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Monday, June 6, 2011
The beginning roller skater just wants a pair of skates. The main question to ask is whether they will be used indoors or outdoors. If outdoors, they should want a soft wheel; conversely, if you want to skate indoors, you need a harder wheel. But if a person starts on a regular basis, there are a lot of other possibilities to consider. Let me share the many different kinds of skate wheels that are now available.
As the name implies, this enables the skater to go faster with a little less of an effort. This is also probably the most popular of the wheels. These wheels are used mostly for indoor use. Many of the following skate wheels are also speed wheels but are used for a particular purpose.
Roller Derby is an American invented contact skating sport. The individuals race around an oval rink competitively usually one team against another. Derby wheels are usually used by more experienced skaters. In fact there are many avid derby fans in the United States.
A Jam skater can do a combination of skating, dancing and gymnastics. So someone who buys jam wheels will want to learn how to use their roller skates doing the above. A real jam skater that is an accomplished user will be using these different forms.
As the name implies, it is skating to a rhythm or beat. It consists of dance moves, shuffling, and slides. As a skater gains confidence, this is a fun activity at a rink.
Artistic skating is a sport where individuals, groups, or mixed couples perform jumps, spins, and other moves usually to music. Although artistic ice skating is more popular, doing it on roller skates can also be a fun sport. An artistic skater usually wears high top boots with their artistic wheels.
This type of wheel is very obvious. It is used outside the rink. There are a few wheels that can be used either indoors or outdoors but it is best to find a soft wheel for outdoor use. Outdoor skaters usually use their skates in parks, sidewalks, or bicycle paths.
Roller skating can be a lot of fun. If you are new to this sport, you might think that this involves going around a rink on skates. Unfortunately, many have this misconception and decide that the sport is not something they would undertake. As a beginner, first learn to skate at a rink. As you become use to the skates, then determine if there is a kind of skating you would enjoy and then pick your boots and wheels accordingly.
You can find a great selection of roller skate wheels on our website at www.myrollerskateworld.com/roller-skate-wheels.html
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