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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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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How to Roller Skate – Part 1

How to Roller Skate – Part 1

Roller Skating is a pastime that is loved and enjoyed by many people, you can be young or old, fit or not, roller skating is accessible to everybody. Once you have purchased your skates and one or two items of safety gear then you are all set to enjoy a thrilling experience. But if you are taking up roller skating for the very first time, it can be a little […]

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Sports That Use Roller Skates – Part 3

Sports That Use Roller Skates – Part 3

The concluding part of our blog on the different sports that can be used wearing roller skates continues with Roller Derby. We have already seen that many great sports that are normally played on ice are also great sports for enjoying on roller skates. We commence part three with a team game where players compete on an oval track. This particular game was featured in the well-known Hollywood movie of […]

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Sports That Use Roller Skates – Part 2

Sports That Use Roller Skates – Part 2

The second part of our blog to discover all the different sports that use roller skates takes a look at Roller Hockey and Rollball to name just two sports. The great thing about roller skates is they can be used just about anywhere and they are great for sports similar to ice skating.
Roller Hockey
To participate in Roller Hockey the competitors use inline skates, it is a version of field hockey […]

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How In-Line Skates are Made – Part 2

How In-Line Skates are Made – Part 2

In the second part of our blog to learn how in-line skates are made, we looked at the history of in-line skates and how they were developed. In this edition we concentrate on the actual parts and build of the roller skate and what materials are used.
The Parts of an In-Line Skate
Today’s modern in-line skate has wheels that are made out of polyurethane that are fixed to a chassis that […]

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Sports That Use Roller Skates – Part 1

Sports That Use Roller Skates – Part 1

Roller skating is a sport / pastime that basically is the act of moving whilst standing on a pair of roller skates. It has become a highly popular activity all over the world, particularly among the younger generation. Its popularity is based on its low cost and flexibility.
Anybody can take up roller skating young or old, and basically you can roller skate just about anywhere. That is to say places […]

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