Slalom Skating Ideas – DIY Slalom Cones

Slalom Skating Ideas – DIY Slalom Cones

It is tough to find slalom cups that are of somewhat decent quality. Even the ones that are available are either too expensive or are terrible in quality. There are loads of solutions for those who want to leg knit and don’t want to spend too much money if they are willing to DIY. The ideas make sure of everyday items like egg cartons or even Ikea items that are […]

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The Future of Roller Skating – A Decade into the Future

The Future of Roller Skating – A Decade into the Future

Roller skating, as a sport, is seeing a decline
in many countries. The choice of skates, as well as the surface of skating, has
also undergone a sea change. Due to the rising size of the average younger
generation, the standard wheel size of roller skates has been on the rise too.
It has managed to reach 3*1500mm for marathons. The world championships which
are held every year alternating with the continental championships aren’t doing
too […]

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Injuries Caused by Roller Skating and How to Prevent Them

Injuries Caused by Roller Skating and How to Prevent Them

You can count on burning hundreds of
calories by roller skating. The amount of energy expended when you roller skate
is almost the same as you will spend when you run or cycle for exercise. Roller
skating keeps your joints safe and does not put pressure on them like the other
forms of exercise
would. There are over 18 million Americans who take part in roller skating.
However, the number of injuries that are caused because […]

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The Difference Between In-line Skating and Roller Blading – Part 2

In part one of this blog we saw that it was really a
mistake that Rollerblade Incorporated started
to manufacture inline skates for pleasure purposes. The skates were first
developed by the Olson Brother as a piece of training equipment for
professional Ice Skaters and Hockey players.

In this blog we look how Rollerblade Incorporated took the world by storm and started a
whole new craze of inline skating. A craze that spread around the world […]

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The Difference Between Inline Skating and Roller Blading – Part 1

Many people get confused between inline skating and rollerblading,
and wonder if there is different techniques that are used or if the equipment
differs in any way, shape or form. Basically rollerblading is a brand name that
can be used for inline skating because of the huge impact that Rollerblade Incorporated had on making
skating popular all over America.

But it is a common mistake to think that Rollerblade actually designed inline skates
or skating for […]

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The Health Benefits of Roller Skating – Part 2

The Health Benefits of Roller Skating – Part 2

In
part one of our blog on the health benefits of roller skating we saw that this
great fun activity was good for burning calories and great for improving your
mood. Who would have thought that by having so much fun you could really be
helping your body in so many ways. In this blog we continue looking at other
health associated benefits that can be gained by roller skating.

All Over Workout

Most people think that […]

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The Health Benefits of Roller Skating – Part 1

The Health Benefits of Roller Skating – Part 1

Almost participating in any sport will improve your health, most physical exercise brings about health benefits that can range from muscle enhancement to cardio improvements. Some sports are better than others as far as health development goes, everybody knows the great benefits of swimming and cycling, but what about roller skating?
In this blog we will delve into the world of roller skating and see what benefits it can bring as […]

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A History of Roller Derby – Part 2

A History of Roller Derby – Part 2

In part one of our blog to look at the history of Roller Derby we concluded with the rise in popularity of women’s Roller Derby and how the modern sport is growing in popularity across the United States. Today’s Roller Derby attracts all types of people but it has fashioned its own style and identity.
Roller Derby Style
Roller Derby today has its own distinct style and individual teams create their own […]

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A History of Roller Derby – Part 1

A History of Roller Derby – Part 1

Believe it or not the fast sport of Roller Derby can be traced as far back as 1884, and for those who have never heard of Roller Derby it is basically a roller skating endurance race. During almost the entire Twentieth Century roller skating swept across America, and large events at places like Chicago’s Broadway Armory and Madison Square Garden were common place.
Transcontinental Roller Derby
The 1930’s was the era for […]

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How to Roller Skate – Part 2

How to Roller Skate – Part 2

The second and concluding part of our blog on how to roller skate looks at two very important areas, namely your body movement and how to stop. These are two important areas of learning how to roller skate every beginner has to learn to become an accomplished roller skater.
Body Movement
Beginners must learn the correct stances and movements to be able to skate well. The starting point is the standing position, […]

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