Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Newron Skate update

I used the Newron Skates on Sunday - I skated a total of 16 miles on a trail.
They really aren't skates meant for distance skating. Even their website compares them to ice skates, and it does say they are good for skating distances. I found them to be slow and hard to push off on.
The two front wheels are smaller than the two back wheels. The glide is slower too. My husband was skating with me he'd quickly and easily roll by me on his K2's.

I can see that someone who wants to dance skate, or play ice hockey might really enjoy them.
A friend is going to try them out soon and I'll be sure mention what she has to say about them.

I prefer to use a heal brake and the design of their brake, between the wheel and the chassis isn't a reliable braking system for me. Even on the trail skate, there were at least 2 occasions where I went to brake and my skate rolled out from under me as the brake didn't engage.
I know how to T stop but I'm not that fond of it.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Newron Sport Skate Demo that I received!

I received a demo pair of inline skates from Newron Sports I haven't gotten to try them out yet.

They have a different sort of breaking system. Rather than a heal brake that is dragged on the ground to slow, it has a brake that is in between the wheel and the frame and has weight is applied, it slows the wheel.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Nooks and Crannies Tour- Beauport Sleeper McCann house

The Beauport Sleeper House in Gloucester

Yesterday my sister and I toured the Beauport Sleeper McCaine House in Gloucester, MA.
We took the special Nooks and Crannies tour and we able to view almost all of the rooms, go up many different stairs, see behind hidden closets, it was amazing!

I understand better why tours of historic homes can't often show us everything. This tour took three houses, we had a refreshment break at the half way point.

Vicki and I on the grounds of the Beauport.

Vicki and her husband Tom were visiting all this past week, they left today. We went to the Nantucket, and had a great time!

Vicki and Tom on the widow's walk on top of the Martin House in Nantucket.