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Skating Wheels manufacturing

We frequently complain about their price, their excessive wear, how they slip too much or stick excessively. We praise for their rolling qualities, their rebound, and their reactivity. No doubt, our wheels are often the heart of conversations between skaters! Nothing like a visit to French wheel manufacturer RollX to learn more about how they are made...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Interview with Enrique Rubio, Spanish Slalom and slide Champion

Interview with Enrique Rubio, Spanish Slalom and slide Champion

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Presentation of the 2016 Powerslide Collections (2/2)

A second article on the 2016 Powerslide Collections. Overview of the off-road, slalom and freeride skate models...

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Testing the X35 Freeride Skates by Roces

Roces sent us their latest skate model designed for urban practice, freeskate and slalom. After several months of testing, here are our conclusions...

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The History of Skating from 1760 till Today

OLS publishes an overview of the history of skating, from the creation of the first inline skates to traditional skates through ‘cycle-skates’. Let’s pay tribute to one of the few skate historians, Sam Nieswizski, the author of 'Rollermania' (1991), that remains the key reference in the history of skating through the ages…

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Slalom: Setting up your cone lines

Setting up a new slalom spot to the official norms requires precision and method. The OLS team gives you advice to set up your classic slalom area...

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Testing the Pleasure Tool Frame by Powerslide

Powerslide sent us their new 'Pleasure Tool' slalom frame. Under that suggestive name hides a 3x110 mm model, suitable for slalom and for regular urban skating.

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Speed Slalom: The advent of the 3x110 mm set-up

For several months now, 3x110 m short frames have invaded speed slalom competitions. Alexandre Claris, Yohan and Jimmy Fort have already adopted this set-up with success. OLS analyses the frame to discover its pros and cons...

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Testing the Roll'X Freeride Wheel

The French brand Roll'X is famous in speed skating but they know how to diversify in other disciplines, like roller hockey and freeride. We had the opportunity of testing the 80 mm freeride model in 85A...

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Mediaskates restricts access to high quality skating pics

Since its creation three years ago, Mediaskates has always wanted to help out the skating community, all disciplines included, without financial compensation for the general public. Today, after many abuses, the Mediaskates team is restricting this option...

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Testing the Seba High Light Carbon

The Seba High Light Carbon is the high range version of the popular Seba High Light. It has the same simple design, with a carbon base for the shell. How efficient is this new model? Does it make the difference in the Seba collection and does it compete with the Hardcore Evo by Powerslide? Verdict...

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Testing the Seba Street Invaders 84A Wheels

Seba equip all of their urban skating models with the Street Invaders. They are available in different colors and diameters. Those wheels have imposed themselves in shops as well as in skatecross and slalom competitions. We have tested several colors to give you a more precise verdict...

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Visiting the 2017 Roller Games facilities in Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona puts on a great spread for the organization of the 2017 Roller Games. Consequent resources are committed and such an exposure can only be beneficial for the world of skating...

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2015 Annual Congress of the FIRS

The Congress of the FIRS, the International Federation of Roller Sports, took place on Saturday February 21st, 2015 in Rome, Italy, at the Italian National Olympic Committee (INOC). Equivalent to an ordinary general assembly, that congress was meant to decide on the next orientations until 2017...

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Testing the 2015 Rollerblade Twister Pro

In 2015, Rollerblade renews its slalom model, the Twister 80, and designs an enhanced version, the Twister Pro. Announcing the Twister with a new frame, different colors and a quality liner, Rollerblade has intended to take into consideration the flaws of the previous editions. Verdict...

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What is a 'bore' in skating?

The vocabulary of skating can be quite exotic sometimes, and some words are borrowed from other fields. It is the case of « bore », coming directly from the world of mechanics...

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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!

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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...

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Testing the Atom Luigino backpack

Earlier in 2014, we had tested the Atom Luigino trolley. Today, we're presenting you the backpack. Here is our verdict after 8 months of daily use...

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Testing the 2014 Seba High

We had tested the first version of the Seba High, released in 2005, then the 2008 model, a version at the origin of the current design. In almost a decade, the French brand, Seba, has regularly updated its initial model. Are we served with an improved version of the Seba High or with a mere marketing update? Verdict...

