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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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Fitness 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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Summary of the 2017 Annual General Ordinary Congress of the FIRS in Nanjing (China)

The Annual General Ordinary Congress of the FIRS took place in Nanjing (China), on March 11th. 2017 was an elective year, at the end of 4 years of mandate. Summary...

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Guided Tour of the 2017 Roller Games Facilities in Nanjing, China (3/3)

This is the last part of our guided tour of the facilities that will host the 2017 World Roller Games. Let's finish the tour with the areas dedicated to Downhill Skating, Inline Alpine, and Artistic Skating...

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Guided Tour of the 2017 Roller Games Facilities in Nanjing, China (2/3)

Part Two of our guided tour of the facilities and fittings of the 2017 Roller Games in Nanjing, China. Here are the places and spots hosting the opening ceremony, the aggressive skating and skateboarding, and the rink hockey events.

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Guided Tour of the 2017 Roller Games Facilities in Nanjing, China (1/3)

The Annual General Ordinary Congress of the FIRS took place on March 11th, 2017, in Nanjing. The participants had the opportunity to visit the facilities of the next Roller Games. The OLS Team was there and presents you a preview showing of the facilities that will host the events of Rink Hockey, Roller Hockey, Speed Skating and Freestyle Slalom...

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2017 Annual General Ordinary Congress of the International Federation of Roller Sports (FIRS) in Nanjing (China)

The Annual General Ordinary Congress of the FIRS took place on March 11th, 2017, in Nanjing, the host city of the 2017 Roller Games. Sabatino Aracu was the only candidate for presidency and presented his team for the next 4 years...

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Inline-hockey

Testing the Reign Helios Inline Hockey Skates

Powerslide recently entered the world of inline hockey with the creation of the brand Reign, with 4 models to the 2017 collection. We had the opportunity to test the Reign Helios Skates, the top-range model of the brand. Here are the feedbacks of Romain Masson and Eric Perraudin...

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Speed-skating

Testing the Speed Skating Powerblade 125 3WD Skate by Rollerblade

Rollerblade has entered the market of big diameter speed skates with its key-model, the Powerblade 125 3WD, which is, as mentioned in the name, a 3x125 mm skate. Analyze...

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Slalom skating

Slalom tip: The rocker set-ups

Wheel placing can modify the properties of your skates, according to whether you are looking for reactivity, handiness or speed. Non-flat alternative wheel set-ups are called 'rocker' set-ups...

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Speed-skating

Interview with Laethisia Shimek (Germany) - member of Powerslide Matter World Team

Laethisia Shimek (Team Powerslide Matter) got a bronze medal during the 2016 World Inline Speed Skating Championships in Nanjing (China). Her next goals: the 2016 World Games in Poland and the Roller Games in China. Portrait...

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Freeride skating

Interview with Mathilde Monneron an excellent and multifaced skater

Mathilde Monneron is part of a little group of skaters that doesn't only compete in one discipline. Every discipline allows her to develop her technical skills and learn more about skating. The interview...

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Speed-skating

Test of the Cadomotus DualBox®5 3x125mm frame

In 2016 Cadomotus produced a new inline speed skating frame called DualBox 5. Thierry Feutrier did some testing with it and tells us here what he found out...

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What type of roller-skates will suits you ?

Beginner or expert rider the choice of rollerskates that suit you must be a deliberate action. If the "look" may seem important, you must first focus on technical features – which are practice specific : slalom, street, hockey, fitness, speed...

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Inline downhill

A meeting with Sébastien Rastegar, downhill racer and also qualified for 2017 Redbull Crashed Ice

Sébastien Rastegar is a French inline downhill skater and he is qualified for the first stage of the Redbull Crashed Ice in Marseille (France)...

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A sneaky look into the future: What could roller sports be like in 20 years?

New years are opportunities to look to the future, so why not imagining the evolution of our ways of practicing skating in the upcoming 20 years? Here are our forecasts...

