Roller skates are an amazing invention. After skating on a hard and level surface on them, the occupation is not only pleasant and useful. And most importantly – this pastime is available to virtually everyone without exception, regardless of age. On the roller skates and children and old people. The maximum effect from such occupations is determined not only by the skill of the person himself, but also by the quality of the technique itself.
Choosing roller skates is not an easy task. On small things it is not necessary to spray, showing unreasonably high demands to cheap products. Choosing the first pair of skates, it is better not to try to use a specialized or high-speed model. It will be enough to choose the product of a proven and well-known brand, it somehow guarantees a good quality of components. Preparing to do this kind of sport, people are often held captive by the widespread myths about him. So it’s time to dispel the myths about roller skates.
You need to take rollers with cushioning that will not jump on the bumps.
In modern models, the softness of the stroke and the damping are achieved by means of plastic wheels, a soft insole and a plastic frame. More manufacturers of roller skates do not put any additional anti-shock systems.
You need to choose skates with a metal frame, it’s the best.
No wonder they say that the best is the enemy of the good. The metal frame is really designed for a faster ride, which is achieved by enlarged wheels with a diameter of more than 80 mm. Only now, not all people, especially beginners in this sport, can cope with the rapidly growing rate. As a result, this entails trauma and psychological discomfort. That is why, when acquiring their first commercials, it is more important to pay attention to other characteristics without paying particular attention to the metal frame.
For the first skates, it is better to take the bearing “seven” or “nine”.
Often people turn to sellers with this request. But buyers simply do not understand the meaning of their request. In different price categories, the products are digitally labeled. It corresponds to a high-speed mode. Three are children’s videos, five are basic adults, but seven or nine are high-speed. This digital indicator is directly related to the accuracy of processing the bearing parts in accordance with GOST, but nothing has much in common with the quality of the lubricant or material. That’s why you can not just focus on this indicator. It is better to purchase products of well-known brands, where I will already have bearings of good quality.
It is worth buying a universal model, from which you can ride in the rain, and on a bad road.
First of all, it is worth saying that it is generally undesirable to ride on rollers in bad weather. After all, dirt, sand, moisture – these are the risk factors that will only accelerate the failure of bearings. It’s worth taking care of your equipment, then the videos will last longer without repair and replacement parts. So the choice of a universal model for its misuse is simply meaningless.
We need to take rollers with rubber wheels.
Often the buyer is looking for just such wheels, considering them more hardy and quiet. But today almost all manufacturers put on their models polyurethane wheels. This material is also noiseless, durable and plastic. Its ideal you will not name. But after all, the best wheels should then be especially wear-resistant, fast, and provide good grip. However, then each of them would cost about $ 10, and that’s not counting the bearings. So it’s no wonder that manufacturers in their fitness rollers put less expensive options. A wear of the wheels is determined by the quality of polyurethane, as well as the intensity of operation and its peculiarity.
The best wheels are helium.
In fact, it should be said that the wheels are not prepared from either the gel or helium. Initially, roller skates were generally equipped with rigid PVC wheels.But when driving on the asphalt, they issued a loud and rumbling sound. Today much more modern and technological material is used – polyurethane. Its appearance, especially without color fillers, is translucent. That’s why they talk about gel, considering wheels “helium.”
You have to choose a model of roller skates on fasteners and without lacing.
About ten years ago, rigid plastic models on buckles were in the market. Today, fitness videos have become much easier, more convenient and more comfortable, and they are produced with a soft laced boot. The most lazy can spend and buy high-speed rollers, on which lacing can be fixed in one motion.
It is necessary to look for a model with special ventilation holes.
Today, in the manufacture of roller skates, special technologies and materials are used. Fabrics in such products are moisture-conducting and breathable, they fully ensure the circulation of air. But holes and grids for a long time already perform a simple function of a design element, simply put, they are just for beauty.
Roller skates can cause flat feet and a bad figure.
It is worth remembering that flat feet – this is an innate and hereditary disease. Rollers can not generate it. The same children who already have flat feet can also roll on rollers, if there is no contraindication on the part of the orthopedic physician. Do not be afraid that the skates will pumped up muscles on the hips and spoil the maiden figure. Such statements are groundless.
You can not lose weight with roller skates.
In fact, this is a great way to lose weight, which should be remembered by the fair sex. Only half an hour intensive skating will help to spend 280 kilocalories. Is this a lot or a little? The same amount of energy will burn on the hour lesson on the stepplatforms. But it’s better not to try to set records right away. At first, skating will be unusual and especially expensive. So it’s better to start to enter the rhythm gradually, delineating the workouts by time.
Roller skates are not needed at all – this is a traumatic sport.
It is thanks to this myth that many people do not try to stand on rollers. It seems that the risk of breaking your arm, your leg, or even your neck, is great. Of course, the probability of injury exists, but it is worthwhile to think sensibly. Skating, if done correctly, perfectly develops endurance, agility, coordination, helps to maintain a good shape. And skates are in fact no more dangerous than football. And as a family leisure in the open air skates – an excellent solution.
Protection for owners of roller skates is not needed.
It seems that buying videos, you can already run faster with them on the street. Protection? Let her use cowards and beginners. However, most likely, after a couple of serious falls, anyone, even a self-confident person, will start thinking about acquiring protective equipment. If it is a child, then is it worth it in general to endanger. Protection will be needed in the first lessons, it will come in handy even after the person learns, as it seems to him, to drive well. It is no coincidence that each manufacturer of skates also produces protection kits. The main thing in choosing it – the degree of protection, personal convenience and of course the price. The set usually includes elbow pads and knee pads, which protect the most vulnerable places in children. There is also a special protection for the wrists, which protects the brush from the impact, and the wrist from the dislocation. The most frequent injuries when riding roller skates are dislocations of wrist fractures, bruises. And here there is no binding to the style of riding or experience – just by falling a man instinctively stretches his arms forward. And to protect the head is a helmet. And although this element of equipment is often forgotten, for children it is especially important.
Roller can be rolled everywhere.
Actually, it’s better to choose places where there is relatively even and dry asphalt. It is best if there are fewer cars and dogs nearby. And the skaters love to skate next to like-minded people.However, in cities such places are usually few. In Moscow, this is the All-Russia Exhibition Center (former VDNKh) and Poklonnaya Gora. The latter place is generally favorite for Moscow skaters. Here, asphalt is excellent and you can ride for free and at any time of the day.
You can buy good movies at a low price.
Not surprisingly, the desire to save on the acquisition of a new and not entirely understandable. However, such a habit can eventually come out sideways. The market has offers of roller skates at a price of 15-20 dollars. But such proposals are clearly not Chinese products to be conducted. Not only that these skates will bring a lot of inconvenience, so even soon you will again have to go to the store for better quality goods. More or less acceptable prices start at $ 50-70. Such roller skates will be, if not the best, they will not rattle and crumble. But in the world of roller skaters and these products are considered low-grade and really cool shops do not sell such products. Such skates are suitable for those who want to ride a couple of times a week on the street without special professional plans. But decent skates are already from 120 dollars. Prices on average fluctuate up to 270 dollars. Naturally, we are talking about fitness models, aggressive ones are even more expensive. So inexpensive roller skates on the market are really represented. But is it worth it to pay less in matters of pleasure?