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Maximiliaan Lodewijk Van Lede (Netherlands) - the inventor of the "roller skates for the ground"

In 1789 the Dutch Maximiliaan Lodewijk Van Lede invented the "roller skate for the ground". He was known above all for his talent as a sculptor...

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Roller-dance

Roller-dance tutorial: "Side Step"

At home for a while, I made room in my kitchen to rollerdance! Since I am limited in space, I started to list variations of basic moves and build up from there... My first session became this tutorial on the "Side Step".

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John Joseph Merlin - the first officially recognized inventor of the roller skate

Some say that a rather unknown Dutchman invented the first roller skate. According to rumors he was skating along canals. However, you will not find any traces of him. In contrast to the Belgian John Joseph Merlin who documented his whole invention. He deserves an article...

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Artistic skating

Interview with Jennifer Wester, an eternal skating artist

Jennifer Wester is a former ice dance champion. Let's see together through this interview, how she managed to bring figure skating to the status of a work of art, thanks to her PicSkates !

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Roller skating – High carbs vs low carbs diet?

For any professional skater (and even for an amateur skater), it is no longer a secret that skating is a sport that puts the physical ability of athletes to the test. And as with most other sports which solicit to some extent the human body, nutrition plays a fundamental role in maintaining the organism in excellent physical shape.

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Slalom skating

Wheel test report of the MPC Freestyle X-Firm 72 and 76mm

During a visit to the Universkate area we got a set of MPC Freeride wheels for testing. The American brand is well known for the excellent quality of its wheels in inline speed skating. We tested the single density model in 72 and 76 mm. The test result...

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Aggressive skating

Interview with "Jean Jean" Chanet, half-pipe skater (Belgium)

We recently highlighted a few pipe champions such as Nicolas Mougin, Otto Bolanos, Eito and Takeshi Yasutoko. Let us continue our series of still active halfpipe legends with "Jean Jean" Chanet!

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Freeride skating

Testing the Freeride Oxelo MF900 skate

Oxelo has launched its second freeride skate model. After the MF500 with 3x80 mm wheels, the MF900 is now equipped with three 110 mm wheels, which are also suitable for skating in urban areas. The test bench...

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Slalom skating

The Powerslide Free Skate Team 2020

The German brand Powerslide sponsors a significant number of skaters worldwide. Its international freestyle skating team welcomes big names in a variety of freestyle disciplines. Jürgen Pfitzner, the manager of the team, tells us about his team.

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Hybrids

Hybrid skating practices

"Hybrid sports" are disciplines that involve the simultaneous practice of two sports or leisure activities such as inline basketball, inline football, but also skate joring or inline jogging. It is possible to create infinite hybridisations, it is all a question of imagination...

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The history of traditional roller skates with clip-axles

The traditional frame with the two wheels next to each other and the clip axles has been forgotten in recent years. However, it proved to be extremely practical, as it allowed the rollers to be changed in no time at all without tools. It has made a comeback in 2010 thanks to the return of the Roller Derby ...

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Recent technological innovations for skate wheels

Our wheels have been turning for nearly 250 years. Wood, ivory, metal, tire, rubber or urethane... Wheels have been made of all kinds of materials. Technological innovations gave a fresh boost to skating in the 90's. The use of plastic materials in 1979 was a small revolution. Overview of the innovations that marked the history of our dear skate wheels...

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Artistic skating

Testing the Risport Royal Elite Artistic Skating Boots

Based in Montebelluna, Italy, Risport has been one of the leading brands of skating boots for almost half a century. With the expert advice of our partner Interglace Paris, we have tested the Risport Royal Elite model, designed for experienced skaters. Impressions...

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Artistic skating

Testing the Roll-Line Línea Artistic Skating Frames

Roll-Line is the world leader in artistic quad skate plates. In September 2018, the Italian company started manufacturing a brand-new frame, designed for inline artistic skating: the Línea. This model aims at offering top performances to inline artistic practitioners. It is destined to professionals and demanding skaters. Test bench...

