Before purchasing a skate, it is important to consider the following points:
- Type of skates: There are several types of skates, such as street skates, quad skates, hockey skates, speed skates, among others. Each type is designed for a specific skating style, so choose the type that best fits your skating expectations.
- Size: Skate size is crucial to comfort and performance. Make sure to measure your feet and choose a size that fits perfectly. Normally the size indicated is for everyday shoes. Talking to the Go Roller team, the choice will be clear!
- Material: The material of the skate can affect durability and comfort. Check that the skate is made of high-quality materials and is comfortable to wear.
- Wheels: Skate wheels are important for stability and speed. Choose wheels that are suitable for the type of surface you plan to skate on. Softer wheels tend to be more comfortable for skating on asphalt as they absorb a lot of vibration, but they usually wear out faster. Harder wheels are usually faster and tend to have greater durability, but they feel the vibration of the asphalt more.
The standard for measuring wheel hardness is the “A” Value, the higher the “A” the harder the wheel. Values normally start at 78a and go up to 92a. Most skaters consider wheels soft up to 84a and above that the wheels are seen as harder.
- Protection: It is important to wear protective equipment, such as a helmet, knee pads and elbow pads, to avoid injuries when skating.
- Budget: The price of skates can vary greatly. Set a budget and choose a skate that meets your needs and fits your budget.