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Where I have been hiding this whole time
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Ctrl-f Team Fortress 2: http://bigwheelblading.com/rollance-ufs-ice-frames/

Ctrl-f Team Fortress 2: http://bigwheelblading.com/rollance-ufs-ice-frames/
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Who are you and who cares?

Who are you and who cares?
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this is really cool

this is really cool
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#4
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Happy you're doing cool shit cinq.

Bring tf2mix back NA pugs are dead

Happy you're doing cool shit cinq.

Bring tf2mix back NA pugs are dead
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#5
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KissakalaWho are you and who cares?

don't disrespect a TF2 great buddy, slow your role

[quote=Kissakala]Who are you and who cares?[/quote]

don't disrespect a TF2 great buddy, slow your role
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#6
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holy shit POG

holy shit POG
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#7
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give us irc :(; ur a legend tho ty

give us irc :(; ur a legend tho ty
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#8
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I didnt even know canada had icy skateparks. I'll ask things once i've read it.

I didnt even know canada had icy skateparks. I'll ask things once i've read it.
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i need context
who is this

i need context
who is this
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UFS is a brand? or a type of ..things?
Do you fully live off this activity?
What was your work background?
You seem to already have your connections in this ..world before you started making this product. Were you some kind of professional freestyler?
You mention a freestyle frame, so this is not your first product?
Why not simply using standard ice skates? Since you're canadian you probably have a pair

UFS is a brand? or a type of ..things?
Do you fully live off this activity?
What was your work background?
You seem to already have your connections in this ..world before you started making this product. Were you some kind of professional freestyler?
You mention a freestyle frame, so this is not your first product?
Why not simply using standard ice skates? Since you're canadian you probably have a pair
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KissakalaWho are you and who cares?

I want you to reflect on these downfrags

[quote=Kissakala]Who are you and who cares?[/quote]
I want you to reflect on these downfrags
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KissakalaWho are you and who cares?

when you see a funny type of comment that gets a lot of updoots on a forum so you copy it but it backfires and you get downvoted because the occasion isn't right
bruhmoment

[quote=Kissakala]Who are you and who cares?[/quote]
when you see a funny type of comment that gets a lot of updoots on a forum so you copy it but it backfires and you get downvoted because the occasion isn't right
bruhmoment
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PeteHappy you're doing cool shit cinq.

Bring tf2mix back NA pugs are dead

I don't feel like it, it was pretty rough to chose to stop but I had my reasons. From what I remember, I was trying to make a better system that would still use IRC but had a web base user interface (something like Slack or Discord). I wanted to keep the experience on IRC while reaching more people. Sadly one day Gamesurge stopped supporting my experiment and it took them days to fix it. I couldn't trust their network anymore while nobody wanted to move to Quakenet, while at the same time other people wanted to start their own private IRC network and move the community to it. This is on top of the ESEA saga regarding PUGs and other alternatives that was all competing for the same small user base. I wanted to build something great, I even reached out to Valve a couple times and never got a single answer. I was also starting a new demanding job. I had to make a choice at one point, time and money was a limited ressource.

Do know though that anybody in this community can do it, my bot and pingu's version are both open source (sadly mine is undocumented and not easy to figure out): https://github.com/jdecaron/tf2ib

I can give a hand explaining the setup and write some documentation if somebody want to do it but I won't be maintaining it or managing it.

TwiggyI didnt even know canada had icy skateparks. I'll ask things once i've read it.

I will answer to your 8 questions tomorrow or as soon as I can.

[quote=Pete]Happy you're doing cool shit cinq.

Bring tf2mix back NA pugs are dead[/quote]
I don't feel like it, it was pretty rough to chose to stop but I had my reasons. From what I remember, I was trying to make a better system that would still use IRC but had a web base user interface (something like Slack or Discord). I wanted to keep the experience on IRC while reaching more people. Sadly one day Gamesurge stopped supporting my experiment and it took them days to fix it. I couldn't trust their network anymore while nobody wanted to move to Quakenet, while at the same time other people wanted to start their own private IRC network and move the community to it. This is on top of the ESEA saga regarding PUGs and other alternatives that was all competing for the same small user base. I wanted to build something great, I even reached out to Valve a couple times and never got a single answer. I was also starting a new demanding job. I had to make a choice at one point, time and money was a limited ressource.

