Rollerblade Inline Skates

When a company’s strength is such that an entire activity takes on the name of the company, you know you have been incredibly successful. Rollerblade, the company, founded in 1980, took a relatively unknown activity and made it into a cultural phenomenon. Now a division of the Technica Group, Rollerblade continues to be an innovator with inline skates. While its roots are in off-season training for hockey players, they realize the benefits of inline extend far beyond this narrow niche. Now a complete family activity, they have made this low-impact exercise fun for all.

Rollerblade Inline Skates

When a company’s strength is such that an entire activity takes on the name of the company, you know you have been incredibly successful. Rollerblade, the company, founded in 1980, took a relatively unknown activity and made it into a cultural phenomenon. Now a division of the Technica Group, Rollerblade continues to be an innovator with inline skates. While its roots are in off-season training for hockey players, they realize the benefits of inline extend far beyond this narrow niche. Now a complete family activity, they have made this low-impact exercise fun for all.
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Are Inline Skates and Rollerblades the Same Thing?

Yes and no. Inline skates have one line of wheels for each foot and this is the design the rollerblade company made popular. But not all inline skates are made by this one company. Several other high quality competitors entered the space based on rollerblade’s success. Therefore, if you are in rollerblades, you are inline skating. However, if you are inline skating you may or may not be wearing skates from the rollerblade company.

Why buy Rollerblades?

As industry leaders, this company owns a number of distinctive “firsts” in the field. They include:

  • First to use a buckle closure system.

  • Inventor of a graduated brake design.

  • Created ventilated shells and breathable liners.

  • First tool-free, push button adjustable kids skates.

  • Inventor of “cored” wheel design.

5 Important Parts of Inline Skates

  1. Wheels are made of polyurethane and include bearings made of various materials.

  2. Wheels are attached to a frame called a truck that is then attached to the shell.

  3. The shell now can be either a hard plastic or a soft, almost boot like structure. They are designed to support the ankle. The use of space-age materials assist in keeping the foot comfortable and cool.

  4. Buckles take on a number of shapes and methods designed to make the skate easy to put on and take off and can be adjusted to fit a wide variety of individual dimensions.

  5. Brakes are usually hard rubber or a hard polyurethane and are installed on the back of the skate.


What About Accessories?

As a leader in the activity, they make a number of important accessories to make the experience of inline skating safer and more fun. They include helmets, socks, and protective gear for wrists, knees and elbows.

Tennisracquets.com is your leader for all things fun. Rollerblades and the accessories to make inline skating safe and fun for all are available. We also can answer your questions. Call us! We are happy to help.