There are a few things to consider when wanting to know the best in-line skates for beginners.
Step 1: Determine your skating interests
There are five types of in-line skates.
Hockey, speed, freestyle, recreational, fitness, and aggressive.
These range from going very fast to doing stunts.
As a beginner, the best are the ones that started it all, the recreational.
Step 2: Determine how much you want to spend
In-line skates range from $35-$1000.
With anything else you buy, the more you spend, the better quality you will be get.
For your first pair of skates, a good price would be between $100- $150.
You want comfort and good fit, no blisters!
Step 3: Wheels and Bearings
The larger the wheel, the faster it rolls.
Smaller wheels are slower, but maneuver better and are more stable.
Softer wheels absorb more bumps and feel smoother, but don’t last as long, and they don’t go as fast.
Bearings aren’t really important to beginner skaters.
Step 4: Brakes
The in-line skater slows down and stops by the brake that is attached to the heel of the boot.
There is only one brake and it should be worn on the dominant foot, most people is the right.
Do not buy skates where the brake is on the front.
Step 5: Boot
The job of the boot is to support your foot and ankle.
There are two parts: a shell that surrounds your foot and a cuff that surrounds your ankle.
Inside the boot are the lining and foot bed that can be removed and washed.
You can purchase memory foam that molds to your foot.
Boots come with laces or buckles.
Be sure they fit properly, have the type sock that you plan to wear with the skates each time, the boot won’t stretch.
Step 6: Learn about the frame
Simply put, the wheels deliver a better ride if they are going in the same direction at the same time.
Step 7: Plan ahead
Wheels are the most important factor in how a skate performs.
Most recreational skates are sold with moderate sized wheels, but you can change them out as your skill level progresses.
Step 8: Gear up
It is essential to wear a helmet at all times, knee and elbow pads should also be worn.
Step 9: Buy your skates
Go into a large sporting good store for your first pair of skates so that you can get the fit that you need.
Step 10: Have fun
Get a friend or family member to get into skating with you.
Now you know the steps to take to find the best in-line skates for beginners.
Here are a few suggestions for beginner in-line skates:
V500 Adjustable In-line Skates by Roller Derby.
These contain a boot support system, padded for extra comfort.
They come with three buckles, and are designed to last.
Spitfire XT Adjustable Boys Skates by Rollerblade.
These are great for balance and control for beginner skaters.
They expand up to four sizes.
This pair is lightweight and are designed to last.
Phoenix 4 Size Adjustable Girl Skates by Bladerunner.
These skates are far more durable than department store skates.
They have a supportive upper section for your ankle.