Welcome to the Roller Skate Life Newsletter March 2019

This newsletter is presented by the Es Quint Foundation, powered by Quadsk8 International and supported by Ginger Skates.

Thank you for supporting our goals and activities. In case you just joined in, welcome on board and may your journey through life be a soulful one!

Prepare to flair your flow!
It seems that roller skating in general, is experiencing an increasing interest at the moment (March 2019) and practitioners and entrepeneurs in large parts of the world, are enjoying the momentum.
Good things and not so good things come from this, as is always the case when mainstream media, unexperienced entrepeneurs and money oriented people get involved.
And with today's influence of different social media platforms, the visual component is more dominant than ever before.

From Es Quint perspective, we applaud any effort that puts Rhythm Roller Skating into a positive perspective and all efforts that support people to make the healthy and physically active choices in life.
We do however, strongly object to misinformation and unfortunately, there is a lot of that going around in astounding quantities.

In these times, where everything needs to be fast and furious, people are distracted very easily by the look of things.
Roller skating is more about how it feels and eventually that will have a more profound effect on how it looks, if that has any importance at all.

~ What looks good to you, may not be good for you, so check it out. ~

With an increasing frequency, Es Quint is contacted by all sorts of people from all over the world, asking questions about our skate setup, techniques, certain material, wheels and so on. In all fairness, we don't always have a correct answer, simply because of the fact, we don't know these people personally and their circumstances. What works for us, does not by all means automatically work for someone else. Personal tweaks are neccesary to come to a good and workable choice.

So, to cut to the chase:
* Stuff sold in a store or on the internet doesn't necessarily come with the right information.
* A roller skate venue selling gear is not an authority on what it sells or promotes and seldom follows up on their clientele for feedback.
* Someone with a certain setup doesn't make that person an expert on what's good for another person.
* Learning someone else techniques is a huge responsibility. Without at least basic knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics, it is highly irresponsible to dictate someone what to do. People can get seriously injured.

Do your research. Don't just go to brand dealers/promoters.
Talk or get in touch with several people who have a significant history in experience and knowledge. 
What style of skating are you attracted to?
Why should you mount a shorter plate than is recommended by the brand manufacturer, if at all? What is the difference between all those available plates?
What's the difference between a boot with a heel and without a heel, and why does it matter?
How do you prevent kneeproblems, with the right setup? Is that even possible in your case?
What wheels to use for what circumstances?
On what kind of surfaces do you mostly skate?
What are you learning goals?

When you're setting yourself up for a challenge on roller skates for a long time ahead, prepare yourself to avoid injury and to enjoy your journey to the fullest!

Live Screen Printing!

A very special THANK YOU to Janna & Martin and their daughter Isis, for their contribution to our Riffs & Routines Weekend Seminar.

They took the awesome effort, to set up a screen printing station on the spot, where attendants could have an item printed with a special Riffs & Routines logo.

Motivational Quote by Mariska.

A quote originally coined by Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931), it embodies life both on and off wheels for Mariska. 

REW-B Designed

The Es Quint Foundation is very proud to present yet another co-entrepeneur from the roller skate community!
Rew-B items are unique handcrafted designs by Ruby Amsen. Main themes are roller skate fashion, streetwear and vintage.

Instagram account 


Roller Skate Live stream training sessions!

17th and/or the 24th of March!
Details will also be mentioned in the Es Quint Calendar. 


>>> Royal Kingsday <<<
April 27th, 2019

Porgram (in Dutch) :
Pacific Enterprises Unlimited & Theater Walhalla organiseren het leukste koningsfeest voor het hele gezin met een vrijmarkt, rollerdisco, verschillende activiteiten en meezingen met de Katendrecht Allstars olv Ronald Kool. Op het plein is er de Rollerdisco waar iedereen kan rolschaatsen op live discomuziek, er zijn skatedemonstraties en er is een skate klasje. Wie geen skates heeft kan ze huren. Vanaf 9.00 u kan iedereen zonder te betalen een plekje kiezen op de vrijmarkt en vanaf 13.00 uur zijn er optredens (dans, theater en muziek) van de Katendrechtse instellingen. Verder kun je meedoen aan een textiel- en theaterworkshop en staan er tentjes met eten en drinken op het Deliplein.

Royal Kingsday The Netherlands

Deliplein Rotterdam
Square Biz Drilling Session.

March 2019.
Different strokes for different folks.
The way one moves, is just as unique as a fingerprint. Simply because of difference in body structure and body awareness. And when there is music involved, how one listens and responds to it, is equally important. Efficient training is focused on bringing the trainee to an advanced plateau, but still keeping the individual structure of this so called `moving fingerprint` totally intact. Personal adjustments are essential in the process of learning techniques and patterns of movements, due to difference in physical status and possible pre-existing limitations of movement. But training in formation of two or more people is a very effective way to improve and polish up the pattern of movement and timing. In fact, synchronizing movements and/or behavior (or the total opposite) is a neuropsychological based key element for survival for many species.

For a detailed tutorial on the Square Biz, check out:

Discussing tactics & strategies with the rolling tigers and skating dragons!
The hour of kids roll power on Saturday mornings.

Check out the Kids Roll Power Instagram for cool updates by trainer Mariska!

To be sure, make sure to always check the Es Quint Calendar.

Endorsed and recommended by Es Quint:
Roller Skate Venue Utrecht


Hertogswetering 191
3543 AS Utrecht
T. 088 398 50 70
Ingang bij de BCC omhoog


Roller Skate Weekend Seminar 2019.
MAY 24, 25 & 26.

Saturday Night Roller Skate Party @ Rocking Rollerz Utrecht with Groove Selektah Bfunk Phenomenon & DJ StayFun


Hosted by Es Quint Foundation and Ginger Skates and supported by Rocking Rollerz.

Registration link will be up on Sunday evening, March 10th!


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