If you don’t have skates, you can hire inline
and roller skates from us. Best is to start with hire and buy your own
after a few weeks. Ask us for advice on what and where to buy. Wondering
about Roller derby wheels? check this out.
you hesitate between inline and quads, here is what I think. A skater
is a skater. When you can skate, inline, ice, quads are all equally
enjoyable as long as they are of good quality.
it comes to buying skates, quality is essential.
The shoe must be comfortable,
I recommend laces rather than those bindings that can break, unlike
laces that you can replace anytime.
The frame must be made out of
a material that will not squeeze the wheels when tying the shaft (inline)
and prevent the wheel from spinning freely (generally extruded aluminium
or even better but more expensive carbon fibre).
The bearings must be of good
quality too, there are different ratings for those. Bearings are often
rated on the
ABEC scale (from 1 to 11 -odd numbers-
the higher the better) but doesn't account for the quality of steel
used, which is also important.
The wheels are made of polyurethane
and their hardness is measured on the A scale (78A-93A -the higher the
harder). Softer wheels are more grippy. Diametres vary from 59mm to
110mm (the biggest the faster but less maneuverability). I have tested
made for Roller derby and rated them on different floors.
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