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Interview with Alexandre Claris

World #5 in freestyle slalom at the 2014 WSSA World Ranking, 4th in speed slalom, 5th in slide... There's no doubt about it, Alexandre Claris is quite a skilful skater! We've interviewed him on the docks of Bordeaux, France to know a bit more about him...

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Testing the Luigino Atom Trolley

It's a first on OLS, testing a trolley! Such a companion has become a key-accessory for traveling skaters. We had the opportunity to test the Luigino Atom model...

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Trick: Frontwards Hawk Move in Skating

The hawk move may be used in various circumstances but the most obvious is certainly in Speed Skating to overcome an opponent on the finish line. But you can come across similar moves in slalom, in roller derby... Here are a few tips to do that pleasing and useful move...

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Slalom skating for dummies

Understanding a discipline as a spectator is not easy when you don't know the rule basics! In order to solve that problem, there is nothing better than a quick scan. Let's discover the main rules of slalom skating...

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Test Roces Metropolis 2013

The Roces Metropolis is intended to practice freeskate and slalom. This model appeared in Roces lines 2011. We have put the 2013 version on to give you our impressions ...

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The main principles of cross training for skating

Lots of us make the mistake of only skating for their training... Yet, skating is not just about gaining more endurance or a better technique. You should find the right balance according to your discipline. And other sports may prove to be useful...

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The trade secrets of skate boots

The way skate boots are made depends on the discipline: rigid in aggressive skating, low-cut in speed skating, semi-flexible in fitness skating. The materials involved in the process are very different too and influence the methods used. Here are the trade secrets of these key parts welcoming your feet…

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Interview: Falko Quinger, versatile skater

Falko Quinger (Germany) is versatile skater: he started with street-skating, tried slalom skating, downhill skating, speed-skating and skate cross. Interview ...

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Impact of muscle stretching on health and sports practice

Stretch, they said! And what if we broke down prejudices on stretching? All our youth, they kept on telling us how good and essential it was to stretch for sports performances… And what if new studies were challenging all of that?

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Testing the 2012 Powerslide Hardcore Evo

Last year, we tested the 2011 Powerslide Hardcore Evo, which already had quite a good potential for slalom skating. Here is the test of the 2012 version, which shows a few improvements, by Kenshin83 who had already skated with those skates in 2010...

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WFSC 2012 in Lishui (China) - Day 3 (4/4)

The biggest part of the competitions of the day is done, only the men’s and women’s battles are remaining, and we hasten to start. We are obviously late because of the rain interludes...

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WFSC 2012 in Lishui (China) - Day 3 (3/4)

We are now starting our third and last day of competition with a bright sunny sky. A great relief for the organization, as two out of the three remaining competitions have been postponed because of the bad weather of the previous day...

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WFSC 2012 in Lishui (China) - Day 2

Second day of competition at the 2012 WFSC World Freestyle Skating Championship in Lishui (China). This second day was dedicated to Women and Men Classic, Pair Classic, Battle first rounds...

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Moscow Roller Cup 2012

Polina Semenova sent us the report of the 2012 Moscow Rollerclub Cup which took place at Adrenalin Skatepark on March 16-18, 2012. Speed slalom, Classic, Slides and Battle!

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Interview with Yohan Fort (Fra)

Yohan Fort has spent the three quarters of his life living for his passion: Skating. He’s experienced it in as many ways as possible, having a go at various specialties all through the years. However, one in particular caught his attention: Speed Slalom ...

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Final report on the 2011 World Slalom Series

The 2011 World Slalom Series witnessed nearly 80 competitions in more than 20 countries around the world. The international slalom circuit continues to grow all through the years. Let's meet some of the main protagonists for a review of the past year ...

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Interview with Klaudia Hartmanis (Poland)

Klaudia Hartmanis was still unknown in the world scene of Freestyle Slalom one year ago, but she made quite an impression during the whole year, thanks to her fresh and energic style which is getting more original and mastered with time, and a good technical list which keeps on growing and getting more complex...

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The importance of fastening your skates efficiently

Quality of skating and power are key factors for performance in skating. But just as would say a famous pneumatic brand: “Power is nothing without control”. That’s why a good fastening is also determining. Tips and explanations…

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Rollerskates: where and how to dig up good deals

In these times of crisis, it takes a great deal of resourcefulness to dig up new or second-hand equipment and spare pieces. This article goes to all the broke skaters who wish to invest the less as possible…

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Epilogue on the 5th Freestyle Skating World Championships in Geisingen (Ger)

Let’s say a big thank to the Arena and its amazing organization. Welcome to a new Era, with high technology, professional multilingual MCs and dubstep DJs! Back on the strong points of these Freestyle Skating World Championships in Geisingen (Germany) ...