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Anatomy of Skate axles and spacers

The axles and spacers insure the consistency between the frame and the wheels and bearings. They partly determine the performance according to their materials, their thickness and their rigidity. Focus on those little known parts…

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The new tightening systems of big skate brands

These last years, the tightening systems of the big skate brands have evolved, inspired by concepts already tested for skiing. Overview of the concepts available on the market...

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The manufacturing processes of skate frames

The frame is a key-part of our skates. Its shape, its length and its rigidity vary according to the discipline and the needs of the skater. Made of composite or polyurethane, they are molded or injected, just like boots. Made of aluminum, they may be pressed, extruded or machined from billet. What are the differences between theses manufacturing processes?

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Speed-skating

Portrait of Luca Presti, an Italian Inline-Speedskater

Luca Presti is one of the skaters who left his mark in history of Italian Speedskating. He skated for the most popular teams during the best years of skating. After ending his active career, he recently came back to his first love...

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Freeride skating

Test of the Powerslide One Zoom 100 Skate

First known as a beginner skate the Powerslide One Zoom 100 Skate now has established his abilities for advanced skaters too. We tested this new model...

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Aggressive skating

Choosing your aggressive skates (1/2)

Choosing a pair of aggressive skates is not as easy as it seems. According to whether you are into street, park or ramp skating, the characteristics of the model you need may vary. Here are a few tips to find a suitable match...

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Off-road skating

And what about some... All-Terrain Skating?

With the arrival of performant models of all-terrain skates on the market, perspectives open for skaters in lack of sensations. Why not exploring those unexploited spaces?

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Freeride skating

We checked out the pumptrack for you: pumptrack on skates

In the past 20 years, skateparks appeared everywhere in France. Lately, a new kind of skateparks got very successful in the municipalities: the pump track...

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Roller-dance

Roller Skating in musicals

Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rodgers and Donald O'Connor set milestones in history of skating musicals with their outstanding performances. Onlineskating did some researches to make these memories revive.

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Speed-skating

Test of the Cadomotus Soft Flask

Cadomotus brought a very deformable drink bottle on the market which is being used by many skaters. The Dutch company sent us some samples for testing. Here, you will read about our first impressions after using it few weeks.

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Speed-skating

The use of stride control on skates

You can frequently see skaters skating on their inner edge. If the problem can not be solved by a good frame positioning or tying the skates, then you can use stride control...

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Slalom skating

A short story of 3-wheel skates in freestyle slalom with Jürgen Pfitzner (Powerslide)

Jürgen Pfitzner, product manager at Powerslide, explains us how the German brand developed the 3-wheel skates in freestyle slalom with its entire team...

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Speed-skating

Test of the Inline Speed-Skating Hydrogen Pro 125mm X-Firm wheel

Rollerblade has sent us a set of their latest speed roll Hydrogen Pro 125mm X-Firm wheel. This model has a double core and is manufactured in the USA. The professional Inline-Speed Team skates on it during competitions. Impressions...

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Speed-skating

Inline speed skating wheels: what are the differences between mono and dual-density wheels?

We met Yann Guyader who is the product manager in Rollerblade and he explained us the difference between insert-wheels and interlock-wheels...

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Anatomy of a skate frame

The frame ensures the link between the boot and the wheels. Its technical characteristics (rigidity, length…) may considerably vary according to the considered practice.

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Strengthen your ankles for a better practice

The constant increasing of wheels diameter leads to the same effect on the deck's height from the ground. Keep in mind that speed-skating shoes are low high sized, and the stresses on the muscles and tendons drastically increase. Here are some keep fit exercises to strengthen your ankles...

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The FIRS, the International Federation of Roller Sports: From its origins to our time

The bodies ruling roller sports at national or international levels often seem far and their task unclear to us. Let's take a look into the history and the role of the FIRS to know more about it...

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Speed-skating

Choosing your speed skates

For several months, we have explained in details how to choose your speed frames or boots thanks to articles by Christophe Audoire or Yann Guyader. OLS suggests you a couple of leads to make the good choice as for speed skates…

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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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Inverting and looking after your inline skate wheels

Wheels are the main wearing parts of your skates. They are permanently in contact with the ground and condition the quality of your skating: comfort, grip, reactivity. Just like for the tires on your car, you will have to look after their deterioration. Here are a couple of tips that should allow you to optimize their use...

