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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 (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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Meeting Gérard Teixidó, Rink Hockey Player of the Week in Italy

Gérard Teixidó (Spain) played for two seasons with the SCRA Saint-Omer. At the beginning of the year, he transferred to the rink hockey team of Breganze (Italy). He's just been elected best player of the week in the Italian championship...

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CP Manlleu, 2015 Eurockey Cup champion

A goal scored by Ferran Buixaderas with one second left to regulation time, played in favour of CP Manlleu for the 2015 champion title. Here is the successor of HC Braga...

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The challenge of Rocío Ailen Ramon in Spain (after Noisy-le-Grand)

Rocío Ailen Ramon will play in OK Liga in 2015-2016. The attacker formed in Palmira, Argentina has joined CP Alcorcón...

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Report on the 2015 U20 World Championships of Rink Hockey in Vilanova, Spain

The 2015 U20 World Championships of Rink Hockey in Vilanova finished with a top match between the two nations of the Iberian Peninsula: Spain and Portugal. France completed the Top-3. Report...

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Review of the 2015 U17 European Championships of Rink Hockey in Luso, Portugal

The 2015 U17 European Championships of Rink Hockey ended with a draw game between the two Iberian nations in Luso, Portugal. Portugal gets the gold in front of Spain and France. Let's get back on the field...

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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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2015 Worlds of Rink Hockey: Argentina knocks down Spain in Final

In an ultimate game of high level, Argentina knocked down Spain to get the 2015 World Title of Rink Hockey. Back on the last day of competition...

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2015 Worlds of Rink Hockey: Make way for the quarter finals

8 games took place on Thursday for the 2015 Worlds of Rink Hockey at the Vendespace of La Roche-Sur-Yon, France, with the classification games in the morning and quarter finals in the afternoon...

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Meeting with the Referees at the 2015 Worlds of Rink Hockey

While the Worlds of Rink Hockey are in full swing at La Roche-Sur-Yon, France, the referees of the event share their discomfort while carrying out their passion-duties...

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2015 Worlds of Rink Hockey: Last Day of Group Games

Today are played the qualifications for the quarter finals, especially for France who meets Angola in the last game of the day...

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2015 Worlds of Rink Hockey: 3rd Day

The 3rd day of Competition at the Worlds of Rink Hockey is also dedicated to group games. Amongst the surprises of the day, a goal shot from the other end of the court by the Italian goalie against South Africa...

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2015 Worlds of Rink Hockey: Back on the 2nd Day of Competition

After the opening ceremony, the teams get to the heart of the matter with the group phases. Back on the games of the day...

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Summary of the first day at the 2015 Worlds of Rink Hockey

The 16 best nations of the world made the trip to France for the 42nd World Championships of Rink Hockey that started today, at the Vendespace of La Roche-Sur-Yon. Results of the first games...

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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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The 2015 Rink Hockey Nations Cup in Montreux, Switzerland

Every two years, the Nations Cup gathers the greatest international teams of rink hockey in Montreux, Switzerland. The 2015 edition had a very special taste in the light of the upcoming World Championship of rink hockey in France...

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Skating and the World Games, a long story!

The four high level disciplines of skating have been on the program of the World Games since their creation. Rink hockey has been replaced by roller hockey, but artistic and speed skating have been there from the very start...

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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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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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2014 Worlds of Women's Rink Hockey: Argentina on top of the world

Despite all their aggressiveness, the French team didn't have the realism of the Argentinean during the ultimate game of the world championships. Argentina imposed themselves 3 to 0 in Tourcoing...

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2014 Women's Worlds: France in final against Argentina

On the program of the penultimate day of the women's worlds of rink hockey were the playoff games and the semi-finals. If Argentina easily dealt with Germany, it was a whole other story for the French who fought with the Chileans until the golden goal...

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2014 Women's Worlds: Heading to the Top-4

The teams that will compose the final top-4 of the 2014 Worlds of Rink Hockey are now known: Argentina, Chile, Germany and France are still in the race for the world title...

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2014 Worlds of Women's Rink Hockey: The 1/8 Finals

After the group rounds, it's now time for the 1/8 finals of the 2014 World Championships of Senior Women's Rink Hockey. The favorites did their job, both Argentina and France...

