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​Are inline skates or roller blades easier?

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Roller derby as a trade name has come to dominate the sport of inline skating, overshadowing almost everything else and eclipsing the true history of inline skating. Ice skating and hockey were the inspiration behind inline skating.

Ice skating has been around for thousands of years, but it wasn't until a few hundred years ago, around the mid-1700s, that a man named John Merrill invented the first basic skate with a single wheel. The inventor did this to draw people off the street into his museum.

This passage is going to talk about the followings of inline skate and rollerblade:

(1) The Origin of Roller skates

(2) Why is inline skating that easy?

(3) Skating Problems to Watch Out For


(1) The Origin of Roller skates

As the years passed, many different inventors gathered around the world and they began to develop their own products and made all different types of ice skates. The biggest breakthrough came in 1863, when a pair of skates entered the market for rollerblades with two axles.

The formation of Rollerblade Inc. inline skating went through many developments, but it wasn't until after two brothers, Brennan and Scott Olson, founded the first true inline skating company that produced skates on a commercial basis that this really happened. Known as Ole's Innovative Sports, the company produced skates without brakes that were intended to be used by skaters and field hockey players for practice. Ole's Innovative Sports later changed its name to RollerbladeInc.

This novel invention generated a huge demand worldwide for what we today call rollerblading. It propelled the company to international fame and global success, paved the way for more manufacturers to join, and a whole new sport/pastime was born.

Although the original product was designed as an adjunct to two completely different professional sports, Brennan and Scott soon saw the potential of their product and soon renamed it something more commensurate with their company, The Roller Skating Company In part two, we find out more about Roller Skating Co. and learn how the company came to dominate the world of figure skating as we know it today.

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(2) Why is inline skating that easy?

Many people wonder what we easier - roller skating or ice skating? While many people expect quad skates to be easier to learn than inline skates (or roller skates as they are commonly called), the truth is that many children and adults alike find inline skating very easy.

Roller skates do have a broader base of stability, but the skate board itself is quite short and extends from under the toes all the way to the heel. This can lead to falls forward and backward when the skater is still learning. It also means there is more chance of catching a wheel (when a wheel on one skate catches a wheel on another skate, it usually leads to a fall or stumble). When you're learning to skate roller skates, it's important to separate your feet, which can be difficult for children, especially when their legs are that small! In contrast, inline skates have a longer frame that usually extends behind the toes and behind the heel. This makes them very stable and less prone to wheel seizures.


(3) Skating Problems to Watch Out For

Some of the most common problems you may find on skates include:

Wheels not spinning freely

One ice skate "pulls" to the left or right instead of going straight

Wobbling all over the place, or wobbling at the other end of the spectrum, feeling like it's almost impossible to turn

So, how do you fix these problems?

Clean your skate bearings. Over time, they will absorb dirt and debris, even if you skate indoors at a rink. If you try to spin the wheels and they don't spin freely, this could be the culprit. Cleaning skate bearings is easy and should be done every 2-3 months to keep them in good condition.

Check your skates to determine why they are pulling in one direction. It could be due to a bent shaft, an unaligned plate or too much tension on one of the trucks. If you can't determine the cause, you can also contact us, we're passionate about skating and we're passionate about helping people progress in the sport, so don't be afraid to ask questions!

If it feels like the skates are not operating correctly, check the trucks. They may need to be tightened or loosened. The looser your trucks are, the easier they are to turn. The tighter you make them, the more difficult they will be to operate. You want to find a happy medium between responsiveness and stability.

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