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Is it safe to rollerskate in the rain or on wet surfaces?

Is it safe to rollerskate in the rain or on wet surfaces?

Rollerskating on wet or damp surfaces creates extra challenges in stopping, turning and striding, whether you're on quads or inline skates, so it's useful to know how to adapt your skating so you can still get home when caught in the rain. You can make equipment...

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 How to rollerskate (quad skate) smoothly and reduce fear?

 How to rollerskate (quad skate) smoothly and reduce fear?

The global pandemic has created a boom in rollerskating. Many beginner skaters have no doubt been enticed onto skates because  it looks fun, free and judging by scores of videos on Instagram, (ours included?!) pretty cool. I can confirm after 37 years of skating and...

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How do I choose inline skates?

How do I choose inline skates?

Buying inline skates is exciting, but for the new beginner skater — unfamiliar with the many potential choices of boot, frame, and wheel — it's also daunting. But knowing what type of inline skating discipline interests you will help narrow the field. When you first...

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How to start inline skating in 4 simple steps

How to start inline skating in 4 simple steps

If you're a beginner wanting to know how to start inline skating without getting hurt, you'll probably have a look online for tips and advice. But beware. A quick Google search of this question surfaces some shockingly bad advice for beginners. In particular,...

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Edwina – skating in her 70’s

Edwina – skating in her 70’s

Skatefresh would be nothing without our students. We are proud of and grateful to every single one of them, whether they’ve attended classes in London or Brighton or are using our training courses online. Our most well-known student is Edwina Ellis (@edwina_l8rsk8r )...

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Which is better for knee pain, soft or hard boots?

Which is better for knee pain, soft or hard boots?

Which is better for knee pain, soft or hard boots? This Blog Question came from Melissa Espy. A: I am so sorry to hear of your knee pain, I presume while you are skating. It’s very hard  for me to know what’s wrong in your case: first, I am not a doctor, and second, I...

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Does inline skating help you lose weight?

Does inline skating help you lose weight?

Many people take up skating later in life as a fun way to stay in shape and get fit. And skating for weight loss is definitely possible if you skate for increasing lengths of time with fairly constant exertion. Skating’s popularity as a fitness activity comes from its...

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How to start quad skating for beginners?

How to start quad skating for beginners?

The 2020 pandemic quad skating revolution is here!  This year there's been a huge increase in quad skating for beginners, with new  ‘quaddies’ moving on from their few square metres of indoor-sheltered skate practice area onto car courts, park paths, bike...

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Is inline skating hard?

Is inline skating hard?

Many beginner skaters when first starting out will ask themselves, is inline skating hard? And the answer: well, it's not easy. But that can always change, with practice.  Attaching wheels to your feet is an altogether different reality to walking or running. No...

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3 wheels vs 4 wheels – which is best?

3 wheels vs 4 wheels – which is best?

There are plenty of differences between 3 and 4 wheel inline skates, including stability, height, manoeuvrability and speed. For many intermediate skaters looking to upgrade, the question of which wheels to choose and why, is a common one. In this blog I will answer a...

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