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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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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 quad skating good exercise?

Is quad skating good exercise?

The short answer to whether rollerskating is good exercise, is “Hell yes! What are you waiting for?” Also known as quad skating, this is a great low impact way to exercise and a full-body workout. Even just standing and balancing on wheels requires you to engage your...

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How to skate without falling

How to skate without falling

Most beginner skaters, are afraid of falling over, as they should be: it hurts! But falls are also opportunities for learning, whether on inline skates or quads. It's important to ask yourself, what, technically, caused the fall? Only awareness of this, and ability to...

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