Roller Skating has enjoyed a massive pandemic boom.
Like so many others, I took the plunge and invested in my very own roller skates - beginning, what I hope will be, a life long passion.
After hours researching and trying to replicate the beginners tips and tricks in the gravel car park across the road, I stumbled (this time not literally) on a post that gave me an "a-ha" moment.
For a newbie to the sport, it's easy to assume that one roller skate wheel fits all... they're don't!
After getting sucked into a vortex of overwhelming information and chatting to my newbie skater crew, it was obvious I wasn't the only one in the dark.
So here's my holy grail of a "beginners guide" to which roller skate wheels will be best for you... plus some bonus beginners tips along the way.
I'll be talking you through:
- Different types of quad roller skating
- What are your roller skate wheels made from?
- Wheel hardness
- Wheel width
- Wheel height
- Where to buy your next set of roller skate wheels