems like an important point to make. get yourself some proper moisture wicking under layers and it will make a world of difference

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #46 on: November 21, 2022, 09:11:54 AM »
Just going to repost my last post about skating in the cold.

I agree with everyone saying layers. Same with everyone suggesting gloves and stuff. Warm socks definitely are an excellent addition (I've been known to double up and wear dickies thick work socks). If you're dressed for it you can skate pretty much all year long on the east coast.

As far as jackets I skate in a Carhartt Quilted Flannel Lined Duck jacket and it's prefect. They last super long and are supposed to look beat up so you don't have to worry about it staying in nice condition. I'm pretty sure it's this one:
http://www.basspro.com/shop/en/carhartt-quilted-flannel-lined-duck-active-jacket-for-men?hvarAID=shopping_googleproductextensions&ds_e=GOOGLE&ds_c=Shop%7CBPS%7CTopPerformers%7CClothing&gclid=Cj0KCQiA8ICOBhDmARIsAEGI6o31CBMy6fVyk_4fcGQX_pRvhoORDjimX_rVFuaXK0E6l2bih7SaVNgaAkNXEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

I will also skate in most conditions (Set up rainboards/boards to skate in snow) and skate in most temperatures if I don't have work and can get out- just make sure you're bundled. Winter is sort of a fun time to skate because most people don't really want to be outside so nobody really wants to give you a hard time or talk to you or anything lol.

Usually when I talk about cold skating I post this clip of me skating a cruiser in 24 F degree weather on a Windy Saturday morning in Feb 2019. Long thick socks, Long sleeve shirt, thick hoody, quilted flannel, then my carhartt jackie with gloves and a hat (I can't remember if I'm wearing long johns under my dickies but I'd assume I was or I was still buzzing a little from the night before).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJ6_H4hW3zM

Other colder selfie clips winter 2021. It snowed a decent amount in New Jersey this past winter. Not sure what to expect this season.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqAGWbkElP0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tVaxc_X3NQ

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #47 on: November 21, 2022, 10:27:40 AM »
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

Do you ever bring along bacon bits and sour creamÖÖjust in case you take a slam?


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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #48 on: November 21, 2022, 01:00:36 PM »
you lose lots of heat through your head, so wear a beanie and a few thin layers

try to stretch before you get out in the cold

once you're warm, dont stop skating.
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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #49 on: November 21, 2022, 02:40:17 PM »
Base layer pants and warm socks make a huge difference. Layer up.

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #50 on: November 21, 2022, 04:14:48 PM »
Get you a sock hat and toughen up

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #51 on: November 21, 2022, 08:20:21 PM »
I wear along sleeve thermal and any jacket/sweatshirt/flannel that has a lining that doubles as a wind blocker. This setup is good for 40-50F

anything below 40, youíre gonna have to wear a jacket thatís rated for ~30 degrees, gloves and a beanie

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #52 on: November 22, 2022, 03:52:21 PM »
Spats are key

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #53 on: November 22, 2022, 10:49:39 PM »
grab beers not in the cooler at the liquor commission on the way to the park
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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #54 on: November 23, 2022, 11:55:31 AM »
In the rocky mountains here in Canada itll be like -20 celsius and we just wear the usual shit for the weather (like what you'd wear generally outside in that weather, for everyone its different; for one guy could be sweatpants and light jacket and for the next man could be a whole layering thing going on top and bottom with a puffer).

Also as a caution, dont wear thick or slippery gloves at skateparks, you wont catch yourself with your hands they will just slip out and itll hurt your ass or shoulder or hip. I usually just wear these good-looking work gloves that have suede on the top and a plasticky/rubbery thing on the palm side and fingers. Honestly tho my hands warm up eventually really well so I dont really wear gloves when im skating in the cold, i just get to warming up asap.

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #55 on: November 23, 2022, 12:04:50 PM »
I used to carry tons of clothes to change, once you start to cool down change it

Now I live in the other part of my country, on a desert literally, and I miss skating in the cold, my body isnt used to sunny days  ::)

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #56 on: November 23, 2022, 07:53:32 PM »
https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/layering-basics.html

Layers

I thought this was funny at first but there is some really good info here lol

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #57 on: November 24, 2022, 04:48:33 AM »
stretch, jump rope for 20 minutes. With time you'll excel at it and it will become a routine before skating. I'm reaching 40 and skating better than in my 20's because of this.

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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #58 on: November 24, 2022, 05:44:25 AM »
Tip #1: Don't do it.
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Re: Tips for skating in the cold?
« Reply #59 on: November 24, 2022, 05:51:44 AM »
Take an ice bath before you go out. Itíll make 20 degree weather feel like the 90s