What are the benefits of ceramic bearings?|
The benefits of ceramic bearings are they don not no rust. They are self cleaning, lighter than metal, and durable. They also can withstand higher speeds & acceleration capability. There is less heat
How do I try on the new skates I have just purchased to see if they fit correctly?|
Picking the right product the first time around is important when placing orders online. Many of the skates and equipment we sell have sizing charts and sizing information. Sizing Guide , but here is
Do different manufacturers of skates fit the same or different?|
The same as your everyday shoes different manufacturers may fit different. Riedell Carrera tend to run on the small size because of the extra padding in them. We recommend choosing a size bigger . Mos
A Guideline for the Proper Fitting of Riedell Skates|
Review A Guideline for the Proper Fitting of Riedell Skates .
Do Riedell Skates fit true to size?|
Riedell boots generally run a bit smaller and more narrow than other boots. Riedell sizes their boots for a snug fit. If you are a half size, you should probably go up to the next size.
Do Sure-Grip Boots fit true to size ?|
Sure-Grip boots and skates generally fit very true to size. We recommend ordering the size that you wear in your everyday shoe.
Do Labeda boots fit true to size ?|
Boots and Skates manufactured by Labeda are generally true to size, however they do have a narrow fit and usually are not recommended for those with wide feet.
Do you have any suggestions on sizing for Riedell speed boots?|
Review help for sizing Riedell speed boots .
What is the difference between the size of the wheels and which one is best to use?|
The size of the wheel is your personal preference, however, larger wheels tend to roll a little bit faster and have a little more smoother ride. Larger wheels are used for speed skating and fitness ty
What can you tell me about Luigino's Barefoot Technology ?|
Luigino Racing introduces the ALL NEW Barefoot Technology (BFT), a revolutionary profile that fits to the NATURAL profile of your foot. This unique shape will give you the ultimate in fit comfort, sta
How do I tell what size bearings are in my wheels?|
There are 3 very easy ways to check the size bearings you have. 1.Look at the stamping on the shield of your existing skate bearing. Most will be stamped with 608. This means you have 8mm. If st
How to Heat Mold your Vanilla Speed Inline Skates.|
All Vanilla Speed boots are easily molded for increased comfort and performance. We have specifically designed our speed inline boots to fit tight rather than loose, as it is much easier to make a boo
What are the different size bearings and their typical use ?|
608 Bearings ( Most common bearings)
Inside Diameter - 8 millimeters
Outside Diameter - 22 millimeters
Width (unsealed) - 7 millimeters
Width (two shields) - 7 Millimeters
Typical Use - Commonly
How is the size of a skate wheel measured, the range of skate wheel sizes available, and which size is best for which type of skating?|
The diameter or height of a skate wheel is measured in millimeters (MM). Wheels used for skates range from approximately 40 MM to 100 MM in diameter.
Small wheels will provide the maneuverability n
What's the difference between bearings that have Shields and bearings with Seals ?|
*A Shield is a bearing side cover made of metal and is fixed into place with a C clip. Shielded Bearing the C clip holds the Shield snugly to the bearing against the outer race. The Shield fits snugly
How do I tighten or loosen the wheels on my quad skates?|
*Flip the first skate over, wheel side up. Locate the two external tension nuts at both of the wheel axles.
*Attach the correct socket wrench (usually 11/16 inch) to the ratchet body of your wrench
What is the proper maintenance for the different parts of my roller skates?|
In order to get the most out of your roller skates, and significantly increase the life of the skates, you must provide proper roller skate maintenance. With proper care and maintenance, your roller s
Are there any skates you would suggest for a wide foot?|
We do have some skates that tend to have more of a wider fit than others. Skates outfitted with the Pacer R429 Boot or Dominion Boot has a more wide fit. The Sonic Cruiser Fun Outdoor Skate is also an
Does ABEC affect the speed of your skates?|
No. Not unless you are skating at 330 mph. That's based on a 608 bearing limiting speed of 32,000 rpm. Only in extremely high speed applications like ultra high speed motors and precision measuring in
Do I need to use elbow pads?|
Elbow pads are similar to knee pads, the exceptions being the size of the pad and the place that you wear them. Just like knee pads, elbow pads typically fasten by two Velcro straps, and should fit sn