Rink Roller Skates generally have harder roller skate wheels then outdoor roller skates. Roller rink floors vary in surface, some are sport court roller rink floors, some wooden roller rink floors some are even linoleum such as warehouse roller rinks. Roller rink skates have wheels that are slicker and vary in durometer between 92A and 103A, the lower number having the most grip. Generally, the larger, more powerful skaters use harder roller skate wheels, while the smaller skaters can use softer wheels. Brand new roller skaters may wish to choose softer, stickier wheels for additional grip and control on any roller rink floor. Roller rink skates also vary in the size of roller skate wheels available. Generally, a larger roller skate wheel is for a roller skate used for speed and longer glides while smaller roller skate wheels are used in dancing, such as line dancing in the middle of the floor, or for maneuvers such as splits and spins. Indoor artistic and rhythm roller skates use either 57mm or 62mm wheels. Indoor speed roller skates use 59mm or 62mm wheels and may also vary in width from 39mm to 44mm. Wider roller skates are more balanced while narrow roller skates have a profile that works better with roller skating moves which require quick turning.
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Rollerskates.com has a staff on site everyday to answer your questions. Roller skating is an art as well as a skill. Indoor rink roller skating also can include games such as roller derby and roller hockey. All the games played on roller skates require skilled roller skating. More time spent at the roller rink guarantees a better quality of play in any roller sport. Roller dancing is the artistic arena of rink roller skating, usually best done with a high top aritistic roller skate boot. The high top artisitic roller skate boot provides not only more ankle support but a lifted heel. The heel lift automatically encourages the roller skater to put more pressure on the ball of the foot and that is where a lot of the roller dance move starts. In addition, the high top roller skate boot allows the skater to control the heel roller skate wheels better. A low top boot is generally for speed and the heel is low allowing the roller skater to put a lot of pressure on the heel wheels which propel the skater forward automatically. This is very good for an experienced skater who skates low to the ground, but can be challenging for the new roller skater. Rink roller skating is the very best way to learn skating as the environment is protected (no cars) and the roller rink floor is smooth (no rocks or hills).