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5th World Freestyle Slalom Championships - Classic + Slides

The third and last day of the event was as full as the previous day, although there were only two competitions planned. Now, take into consideration the number of participants in Classic!

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5th World Freestyle Slalom Championships: Last rounds of battle

Penultimate article on the 5th World Freestyle Slalom Championships which took place in Geisingen (Germany). The final stages of the Battle competition battle crowned two Chinese: Su Fei Qian in the Women's Category, and Pu Hao Yang in the Men's...

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5th World Freestyle Slalom Championships: Pair Classic

Once the Speed slalom over on Saturday (2nd day), it was the turn of the Pair Classic Freestyle competition. There were 17 pairs, European and Asian. The latters took the lead, and particularly the Chinese who took over the two first places...

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5th World Freestyle Skating Championships (part 2)

Although yesterday ended with the Opening Ceremony – the usual stuff: speeches, shows, freestyle demos… and fireworks (!), nobody was late this morning: yesterday’s warning worked pretty well!

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5th World Freestyle Slalom Championships

For the first time, the World Freestyle Skating Championships take place in Europe. After four editions in Asia, the fifth edition goes to Germany. The competition is hosted in the Arena of Geisingen, in the middle of nowhere. The place is new (2009) and is already famous in the Speed Skating world. The ground is perfectly smooth and very reactive...

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Buying second-hand skates

You’re starting roller-skating and you want to get a new pair of skates? Yes, but making ends meet at the end of the month is sometimes complicated. Fortunately, there’s still the possibility of buying second-hand equipment, and here are a couple of tips to make pondered choices and avoid problems...

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Overview: Rollerblade lines 2012

In september/october, the representatives of the major brands of roller-skating visits the specialized shops to present the new products that will arrive on the market in 2012. Some new references but also a lot of skates that already existed and have been redesigned. We start with Rollerblade ...

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Test: Seba Nano Socks

It’s not always easy to find a good pair of socks for skating. In general, except from the Decathlon products, there is no real alternative amongst the big brands. This year, Seba launches a model of socks which deserves a closer look: the Nano socks…

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Test: G-Form Impact knee pads

Knee pads prevent from burns and wounds most of the time, but they are few to limit the effects of an undesirable impact with the ground (i.e. a fall). Recently we have discovered a new type of protective gear made with Poron...

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Test: Powerslide Hardcore Evo

At last, Powerslide unveils the new version of the Hardcore Evo, a model mainly dedicated to slalom-skating. Lots of skaters were waiting for this 3rd opus, after the 2009 and 2010 versions. It has just arrived in the French shops for Spring 2011. We obtained the skates in order to test them. Here are our impressions...

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Interview with Kim Sung Jin: Double No.1

The Freestyle Prodigy managed a new feat two weeks ago: that of becoming No.1 at the Speed Slalom World Ranking. Freestyle was not enough, he couldn’t help but seizing the other crown too! Having managed to get the Freestyle title back in September 2010, he now also affords the Speed title, to his greatest surprise!

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Paris Slalom World Cup 2011: last day

9th edition of Paris Slalom World Cup 2011 in the Trocadéro (France). The last day of the event was dedicated to the competitions of Battle Freestyle, with the category Women to begin, then the category Men...

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Naomi Grigg's Latest Interview 2011 (ENGLISH)

Keanoush Zargham proposes us his latest interview with skate celebrity Naomi Grigg. She talks about her life in skating, life after retirement and whats installed for the future...

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Paris Slalom World Cup 2011 (part 2)

Second day of Paris Slalom World Cup 2011 on the Trocadéro in Paris. Today, the competition is dedicated to speed-slalom. The best men and women on the planet came to participate...

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Paris Slalom World Cup 2011 (part 1)

And here we go again for another edition of the PSWC – the 9th edition, next year it’ll be a two-figure number! The reputation of the Parisian event is well-established and lots of skaters came to take part in this “3-cone” competition. After a breathtaking growth spurt the last couple of years, attendance figures seem to stabilize: 41 women and 93 men had registered this year, which is the same as last year...

