What's better... Quad Or Inline?|
This all depends upon you preference. Neither Inline nor Quad skates a better than each other. It is even difficult to say which one is easier to learn. It all depends on what the Skater likes!
What is the difference between hard shell and soft shell boot on the inline skates?|
The hard shell construction consists of molded plastic so they look similar to a ski boot. The lower half covers and protects the foot, while the upper half wraps around and supports the ankle. The tw
What are the different types of closures used on inline skates?|
There are two primary forms of closure systems on inline skates.
Buckles are mostly found on recreational skates, and are the quickest to put on and take off.
Laces are less expensive than buckle cl
What is a typical inline wheel size and hardness?|
A typical inline wheel diameters are from 70-110 mm, with larger wheels enhancing speed and smaller wheels being designed more for maneuverability.
Softer wheels are good for outdoor use and provide
Why do some inline skates have brakes and others do not?|
Most manufacturers offer different braking systems
The most common form of braking system is a pad or cylinder on the rear wheel that stops movement by applying pressure on the heel
How to choose an inline skate?|
Types of In-line Skates
Designed for a leisurely rides in the park or around the neighborhood, and fitness activity
Comfort and durabilit
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 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 type of skate should I purchase?|
Inline skates (all wheels in a row of the skate frame) are for individuals who like to do the following:
Inline Speed Skates (larger wheels with a longer frame)
Inline Recreational Skates (shorter
What are frames?|
Frames hold skate components in place
Most recreational frames are made of aluminum alloy or nylon and fiberglass composites.
Make sure the frames you select are designed for the type of skating you
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 can you tell me about Luigino's Thermafiber Technology ?|
THERMAFIBER Composite Construction by Luigino has set a new standard in the evolution of high performance speed skating equipment. This ALL NEW patent pending technology allows for a significant weigh
How many bearings do I need to purchase for my skate?|
You will need 2 bearings per wheel. Therefore quad skates take 16 bearings. Inline skates with 4 wheels each take 16 bearings. Inline Skates with 5 wheels each take 20 bearings. Review our bearing sel
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
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
Why do my wheels have holes in them?|
Top end wheels for jam skating, inline speed skating or track skating are made from a material called POLY BD. This specific material has exceptional grip while providing excellent rebound yet remains
What other type of gear will I need?|
Protective gear is an absolute must when skating. Wearing protective gear will eliminate most injuries and improve the overall safety and enjoyment of your roller skating experience.
A complete set o
Roller Derby Conversion Chart|