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2014 Women's Worlds of Rink Hockey: Second Day

Second day of qualification rounds of the 2014 World Championships of Women's Rink Hockey. “A final ahead of time” were the words on everybody's lips to describe the game between Argentina and Spain, the most awaited game of those first days...

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2014 Worlds of Women's Rink Hockey: The favorites are there

The 2014 World Championships of Senior Women's Rink Hockey started on Monday in Tourcoing, in the North of France. The favorites ovbiously won their games. Consequent level gaps can already be noticed between the competing team.

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2014 Euro Rink Hockey: Italy on top of Europe

After a tie game against Portugal, Spain lost their continental title in rink hockey after 14 years of domination, while in beating France, the Italians won the 2014 European Championships in Alcobendas...

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Reducing the risks of axle unscrewing with thread locker

If you are a regular skater, you probably already had the unpleasant feeling that one of your frame axles was coming loose or clearing off... and sometimes even without you realizing it! Hopefully, there's a solution called thread locker...

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Interview with Ofer Elkin, the Israeli rink hockey manager

Ofer Elkin, a former player of the Israeli selection and the manager of the Israeli rink hockey section, took the time to answer to a few questions for Online-Skating.com, about his national team which takes part in the U17 European Championship...

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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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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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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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Anatomy of an inline skate rubber brake

The brake of your inline skates is an outgrowth made of rubber, hard plastic or polyurethane. It is fixed at the rear of the frame. Here is the story of this very useful accessory ...

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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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Spain: Rink-hockey European Champion seven times in a row!

With a 5-4 victory against Portugal, Spain becomes the European Champion of rink hockey for the seventh time in a row. As usual, the game between the two rival brothers of hockey was not full of finess. Low blows on both sides at all levels…

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How are made rink-hockey skates?

Rink-hockey is a very popular discipline in Latin countries, but it doesn't get much media coverage in France. So that the skates used for rink-hockey are little-known. We were willing to brighten this shadowed area and we have dissected a rink-hockey skate for you. Description...

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Final Four – French Cup of Rink Hockey

A great organization of the HC Dinan-Quévert that left nothing to chance in order to host this great moment of Rink Hockey : the Final Four of the French Cup, which took place in the huge sports hall of Dinan…

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Anatomy of a pair of Quad Skates

What we call quad skates or traditional skates are skates with mobile axles, and contrarily to common belief, they arrived later that inline skates! Dissection and working of these so-called dinosaurs which have made a strong comeback since a few months...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tip: Don’t lose your screws and axles

Have you ever lost an axle while you were enjoying your skating session? Or got past by a wheel going downhill? We have! There are simple solutions to avoid those unfortunate mishaps. Here is how to solve the problem when you're don't trust your screws 100%...

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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 skate liners

The liner is the essential part that determines the comfort, the precision and the quality of your skating. It may be made of leather, foam, or other more technological materials. It may be thermoformable or more classic, integrated or removable. Each characteristic influences the whole. Focus...

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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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How are made skate wheels?

Did you know that the appearance of plastic wheels revived the skating trend in the 80's? Before they were inflatable, or made of wood or metal and did not have the comfort and rolling performances of today's equipment. Today, the manufacturers fight over the market and never stop improving their products. We have cut one open for you...

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The manufacturing of a pair of roller skates

Apart from a few pairs of made-to-measure speed skates, most skates are made with similar manufacturing and designing techniques: Studies on the needs of the skaters, creation in design committees, making of prototypes, tests, and mass production. Focus on the different stages...

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Oldies : in the heart of the Hawaii Surf Shop

A trip in Paris (France) bring us to the shop Hawaii Surf. Eric Gros, the owner, allowed us to visit his miracle cave. In the abyss of the cellar, behind the most recent models, hide some unknown and rare pieces, skates which crossed through the ages, absurd inventions, outmoded design. Travel through the time...

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Is roller-skating a childish pastime?

Years passing, we could have believed that the reputation of the roller would have evolved a lot. Nevertheless, in mind of numerous persons, this practice evokes more a leisure than a real sport. Some consider it as a totally childish pastime. Others are even surprised when they learn the existence of speed-skating race. Roller-skating : childish pastime or real sport?

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