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Skating tips

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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Tip: Neoprene shoe covers

When you practice in difficult weather conditions, rain can drastically deteriorate your skate boots. Using shoe covers is an efficient solution at a moderate price...

on 29/01/16 - Read 11686 TimesRead more

Caliper: Pretty useful for skating!

If you are a skating geek, buying a caliper must have crossed your mind already: Wheel diameter, ground clearance of your frames... That little tool can prove to be pretty useful!

on 01/02/15 - Read 14115 TimesRead more

What is the use of a durometer?

On the printing of skate wheels you can often see a number followed by an A. You get this measurement with a very specific tool: a durometer...

on 31/01/15 - Read 14614 TimesRead more

Reducing the risks of axle unscrewing with thread locker

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 7153 TimesRead more

Tip: Making your own skate mudguards

Wintertime and rain put your skates and your clothes at risk. Just like in cycling, water projections leave you great souvenir traces on your calves and back. Here is a tip to make your own DIY skate mudguards…

on 16/12/13 - Read 7865 TimesRead more

Extracting an axle or a screw stuck in a frame

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 34942 TimesRead more

Tip: how to slow down with a parachute

Alain Decayeux recently traveled through the Japanese Alps on his skates with his girlfriend. He met an American skater who introduced him to an ingenious system to slow down in slopes. Explanation ...

on 26/10/11 - Read 11117 TimesRead more

Long distance: water bladder or can bike ?

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 12353 TimesRead more

Portage solutions for long distance skating raids

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 14488 TimesRead more

Tip: Don’t lose your screws and axles

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 29776 TimesRead more

Equipment: Adjusting your skate frames

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 34791 TimesRead more

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