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Old 03-07-2019, 02:20 PM
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Guess what's in the box.
Something for Kegel exercises?
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Old 03-07-2019, 02:23 PM
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I've got a piece of exercise equipment coming today. I'm guessing I'll have better luck with it all going together.

Unlike VJ, I'll let everyone see inside of my box.
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I'll let everyone see inside of my box.
It's surprisingly clean and unmangled.
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It's surprisingly clean and unmangled.
Here's the outside of my box(es).


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Are they roller blades?



Ding! Ding! Ding!

Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner!

Sadly, these are going back, but I already have a new set of Bonts on the way.

So the details of this cluster goes like this. I was doing some shopping a few weeks ago (even more frustrating is I had to wait three weeks just to get the wrong ****) and found an ad for Bont skates for $250. For those of you who don't know, Bont is a big name and they supply some of the Olympic teams. At $250, these are definitely entry level, but I figured I would step up and get some good skates finally. I bought a used pair about 15 years ago from Ebay, but they were too big and I've just been stuffing stuff inside trying to get them to fit. I finally got so fed up with the poor fit that I just stopped skating, which sucks because I really enjoy skating. So this company advertises these skates as a package, "some assembly required". I get the skates this morning and unpack everything only to find out that the frames are too small for the boots. I call the seller and they have the correct frame but the wheels to fit the frame are an additional $50. Personally, I think this is wrong. They advertised a complete package for $250. I got all the parts, they just don't work together. To get the right parts, I have to send some of the stuff back and pay an upgrade charge to get a complete set of skates I can, you know, actually skate in. So my $250 skates were going to cost me $300. Turns out I went on the Bont site and found some clearance skates for $160 ($180 shipped). Probably going to have to wait another week to get them <grrrrr!> but they will be fully assembled and ready to go.
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Ding! Ding! Ding!

Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner!

Sadly, these are going back, but I already have a new set of Bonts on the way.

So the details of this cluster goes like this. I was doing some shopping a few weeks ago (even more frustrating is I had to wait three weeks just to get the wrong ****) and found an ad for Bont skates for $250. For those of you who don't know, Bont is a big name and they supply some of the Olympic teams. At $250, these are definitely entry level, but I figured I would step up and get some good skates finally. I bought a used pair about 15 years ago from Ebay, but they were too big and I've just been stuffing stuff inside trying to get them to fit. I finally got so fed up with the poor fit that I just stopped skating, which sucks because I really enjoy skating. So this company advertises these skates as a package, "some assembly required". I get the skates this morning and unpack everything only to find out that the frames are too small for the boots. I call the seller and they have the correct frame but the wheels to fit the frame are an additional $50. Personally, I think this is wrong. They advertised a complete package for $250. I got all the parts, they just don't work together. To get the right parts, I have to send some of the stuff back and pay an upgrade charge to get a complete set of skates I can, you know, actually skate in. So my $250 skates were going to cost me $300. Turns out I went on the Bont site and found some clearance skates for $160 ($180 shipped). Probably going to have to wait another week to get them <grrrrr!> but they will be fully assembled and ready to go.
That sounds like bullshit! What a hassle! Good luck with sending them back and getting the others. I thought about trying some out because with the University of Georgia all around me there is plenty of places to skate. They used to have a roller blade race here in Athens that went all the way to Atlanta, went along with a bicycle festival. Man what nice thighs those guys always had!
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That sounds like bullshit! What a hassle! Good luck with sending them back and getting the others. I thought about trying some out because with the University of Georgia all around me there is plenty of places to skate. They used to have a roller blade race here in Athens that went all the way to Atlanta, went along with a bicycle festival. Man what nice thighs those guys always had!
If you wore a man's shoe, what size do you wear? I have a set that I bought about a year ago that don't fit me. They're used, but literally like new. They're a men's size 8, which is odd because if I wear a men's shoe, I normally wear a 7.5 or 8. But I learned, for whatever reason, skates aren't sized the same way, so these size 8 are more like a men's size 7. If you normally wear an 8 or 9 (women's) these might fit pretty well. They're just sitting here so if you're interested in giving them a try, I'll send them to you.
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If you wore a man's shoe, what size do you wear? I have a set that I bought about a year ago that don't fit me. They're used, but literally like new. They're a men's size 8, which is odd because if I wear a men's shoe, I normally wear a 7.5 or 8. But I learned, for whatever reason, skates aren't sized the same way, so these size 8 are more like a men's size 7. If you normally wear an 8 or 9 (women's) these might fit pretty well. They're just sitting here so if you're interested in giving them a try, I'll send them to you.
I really appreciate your gesture but they would probably be too small. I wear a nine in regular shoes but in running/athletic shoes I go up a half size, sometimes a whole size, so they would probably be too small. So far my knees and hips are holding up pretty well from the years of running but I may have to try out rollerblading when I can no longer run. Don't forget your helmet and knee pads....and gloves!
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I really appreciate your gesture but they would probably be too small. I wear a nine in regular shoes but in running/athletic shoes I go up a half size, sometimes a whole size, so they would probably be too small. So far my knees and hips are holding up pretty well from the years of running but I may have to try out rollerblading when I can no longer run. Don't forget your helmet and knee pads....and gloves!
Surprising. I'm just a little bigger than you. Normally wear a 10 but I fit into a 9.5W if I can find them. And you're probably right. I can get my foot in those skates, but my toes are all crunched up. No way could I actually skate in them.

