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How fast could inline speed skaters go?

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Whether you prefer inline skates or traditional quad skates, you love to skate on planes or ice; the extreme speed and sheer thrill of it all makes skating even more fun. The idea of speeding with the wind in your face can inspire and entice many riders to speed skate. The concept of speed while on skates can almost overwhelm you.


(1) How fast can inline skates go?

(2) Factors that affect speed skaters' speed

(3) Protective precautions during inline skate


(1) How fast can inline skates go?

Have you ever wondered how fast you can go on inline skates? Ideally, the average speed may be between 6 and 20 miles per hour when skating outdoors for fitness or recreation. However, other factors in the route (e.g., uphill and downhill movements) may further affect the rider's pace. Some speed skaters may reach speeds of up to 40 mph on downhills.

High speeds can be reached quickly with inline skating. The key is to maintain a balance of speed. Once you have mastered keeping your balance, you can enjoy the real fun of speed skating. However, your speed may vary depending on the style of skating you prefer. In essence, skating is completely different from inline skating or ice skating, not only in terms of tactics, but also in terms of comfort and technique.


(2) Factors that affect speed skaters' speed

A skater's speed depends on a variety of conditions, not just physical activity, expertise and duration. When analyzing the speed of a skater, consider the following factors.

1 - Pavement - The texture of the surface plays an important role in speed. Route surfacing will slow you down. In addition, fresh asphalt looks clean and slippery, but asphalt is sticky and may create additional drag that will slow you down. This is especially true on hot, sunny days when the sun warms the sidewalk. When skating on a recently patched roadway, be careful with the asphalt to avoid tipping.

2 - Wheel Durometer - The material composition and stiffness of the wheel may affect your speed. As the hardness increases from 0 to 100, the wheels become stiffer and bulkier. When skating outdoors, the ideal value for wheel stiffness should be 85.

3 - Wind - Wind can suddenly push or reverse the direction of motion, which can affect your speed. A strong tailwind on a downhill slope may seem fun to pick up speed. However, skating in windy conditions can be challenging and take away from the fun. Even the right amount of light wind can affect your skating speed. It is recommended to monitor the upcoming weather forecast and consider how the wind direction will affect skating.

4 - Wheel Size - There is no denying that the bigger the wheels, the faster the rolling speed. Standard skates usually have 80mm wheels. You can increase the size of your wheels by purchasing skates with frames designed for larger wheels.

5 - Bearings - Your skates must have proper bearings. Cheap, poor quality skates with poor bearings will not glide comfortably. You may not want to invest in high tech, high quality bearings, but your skates must have quality bearings to support continuous motion and smooth gliding.


(3) Protective precautions during inline skate

A nasty fall is always a daunting experience. Falling backwards can damage your head, hips, tailbone and spine. Likewise, a fall can injure your face. The proper way to fall is to keep your body slightly forward and keep your arms, head and chest away from the surface to prevent direct impact. Try sitting on the side of your thighs and hips. This position will absorb the significant impact of a fall and prevent injury to the fragile tailbone area.

The bone of the thigh is considered the largest and strongest bone in the body. It is further supported by connective tissue and muscle as well as connective tissue. The thigh bone is the best support system in the event of an eventual fall. Never try to use your hands to prevent or help a fall. Wearing a wrist gear may reduce the likelihood of accidental injury when you save large parts with both hands.


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