How to Remove Bearings from Inline Skate Wheels

Bearings are a crucial component of inline skates. They make the wheels rotate smoothly and efficiently, allowing you to enjoy a comfortable, enjoyable skate session indoors or outdoors. Related: How to Buy Inline Skate Bearings However, over time, the bearings can become worn or damaged, which can negatively affect the performance of your skates. When … Read more

Can You Dance With Inline Skates

Inline skate dance

So you’ve decided you want to be a roller dancer. But you’re not sure whether you can use your inline skates for artistic skating. Can you dance with inline skates, really? Can you jam skate or moonwalk or spin or do everything else roller disco dancers do in rinks? Related: Best Roller Skates for Dancing … Read more

How to Keep Your Feet Warm When Ice Skating

a kid in a solar ice rink

Ice rinks are naturally cold, or they’re kept cold, at near-freezing temperatures. You’re going to need to stay warm enough, or you won’t enjoy ice skating very much. Most ice skaters experience their first-ever ultra-cold feet during their first Learn-to-Skate lesson. You’re there on the rink learning or practicing forward swizzles, backward swizzles, one-foot glides, … Read more

How to Carry Your Inline Skates

how to carry inline skates

Whether you’re a pro-level skater, a recreational skater, or a commuter, you need a way to carry your inline skates around. You need a way to carry your rollerblades between any two skate spots or destinations. In this short post, I share with you a couple of ideas on how to carry your inline skates … Read more

How Fast Are Inline Skates

How fast can you go on rollerblades

Inline skates can roll really fast depending on a slew of factors. Some of the factors that could affect your skating speed include your skating ability, the skating technique, boot type, the gradient of the slope, and the size of the wheels. Wheel hardness/softness, wind resistance, pavement quality, and even bearing quality can also make … Read more

How to Keep Ears Warm When Cycling

How to keep your ears warm when riding in winter

The winter season can get pretty nasty around Tundra North America and other similar places.  There’s snow everywhere, but that’s not always a bad thing. Because snowboarders, skiers, cyclists, and fat bike riders of all stripes can venture out and enjoy the cold outdoors. Related: Types of Cycling Sports  Cruising on your MTB through breathtaking … Read more

How to Store Your Cycling Helmet

How to store your cycling helmet

Your cycling helmet is the most important piece of cycling gear you’ll ever own. Good MTB pads, chamois, and a cycling jersey are nice to have, but they aren’t as critical to your safety. Taking good care of your bike helmet helps maintain its overall structural integrity and could even prolong its lifespan. And this … Read more

Flat Pedals vs Clipless Pedals

Flat Pedals vs. Clipless Pedals

Flat pedals vs clipless pedals, what’s better? That’s one of the most frequently asked questions in the cycling world. In this post, I dive into the age-old debate of whether clipless pedals are better than flat-platform pedals. Here, you’ll learn the pros and cons of each pedal type. Most importantly, you’ll learn what kind of … Read more

How to Clip in and Out of SPD Pedals

how to clip in and out of spd pedals

Being able to clip into and out of clipless bike pedals such as SPD pedals and Look pedals is a learned skill. And it’s an important skill. Because there are riding situations where knowing how to clip in and out of SPD pedals fast and safely helps a bunch. A good example is when you … Read more

Longboard Bushing Types, Shapes, and Hardness

Longboard bushings stay hidden under the deck. Many skaters don’t know much about them, which is why they pay little attention to them. Their shape, size, and placement (boardside or roadside) determine the overall ride experience. I hope this longboard bushings guide makes things crystal clear so you can get the most out of your … Read more