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April 18, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 155

Roller skating can be fun whether it is inside a rink or outside. But there are some unique benefits if you do it outside. First, you are out in the fresh air. Breathing in the fresh air as you skate can be very healthy! Secondly, you get the opportunity to see new things every time you skate; something that is not possible if you are in a rink.

But in order to have an enjoyable experience, you need to make sure you have the right equipment. I have had customers tell me that they decided to skate inside because it was too uncomfortable skating outdoors. After asking them a few questions, I realized the problem. They are using wheels that are intended for inside use only. They did not know they needed a softer wheel for skating outside. I would not get a wheel harder than a durometer of 85A. If the surface you are skating on is a little bit rough, I would go with a softer wheel. Maybe a 75A hardness would be appropriate.

You can use any kind of skate boot outside. Some like the high tops and others like the low tops. The difference, as mentioned, will be the wheels. So get any kind of boot that you would like, but pay close attention to the wheels.

The best places to roller skate outside would be cement or tar covered walkways. One of the best places to roller skate would be a bike path. But if that is not available, I would suggest sidewalks, parks, or parking lots (after hours or on weekends when they are empty of traffic)

Do not skate at night unless you are in a well lite area. You would have difficulty seeing cracks and other objects that could cause you to fall. And if you do skate at night, please have someone with you especially if you are a female.

Finally, make sure that you have some protective equipment. Even the best skaters can fall.Wearing a good helmet and a pair of knee pads are essential. Some desire elbow and wrist guards as well.

If you skate outside you can't use the excuse that you can't afford to go to the rink. Outside is free! You can skate as often as you want (I would not skate, however, in the rain or snow). With these simple tips I hope you will find roller skating outside to be a fun activity!

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