How to Clean Inline Skate Bearings

how to clean your Inline skate bearings

Whether you ride inline hockey skates, recreational inline skates, or rough-road rollerblades, you need bearings that spin smoothly. But if your rollerblade bearings don’t get a regular clean, they’ll soon start misbehaving. Your bearings might even decide to seize up on you when you’re rolling crazy-fast down a steep hill. And what happens in a … Read more

How to Assemble Inline Skates

How rto assemble inline skates

You’ve decided to build your own inline skate, one customized to your preferences and riding style. But that means buying every part separately and then assembling them into a fully functional skate. That’s why you’re here, to learn how to assemble inline skates. And that is what this post is all about. I bet you’ve … Read more

Best Inline Skates for Rough Roads

Best Inline Skates for rough roads

Skating rough roads entails more than merely blading outdoors. It’s riding your rollerblades over insanely rough terrain, over extremely uneven surfaces that overwhelm any wheels smaller than 100mm. Blading overly demanding off-road riding environments necessitates riding the best inline skates for rough roads your budget can accommodate. And that’s where I come in. This post … Read more

Best Inline Skates for Women

best inline skates for women

At the rink. Public sessions. Inline skating lessons. Online forums. Inline-skating communities on social. Everywhere. In all these spaces, there’s always someone asking for recommendations of the best inline skates for women and girls. Whether you’re a complete rollerblading beginner, an intermediate-level inline skater, or even a driven slalom inline skater, you want to use … Read more

Best Rollerblades for Beginners

best rollerblades for beginners

Buying the best rollerblades for beginners is as challenging as shopping for anything else that costs more than cents. That’s mostly because the inline skates market inundates shoppers with endless options.  And all the noise from sometimes-not-so-honest marketers adds to the confusion. Here, I reveal everything a beginner skater should know before shelling out for … Read more

How to Stop on Rollerblades for Beginners

When it comes to learning how to rollerblade, taking off and stopping are two super important parts of the process. Beginner rollerblades typically come with a braking system, and the brake is always on the right skate. Now, having some stopping mechanism is one thing, but putting it to work smoothly and safely is quite … Read more

Differences Between Rollerskating and Rollerblading

differences between quadskates vs rollerblades

Rollerskates vs. Rollerblades, what’s the difference? Quite a few performance and design aspects distinguish rollerskates from rollerblades. In this post, I describe the differences between rollerskating and rollerblading as well as the differences between rollerskates (quads) and rollerblades (inline skates). Now, to understand the key differences between rollerskates and rollerblades, it’s crucial to grasp what … Read more

How to Rollerblade for Beginners

In this post, I’ll show you how to rollerblade for beginners — no intermediate or pro-level stuff at all. You’ll learn how to wear your rollerblading gear and how to lace up your beginner inline skates. You’ll also learn how to get up and adopt the right stance, how to fall safely, how to roll … Read more

Do You Need a Helmet Rollerskating?

do you need a helmet rollerskating

Studies show that inline skating head injuries (also rollerblading, done using inline skates/rollerblades) and rollerskating (done using quad skates) happen less frequently than do ice skating head injuries. In one study, ice skating accounted for 13.3 percent of the head injuries observed compared to just 4.4 percent for rollerskating and 5 percent for inline skating. … Read more

Best Rollerblades for Kids

Best Rollerblades for Kids

Good rollerblades are a great birthday gift, and there’s no better way to demonstrate your boundless love for your child. But choosing the best rollerblades for kids has never been easy. There’s quite a bunch of pitfalls to avoid. My job is to pinpoint those pitfalls and describe how you can easily sidestep them. In … Read more