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Monday, May 30, 2011
If you are new to roller skating or have not taken it up for a number of years, you might be a bit confused today when you decide to buy a pair of skates. As a beginning skater, where do you go to find information about skates?
One option is to go to the large department stores; however they have a very limited supply of roller skates. The reason why they don't is because they would need to carry a very large inventory for every skate that they sell. They also tend to carry just the cheaper skates. Another option is visiting a skating rink store. They also have a limited supply but you can be assured that you will get some professional advice. This can be important if you don't know much about skates. The final option is online stores. Because they are online, they probably have a large inventory since they have most of their skates dropped shipped from their wholesaler. They also can give professional advice but it is not the same as talking face to face to a person.
So you are new to roller skating. What kind of skate should you buy? Every situation is different, but there are a few general rules that should apply to everyone.
1. Go to a skating rink first before you buy any roller skates. Try using a low top boot one time and then another time try the high top boots. This way you can find out what makes you more comfortable. The high top boots are mostly used for recreational or artistic skating at a rink while the low top boots are for speed skating, roller derby or jamming.
2. Once you have decided on either a low top or a high top skate you need to determine how much you can spend. If you really want to take up roller skating, do not buy the cheapest pair you can find. Conversely, you shouldn't buy the most expensive pair of skates. There are so many combinations consisting of the boots, plates, wheels and bearings that it would be best to be a little cautious at first. I recommend that you find a pair of skates between the $50 to $150 range. There are many great skates in that price range. If you go cheaper, you might not have a very good experience. After you have used your skates for a year or two, you might want to venture into a more expensive skate, but you would then have a better idea of what combinations you would like to have in your skate.
3. Finally, ask the professionals their opinion. What would be the best skate that they would recommend in the price range mentioned above. Once you have decided on a skate, start doing your research to find the best deal available.
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by: My Roller Skate World
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