Welcome to Rookie Rollerskates Tips & Tricks
HOW TO GET STARTED
HOW TO FALL SAFELY
HOW TO STOP
HOW TO GO BACKWARDS
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Frequently Asked Questions
Where are the best places/surfaces to skate?
- Indoor roller rinks
Smooth surface/concrete/tarmac outdoors (without cracks etc.)
We highly suggest not to skate on mud, grass, rough surfaces, or busy areas!
What are the best wheels for outdoor skating?
- 78A-80A - These are really soft wheels that are super grippy and should be used either exclusively outdoors on asphalt and concrete OR on very slippery indoor surfaces
- 84A-85A - Also considered soft wheels, these wheels are often considered a hybrid wheel that can be used either indoors or outdoors. These wheels are good for a beginner (even if you only skate indoors) as they give you more grip and control.
- 86A-89A - These are the sofest wheels truly made for indoor courts like gyms, polished concrete or really slippery indoor wood that has not been treated.
- 90A-93A - These medium hard wheels provide a normal grip. They are great for medium grippy floors like polished concrete or sportcourt.
- 94A-96A - These are the first class of truly hard wheels. They have a low level of grip and are good for stickier floors.
- 97A-103A These are super hard wheels only appropriate for roller rink floors and rubberized gym floors that have been treated and are sticky.
Anything over 100A is so hard that it technically falls in the B category. This means the wheel is really hard and only meant for more experienced skaters on a sticky, indoor surface.