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Inline-hockey

Interview with Matthias Knoll about Reign, the new inline hockey brand by Powerslide

Powerslide has recently launched its brand-new inline hockey brand: Reign. The German company enters the market with fresh eyes, and intends to shake it up with new innovations. Meeting Matthias Knoll, the boss of Powerslide...

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How to clean and take care of your bearings?

As an essential part of your skates’ performance, your bearings have to be closely looked after. You don’t always necessarily have to dismantle them. But if this is the only option left, here are a couple of tips to do your best.

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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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Speed-skating

Comparison of 3x125 mm Speed Skating Frames

Powerslide, Flyke, Cadomotus, Bont, Rollerblade, EOSkates... There are more and more 3x125 mm frame models on the market, and we thought it was time to browse the various forces involved, and compare the existing speed skating frame models...

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Slalom skating

Recap of the 2016 World Championships of Freestyle Skating in Bangkok (Thailand)

The 10th World Championships of Freestyle Skating finished on November 21st, 2016, after 4 days of intensive competition. Here is the sports and organizational recap on the event...

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Freeride skating

Testing the Rollerblade Metroblade 3WD Freeride Skates

We had the opportunity to test one of the key-models of Rollerblade's freeride range: the Metroblade 3WD, a 3x110 model designed for freeskating. Feedbacks...

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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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Speed-skating

Testing the Flyke Neutrino 3x125 mm Speed Skating Frames

Thierry Feutrier and David Detrau had the opportunity to test the Flyke Neutrino 3x125 mm Speed Skating Frames during their training camp in Geisingen. Here are their feedbacks...

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Slalom skating

2016 World Freestyle Skating Championship: Battle Slide & Freejump (Last Day)

The 2016 World Championships of Freestyle Skating come to an end after four days, with the events of Battle Slide and Freejump...

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Slalom skating

2016 World Freestyle Skating Championship: Battle Freestyle Slalom (Day 3)

During Day 3 at the Worlds of Freestyle Skating in Bangkok, Thailand, China dominated the Junior Categories of Battle Freestyle Slalom, while Russia took hold of the Seniors'...

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Slalom skating

2016 World Freestyle Skating Championship: Classic Freestyle Slalom (Day 2)

The second day of competition at the 2016 Worlds of Freestyle Skating started with the qualification phases of the Senior Men's category, then followed by the Pair Freestyle Slalom Competition, and then back to the Classic finals...

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Slalom skating

2016 WIFC Opening Ceremony & WSSA Season Award Ceremony

The opening ceremony of the 10th world championships of freestyle skating (Bangkok, Thailand) took place after the speed slalom finals, at the end of the first day of competition...

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Slalom skating

2016 World Freestyle Skating Championship: Speed Slalom (Day 1)

The 2016 World Freestyle Skating Championships officially started on Friday, November 18th, with Speed Slalom. In order to gain time on the Qualification phases, two qualification areas had been set up side-to-side, so that the 140 skaters of the speed competition could all get their qualification time in the morning...

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Slalom skating

2016 World Freestyle Skating Championships: Back to Asia With the 10th Edition

The 10th edition of the World Freestyle Skating Championship is currently taking place, from November 18th to 21st, 2016. After two European editions, in Paris 2014 and Turin 2015, The WFSC are back to Asia in 2016, in Thailand's capital city, Bankok.

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Roller-derby

"Roller Girl" by Victoria Jamieson

Victoria Jamieson (aka Winnie the Pow) recently published a new novel from Edition 404 about Roller Derby. She plays Roller Derby herself at the Rose City Roller in Oregon and invites us to accompany the little Astrid on her discovery journey to Roller Derby.

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Long distance skating

Testing the Tempest 125 3WD Long Distance Skates by Rollerblade

Online-Skating had the opportunity to get a pair of Tempest 125 3WD long distance skates for testing. Feedbacks...

