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In-Line Roll Controller

Outside magazine, September 1996

In-Line Roll Controller
By Glenn Randall

Cities aren't designed with in-line skaters in mind. Hills, traffic, and stairs--not to mention prohibition in some establishments--can make your roll about town a rigmarole of switches from skates to shoes and back again. But now there's a clothespin size solution: Hyper Walk ($5, 800-773-111), rubber-bottomed stoppers that wedge between the wheels of your skates, rendering them surefooted walkers. For extended jaunts, however, pack shoes. Hyper Walks make walking in skates possible; nothing can make it comfortable.

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