Category Archives: Skating

ABEC ratings: Is higher really better? Pt. 1

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In the worlds of inline and board skating, you will find many areas of much debate.However, one of the most contested areas you will encounter is that of skate bearings. German? Swiss? Ceramic? Stainless Steel? ABEC rating? So many choices, and so many opinions on what is better and what is not. When I was in grade school and into… Read more »

Common Braking Mistakes

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Common Braking Mistakes

There are a number of common mistakes that occur in braking when it comes to skating. Here is a look at some of those common braking mistakes that beginners make, and even more importantly, what it is that you can do in order to eliminate them simply by improving your form and your ability on your skates. Practicing these techniques… Read more »

Why Surfing?

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Why Surfing?

If you ask anybody why they decide to surf, they are going to give you their own very unique answer in response. It might be because they find it to be fun, or cool, or a nice distraction from the hectic tolls of every day life. Some people surf because it is their entire life and some people surf because… Read more »

ABEC ratings: Is higher really better? Pt. 2

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Now do you see what I mean by these tolerances being mangled by the first few minutes of riding down the sidewalk? The pressure of you riding, along with the shocks of bumps and the cracks in the sidewalk will quickly add a lot more eccentricity to this groove, but nothing that you can truly notice at all. These tolerances… Read more »

How to Rotate Inline Skate Wheels

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It is important for you to know why it is important for you to rotate the wheels on your skates, and it is also important for you to have an understanding of when you should do it. There are a number of different available approaches to take when it comes this process as well. Why you should rotate your inline… Read more »

Braking in Skating

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Braking in Skating

Learning how to stop when you are riding inline skates really is not rocket science, and yet there are many novice skaters that actually struggle when it comes to braking simply because they have an intense fear that they are going to fall. This fear often comes from having to take whatever skate you are braking with, tilting it, which… Read more »

The Types of Inline Skates

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To a lot of people, inline skating is likely seen as something as simple as putting on a pair of inline skates and rolling way. While this is true on a very broad scale, inline skating as a whole is quite a bit more than that. Inline skates come in a few different types, each specialized for the type of… Read more »

High Tech Deck Skate Park Choices

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There is a great deal of interest in high tech deck skate park materials today as more and more people are becoming interested in the sport once again. As you watch the interest in skateboarding becoming more popular every year, there is more reason than ever for the innovations in skate park material to become high tech. Recently there has… Read more »

Skateboarding Tricks

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There are a wide variety of different skateboarding tricks that you can try to perform out there. They range significantly in terms of level of difficulty. There are a wide variety of different tricks that you can learn, depending on what your own skateboarding skills are and what types of tricks you are actually interested in. If you decide that… Read more »

Surf, Skate, Wakeboard: Gear and Accessories

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The thrill and action of surf boarding, skate boarding and wake boarding takes skill, practice, and receiving a few bumps and bruises. It also requires good equipment, since no amount of skill can make up for a board past its prime. Choosing the right board is a matter of preference, but there are a couple of things to look for… Read more »