Which type of skates should we select for our first time?

For most people who’re planning to get into skating, their first challenge should be selecting the right suitable skates for their skating styles.

And when it comes to skating, two of the most common skate types are inline skates and roller skates. Both of them would be good for any skater wannabees, however, judging on your preferences, you might prefer one over the other.

In this post, we’ll be introducing about inline skates and roller skates, their advantages as well as disadvantages, and whether you should choose one of them.

Inline skates (or rollerblades)

the right suitable skates for their skating styles
the right suitable skates for their skating styles

Advantages

Good speed

The first thing that you’ll notice about rollerblades is their aerodynamic designs, which contribute a lot in terms of accelerations and maintaining a good speed.

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Penny Board vs. Skateboard: Figuring Out Which One is Better

First of all, let’s make it completely clear. We don’t think that there are any particular boards that are better than other types. They’re just more suitable for certain purposes. And that mostly depends on the skaters, not the boards.

However, for most beginners, the whole concepts of different boards for different skating styles can be quite intimidating. And even when you’re already a fairly experienced skateboarder, there is nothing to be sure that you can get everything figured it out on your own.

In this post, you’ll learn about penny boards and their differences compared to regular skateboards. And just to clarify, penny board is just another type of skateboards and the “skateboard” that we’ll be talking about will mostly be street skateboards. Hopefully, at the end of it, you can figure out which one is more suitable for you.

Penny board explained

the type of skateboard
the type of skateboard

Penny boards are a type of skateboard that is introduced by an Australian company name Penny (surprise, surprise). They’re produced to maximize the lightweight as well as compactness so the users can take advantage of that in whatever they’re into.

These boards have become popular over the years, not just on the skating aspect, but because they also make a great fashion accessory. However, this also makes many pro skateboarders disliking the penny board as they usually consider them unfit to skate.

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How To Clean Skateboard Wheels – 7 Simple Steps Guide

Yes, you’re not wrong, we’re talking about skateboard wheels and not bearings. While many skateboarders consider dirty and scratchy skateboard wheels are a norm and refuse to give them a proper cleaning, we believe every skater should do it every once in a while as a tribute to your dedicated boards.

However, due to prolonged and demanding uses, most skateboard wheels are usually quite dirty. Not to mention that the scratches on their surfaces make the dirt to be extremely resilient. Hence, it’s not easy to clean your skateboard wheels, it’s also the main reason why a lot of skaters refuse to clean their wheels.

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From my experiences, I’ve come up with an effective method for cleaning skateboard wheels. Our guide will introduce you to the cleaning technique step by step, so stay tuned if you’re interested.

Step 1: Preparation

Being stationary when doing tricks
Being stationary when doing tricks

Here are a few items that you’ll need to prepare before you start cleaning your skateboard wheels:

  • Skate tool – use this to remove the wheels out of their trucks
  • Flat heat screwdriver – they’ll come handy when prying the bearings out
  • Steel scrub – use this to deal with difficult stains
  • Clean cloth – you should prepare a lot of this since you’ll be needing them
  • Baking soda, lemon, vinegar – combining the three and you’ll have an effective cleaning solution
  • Blow dryer – for quickly drying your wheels after cleaning

Once these are all prepared, it’s time to clean your wheels

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