How do I remove jump bars from my skates?|
Jump bars can be removed from plates however it is not recommended by manufacturers as removing the jump bar can interfere with the structural support of the plate.
What are hubs?|
Soft wheels below 84A need a hub to reinforce the bearing seat in the wheel. Under normal conditions, an 84A wheel will hold the bearings, but not under extreme conditions. Hubs are used on harder whe
What are jump bars used for?|
Stability. They will make your reaction and response better as they 'connect' both trucks, hence better turning and faster response.
Also, don't let the name of these confuse you, there not necessar
What are reversible king pins?|
Reversible kings pins are when you reverse the King Pins. This then permits the forward and rear wheel trucks to turn in the same direction creating a "reverse-action mode." All in all making your ska
What are the different parts of a roller skate?|
A Roller Skate is made up of a few different parts, all of which are important for the skate. Below are some simple definitions for some of the most popular parts of the roller skate and inline skate.
What are the trucks on a roller skate?|
The truck of a roller skate is the piece of metal that the wheel axle passes through. You can tighten or loosen the trucks tension nut to vary the amount of control you want in your pair of skates.
What does a bearing do?|
The bearings help the wheels move freely on the skate. Generally, the higher "rated" the bearing the better the bearing. However, most non-professional or non-competitive skaters will not need anythin
What does ABEC stand for ?|
This is an acronym for Annular Bearing Engineers' Committee. This committee determines the ratings for each bearing.The ABEC rating system includes grades 1,3,5,7, and 9. The number determines how muc
What does Apollo mean when it comes to skate boots?|
Apollo is a micro-fiber synthetic material. It is a very durable man-made type of material that is comparable to leather.
What does durometer mean on the wheel?|
Each wheel is assigned a number called a "durometer". The lower the durometer the softer the wheel. The higher the durometer the harder or firmer the wheel. When outdoor skating you should use a wheel
What does the wheel hardness and the wheel diameter mean?|
The Wheels have 2 numbers on them that count.
1. The Wheel Hardness is measured on the Shore scale:
Either on the D scale or the A scale
D scales are for harnesses of Plastic Compound Wheels
What is Luigino new "NANO" buckle for their inline skates?|
Luigino Racing is proud to introduce the next evolution in boot buckle technology - NANO Buckle.
NANO represents the very latest in skating buckle technology. The first company to use buckles on inli
What is the difference between “double action” and “single action” plate ?|
The single action has one cushion, usually made of rubber or polyurethane, that sits top of the boss on the truck. The double action has two cushions, one above and one below the boss. The single acti