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Inline-skating and society

Roller-skating, like many other sports is subject to great changes in society, roller-skating is concerned by problematic of transportation, evolution of practices or changes on the market or the development of bicycle paths. Here are some feature articles that offer a different view of the roller skating ...

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A sneaky look into the future: How could the roller sport look like in 2020?

The development is going into the right direction, so we try to guess how it will be...

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Inline downhill

The Leading Nations in the World of Skating: Inline Downhill

The Downhill Skating scene has a kernel of countries for which the culture of skating is just as extreme as the practice itself. Alexandre Lebrun is lifting the veil...

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Inline-hockey

Nations that dominate the roller inline hockey

The Czech Republic has marked the world of roller hockey for many years by its performances in all categories. Sébastien Marpeau explains the strengths of this Eastern country...

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Speed-skating

Nations that dominate inline speedskating

You can hardly talk about inline speedskating without mentioning the Colombian national team. Pascal Briand, ex-world champion, explains this domination...

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Rink-hockey

Nations that dominate the rink hockey

Each roller sport is dominated by a few specific nations. In rink hockey, these are the Iberian peninsulas and South America. Explanations by Jean Lassueur...

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10 stereotypes about skating you should lay to rest

Ironically enough, the more widespread practices are, the harder received ideas are to die. And skating is no exception. Here is a list of clichés to debunk...

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Skating Brand Online Shops: The Heralded End of Specialized Shops?

Rollerblade has announced on its French blog the launching of its online shop. The event may seem insignificant but this brand strategy could have considerable effects on specialized shops and on the overall skating market...

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Which means of transport for which skate trip?

Whether you are a ref, a speed skater, a hockey player, an artistic skater — or whatever your discipline, your passion inexorably leads you to travel during the weekends to participate in skating events. You can opt for various means of transportation...

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Skating: A Full-Fledged Means of Transport

At a time when the almighty automobiles reach their limits in saturated city centers, alternative means of transport carve out their place as urban mobility solutions. Skating, just like cycling, skateboarding or scooting, enters that same logics...

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Is skating a universal sport?

Every practice that intends to enter the closed circle of olympic sports has to meet a number of universality criteria, i.e. being practiced in at least 50 countries on 3 continents. Out of curiosity, we drew up the map of skating countries...

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Speed-skating

Overabundance of titles: Is speed skating shooting itself in the foot?

The economist Arthur Laffer used to say: 'Too much tax kills tax' a maxim widely used and altered every day by many of our contemporaries... Couldn't this slogan be applied to speed skating: 'Too many titles kill titles'? Analysis...

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Rough ground and skating

We never evade questions on OLS, especially not beginners'. Let's focus today on a word that speaks to most of us: Rough ground...

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Making a living from skating? It is possible!

Many of us dream of making a living from their passion: Skating. But we say to ourselves that skating is too small a world and that there are no opportunities. However, there are solutions and several jobs related to skating actually exist...

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The place of skating in the mass media

In order for a sport to be recognized by the general public, it irremediably has to be broadcasted by all possible means of coverage: radio, television, written press, the Internet. Skating, just like many other olympic and non-olympic sports, tries to find its place under the media sun. Taking stock...

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Hybrids

What future for All-Terrain Skating? Evolutions and development perspectives

In 2004, we were already mentioning the potential come-back of All-Terrain Skating. A few clubs and skating coaches were offering to discover that discipline off the beaten tracks with skates found on the Internet. What about today?

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15 years of evolution of the skate market

After the auspicious 90s, the skate market considerably diminished these last 15 years. OLS suggests some explanations…

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