How to Maintain Your Roller Skates

Getting Used to New Roller Skates

If you’ve just purchased a pair of new roller skates, give yourself some time to get used to it. That is because each pair of roller skates will feel different – even skilled skaters need some time to adjust to these differences.

When looking for roller skates Perth places to skate, make sure you find yourself a flat, smooth and safe location. If you are a beginner, start practicing the skills of skating forward, then turning and stopping. Keep in mind that even a small hill can induce high speeds. Skating in or around traffic is something you should also avoid because it can be extremely dangerous.

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Do not forget to wear appropriate gear (helmet, elbow pads, wrist guards, knee pads). Even if you have some experience in skating, it still a good idea to keep yourself protected. Appropriate gear can be easily found in roller skates Perth stores.

To ensure a safe skating experience, care and maintenance of your roller skate are also important. Here is what you need to maintain your roller skate and get the most out of it.

1. Roller Skate Boot

One of the most important things do to in order to maintain your skate boot is to keep it dry. Your skate boot can become wet due to skating outside in wet conditions or due perspiration. Regardless of how it becomes moist, it is essential to wipe down the boot (inside and outside) after you’ve finished skating. You should also let the boot dry naturally and never put the boot near a heating source to speed up the drying process.

2. Roller Skate Truck

Usually, roller skate trucks need to be tightly fitted to the boots. Hence, you should check you roller skate truck regularly to ensure it is tight and secure. To increase maneuverability, some skaters loosen their roller skate trucks on purpose. If you decided to do that also, you still should check your roller skate trucks routinely to make sure they haven’t loosened more than you want.

3. Roller Skate Toe-Stops

Many roller skates models available in the market comes with adjustable toe-tops. This feature should be adjusted in a position that best suit your needs. You should try different adjustments to find out which one works best for you. For non-adjustable toe-stops, you also need to check them regularly to ensure they tightly secured to the boot.

4. Roller Skate Wheels

In order to keep your roller skate wheels spinning properly and make sure they are not excessively worn, you will need to check it in on a regular basis. If you notice that the wheels are not spinning freely, check them for damage or dirty buildup. In case of damage, replace the wheels. But if they are simply dirty, remove the wheels and clean as necessary.