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Rollerblades: A Post-Mortem

The rise and fall (mostly fall) of the ubiquitous rollerblade

(Newser) - Flash back to the year 2000, a time of Discmans, Spandex, and ... rollerblades. Believe it or not, a whopping 22 million Americans wore rollerblades at least once during that year, according to the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association. But by 2010, the number of rollerblades wearers plummeted 64%, a nosedive second... More »

Rollerblader Leaps From Eiffel Tower, Sets Record

(Newser) - A Rollerblader broke a world record on Saturday, jumping from the French landmark onto a huge ramp while thousands of spectators below cheered him on—and into the ranks of the Guinness Book of World Records. It took world champion skater Taig Khris two attempts to complete the feat; he... More »

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