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The Best Wheels for Inline Skating

When it comes to inline skates, the wheels you choose to ride on could quite possibly have the biggest impact on how well you skate. Inline skate wheels come in many different shapes, sizes, and materials (or composition). Different wheels are made for different skating styles, so picking the proper […]

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The Best Bearings for Inline and Board Skating

In the worlds of inline and board skating, you will find many areas of much debate. However, one of the most contested areas you will encounter is that of skate bearings. German? Swiss? Ceramic? Stainless Steel? ABEC rating? So many choices, and so many opinions on what is better and […]


Windsurfing – Fins & Sails

There are fins present on the windsurfing board that can be replaced if anything ends up happening to them. Some people believe that these boards need to be placed right off the bat but this is neither always true nor necessary. Generally if you are buying a brand new beginner […]

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Skateboarding Terms Glossary

180 – This is a term that refers to a half rotation. 360 – This is a term that refers to a single full rotation. 540 – This is a term that describes a 540-degree rotation while in the air. This is equal to one and a half full rotations. […]


Learning How To Surf – Paddling

Paddling out is one of the first things that you need to learn when it comes to learning how to surf, and for obvious reasons as well. Paddling out sounds like such a simple process, but in reality, in surfing situations, you also have to be simultaneously balancing your body […]

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surfing apparel can be really expensive

Sometimes surfing equipment and surfing apparel can be really expensive, making this a difficult hobby to simply jump into. This is especially true if you are unsure about whether or not you would like to continue surfing. Why should you pay an arm and a leg for equipment that you […]


learn how to duck dive

Before you can learn how to duck dive, you may need to learn what duck diving is and what it is all about. Any breaking wave that is more than two feet high is going to require that you duck underneath the wave rather than floating right over it, and […]

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wakeboard rope

Part of having the best possible wakeboarding experience means you having access to the right wakeboard rope, as a wakeboard rope is what will link you from the wakeboard to the boat. The importance, then, of this wakeboard role is absolutely vital to making sure that you safely enjoy this […]


how to stop when you are riding inline skates

Learning how to stop when you are riding inline skates really is not rocket science, and yet there are many novice skaters that actually struggle when it comes to braking simply because they have an intense fear that they are going to fall. This fear often comes from having to […]

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Rollerblade Company – The True History

Roller blading is a name that has been applied to the inline skating sport as a result of the large role that the “Rollerblade Company” played in creating popularity out of the inline skating sport. Rollerblade, Inc. was not responsible for inventing, manufacturing or designing the very first inline skates. […]