Buying Guide: Inline Skates

March 26, 2022

Winter is over and people are starting to move from their warm houses to the outdoors. They go to see the beautiful scenery, breathe deeply, and participate in various outdoor sports. Roller skating has also become popular as an outdoor sport. A proper pair of inline skates is a must if you want to join them and be the mainstay of them. Below is a buying guide for roller skates.

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Size: What are the different sizes of inline skates?

The reason there are so many different sizes of wheels is because as you change the size of the wheels, they become suitable for different types of skating.

Below are wheel sizes and hardness for various skating types

Skating Types

Wheel size

Wheel Hardness

Aggressive inline skating

42 - 72mm

88A or 90A

Recreational skating

70 - 78mm

60A-80A

Freestyle skate

72 - 80mm

78A-84A

Fitness skating

76 - 90mm

78A-84A

Speed skates

90 - 110mm

78 - 85A

Hockey skates

72 - 80mm

72A – 74A

Price: How much do inline skates cost?

According to Google, inline skates cost between $35-$390. Don't be cheap, pay attention to the quality of the frame and bearings. Too low a price means that the material is not good and the service life is not long. Gyroor inline skates use Aluminum Alloy frame and ABEC-7 bearing.

Brands: What are the best inline skates brands?

The brands of roller skates on the market are not the best, only better, because they are always working hard to make better roller skates. Therefore, the ranking is in no particular order.

  • Rollerblade
  • SEBA
  • Powerslide
  • USD
  • K2
  • Roces
  • Bauer
  • Honorable Mentions
  • Gyroor

Type: What are the different types of inline skates?

The 6 main types of inline skating will be fitness, race, recreation, urban, aggressive and inline hockey skating. Please buy according to your actual needs, don't buy the wrong type.

Speed: What is the average speed of inline skates?

The average inline skating speed is about 8 mph to 16 mph.

But top skaters can average an hour at 25+ mph. Top speed can exceed 40+mph. Speeds of 55-60+ mph have been seen on some courses. When sprinting, top skaters can definitely reach speeds in excess of 35 mph on flat ground.

What is the top speed of inline skates?

The inline skate has a top speed of 77.47 mph, set by Sandro Bovo from Italy. The record was set on February 21, 2016 in Teutonic, Brazil. Sandro Bovo won the Italian title in 2015 and finished third at the World Cup in 2013.

Weight: Is there a weight limit for inline skates?

Most roller skates can hold up to 220 lbs without any issues, and some can even hold 275 lbs.

Most inline skate companies will tell you the maximum load capacity of their skates, when you are unsure, please contact their customer service.

Material: What is the best material for inline skates?

The frame of an inline skate is usually made of an aluminum alloy frame, which is stronger, more stable, and provides better power transfer compared to nylon/composite frames.

Design: What is the most popular inline skates design?

The most popular design of inline skates today is to have 4 wheels because it provides better stability, grip and speed.

Safety: Is inline skating safe?

The common danger of roller skating is falling, and the frequently injured part is the wrist. According to the statistics of CPSC, the proportion of serious danger in roller skating is 3.4%. Please wear helmets, knee pads, wrist pads, elbow pads and other protective equipment for roller skating.

Height: What is the standard height of inline skates?

Standard wheel heights for inline skates vary depending on the type of skate. In addition, the heights of children and adults are also different.

Blow is the skating types and wheels height. Data from inline skates wiki.

Wheels Height

Skating Types

44–72 mm (1.73–2.83 in)

aggressive skating

47–80 mm (1.85–3.15 in)

roller hockey skating

68–72 mm (2.68–2.83 in)

artistic inline skating

72–80 mm (2.83–3.15 in)

freestyle slalom skating and downhill skating

70–90 mm (2.76–3.54 in)

urban skating

72–100 mm (2.83–3.94 in)

general recreational skating

80–90 mm (3.15–3.54 in)

downhill inline skating

100–125 mm (3.94–4.92 in)

tri-skating, mushroom blading, and speed skating

125–150 mm (4.92–5.91 in)

tires for off-road skating

Conclusion

After reading this article, you already know what kind of roller skates you need to buy.

If you buy it for yourself, I wish you a happy shopping and enjoy the fun of roller skating.

If you're buying roller skates for kids, consider the Gyroor W1 and Gyroor W2 inline skates.

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