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Articles About Off Road Skating

Magazine and newspaper articles about skates for off road skating and articles about the sport of trail skating and skating on off-road rough terrain.

Off-Road Skating up Mount Kilimanjaro
The story of Eddy Matzger and Dave Cooper's 1998 skate Mount Kilimanjaro Africa. Includes a photo reprinted courtesy of Dave Cooper and links to an articles, photos, and video clips on Eddy's Web site.

How to Make Your Own Off-Road Skates
Tim Anderson of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology provides a list of materials and instructions for building your own all terrain skates using a pair of ski boots, oversize skateboard wheels, and 10 inch pneumatic tires. Tim calls these "Fat Tire Roller Skates" or for short, simply "Fat Skates" (from MIT.edu).

Pneumatic Tires Pump Up Inline Skates
This article by Burl Burlingame published in 1998 in the Honolulu Star Bulletin features a photo by Craig Kojima of former Honolulu skating instructor tim Temple holding a pair of Rollerblade Coyote off-road skates (from StarBulletin.com)

Off Road Inlining
This article by speed skating coach Eddy Matzger was published in the March 1997 issue of City Sports Magazine (from SkateCentral.com)

Articles About Crosskates
A collection of articles about the Crosskate off-road skate with 9 inch air-filled tires.

Photos of Off Road Skating
Dirk May, Kathie Fry, and former FIRS president Isidro Oliveras trying out GateSkates TrailSkates in Southern California and Seattle Washington.



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