Ball Bearings

Sometimes, the most important part of something isn’t the one you can easily see. For example, anyone can understand why wheels are very, very important on roller skates, but there was a time when they didn’t roll all that well. It made skating more difficult, which meant fewer people did it. The first boom in …

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Inline Skate Care

When rollerblade wheels are worn down, rotate them and change their place in the lineup.

Like roller skates, it’s important to carry out regular maintenance to extend the life of your inline skates (rollerblades). Fortunately, you don’t need much in the way of tools and supplies, and—bonus!—as you gain experience with doing maintenance you’ll be able to do it faster and take less time away from other things. You won’t …

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Roller Skate Care

Dirty wheels are more likely to lose traction than clean wheels, which makes dirty wheels a problem for novice skaters or anyone who does tricks.

An off-the-shelf pair of skates that fits your feet doesn’t cost too much, but it adds up if you’re buying new ones every couple of months because you’re wearing them down and then throwing each pair away. Heaven forbid you do that just because of the wheels. With the proper maintenance, you’ll be able to …

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