Inline Skating

Inline Skating


How To Skate Faster

One question that hockey players and performance skaters often find themselves asking is how they can possibly learn how to skate faster or otherwise improve their performance on the ice. Regardless of how good a particular hockey player is, they are constantly going to try to improve their capabilities on the ice so that they can improve their game. The faster that a skater is, the better they will perform […]

How To Skate Faster

The Best Wheels for Inline Skating

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 set of wheels is going to prove to be a very important choice. When you are out shopping for that […]


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 what is not. When I was in grade school and into skateboarding, most boards had one of 2 types of […]

The Best Bearings for Inline and Board Skating

How to stop when you are riding Inline Skates

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 take whatever skate you are braking with, tilting it, which makes the skater feel as if he or she is […]


High Tech Deck Skate Park Materials

There is a great deal of interest in high tech deck skate park materials today as more and more people are becoming interested in the sport once again. As you watch the interest in skateboarding becoming more popular every year, there is more reason than ever for the innovations in skate park material to become high tech. Recently there has been some information that skate parks and boards have been […]

High Tech Deck Skate Park Materials

Skating glossary terms

Skating glossary terms

Concave – This is a term that describes the contouring of a skate deck. It involves the raising of the edges on each side of the board, making it somewhat bowl shaped. This helps provide more traction and control to the rider for staying on and performing tricks. Continuous Edge – This is a term that is used to describe edges that are designed without having small cracks in the […]


What Makes Skater Shoes Different

Skate boarding and the entire skater culture seems to become more and more popular every year. Twelve-year old girls who’ve never even stood on a skate board suddenly beg their parents for skater shoes. Shoe store employees are then faced with befuddled parents who aren’t quite sure of the differences between a skater shoe and a regular pair of tennis shoes, and without the expert help, probably would have purchased […]

What Makes Skater Shoes Different

The Types of Inline Skates

The Types of Inline Skates

To a lot of people, inline skating is likely seen as something as simple as putting on a pair of inline skates and rolling way. While this is true on a very broad scale, inline skating as a whole is quite a bit more than that. Inline skates come in a few different types, each specialized for the type of skating it is used for. There are 4 different types […]


Inline Skating – What is Rockering?

If you have been into inline skating for any decent amount of time, then chances are you have heard the term rockering before. You might even know what rockering is, and this will just be remedial information for you. But if you do not, then this could be quite enlightening for you. Out of the box, most inline skates are configured in what is known as a “flat setup”. All […]

Inline Skating - What is Rockering?

Inline Skates - The Core of the Wheel

Inline Skates – The Core of the Wheel

The Core The core of the wheel is comprised of the hub and the spokes. The bearings and spacers are housed inside the inner hub. The spokes and outer hub are what the polyurethane itself is attached to. The way the core is designed, and the materials from which the wheel is constructed are what give the wheel its stability. These same two things are also what give the wheel […]