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3 easy ways to keep your inline skates in top shape

Have you been skating all summer long? Then it might be time to give your skates some well-deserved love. Here are our 3 tips to keep your skates in top shape.

Skating is just about the best thing in the world. To make sure that it stays this way, you need to keep your skates happy. In other words, maintain them.

There are 3 easy and cheap ways to make sure that your skates are in prime condition.

1# Wheels

No matter how good you treat your skates, the wheels will get worn down eventually. By rotating your wheels, you can prolong their lifespan. It is easy, find out how to do it in the video below.

But sometimes it's necessary to replace the wheels. The question is when! A good rule of thumb is when it's too difficult to skate because of flat spots or that the wheel no longer sits flat on the surface. Find a fresh pair here.

We gathered all our most popular wheels right here. If you want to learn how to change them in less than 10 minutes, click right here.

2# Bearings

Have you been skating all spring and summer? Then it might be time to clean or replace your bearings. Fresh and clean bearings are crucial for your performance.

Dirty and broken ones will cost you energy. It clearly takes more power to keep the wheels rolling. Try giving your bearings a good cleaning and some oil or grease. Learn how to do in this video.

If your bearings have lasted all season and are not high-end ones, you might want to replace them. Quality bearings will make a huge difference when it comes to speed and saving energy. In need of new bearings? Then click here.

3# Breaks

Speed is essential, and so is the ability to stop. After a long season, it might be time to get a fresh brake pad.

Though many skaters learn to stop by using the wheels, a brake pad is really nice to have, especially if you are skating in traffic or are a newcomer.

Find the brake pad you need for your skate right here.

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A new pair of skates can also be the way to go. Skates are constantly being further developed and a worn down or outdated pair of skates can keep you from advancing. Check out our huge selection of skates right here.

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