Online skating.com-full of useful tips to repair your skates, to protect and reduce the wear of the parts of your roller-skates such as your wheels or your shell. We also explain how to make parts that no longer exist. Last but not least, we give you advice to practice in the best conditions ...
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Who's never hesitated between slipping on wristguards or gloves before going for a ride in the wintertime? Rather than letting you overthink on that tricky question, we have a 2-in-1 solution to keep your fingers warm at a lesser cost...
on 15/02/15 - Read 3520 TimesRead more
If you are a regular skater, you probably already had the unpleasant feeling that one of your frame axles was coming loose or clearing off... and sometimes even without you realizing it! Hopefully, there's a solution called thread locker...
on 18/07/14 - Read 5943 TimesRead more
When you buy a pair of skates, even if their characteristics seem to make them the best pair of the moment on the market, they are still not always as close to the foot as a molded pair. Yann V. reveals his tip for an optimized thermoforming...
on 24/05/13 - Read 24625 TimesRead more
Most of beginners are afraid to lose a screw or an axle while skating. They often tighten their roller-skates axles too much. When the axles are stuck in the frame, it becomes very hard to remove them. It also happens that the allen key erodes the thread. Here are some tips to remove stubborn axles and screws...
on 23/01/12 - Read 29031 TimesRead more
Long distance skating
Issues relating to food and hydration are common when skaters start practicing long distance raids or races. Two types of choices are available to you: water bladder or can bike... make your choice!
on 24/07/11 - Read 10095 TimesRead more
Long distance skating
For solo raids, without help and in total self-sufficiency, how to carry luggage and sleeping equipment becomes an essential point to think about. There are only two solutions: backpack or carrying device. Imagine yourself with a 25 kg load on your back... Remains the 'portage' solution. Description of the devices and solutions available...
on 05/03/11 - Read 13008 TimesRead more
Slalom cones of decent quality are hard to find. Skate shops do sell some, but often at very high prices, and sometimes with advertising on them. Here is a series of ideas that may allow you to go for leg knitting at a lesser cost. From good old Ikea plastic cups to egg-boxes, nothing is lost...
on 12/09/09 - Read 26668 TimesRead more
The anti-rockers are the small wheels on both sides of the H-Block. Their small size prevents you from stopping on bars when sliding. They are sometimes expensive and they are not always easy to find, here is a solution to make your own DIY anti-rockers...
on 18/06/08 - Read 25025 TimesRead more
Have you ever lost an axle while you were enjoying your skating session? Or got past by a wheel going downhill? We have! There are simple solutions to avoid those unfortunate mishaps. Here is how to solve the problem when you're don't trust your screws 100%...
on 15/06/08 - Read 28015 TimesRead more
Whatever your skating discipline, adjusting your frames requires a bit of attention and precision. Their placing conditions your comfort of skating. Badly placed, they can cause pain and injury. Here are a few adjustment tips...
on 10/05/08 - Read 30120 TimesRead more
Do you know you can be fined for skating in train/metro stations or on public transports? Even if taking your skates off remains the best thing to do not to irritate the authorities, know that there are a few gadgets to safely use public transportation...
on 05/04/08 - Read 21462 TimesRead more
Wax is a kind of lubricant that enables better sliding on bars, walls and other modules, in skating and skateboarding. In other practices, like surfing, it is used on boards. It might look like cooking recipes but it's not.
on 04/04/04 - Read 27270 TimesRead more