If you would like to do sports in good weather, then inline skating or roller skating is an option for you. You can ride it alone or even with your children and the whole family. Both outside and inside. Roller skates are more suitable for indoor use. Let’s take a closer look at the two variants.
Inliners are the modern version of the well-known roller skates that you probably owned as a child.
Inline skates are also called rollerblades. They look almost like roller skates but do not have two rows of rollers like the roller skates, but only one. In this respect,light up hover shoes you can also compare them with ice skates. There, too, a runner is firmly attached to a shoe. When skating inline, you also have a shoe with an aluminum rail attached to it. Some rollers are attached to it one after the other.
There are several types of inline skates, which differ mainly in their stability. They are accordingly made of hard or soft materials and offer the foot more or less support.
For example, there are:
Hardbootskates (with hard plastic outer shoe; heavy, mainly used in street and stunt areas).
Soft boot skates (made of comfortable fabric with good padding, lightweight, mainly used in the fitness area).
Step-in skates (with removable wheels and brakes to use as shoes when entering a restaurant or shop or coming to work).
Advantages and disadvantages
Some advantages are:
Inliners can be used for sports or as a hobby.
They can also be used as a means of transport.
Space-saving storage in contrast to other sports equipment.
Are basically suitable for indoor and outdoor operation, traditionally but mainly outdoor
Disadvantages are, for example:
Inliners are more expensive than roller skates
They are faster, therefore also more dangerous (higher risk of injury)
Roller skates as sports and leisure equipment have been around for a long time. The first is said to have been used at a London theatre performance in 1743. After that, they were used again and again in various performances, even today (Musical Starlight Express).
In principle, they insist on normal shoes, which, however, are attached to wheels. There are both roller skates, in which both are firmly connected to each other, as well as variants that have to be fastened and are therefore also separable. Whereas inline skating there is only a row of rollers, there are two parallel rails with rollers when roller skating. This guarantees a more stable hold.
There are also different models for different variants of roller sport. For example, for the art run or roller derby.
Advantages and disadvantages
First to the advantages:
Better grip than with inliners, as there are two rails with rollers. The foot thus has a more stable stand and you can not tilt so easily to the side.
The roller skates are cheaper than the inliners, but just as space-saving to store.
They can be used indoors and outdoors, but are classically mainly used in the hall.
The speed to be achieved is lower than with the liners.
With both variants, there is basically the same risk of injury. However,hoverboard with learning mod the injuries are not more frequent or severe than, for example, snowboarding and skiing. Basically, inline skating is even good for the heart and circulation and is also recommended for overweight people. Because the sliding movements, done correctly, put less strain on the joints than jogging.
Wrong braking technology
Collisions with other skaters or pedestrians
Bone fractures (mainly hand and elbow)
Injuries to the ankle joint as well as lower leg and knee
High load on the lumbar spine
A fall can also happen to experienced skaters and roller skaters. But you can reduce the risk of injury if you use appropriate protective clothing, so-called protectors. You should warm up beforehand to prepare joints and muscles for the upcoming strain. In addition, you should not do without protective clothing.
Protection options are:
A well-fitting helmet according to EN 1078 standard with CE marking
Protectors for the knees, elbows and wrists. These must not constrict or slip.
Reflective clothing when driving at dawn or dusk
Conclusion: Are you a skater or a roller skater?
If you are still undecided whether you should skate inline or roller skate, then there is no one-size-fits-all answer. You can remember a few clues for decision-making:
In terms of price, you are cheaper when buying roller skates. However, you can mainly use them in the hall. But they are more stable for beginners, as you can not easily tilt to the side. With roller skates you are also more mobile.
Inliners are faster than roller skates and therefore the preferred solution for many. In addition, it can also cover long distances in the outdoor area and better avoid obstacles due to the single-track rail. However, you have a smaller choice when buying as far as the material is concerned, because all inliners are made of hard shells. In addition, they are also more expensive.
So what you choose depends on your personal taste, the intended use and the available budget. We recommend models of the hudora brand, which offers quality models and accessories in both categories. Various bestseller models for children can be found in our shop.