Selecting Skates and Gear
This collection of several buying guides, consumer reviews, and details on selecting and
fitting inline skates and gear are here at your fingertips.
Standard for Helmets
Got an old helmet? It may not be as safe as newer models. Effective Feb., 99,
all bike helmets sold in the US must meet new federal safety standards.
Here's a review of skating accessories: packs, ArmAlarm (an electronic skaters'
"bell"), protective gear, tools, wheels, and bearings.
Buying and Selling
Find here, retail online ordering sites and classified ads for new and used inline skates
Women's or men's skates or does it matter? Find out what you might want to consider
when buying skates for women and get a few recommendations.
DJ's Advice on
Buying In-line Skates
This retailer provides an extensive article on how to select skates, from fit, to style
and describes different kinds of wheels, bearings, etc.
Check out what one skater has to say about some of the newest skates. Flash or
function? Fit is usually most important, so you'll want to try them on for size.
IISA's Inline Skate
A nice, interactive site to help choose the right kind of skate by style and price, with
mini-tutorials explaining everything from bearings to boots.
Just for Kids
Special links compiled just for the younger skater, including events, camps and articles.
Having a tough time selecting between a few models of skates? View ratings and
commentary of various skates or click on a particular model to add your own.
Londonskaters.com posts reviews of skate, with several 2001 models.
Smart, buy the Right Skates
Good advice is offered in this article starting with renting skates. From there, Liz
Miller describes the features of different kinds of skates and ends with a section on how
to get a good fit.
Who makes the best skates? This is only question on the survey; however, voters'
commentary is also posted. Votes are tallied daily, with 3000+
Read and contribute to reviews on skates, clothes, videos, books, wheels, bearings, misc.
Skaters FAQs Buying Guide
Advice on selecting new, used and kids skates, based on skating style, price
and breaking system. Finish off with a checklist to take to the store.
Want to skate on the slopes? This article reviews Skiboards by Solomon, K2 and
Tecnica, touted as the closest relative to inline skating on the snow.
Read or submit consumer reviews by product.
Narrow down your search among the vast selection of skates and gear, with descriptions of
skate components, safety equipment and a fitting guide.