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Do ABEC Ratings Matter for Roller Skate Bearings?

Roller skate bearings are an important part of the overall skate and certainly impacts how much fun we have skating.  Without bearings you are not going to get too far.  However, much of my writing in the coming months will show just how difficult and confusing it can be to find the perfect roller skate bearings.  There is a lot …

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How Roller Skate Bearings Work

Rolling down your local rink floor, you feel the wind in your hair as you glide smoothly across the surface.  Your skates are barely making a sound as you effortlessly push again to pick up speed.  One of the key parts of a roller skate that make this silky smooth speed a possibility are roller skate bearings. Roller skate bearings …

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10 Amazing Health Benefits of Roller Skating

When you think of fitness and getting in shape, your mind probably almost immediately wanders to the well-known methods of weight loss. Going to the gym, walking, swimming, running, cycling, and yoga are most likely to be the things to come to mind. However, one popular sport to lose weight and get fitness levels up is often overlooked, and that’s …

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7 Ways to Protect Your Ankles While Breaking in New Skates

Getting a new pair of skates is such an awesome feeling. The new smell of leather. No scrapes, scratches or dings on your new boots yet.  The wheels and bearings are brand new. As you open the box, each skate is wrapped in its own plastic.  You quickly tear through the box to get to the skates, slip them on to …

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Top 11 Speed Skate Songs to Add to Your Skating Playlist

Before the invention of the MP3 player, one of the greatest things about going to a roller skating rink was the music! You had to skate up to the DJ and ask them to play your favorite song…and then wait. However, today, most people who regularly skate often come with their iPhone, a pair of earbuds and a long playlist to rock out …