Rollerblades & Roller Skates
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Rollerblades and roller skates for everyone
At SkatePro you will find skates for kids, women and men of all ages and at all levels. Roller blades and roller skates are available in a variety of versions designed for different purposes. The most widely used model is the inline skate on which the wheels are placed in a line. However, there are also a lot of people who prefer roller skates where the wheels are mounted in pairs like you see on a skateboard.
Rollerblades are inline skates
There are various inline skates made specifically for fitness, speed, roller hockey, aggressive as well as fusion rollerblades known as freeskates. Roller blades roll better and offer better directional stability than roller skates. They also make it easier to stay balanced, so you do not fall forwards or backwards. Inline skates are the most popular type of skate which is also why you will find the largest selection of both skates and spare parts from the inline skate family.
Many people consider roller skates to be the original skates, and they are still very popular. The rolling technique is a little different, and some find these skates easier to control. Roller skates are also known as quad skates or even retro skates since they were the first skate on the market. Some adults prefer the retro skates because they started out on a pair of these as kids. It is a matter of both taste and nostalgia. Within the Derby sport quad roller skates are standard and they are also great for dancing and disco skating.
If you have doubts about which type of skate you should choose, you can read more about the different skate types in our guide to buying skates.