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Rink-hockey

U20 rink hockey European Championships 2016: Summary of the semifinals

The U20 rink hockey European Championships 2016, which are held in Pully (Switzerland), were continued on Friday with the semifinals. At first they played for the places 5 to 8, then for the places 1 to 4. All semifinals were close duels and even two games ended with a Golden Goal.

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Rink-hockey

U20 roller hockey European Championships 2016: Results of the quarterfinals

The U20 European roller hockey European Championships 2016, which are be held in Pully, Switzerland, were continued this Thursday with the quarterfinals. The first team that qualified playing against the fourth team that qualified and the second against the third. Results of the games...

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Aggressive skating

Spot: The Skatepark of Iquique, Chile

Always looking for skating spots, OLS takes you once more to the other side of the world, in the middle of the desert of Atacama, to visit the skatepark of Iquique, Chile...

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Freeride skating

Testing Powerslide's Kaze Freeride Skates

Powerslide has sent us a pair of their latest freeride skate models, the Kazes, mounted on 4x80 mm Trinity frames. Test bench...

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Speed-skating

Testing the MPC Big Black Magic 125 mm Speed Skating Wheels

Here is our test of the MPC Big Black Magic 125 mm Speed Skating Wheels, in X-Firm and XX-Firm hardnesses, a model rather designed for marathon skating. Feelings...

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Rink-hockey

2016 Women's World Championships of Rink Hockey: Spain on the Highest Step

After a week of competition in Iquique, Chile, Spain got the gold at the 2016 Women's Worlds of Rink Hockey, beating Portugal with an overtime win. A first in eight years...

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Rink-hockey

2016 Women's World Championships of Rink Hockey: Semi Finals

The semi finals of the 2016 Women's Rink Hockey Worlds took place on Saturday and witnessed the victories of Portugal over France, and of Spain over Argentina. Summary of the games...

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Rink-hockey

2016 Women's World Championships of Rink Hockey : Quarter Finals

The quarter finals of the 2016 Women's Rink Hockey Worlds will probably go down in history with a couple of incredible scenarios, like those of the Chile-France and the Portugal-Germany games. The four teams going through to the next round, the semi-finals, are now revealed...

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Rink-hockey

2016 Women's World Championships of Rink Hockey : Last Day of Group Phases

At the end of the last day of group phases, we now know all the teams taking part in the quarter finals of the 2016 Women's Rink Hockey World Championships in Iquique, Chile...

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Rink-hockey

2016 Women's World Championships of Rink Hockey : Third Day

At the end of the third day of competition at the 2016 Women's Rink Hockey World Championships in Iquique, Chile, we now know some of the teams that will play in the quarter finals...

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Rink-hockey

2016 Women's World Championships of Rink Hockey : Second Day

Things got serious yesterday in Iquique, Chile, for the second day of competition at the 2016 Women's World Championships of Rink Hockey. The biggest game of the day opposed Spain to Portugal for the first place of group B...

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Rink-hockey

2016 Women's World Championships of Rink Hockey : First Day

The 2016 edition of the Women's World Championships of Rink Hockey officially started on September 24th, in Iquique, Chile, with three games: Italy-Egypt, Argentina-Colombia, Chile-USA; and the opening ceremony...

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Speed-skating

2016 World Inline Speed Skating Championships: overall nation ranking

The 2016 World Inline Speed Skating Championship was held in Nanjing (China) from september 10 to 18. Overview of the nations medal ranking...

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Speed-skating

World Championships Inline Speed Skating: the Marathon closes the edition 2016

After 8 days of competitions on track and road the world championships Inline Speed Skating 2016 is coming to an end. About the last race...

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Speed-skating

World Championships Inline Speed Skating 2016: Results day 2 of the road competitions

The rain had been announced for several days at the World Championships 2016 in Inline Speed Skating ...and it has not missed its appearance. The competitions on Day 2 were held under heavy rain....