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Benefits of roller-skating on health

Roller-skating may be enjoyed in many different ways: fitness, speed, long distance races, stunt, figure skating, inline or rink Hockey, roller-dancing... Every above-mentioned practice can be considered as a specific sport. In this article, our goal is to show some benefits of roller-skating, especially through fitness-skating: what is a good practice, working at moderate cardiovascular level, how to get a balanced diet?

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Inline downhill

Which braking technique for downhill skating?

Stopping is always problematic for skating beginners. The problem is even greater in downhill because of the high speeds you can reach… a problem all the more important as there are not always emergency stopping lanes down the road! Here are the main braking techniques that may be useful in downslopes…

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Skater kids: From what age?

Many parents want to buy skates to their kids from the earliest age… And all the more when they are skaters themselves. Irremediably, several questions come to people's minds: At what age can a kid start? What type of skates to buy? How to help them improve safely? Answers…

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The maintenance of your skate frame

The frames of your skates can be made of plastic, composite or metal. The cleaning procedure is the same whatever their composition. Get a sponge, a cloth, a toothbrush, bathroom tissue and follow the steps!

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Maintenance of inline skate boots

Inline skate boots can be of different nature: rigid, flexible or fifty-fifty. They need to be checked as regularly as the other parts of your skates: holes, hygiene, wearing out are so many points that need to be looked after…

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Slalom skating

Well choosing your slalom skates

Slalom is probably one of the skating disciplines that require the most precision, control and handiness. Then, you should be very careful as for your choice. OLS gives you a few main threads in order to make your decision easier...

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Basics: Using your edges in inline skating

In inline skating, just like in skiing and ice skating, you successively shift from one edge to the other when you skate... But what is an edge? Definition...

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Equipment: Choosing your wrist guards

Falls on the wrists are more than a third of the traumas recorded in the casualty departments of hospitals taking skaters in. It is quite normal, given that you instinctively try to absorb you fall with your hands. Here are a couple of tips for you to make the right choice.

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How to extract bearings from wheels?

Extracting bearings: the task is not as easy as it seems. You have to manage to take them off without damaging them. The best thing is to push in the axis, but sometimes it’s quite a business...

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Freeride skating

Braking: Parallel sliding

Sliding is the most efficient as well as the most spectacular braking technique. Skaters manage to draw parallel lines covering several meters, and leaving a burnt smell. It is also the hardest braking technique to master...

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Long distance skating

Interview with Karine Urvoy-Malle, the solo winner of the 2018 24h of Le Mans on skates

At almost 50, Karine lives for sport: racing, running, swimming, skating... she combines all three sports to achieve her great goal: winning the 24h race at Le Mans. The encounter...

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Anatomy of an inline skate wheel

Wheels are the centerpieces of a skate and its only contact with the ground. They condition skating according to numerous parameters: their shape, their diameter, their hardness, the flexibility of their core, etc. To each specialty corresponds a specific need with a specific wheel model...

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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...

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All about skate bearings

It is hard to rely on serious information as for the quality of bearings and the real needs met by skaters. Consumers are often overwhelmed by a torrent of technical terms and hazy marketing concepts. The best solution is to ask an importer to take stock on that spare part so precious to our gliding…

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Long distance skating

Choosing your long distance skates

Practising long distance raids implies to acquire skates that meet specific needs in terms of comfort and performance. In recent years, the brands have offered product ranges that respond well to these constraints. Here are some tips to make your choice ...

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Aggressive skating

Takeshi Yasutoko - Japanese ramp rider

Interview with Takeshi Yasutoko, one of the most famous Japanese ramp rider in the history of skating.

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How to Choose Your Skates?

Esthetics set aside — being a very personal criterion —, choosing a pair of skates, inlines or quads, lies on many objective criteria, varying according to several parameters: type of practice, intensity of use, level of skating, budget. Online-Skating.com browses the key points that should help you make your choice...

