The history of micro skates does not begin with a little girl who decides one day to skate along the coast of Santa Monica. The history of inline skating is full of ups, downs, disappointments, just like any other story.
Joseph Merlin was the very first person who invented roller skates as a replacement for the classic (and already “bored” at that time skates). There were no brakes on the first rollers, so Joseph’s test ride with the help of his own invention was not entirely “soft”.
It took many years to finalize the design, on which you can drive, as they say, with peace of mind. 100 years later, another brilliant creator named Plimpton appeared, who finalized the version of the rollers to a modern concept. But in the modern world, the question is also relevant, how to choose roller skates?
Roller skate sizes
You need to carefully choose skates for yourself, because they not only “keep” the shape of the leg, but also help to overcome distances much faster .
By the way, it was the film industry that created the commercials along with the inalienable shadow of a sporty, free person who lives up to date. The canonical image of a roller-skating person is a girl with long hair, moving smoothly and briskly along the palm alley.
How to choose good roller skates?
Marketing is a powerful thing, but which roller skates are better? Focus on brands that have already been tested by hundreds of thousands of people. These include POWERSLIDE, FILA. Everyone has heard about the second brand mentioned above, or at least seen their logo (image below).
Types of rollers
The rollers have their own characteristics, depending on the style of skating, and on the basis of this they are divided into several types.
Fitness videos . Thanks to walks in the fresh air, you not only improve your health, but also effectively fight excess weight. They are designed to ride on flat roads.
Straight/aggressive. Such rollers are designed for high-speed (even extreme) riding on the streets.
downhill. If you are looking for rollerblades for extreme hill descents, then we advise you to pay attention to downhill.
Off-road riding. Even roller skates can be off-road. If you live outside the city, then you definitely need rollers for off- road skiing , you won’t be full of asphalt alone.
Slalom. This style distinguishes skiing by marking and performing various figures. You have probably seen more than once people who ride on the principle of the “snake” game.
We have already specified that the FILA brand cannot but please even a beginner. But its strong competitor is POWERSLIDE. These are incredibly cool videos that are loved not only by adults, but also by children. So we got to another equally important topic.
How to choose videos for children?
It’s time to learn how to make a choice of roller skates for children . You have not yet had time to get used to the fact that your child has learned to walk, and he already wants to roller skate. Then let’s try to figure out which roller skates are better to buy for a child.
The choice of roller skates for children works on the same principle – a reference to the manufacturer. Proven brand – up to 80% less foot injury. And, of course, timely training in this sport.
For children, it is better to buy sliding rollers, this increases their “life” for a couple of seasons. Do not worry, a good manufacturer often has sliding rollers.
Without trying on, in general, it makes no sense to buy videos. Take your child with you to the nearest Extremstyle store and together we will find something for the little one. Pay attention to the fact that the leg does not hang out, and does not press anywhere. Roller skates for children should be light, this is the most important rule!
- Wheels on rollers must be interchanged periodically – guided by a cross-wise pattern;
- After active skiing, always check the skates. Pebbles, glass, and any various parts can get into the wheels, further destroying the wheels.
For some reason, how to care for roller skates is the last thing many people think about. But we decided to touch on this important topic. Everyone rides differently, someone flies headlong through puddles, sand (anything happens, but it’s better not to do that), someone calmly makes a couple of laps around the park. As soon as the videos began to make dubious sounds – rattle, creak, then apparently something went wrong. Don’t panic, it’s just time to lubricate the bearings.
- Remove the wheels with a hex wrench
- Wipe the wheels from dust, dirt, sand
- Remove bearings from seats
- Remove the “anthers”, they are also protective covers
- Wash the bearings with solvent, gasoline, acetone (or place them in a special container with the aforementioned helpers)
- Lubricate the inside of the bearing with thickened ointment (only when they are completely dry). Apply a small amount of lubricant/oski/ointment.
Another care includes periodic washing of the liner (boot). This is done only manually.
That’s all you need to know when choosing videos. We invite you to our store so that highly qualified consultants can help you choose great videos for you and your children. Have a nice rest!