I have a helmet and wrist guards but don't wear knee pads because I never go down!

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Surprising. I'm just a little bigger than you. Normally wear a 10 but I fit into a 9.5W if I can find them. And you're probably right. I can get my foot in those skates, but my toes are all crunched up. No way could I actually skate in them.

I have a helmet and wrist guards but don't wear knee pads because I never go down!

I am 5'7", with long fingers and toes. I think with any athletic footwear you need to account for going downhills, and need more room, especially in the toe box.
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I have a helmet and wrist guards but don't wear knee pads because I never go down!

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Surprising. I'm just a little bigger than you. Normally wear a 10 but I fit into a 9.5W if I can find them. And you're probably right. I can get my foot in those skates, but my toes are all crunched up. No way could I actually skate in them.

I have a helmet and wrist guards but don't wear knee pads because I never go down!

When it comes to skating, it is not a matter of if, it's a matter of when you're going down. There is no place that exists outside that doesn't have plenty of landmines like a rock, a twig, road damage, etc that can bring you to an ignominious halt in a nanosecond. I was an avid skater for many years up until I hit the ripe old age of 65. Skated 12-15 miles (briskly) 5-7 days a week. I thought I was never going down as well, and I didn't for the most part. But the older you get, the less forgiving and more painful asphalt becomes. I went two years between my last two crashes, but they were both pretty bad, and I decided enough was enough, and have been riding a road bike since.
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When it comes to skating, it is not a matter of if, it's a matter of when you're going down. There is no place that exists outside that doesn't have plenty of landmines like a rock, a twig, road damage, etc that can bring you to an ignominious halt in a nanosecond. I was an avid skater for many years up until I hit the ripe old age of 65. Skated 12-15 miles (briskly) 5-7 days a week. I thought I was never going down as well, and I didn't for the most part. But the older you get, the less forgiving and more painful asphalt becomes. I went two years between my last two crashes, but they were both pretty bad, and I decided enough was enough, and have been riding a road bike since.
It was a joke. Of course, I've gone down a time or two. But like you, at my level, it's always because something takes me down. But that's why I wear the helmet and wrist guards. I also only skate circle track so before I get up to pace, I do a few slow laps looking for any debris that could ruin my day.
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Let me keep it going for a little while and I'll give it up.
Spoken like a true woman!
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Spoken like a true woman!
You know I think about how anything I write will be interpreted, right?
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And I'm very excited about it. But since this is OT, who wants to play a game?

Guess what's in the box. Just curious to see if anybody can guess before assembly. If any of you have been paying attention, it shouldn't be too hard. I have my stalkers.



I had to put the bill over the logo so it wasn't a give-away.
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Here's the outside of my box(es).

With that kind of cash in our pockets, you should go with me to the track.
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