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Speed-skating

Shane and Kalon Dobbin (NZL), founders of Arma Racing

Interview with Shane and Kalon Dobbin, former inline speed-skating World Champions, about the brand Arma Racing, founded in 2014.

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Long distance skating

Trekking: Safety instructions for open road skating

The network of cycle ways and eco friendly ways is not homogeneous in France. Lots of skaters unavoidably end up going on the roads. Skating on roads requires a good number of precautions, which are simple but vital for your safety.

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Precautions to take while skating by cold weather

We have already proposed some articles relative to the skating by warm or rainy weather, then here is a "burning" subject for the season : skating by cold weather! Online-skating.com proposes you some craftiness to practice in optimal conditions...

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Speed-skating

Chiropody helps for making custom boots

Every one has particular feet, due to single and specific morphology. Most of skaters have to accommodate with it when choosing a pair of roller skates. This paper is devoted by REL to the benefits and help of chiropody concerning custom carbon fiber boots...

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How to wear and use a helmet?

It took a long time for helmet to became common in cycling, and it'll became justified. Most of cyclists use it every-time they ride on their bike. And what about roller? Why is it no more used? How to choose it? How much money have I to invest in? Here are some answers to this questions... Wearing a helmet pros or cons?

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Samuel Winslow Skate Manufacturing Company- the most widely used brand of the 19th century

The story of the Samuel Winslow Skate Manufacturing Company is based in its origin on the story of James Leonard Plimpton since Winslow was his employee. However, the student outplayed his master with his sales that went all over the world...

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Louis Legrand (France): From the butcher shop to roller skating

Legrand's career is very special. As an educated butcher, he invented a roller skate, which the German composer Giacomo Meyerbeer used for his opera "the prophet"...

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Robert John Tyers (Great Britain) - Pioneer of inline skating

Robert John Tyers revolutionized inline skating with his model Volito. Down to the present day, this model remains a source of inspiration...

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Micajah C. Henley (USA) - in the curse of the industrial empire

Micajah C. Henley became the successor to Plimpton in the United States. He tried to bring the traditional roller skates to perfection. He was not restricted to the production of roller skates, but he also expanded on other areas...

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The skating vanities and their star Gloria Nord

The skating vanities influenced the history since their creation in 1942. Among the skaters, there were only a few celebrities with a similar reputation as Gloria Nord. Nord was the muse of Harold Steinman's group...

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The story of John Spence, a brilliant, unknown inventor of a roller skate in the UK

The biography of John Spence could be a children's story. He was an inventor in the XIX century and worked in many different fields during his life, in search of his right path. His dreams and his everyday life revolved around the mechanics...

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Levant Marvin Richardson (USA) brought the traditional roller skates to perfection

Levant Marvin Richardson (USA) is the founder of Richardson Ball Bearing and Skate Company. Like many manufacturers of his time, he contributed an important part to improving the technology of roller skates...

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The Great Monohan - a legend of roller skating

Some personalities set a milestone in the history of skating. At the beginning of the 20th century, the American "The Great Monohan" became a roller skating legend due to his acrobatic performances.

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James Leonard Plimpton (USA) – the father of traditional roller skating

Without any doubt, James Leonard Plimpton is the quad-inventor with the biggest success. He brought lots of innovations and helped roller skating a lot to grow worldwide.

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August Löhner (Austria) - the inventor of the roller skate with three wheels

August Löhner is another Austrian inventor who developed a roller skate with a three-wheeler system...

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Charles Choubersky and his Bicycle Roller Skates (1835-1891)

Charles Choubersky left traces in his era through the diversity of his inventions. The railway engineer initiated the beginning of bicycle roller skates in the 19th century. Biography...

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Presentation of the Roces roller skate catalogue 2018

We are always curious about the new catalogues of every brand to see what development is going on. So we checked up the catalogues of Roces. State of affairs.

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Presentation of the 2018 Fila skates

We are having a quick look at the novelties of the new Fila catalog 2018. Long-distance, freeride or children's skates, here are some examples...

