3 easy ways to keep your inline skates in top shape
Inline skating can provide one of the most enjoyable pastimes with friends and family, not to mention a great workout, but it helps to keep on top of skate maintenance to get the most out of your experience.
Here are 3 easy ways to keep your skates are in prime condition.
No matter how well you treat your skates, the wheels will wear down eventually. By rotating your wheels, you can prolong their lifespan, find out how to do that in the video below.
Sometimes it's necessary to replace the wheels. The question is when! A good rule of thumb is when it's too difficult to skate because of flat spots or that the wheel no longer sits flat on the surface. Find a new set here.
If you want to learn how to change them in less than 10 minutes, click right here.
Have you been skating all spring and summer? Then it might be time to clean or replace your bearings. Clean bearings are crucial for your performance.
Dirty bearings will cost you energy. Try giving your bearings a good cleaning and add some oil or grease. Learn how to do this in this video.
If your bearings have lasted the season but are not of high-end standards, you might want to replace them. Quality bearings will make a huge difference when it comes to speed and saving energy.
Speed is essential, and so is the ability to stop. After a long season, it might be time to get a new brake pad.
Though many skaters learn to break using the wheels, a brake pad can still be essential, especially if you are a newcomer.
Maybe it's time for a new pair? with skates being constantly developed, sometimes worn-down or outdated skates can hold you back from advancing.