Lots of people ask us what is easier – roller blading or roller skating? While many people expect quad roller skates to be easier to learn than inline skates (or roller blades as they are commonly known), the truth is that many children and adults find inlines to be very easy.

When should I replace my inline wheels?

New wheels have a smooth surface, but that will change after a few rides.

That’s not a big deal, but when the wheels start to feel rough, it is time to buy a new set.

Riding on a rough surface will speed this process up, but even if you only ride on a smooth surface, the wheels will start to feel rough eventually.

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Is ice skating easier than inline?

To be honest Ice skating is much harder than roller skating.

The blades of Ice skates are made in such a way so that they can avoid falling on ice.

So…they are really thin.

It makes ice-skating tough for beginners.

Are inline skates good for outdoors?

Inline skates are great for outdoor use especially if you are skating on pavement, asphalt, sidewalks, rough roads, or even dirt/trails.

Inline skates are almost always faster outdoors than quad skates due to the nature of the inline wheel setup and minimized friction with the ground.

How do you change inline roller skate wheels?

  1. Unscrew and remove the axle bolts from the front wheel with an Allen wrench.
  2. Pull the front wheel out of the wheel frame.
  3. Remove the bearings and spacer from the wheel.
  4. Place the spacer and bearings into the new wheel.
  5. Place the new wheel on the wheel frame.

Is it better to roller blade or roller skate?

So which is better – skating or blading? If you’re looking to go a longer distance, rollerblades are better because you go faster.

That’s not to say you couldn’t go a long distance on skates, but it would be harder to keep up.

Roller skates might be easier for young children, because they feel more stable initially.

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Why are ice skate blades made of metal?

Answer: Ice skates are metal blades attached underfoot and used to propel the bearer across a sheet of ice while ice skating.

These skates required a pole with a sharp metal spike that was used for pushing the skater forward, unlike modern bladed skates.

Is inline skating a good form of exercise?

Inline skating provides anaerobic benefits, such as muscle strengthening and toning.

Lower body muscles, core muscles, and even the upper body muscles receive an effective workout while inline skating.

From long leg strides, maintaining posture, and swinging the arms, the entire body will see the muscular benefits.

How do beginners learn inline skating?

How do I know if my rollerblades are too big?

Skates Are Too Big If: You can scootch your foot forward in the boot and make a space behind your heel.

If you can fit your finger down the back of the boot and touch the bottom that’s a size too big.

Can you buy brakes for rollerblades?

High-quality rubber construction makes the Rollerblade Brake Pad an ideal choice for maintaining the braking system on your Rollerblade or Bladerunner inline skates.

The pads are sold individually.

Are all Rollerblade bearings the same size?

There are 2 common sizes for roller skate bearings: 7mm and 8mm.

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The number refers to the inner diameter of the bearing and the size of your axles.

Some roller skate plates have 7mm axles and need 7mm bearings (627 bearings).

How do you get bearings out of inline skates?

8mm axles – Pry out the first bearing using a bearing puller in the middle of the hub.

Slowly rotate the wheel while leveraging the bearing to pull it out of the hub.

6mm axles – Push the bearing out using a skate tool pressed against the middle of the bearing spacer.

Are rollerblades like ice skates?

The movement is similar in both, but stopping and turning are totally different.

In rollerblading it’s almost impossible to slide sideways without completely losing grip.

In ice skating you can turn by either step-over like rollerblading, or slip a bit by controlling the edge, or dig in and literally cut a curved path.

How do you push inline skates?

Is it easier to dance on roller skates or rollerblades?

Most people think that roller dance works best when done with roller skates rather than with rollerblades.

They feel that it’s harder to perform certain intricate moves in inlines.

But here’s the truth.

You can dance in any boot type you like if you’re willing to learn and make the necessary skate adjustments.


My name is Patricia Toh. I was born in the southen of China but I live in Hawaii. I work as a translator. I love skating. But in the future, I’d like to try yoga too."

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