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WSSA Classic Style Judging

The judging criteria changed for slalom in the WSSA circuit. The international association sent us the new rules and regulation for Classic Style. Explanation of the jugding by Naomi Grigg..

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Test : Seba KSJ by Chloe Seyres

Testing skates is never easy. You can get very different conclusions according to the testers. We thus decided to compare our test with Chloe Seyres's remarks. The international skater gives her opinion about the Seba KSJ (Kim Sung Jin) Skates...

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Interview Vincent Vu Van Kha

Vincent Vu Van Kha is a member of the Original Team Rollerblade, a grouping of skaters of disciplines to the antipodes, the speed-skating with Tamara Llorens, the freeride with Greg Mirzoyan. Interview of a virtuoso of the slalom...

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Interview: Luca Ulivieri (Italy)

Since March, 2011, the Italian Luca Ulivieri is the new world number 1 in the Speed Slalom WSSA World Ranking He fought on the edge of the top 10 during months until September. Then, he came to tickle his fellow countryman Tiziano Ferrari, who held the first place since European championships 2009 (Moscow, Mars 09)...

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Test : Kim Sung Jin Slalom Skates

Sometimes you really feel lucky to work in RoL, for example when you call a brand (Seba) to ask them to test their products (in this case the KSJ) and when they answer on the phone "No problem, I'm sending one to you". After the iGoR skates, RoL had the opportunity to try on the second top-skate of Universkate in the colours of Kim Sung Jin, the Korean champion...

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Test : Seba Freeskate gloves

The firm widens its panel year by year. From one single key-skate, the Seba High, the brand proposes today complete ranges of skates, but also of protective gear. We managed to get a pair of freeskate gloves with changeable palm protection. Test...

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Which material for your skate frames: Magnesium or aluminum?

The marketing war between brands is often so fierce that you don't even know which type of product to choose in the end. Hopefully there are a few objective criteria to guide you. What will you have: Magnesium or aluminum?

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Interview : Marina Boyko

She's got her hair short and orange, she's got smurf-blue FR1 skates, and she is the most senior international competitor in Freestyle Slalom. But she is also – and above all – the new World Number 1 at the WSSA Ranking, a first place she took last September after a season during which she went crescendo...

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Which skate frame for which use?

Each skating discipline requires special frame features. You'll need handiness and reactivity in slalom, rigidity and efficiency in speed, comfort in long distance, solidity and sliding in street, etc. Online-Skating.com prepares the ground to make your choice easier...

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Interview: Martin Sloboda, n°1 WSSA

Martin Sloboda is the Discovery of Year 2009: Most skaters are unanimous in designating him Freestyler of the year, a well-deserved title given his results. We saw this unknown 15-year old German Kid rocketing in a few weeks, winning the European Championships in the early Season, collecting first places all through the year, and finally reaching the Top of the World Ranking in August at the end of the Season...

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Interview with Kim Sung Jin

I took the opportunity of interviewing Kim Sung Jin during our March trip in Russia for Battle SPB and Battle Moscow. Behind his quietness which could easily be mistaken for shyness, hides a kind and modest young man who has revolutionized Slalom-skating...

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Slalom interview: Fanny Violeau

"FannyStyle" : Apart from this hit-video, Fanny is known for her disconcerting gift for sitting tricks, her speed – in speed slalom as well as in freestyle knitting, and her exuberance which could wake the dead. Here is an interview with the Swallow of the SebaTeam!

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Interview: Viktor Meleshkevich (Russia)

Viktor is Russian. He's been practising slalom-skating for only three years but he is fond of super high technical wheeling tricks. He's one of the main actors of this new wave of mad Russian freestylers who constantly push further the technical challenge...

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Interview: Naomi Grigg (London, UK)

Naomi Grigg, she's a freestyle skater above all. But attention please: the Londoner globe-trotter wears several hats! Her job? Skater... which is to say? Yes, she is a freestyler, as a competitor, as a demonstrator, and as an instructor (that's quite a lot and it makes many,ors as well) and even as an organiser (cf. SkateLondon Battle 15-16 August '09)...

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Interview : Tiziano Ferrari (Italy)

The 20-year old Italian skater is probably the more Asian of the European Freestylers, when talking about style. During the 2008 season he made his presence felt in all the competitions he took part, reaching more and more often the Battle finals, and presenting swingy, lively and dynamic individual runs...

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