Seven: Plan Ahead
are the most important factor in how a skate performs. Most
recreational skates are sold with wheels of moderate size. This
prevents the skater from going too fast for the skill level normally
exhibited by a beginner. However, as the skater progresses, he or she
may want to try a faster wheel when the original wheels wear out.
Most recreational skates are made with a frame that will accept a
larger wheel; however, the increase in size permitted by the frame may
be minimal. The skater can avoid this problem by buying the fitness
skates that he or she wants to "grow" into, replacing the large wheels
with smaller ones, and learning on these more comfortable "training"
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