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Speed-skating

World Championships Inline Speed Skating 2016: First day of road racing

The road competitions of the World Championships 2016 Inline Speed Skating will be held in the surrounding area of the Olympic Park, not far from downtown Nanjing. On the program: the 100m and the long distance races (though not all)...

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Speed-skating

World Championships Inline Speed Skating 2016: last day of track racing

The last day of the track competitions of the World Championships in Inline Speed Skating 2016 was full of ups and downs. Tomorrow the skaters will compete on the road in the downtown of Nanjing. Mid-term review ....

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Speed-skating

World Championships Inline Speed Skating 2016: Day 2 of track racing

The second day of the World Championships in Nanjing (China) offered a full program and a lot of emotions. The points/ elimination race of the Senior Men caused the biggest emotion, as well as the decision of the jury to restart the race.

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Speed-skating

World Championships Inline Speed Skating 2016: Results day 1 on the track in Nanjing (China)

It's no surprise that the Colombians mostly dominated the first day of the World Championships 2016. However, some other nations have won medals...

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Speed-skating

Speed-skating 2016 Worlds of Speed Skating: Senior men's long distance races pronostics

Only 2 days before the beginning of the 2016 World Inline Speed Skating Championships in Nanjing (China). Here are the senior men's long distance races pronostics by Scott Arlidge...

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Speed-skating

2016 Worlds of Speed Skating: Senior Women's long distance pronostics

Third article by Scott Arlidge (NZL) about the 2016 World Inline Speed Skating Championships. This time, the former World Champion proposes his pronostics for the long distance races on the track and on the road of Nanjing (China).

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All

Those skate brands that made our history

We all know those historic great brands of inline skates such as Rollerblade or Roces... But who of you has heard about Speed, Midonn, Jack, Olympic or Gloria, Chicago or Hustler? Traveling through the history of the industry of skating...

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Speed-skating

2016 Worlds of Speed Skating: Senior Men's sprinting pronostics

Second article by former World Champion Scott Arlidge (New-Zealand) about the upcoming 2016 World Inline Speed Skating Championships. Here are the Senior Men's sprinting pronostics

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Speed-skating

2016 Worlds of Speed Skating: Senior women's sprinting pronostics

First up in a series of event previews we will focus on the sprint events for senior women at the upcoming 2016 inline speed skating world championships. These medal positions are a little like a lottery, so if I do well then I'm off to buy a ticket, but since it's sport, anything can happen!

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Inline downhill

Comeback to the Inline Downhill World Cup 2016 in Sotchi (Russia)

The best Inline Downhill skaters of the world came to Russia to participate in a double competition: The Inline Downhill World Cup of IIDA and an event of Beton On Fire 2016 on the Bobsleigh track.

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Inline downhill

Beton On Fire 2016 in Sigulda (Latvia)

The first stage of the 2016 Beton On Fire was held from 12th of august till the 13th of august in Sigulda (near Riga). Approximately 30 starters competed at this extreme competition where athletes skate down a bobsled run.

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Inline downhill

2016 World Inline Downhill Championships: France and Italy as favorites

The 2016 World Inline Downhill Championships were held from the 5th till the 7th of august 2016 in Teolo (North Italy). The participants benefited from the 15 years of experience of the organization.

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Speed-skating

Speed-skating and shaved legs

Like in bike and swim sport, most of speed skaters shave their legs. And we're not only talking about women! The leg hair removal is used for hygienic or functional reasons. Let's discover the various solutions to do it correctly...

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Speed-skating

Interview with Sandrine Tas (Belgium)

Sandrine Tas (Powerslide Matter World Team) got most of the medals of Belgium during the last European Roller Speed Skating Championships in Heerde (Netherlands). We wanted to know a little bit more about her. Interview...

