So, you have decided that you want to start skating but don’t know where to start. There are so many skates out there, with a huge range of prices, but how do you know that the ones you want are going to suit your needs. In this article, we are going to cover the different types of skates and help you decide which are the ones for you.
Different types of skates are suitable for different types of skating
Quads are great for indoor skating and figure skating. However, they are not the greatest for using outdoor or for long distances. For indoor use, it is recommended that you purchase skates with hard wheels.
High top boots are recommended for skating in a rink as it offers more support to the ankle – an example of these can be found on Amazon (High-top skates) and can be used comfortably.
However, if you are looking for skates to use for more aggressive skating, such as roller derby or roller hockey, you would need to use lower topped boots to move quicker with fewer restrictions.
Inline skates or “Rollerblades” work perfectly for use outside and with long-distance or cross-country. They come in three types: four wheels, three wheels, and two wheels. The easy way to tell which one is best for you is to follow the rule of thumb of “the fewer wheels that the skate has, the faster it will go”.
Two-wheeled skates are also more useful for multi-terrain skating, which makes them ideal for cross-country skating. Above all else, something that also needs to be remembered is that a skate right out of the box might not be the right fit for you.
Amazon offers hundreds of accessories for your skates, such as these Light up wheels that can give your skates that flair that you are looking for. It may seem daunting at first but remember that you can buy the skate and customize it to your liking. From wheels to bearings and laces, you can end up making your own one-of-a-kind skates.
Above all, you need to think about what you need and base your choice on that because once you get those wheels on, there is no going back.