BEST INLINE SKATES COLLECTION FOR YOU
When were inline skates invented?
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Scott and Brennan Olson trademarked Rollerblade to promote inline skating widely. Today, Rollerblade has become a universal trademark.
Inline Skate Parts
Rollerblades have boots that are worn on the feet, and the boots have a frame to hold the wheels in place. The wheels rotate freely around an axle via inline skate bearings. Most rubber brakes are located on the frame of the right boot.
Inline Skates Types
Different types of skating require different roller hockey skates, such as aggressive inline skates, inline speed skates, etc. They usually differ in terms of boots, frames, and wheels.
- Best Inline Skates Brands
Which brand of inline skates is best?
The inline skates brand depends on personal preference. If you don't have a brand you like, you can choose the right one based on the type of roller hockey skates.
The best inline skates brands include Ferrari, IMPALA, Mission, Bauer, CCM, Tour, Roller Derby, Rollerblade, Powerslide, ROCES, K2 inline skates, etc.
Remember, what others recommend is not always the best for you. When you shop at LumBuy, you can get great roller hockey skates for the money.
How about your gender & age?
Roller hockey skates are suitable for different genders and ages, such as unisex, men, women, adults, and kids (boys and girls). Usually, roller hockey skates suitable for different genders have different versions, colors, and sizes.
What Inline Skates Types should I get?
- Inline Speed Skates
It is suitable for long-distance or marathon enthusiasts. There are 3 and 4 wheel speed skates. 4x100 and 4x110 wheels are popular, and 3x125 wheels are the fastest and preferred for long distances.
- Aggressive Inline Skates
In skate parks, you can wear aggressive inline skates for skating, jumping, and grinding. Wheels under 60mm are the most popular because of their low center of gravity. However, small wheels have limited speed, so some prefer larger wheels (up to 80 mm).
Standard aggressive skates use a hard molded plastic shell. High-end aggressive skates use carbon and are designed for performing complicated tricks and jumps.
- Urban Inline Skates
Urban inline skates combine cross-training roller hockey skates, aggressive inline skates, and freestyle skates features, making them versatile. People often use it in urban areas for exercise, commuting, recreation, etc.
The wheel size is from 90mm to 125 mm. There are 3 wheel inline skates, and 4 wheel urban inline skates. 4 wheel roller hockey skates with 80-84 mm wheels focus on control and speed and are very similar to aggressive inline skates or freestyle skates.
Typically, not all urban skates have brakes, as they make for less flexibility.
How about your skill level?
Skates should be appropriate for your skill level. We recommend that you buy skates that are slightly beyond your skill level. Remember, skates that are too far beyond your skill level may make you unhappy or even injure you.
Beginner skates have smaller wheels and brakes and are slower. You can control it easily, and your confidence and skills will improve.
If you have some skating experience, you can choose intermediate skates. If you don't skate often, you can buy intermediate skates with wheels no bigger than 4x84mm or 3x110 or beginner skates.
If you are confident that you can skate well no matter what happens, you can handle it well, whether you choose advanced skates or beginner skates.
- Expert Level
If you've been skating for years, you'll be able to handle lower-level skates easily, so you're better off getting expert-level skates with high-end features.
What size inline skates should I get?
The size of the wheel determines the speed, comfort, and stability, so it is an essential factor. Since small wheels make skating stable and easy to control, it is suitable for low-skilled skaters. Bigger wheels are usually designed for advanced skaters.
What types of boots should I get?
The three types are soft boots, molded plastic, and composite/carbon fiber. Soft boots are light, well ventilated, and suitable for long-distance skating. Molded plastic is more durable but heavier, so you will be tired after a long slide. Composite carbon fiber shells are not only durable but also lightweight, making them a high-end choice.
- Please put it in the washing machine.
- Set a warm water cycle below 30°C (86°F)
- Pour laundry detergent into the washing machine.
- Start the cycle.
- Air-dry the liner.
- Do not use fabric softeners or harsh detergents that may damage the liner.
- Keep the liner away from heat sources.
You need to change your wheels when the following conditions occur.
- Only by bowing your knee inward can you stand on roller hockey skates.
- You lose traction when turning or stopping.
- You have to exert a lot of effort to skate.
- Only some of the wheels are turning. (Some wheels are badly worn)
Please rotate your wheels often and adjust your skating stance to improve wheel life.
What types of wheels last longer?
Softer wheels are better for smooth surfaces because they grip better.
Harder wheels are better suited for skating on concrete, asphalt, etc.
Why are my inline skates wheels wearing out so fast?
We have summarized the reasons for this. Please take a look.
If your knees are bent inward, the inside edges of the wheels may be wearing badly.
You don't rotate the wheels frequently.
Your wheels are too hard or too soft.
By rotating the wheels, the wheels last longer and can save you money. When cracks, flaking, and pockmarks appear, you must purchase wheels.
- Inline Skates vs. Rollerblades
- Inline Skates vs. Quad Skates vs. Roller Skates
- Quad Skates
Quad skates, also known as roller skates, are suitable for amateurs. They have four wheels in total, with two wheels in the back and two in the front. They have a broader base, which is more stable and helps you maintain balance. Usually, they have brakes in the front. Beginners can control it by shifting their body weight.
- Inline Skates
Roller hockey skates are suitable for inline skating and fitness skating. They usually have 5 to 2 wheels which are in a straight line.
Beginner roller hockey skates have brakes, while advanced models do not have brakes. To adjust speed and stop, experienced people will develop braking techniques.
Skating at high speeds on uneven surfaces may pose problems. In addition, it is not as stable as four wheels, and you need to have better balance.
Are quad or inline skates easier?
Quad skates: more stable
Inline skates: faster and easier to handle
Quad skates are suitable for beginners because they are more stable and easier to control. But for those who like ice skating, inline skates are easier because they have wheels similar to blades.