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All

Why 3 Wheel skates do have such a golden future

Everyone could notice a multiplication of three wheel skates on the market. Every big brand has now produced new skates in all different kinds of skating, like Slalom, fitness, speed-skating and even inline hockey. But what is the real secret behind that configuration? Analyse...

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Rink-hockey

Interview with the international referee Boris Tarassioux

They are often the pet hates of the spectators and of the (bad) players, they are booed and play a role as ungrateful as essential: the men in black and white! Let's meet Boris Tarassioux, an international referee of Rink Hockey...

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Speed-skating

2016 European Championships of Speed Skating: Medals

The 2016 Speed Skating European Championships took place in Heerde, Netherlands. Here are a few figures at the end of the track and road races and of the marathon...

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Freeride skating

Testing The Powerslide Imperial Megacruiser Pro 125

The Powerslide Imperial Megacruiser Pro 125 is the flagship of the German brand for Freeride Skating with three wheels. We tested the model, which is meant to rise the common standard.

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Rink-hockey

Men's 2016 European Rink Hockey Championship: The Finals

The final day of competition was intense: after the easy victory of England against Austria for the 7th place, it took 5 shoot-outs after the extra time for France to win against Germany and get the 5th place...

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Fitness skating

Testing the Swell 110 Fitness Skates by Powerslide

Following the logic of their 3-Wheeler concept, Powerslide launches the Swell range, with skate models designed for intensive fitness skating, available in 3x100, 3x110 and 3x125 mm. We have tested the middle model, the Swell 110. Feedbacks...

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Speed-skating

2016 24H Le Mans: The race of Antoine Lesavre, winner of the men's solo category

Even the elite skaters lack superlatives to qualify the breathtaking feat of Antoile Lesavre, the winner of the 2016 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans Roller, with 611 km, an incredible number that the skater of the PUC Roller Club reached with his unbreakable mindset. Story...

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Speed-skating

Testing the Bont CXXV 3x125 mm Frames

With its new wheels with aluminum hubs, Bont also launches its new 3x125 mm speed skating frame, the CXXV or 125 in roman numerals. Test…

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Inline-hockey

Recap on the 2016 Junior, Senior, Men's and Women's Worlds of Roller Hockey

The second week of competition at the 2016 Worlds of Roller Hockey was the long-awaited highlight of the season. The best players in the world faced one another in the senior men's and women's categories...

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Inline-hockey

Will roller hockey also enter the 3-wheel era? Reign, the new brand by Powerslide

At the occasion of the 2016 world championship of roller hockey, Powerslide presented its new collections of 3-wheel hockey skates, following the '3 Wheelers' concept they have already developed in freeskate, fitness and speed skating. We had a closer look at these skates...

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Inline-hockey

Recap of the 2016 Junior Men's and Senior Women's Worlds of Roller Hockey

The 2016 FIRS Inline Hockey World Championship is currently held in Asiago Roana (Italy). At the end of the first week of competition, Canada got the title in the Senior Women's category and the Czech Republic was crowned in the Junior Men's category...

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Roller-derby

Interview with Fernando Regueiro, Roller Derby Committee Chairman

Fernando Regueiro has been involved in Roller Derby for almost ten years. He was appointed to become Roller Derby Committee Chairman. Interview...

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Speed-skating

Testing the Bont / MPC Red Magic Hardcore 125 mm Wheels

Bont has been working in partnership with MPC for many years. The Australian brand has just released a brand new model of 125 mm wheel with aluminum hub. We could test a set and here are our impressions...

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Speed-skating

Results of the Races of 2016 Rennes sur Roulettes

The Breton capital hosted the 34th edition of Rennes sur Roulettes. Bart Swings won the men's race for the 3rd time and Maëlann Le Roux caused a stir in the women's category...

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Speed-skating

Testing the 110 mm MPC Turbo Training Speed Skating Wheels

The OLS team has tested for you a set of MPC Turbo Training speed skating wheels, a dual density wheel at a reasonable price...