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Speed-skating

Review of the first edition of the Paris Rollers Marathon with the organizer Tony Mogis

The REL team met Tony Mogis, the organizer of the Paris Rollers Marathon 2017 and creator of the 24-hour Le Mans race, to capture his first impressions of this first edition.

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Montebelluna, the old Silicon Valley of inline skating

Before China got the world's greatest place of production, Montebelluna in Italy (not far from Venice) was the number one place of production for inline skating. The region was responsible for almost 80% of ski boot production and 50% of skate production...

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Speed-skating

Reviewing The XX2i Hawaii1 Sunglasses

The Hawaii1 sunglasses are one of many models made by the company XX2i optics. The glasses' sleek design, effective performance, and aesthetic qualities have rendered them a constant presence in the athletic and skating world. Here is how they function from a speed skaters perspective.

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Brands that made history of inline skating: Roces

Roces was born in Montebelluna, not far from Venice (Italy): from ski boots, over ice skates to inline skates. Review of a 65 year long history...

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Street skating

These brands that made the history of inline skating: Hypno

The Hypno brand pioneered in the late 90s and early 2000s with their stiff shoes and removable frames. A flashback...

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Roller-derby

Interview with Scott Meyer, jammer of Saint-Louis Gatekeepers

Interview de Scott Meyer (Saint-Louis Gatekeepers), one of the best jammers in the 2017 MRDA Champs which was held in Cardiff (GBR) from October 2017, 13th to 15th.

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Inline Alpine

The self-portrait of Massimiliano Losio (Italy)

Self-portrait of Massimiliano Losio (Italy), professional inline alpine skater, coming back from the 2017 World Roller Games...

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Slalom skating

Testing the Tau 80 Carbon Trinity Slalom Skates by Powerslide

After testing the Powerslide Kaze earlier this year, Powerslide gives us the opportunity to have a go with the Tau, the brand's key model for freestyle slalom skating. And we certainly were not disappointed!

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Inline Alpine

Cristian Losio : Inline Alpine Italian Champion

Cristian Losio (Italy) is a professional Inline Alpine skater. The Italian Champion will take part in the upcoming 2017 World Roller Games in China...

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Inline Alpine

Interview with Noah Sing, Inline-Alpine Skater (Germany)

Like his sister Mona, Noah Sing (Germany) was born on skis and discovered Inline-Alpine Skating during summer training sessions...

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Speed-skating

Testing the Infinity Plus 125 DD Wheels by Powerslide

The OLS Team has just tested a set of Dual Density Infinity Plus 125 DD wheels by Powerslide: here is our feedback...

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Inline Alpine

Interview with Mona Sing, inline alpine slalom skater (Germany)

"Life is my favorite sport". This sentence could summarize the involvment of Mona Sing in her practices. Interview with the German inline alpine slalom skater...

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Slalom skating

Interview with Enrique Rubio, Spanish Slalom and slide Champion

Interview with Enrique Rubio, Spanish Slalom and slide Champion

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Speed-skating

Reviewing The Rudy Project "Sterling" Helmet

Rudy Project is a company that has created and sells many different styles and models of helmets. The "Sterling" model is the one most popular amongst American speed skaters. Its sleek design and range of features make it a top selling helmet for many who speed skate.

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Inline downhill

Second Leg of the 2017 Downhill World Cup: Ambrose Downhill in Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella (Italy)

The second leg of the 2017 Downhill World Cup took place in Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella on July 1 and 2, 2017. The 2.8 km course, set up north of Verona on the heights of the lake, gave a hard time to all competitors.

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Slalom skating

Interview with Lorenzo Guslandi, Italian Slalom Skater

Lorenzo Guslandi lives for slalom skating. The Italian Slalom Skater fell in love with this practice, encouraged by his parents. He will do his best to get the gold at the upcoming 2017 World Roller Games in China. Interview...

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Inline Alpine

Interview with Miks Zvejnieks, Inline-Alpine Skater (Latvia)

Miks Zvejnieks will take part in the upcoming 2017 World Roller Games in Nanjing (China). The Latvian inline-alpine skater also practices alpine skiing. Interview...

