Inline Skate Frame Buying Guide

inline skate frames Buying guide

Maybe you’re looking to buy your first-ever pair of beginner skates for rollerblading. Or you’re hunting around for the best components so you can build your skates from the ground up. Without good frames to mount your inline skate wheels onto, you won’t like your skates/skating very much. In this inline skate frame buying guide, … Read more

Rollerblade Brake Replacement

Rollerblade brake replacement

Can you put a brake on rollerblades?  Yes, you can replace a broken inline skate brake. You can also add brakes to rollerblades that came without a brake. And no, inline skates that have a braking system come with only one, and this brake is normally found on the right skate. But if for whatever … Read more

How to Do a Hockey Stop on Rollerblades

So you’re a pretty decent ice skater who loves shaving ice when the winter season rolls around. And you have learned the T-stop/parallel stop and can use it as easily as you do breathing. You recently started rollerblading and are now wondering whether your stopping skills on the ice fully translate to inline skating. You’re … Read more

Does Rollerblading Help Improve Ice Skating Skills

Inline skating vs. Ice skating

Do rollerblading skills carry over to ice skating? Yes, some rollerblading skills do carry over and help with ice skating, but thinking that ice skating and inline skating are exactly the same thing is inaccurate. Yes, you use many of the same muscles for both ice skating and rollerblading. But you’ll have to consciously switch … Read more

Types of Inline Skates

Types of Inline Skates

Too many starting skaters keep asking what the best inline skates are instead of asking more specific questions. Here’s a more focused question to ask: What is the best inline skate for beginners?  Or, What’s the best inline skate for slalom skating, or for aggressive inline skating, or for speed skating, or for inline figure … Read more

Inline Skate Wheel Size, Hardness, Profile, Hub Guide

How to choose inline skate wheels

You’re building a pair of rollerblades from the ground up. Or, you’ve been looking to upgrade your beginner rollerblades with a better set of inline skate wheels.  And, you’re wondering what are the best inline skate wheels to use on your rollerblades. In this inline skate wheel size, hardness, profile, hub guide, you’ll learn how … Read more

How Fast Are Inline Skates

How fast are inline skates

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 and the size of the wheels. Wheel hardness/softness, wind resistance, pavement quality, and even bearing quality can also make a significant difference. But how fast can you go on … Read more

Inline Skating Tricks for Beginners

Inline Skating Tricks for Beginners

Being able to glide forward and backwards on inline skates feels good. But being able to pull off a few inline skating tricks as a beginner feels even better. Related: Best Inline Skates for Beginners My assumption is that at this point, you can comfortably skate and turn without issues. In case you’re a complete … Read more

Do Inline Skates Have a Weight Limit

Do inline skates have a weight limit

Is there a weight limit for inline skates? I know why you’re asking whether inline skates have a weight limit. It’s because you’re a big boy or a large girl. And you’re wondering whether that pair of beginner inline skates you’ve been eying can support your higher-than-average weight. In this post, I’ll answer your question … Read more

How to Buy Inline Skate Bearings

How to Choose Inline Skate Bearings

Here’s a little fact: Without bearings, your inline skate wheels won’t turn round. Rollerblade ball bearings may be a small component, but they’re one aspect to which you must pay enough attention. Even though pretty much all bearings work irrespective of brand, some inline skating situations require bearings with certain qualities. In this post, I’ll … Read more