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Aggressive skating

Testing the Trigger Rainbows Julien Cudot

After a quick overview, it's now time to have a closer look at the Trigger Rainbow skates and put them to the acid test. The first tests were promising, what about the long run ? Can this French pro-model compete with the international market ?

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Speed-skating

Testing the Vi Alu 3x125 mm Speed Skating Frame by Powerslide

The OLS team goes on with the testing of 3x125 mm speed skating frames. This time, we're focusing on the Powerslide Vi Alu...

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Artistic skating

Joint Interview with Artistic Pair Marine Portet and Nathanaël Fouloy

Marine Portet and Nathanaël Fouloy perform at the highest national and international levels in Pair Artistic Skating. After parallel sports careers, they joined forces to offer France some of its greatest medals...

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Aggressive skating

Meeting Julien Cudot

Julien Cudot is one of the best current French riders in street skating. Since his beginnings, he's known how to stand out with his technical skills. Talent does not depend upon age...

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Speed-skating

Portrait of Speed Skater Francesca Lollobrigida

Italian Francesca Lollobrigida leads a double career, both on wheels and ice. She's part of the most decorated skaters in Europe. In 2016, she enters the Cadomotus team. Portrait...

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Rink-hockey

Edu Fernandez: From the Vendéenne (France) to Villafranca (Spain)

To celebrate the birthday of rink hockey player Edu Fernandez, here is a flash-portrait which never had the chance of being published on a website that doesn't exist anymore...

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Testing the CR7 Drive hypotonic drink by Herbalife

Online-Skating is testing today the CR7 Drive hypotonic drink by the well-known brand Herbalife. It is destined to endurance sports, like skating...

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Mistakes to avoid when you take up skating

The flawless flow of a skater who passed you by made you feel like taking up skating. Without a second thought, you went to the closest shop and bought a brand-new pair of roller skates. OLS gives you a few hints to start on a sound basis…

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Fitness skating

Testing the FlipBelt sports belt

You don't always have pockets to carry the few accessories you need. Back in time you would go for pockets in the back, now there's also a new alternative with the FlipBelt. Testing...

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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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Meeting Massimo Mariotti, Coach of Team Italy, the European champion of rink hockey

Massimo Mariotti is of Tuscan origin. He is probably one of the most important figures of rink hockey in Italy and in the world. With Team Italy and within the club circuit, he won all the trophies he could...

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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...

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Speed-skating

Testing the Powerslide Triple X 3x125 mm Speed Skating Frame

The FIRS has just authorized the use of 3x125 mm frames (and wheels) on marathons, for junior, senior and master categories. This set-up is spreading little by little amongst long distance competitors and lovers. We got hold of Powerslide's latest creation: the Triple X 3x125 mm frame. Feedbacks...

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Tips to skate in the winter-time

Winter has come, with its rain and its biting cold. Skating is at the mercy of bad weather. Here are a few solutions in order to skate in the winter-time with total peace of mind...

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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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Skating museums around the world

There are a few places worth visiting if you are a skating history lover. Museums dedicated to skating are not even a handful in the world...

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Ruben Martins's life in France

Portuguese website Plurisports.com interviewed Ruben Martins, rink hockey player of Noisy-le-Grand who plays in the National 1 Elite French Championship. Interview...

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How Argentina won the title at the 2015 World Championships of Rink Hockey

At the end of the Worlds of Rink Hockey in La Roche-sur-Yon (France) in June 2015, we looked into the evolution or Argentina, who won the world title after a flawless qualification performance, but who still grew stronger, just like the 'veteran' of the team, Daniel Paez, and finished with an amazing feat against unbeatable Spain, in knocking them out 6-1...

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Speed-skating

The supporting foot pushes: the keys to pushing with Christophe Audoire

The supporting foot pushes. This gimmick highlights a simple principle to improve your push in speed skating. Christophe Audoire explains in a few videos how to skate more efficiently...

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