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Speed-skating

Medal ranking at the 2017 European Speed Skating Championship

Ten nations collected medals in Lagos, Portugal, at the 2017 European Speed Skating Championship. Let's compare with last year's results...

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Inline downhill

Downhill Falls: First Leg of the 2017 Inline Downhill World Cup in Sora, Italy

The first leg of the 2017 Inline Downhill World Cup took place in Sora (Frosinone), Italy, on June 24 and 25. Situated between Roma and Naples, the little town boasted a 1.3km downhill route, both technical and fast.

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Speed-skating

Interview: Erika Zanetti (Italy) ends her sports career

Erika Zanetti has shined in the world of international speed skating for many years. The Italian sprinter sponsored by Powerslide has decided to hang up her skates. Interview…

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Speed-skating

Beginner's Guide to the 24 Hours of Le Mans Roller

With over 100.000 participants since their creation, counting all editions, the 24 Hours of Le Mans Roller gather each year thousands of skaters, beginners and pros. If you've never taken part in the event, here are a few useful tips...

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Speed-skating

2017 Dijon Skating Marathon: Powerslide's Heavy Blow

The 2017 Skating Marathon of Dijon lived up to its reputation with races at very high pace, in both men's and women's categories. Ewen Fernandez and Bart Swings crushed the race with their breakaway, and Chloé Geoffroy caused a stir at the sprint in the women's.

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Visiting the World Roller Museum in Nanjing, China

While visiting the facilities of the next Roller Games in Nanjing, we had the opportunity of visiting the FIRS World Roller Museum, which opened for the Speed Skating World Championships in September 2016...

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Long distance skating

Interview With Yincai Luo, Solo Skater Around the World

Yincai Luo is 29. The skater from Chengdu, China, has covered over 12.000 km around the world. He linked China to Tibet in 2011, then China to Nepal in 2014. With a backpack weighing more than 20 kg, Yincai then crossed Europe, and the USA skating along Road 66. Interview...

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Speed-skating

Indoor Speed Skating: the rules, technique, and races

Of the three main disciplines of inline speed skating: road, track, and indoor, indoor is the most popular one in the United States (where I am from). There are many differences between indoor and track, or road, and the way the skaters skate, the rules, and the race types are all unique, and always make for a fun time skating.

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Aggressive skating

2017 Montpellier FISE: Skating in the Spotlight

The Extreme Sports International Festival (FISE) of Montpellier gave pride of place to skating for their 2017 edition, with an exceptional spot for the slopestyle event, right in the middle of Place de l'Europe...

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Speed-skating

10 Tips to Skate Over Trouble at the 24 Hours of Le Mans Roller

Every year, the 24 Hours of Le Mans Roller gather thousands of skaters coming from France, Europe, and the world. The Le Mans adventure is accessible to all, as long as you know the basics of skating. Tips for newbies...

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Artistic skating

2017 European Championships of Artistic Skating (Show & Precision) in France

France hosted the 2017 edition of the European Championships of Group Artistic Skating — Show and Precision, in the Vendespace of Mouilleron-le-Captif. We're taking the opportunity to make a recap of the key-nations of the discipline...

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Off-road skating

Which Off-Road Skates? For What Use?

There are more and more Off-Road models on the market, especially in the Powerslide catalog. Let's seize the opportunity and take stock of the possible uses of those not-so-common skates...

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Speed-skating

Recap on the 2017 Three Tracks Trophy

The 31st edition of the Three Tracks Trophy took place in excellent weather conditions during the Easter weekend. The last races in Gujan were won by Nolan Beddiaf (EO Skates) and Colombian Fabriana Arias Perez (Club Paen)...

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Street skating

10 Possible Consequences of the Disappearance of the Paris City Skates

It's been over a month that the Paris City Skates are frozen, for lack of an agreement between the organizing skating associations and the Paris police prefecture. What would be the possible consequences of such a decision on the practice of skating in the French capital, and on the rest of the national territory? Analysis of the situation...

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