to Getting Great Skates
Determine your skating interests.
Two: Determine what you will spend.
Three: Learn about wheels and bearings
Four: Learn about the brakes.
Five: Learn about the boot.
Six: Learn about the frame.
Seven: Plan ahead
Eight: Gear Up! Take A Lesson
Nine: Buy your skates.
Ten: Have fun!
that you've decided to try inline skating, you have to purchase a pair
of skates. Your decision is extremely important, as it will have a
large bearing on your initial success and enjoyment. Buying your first
skates can be confusing and frustrating. The Inline Skating Resource
Center is pleased to provide the information in this guide to make your
inline equipment purchase a success.
are many brands and types of skates from which to choose. They come in
a wide range of prices and styles. However, all skates have certain
basic features. Once you understand these features, you will be able to
make an informed choice. You will also need to determine your
particular interests. Inline skates can be used for hockey, freestyle
skating, racing, fitness training, recreation, aggressive skating and
cross-training for sports such as skiing. There
are models designed specifically for each of these activities. You will
need to assess your interests, abilities and the level of activity to
which you aspire. Once you have read this brochure, there are several
things that can add to your level of knowledge about inline skates.
Rent or borrow a pair of skates (and protective gear) and try them out.
Visit several retailers and talk to experienced salespeople. Look at as
many brands as possible.