Story Spectrum Roller Skates
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Regular Price: £143.88
Special Price £57.48
Wheelsize:The size of the wheels on a pair of rollerskates is a very important thing to have in mind when you wish to buy a pair. Smaller wheels are easier to maneuver and therefore provides a greater control. Larger wheels are far more durable and keeps up speed better too. Before choosing a wheelsize, you might want to consider how far you want to roll. If you are going on a long trip, bigger wheels are an definit advantage because they keep the pace high and therefor save you some energy. On a shorter trip however, small wheels are smarter because they are easier to maneuver as well as stop. The wheel size depends on the actual rollerskate and what it is used for. In freestyle you often see small wheels, while hockey players use medium sized wheels and then you see big wheels in race rolling and freeride.
Bearings:The bearings are the things that makes the wheels on your rollerskates spin and roll. The quality of the bearings are divided in ABEC-values, and the higher the value, the better the quality. ABEC-5 is the standard bearings. You can get both better and worse quality bearings than these. You usually use ABEC-7, -9 or -11 on a pair of rollerskates, where ABEC-11 is the best. A pair of rollerskates use 16 bearings.
Wheel hardness:The hardness of your rollerskates wheels is measured on the durometer scale, which goes from 0-100 A. 100 A is here the absolute hardest. Harder wheels have a great durability and quickly gains speed. Softer wheels are worn down faster, but a lot more stable than hard wheels.
Blade material:The material of the blade on the rollerskates are typically made of aluminum or plastic. An aluminum blade is very durable and stiff and does not cause as much friction as a plastic one. The plastic blade is not near as durable as the aluminum blade is, but it is cheaper.
Boot material:This is the outer layer of the rollerskate boot. Leather is some of the finest material a boot can be made of and it is also very durable. A leather boot is also the most comfortable. A boot of plastic is also durable and weighs less as well. It provides better stability and control because the material is harder, but is not as comfortable as leather. Some boots are made of mesh, which is used to minimize the heat a bit.
Weight:This is the total weight of the rollerskates. Lighter rollerskates are easier to maneuver with than heavier rollerskates, which can come in handy when rolling along the streets. However, because of that lighter rollerskates are typically more expensive than the heavier rollerskates.
|Wheel diameter||55 mm|