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Sunday, September 25, 2011
After you have been rollerblading for a while, you will realize that there is a need to take care of your skates. One option is to wear down the wheels and then just replace the skate and wheels. Very few people can afford doing that. The part of the inline skate that wears out more quickly is the wheels. Obviously, a cheap boot could fall apart. But in the article I am assuming you have bought a boot that has some quality. Since the wheels are the areas where wear is most often seen, there are a couple of things you can do to keep your skates (boots, etc.) for a long time.
First, you can rotate your wheels. If you are an adult, you know the value and importance of rotating your car tires. If you don't, you will have uneven wear and cause the tires to wear out sooner. The very same principle applies to the inline wheel. It is not difficult to rotate the wheels. All you need is an allen wrench and about five minutes later you are done. Take the wheels that are for your left foot and put them on the skate for your right foot. Do the same for the right foot. It is best to put the ones in the front in the back and the ones in the back in the front. The others can be just changed from the left foot skate to the right foot skate in the middle part of the skate wheels. In the process of changing the wheels, if you come across any dirt, make sure you clean that off your wheels with a dry cloth. Do not put things like WD40 on your skate wheels. It can damage your bearings.
Secondly, after you have rotated your wheels and got a lot more use out of your skates, it will eventually become necessary to replace the wheels. Just like car tires, they wear out! My recommendation is to go online and search for the wheels. You will find them for sale either individually or in packs of 8. Most inline skates will not need more than 4 wheels on each skate. Perhaps you would like to have a bigger wheel. If you look on the frame, there should be stamped or painted the maximum size you can have on your skate. With that information on hand, go check online and find what you are looking for!
Your roller blades can last for years if you follow the recommendations I have shared. Knowing these simple steps, you can save yourself a lot time and money. Enjoy!
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