Do know though that anybody in this community can do it, my bot and pingu's version are both open source (sadly mine is undocumented and not easy to figure out): https://github.com/jdecaron/tf2ib

I can give a hand explaining the setup and write some documentation if somebody want to do it but I won't be maintaining it or managing it.

[quote=Twiggy]I didnt even know canada had icy skateparks. I'll ask things once i've read it.[/quote]
I will answer to your 8 questions tomorrow or as soon as I can.
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#14
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always nice to see people you haven't seen in awhile doing well for themselves.

always nice to see people you haven't seen in awhile doing well for themselves.
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!ban Kissakala
!fadd cinq Captain

fix'd

!ban Kissakala
!fadd cinq Captain

fix'd
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I like that you asked a lot of questions.

TwiggyI didnt even know canada had icy skateparks. I'll ask things once i've read it.

It doesn't exists, what you saw is a temporary setup by passionate people bringing their own modules on an ice surface.

TwiggyUFS is a brand? or a type of ..things?

No, UFS is not a brand, it's a standard, the acronym means Universal Frame System, it allows multiple skate brands and models to share different brand and models of wheel frames. I made a blade frame on that standard.

TwiggyDo you fully live off this activity?

I can't, revenue is very minimal right now and during the past 10 years it's mostly been capital investments and no revenues, I expect to make around 500$-1000$ of profits next year, it's impossible to live on such little revenue in Canada.

TwiggyWhat was your work background?

My main trade is software since I'm out of college but I'm a curious person and I like to make things that don't exists and are an improvement of something.

TwiggyYou seem to already have your connections in this ..world before you started making this product. Were you some kind of professional freestyler?

I practice the sport since more than 15 years: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=249365779127306

TwiggyYou mention a freestyle frame, so this is not your first product?

There's two model I make, one like a hockey skate type of blade and one that is for tricks on rails with a hole in the middle: https://rollance.com/collections/all

TwiggyWhy not simply using standard ice skates? Since you're canadian you probably have a pair

Yes I also own a pair of hockey skates but they are not as confortable and warm as my roller skates, some people who. Some people in this world probably own just a pair of UFS skates and love them very much, the hockey blade is for them. Those who want to do tricks on ice the freestyle blade is for them. The product is very targeted.

I like that you asked a lot of questions.
[quote=Twiggy]I didnt even know canada had icy skateparks. I'll ask things once i've read it.[/quote]
It doesn't exists, what you saw is a temporary setup by passionate people bringing their own modules on an ice surface.
[quote=Twiggy]UFS is a brand? or a type of ..things?[/quote]
No, UFS is not a brand, it's a standard, the acronym means Universal Frame System, it allows multiple skate brands and models to share different brand and models of wheel frames. I made a blade frame on that standard.
[quote=Twiggy]Do you fully live off this activity?[/quote]
I can't, revenue is very minimal right now and during the past 10 years it's mostly been capital investments and no revenues, I expect to make around 500$-1000$ of profits next year, it's impossible to live on such little revenue in Canada.
[quote=Twiggy]What was your work background? [/quote]
My main trade is software since I'm out of college but I'm a curious person and I like to make things that don't exists and are an improvement of something.
[quote=Twiggy]You seem to already have your connections in this ..world before you started making this product. Were you some kind of professional freestyler?[/quote]
I practice the sport since more than 15 years: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=249365779127306
[quote=Twiggy]You mention a freestyle frame, so this is not your first product?[/quote]
There's two model I make, one like a hockey skate type of blade and one that is for tricks on rails with a hole in the middle: https://rollance.com/collections/all
[quote=Twiggy]Why not simply using standard ice skates? Since you're canadian you probably have a pair[/quote]
Yes I also own a pair of hockey skates but they are not as confortable and warm as my roller skates, some people who. Some people in this world probably own just a pair of UFS skates and love them very much, the hockey blade is for them. Those who want to do tricks on ice the freestyle blade is for them. The product is very targeted.
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Thanks for your answers. You're truly inspirational.

cinqI like to make things that don't exists and are an improvement of something.

So do you craft other things not related to skates?

Thanks for your answers. You're truly inspirational.

[quote=cinq]I like to make things that don't exists and are an improvement of something.[/quote]

So do you craft other things not related to skates?
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