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CHOOSING INLINE SKATES

The best way for new skaters to avoid the problems associated with InLine Skating equipment is to concentrate on products produced by one of the big two InLine Skate manufacturers; Rollerblade or K2.  DO NOT buy off brand skates.  Be sure to do your homework concerning skate products before going to the store so you won't be swayed by sales people with little knowledge of InLine skates.

One of the most common mistakes made by InLine skate purchasers is that they tend to buy skates that are much too large.  To skate properly, the skate must feel like an extension of your foot and provide adequate support for your ankle and lower leg.  Skates that are too large can often cause pronation (ankles turning in) or supination (ankles turning out); both of which will make skating difficult.

 Wear THIN socks - not heavy sport socks when trying on new skates.  Thick socks will give a false sense of snugness.  Don't worry about the size when trying on InLine skates.  The rule of thumb is to start with a full size smaller than your street shoes.  Be sure that your dealer stocks half sizes and not just full sizes so you can pinpoint the exact size you need.  Take your time in the store to be sure that the skates are not going to cause pain to your foot.  If the skates are going to hurt, it's better that they hurt in the store and not later after you get them home.

There should not be any space between the tips of your toes and the front of the skate.  Your toes should actually press slightly into the foam at the front of the skate but not so tight that they feel as if they are being turned under.
There are two reasons why you need to fit your skates in this fashion:

1.    The boot's foam rubber liner will stretch significantly once you begin using your skates.   Once the liner stretches you will then need to wear thicker socks to fill up the extra space.

2.    Street shoes flex every time you take a step causing the overall length to become shorter so you need to buy them larger to compensate for this flexing.  InLine skates are built on a rigid frame that does not flex, so your toes will never be forced any closer to the front of the skate.

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PROTECTIVE GEAR

After buying your skates the next step is to buy the protective gear required for InLine skating.  The majority of all injuries sustained by InLine skaters could be prevented if protective gear was used.  The basic gear consists of wrist, elbow and kneepads plus a helmet which is the standard type used by cyclists.  When wearing a helmet, be sure to take the time to correctly adjust the chinstrap to ensure that it is held in place firmly enough to protect your head during a fall.

Everyone new to InLine skating should wear all of the above-mentioned protective gear.  New skaters who wear all of the protective gear learn to skate much faster since they are confident that the safety equipment will allow them to go unscathed in the event of a fall.  All skaters will eventually fall and to do so without protective gear could cause serious, unnecessary injury.

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LESSON PRICES:

InLine Skating Lessons are offered by appointment only at several outdoor venues in the San Diego area and also at indoor roller-skating rinks at an additional cost.

           PRICES FOR LESSONS ARE LISTED BELOW:

Private Lesson Beginner 1 Hour $75.
    2 Hours $120.
Private Lesson Intermediate 1 Hour $80.
    2 Hours $128.
Private Lesson Advanced 1 Hour $85.
    2 Hours $136.
Group Lesson 2 People 1 Hour $60. Per Person
    2 Hours $96. Per Person
Group Lesson 3 to 11 People 1 Hour $50. Per Person
    2 Hours $80. Per Person
Group Lesson 12 & more People 1 Hour $40. Per Person
    2 Hours $64. Per Person

Note: All students must wear full protective gear.

 CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE A LESSON

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FAQ'S - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Q.   How long will it take me to learn how to skate?
A.    Most students only require one or two lessons to learn the basic skating skills.  Other sports such as ice skating, roller-skating or skiing provide an excellent foundation for InLine skating.  Individuals with limited physical activity usually require more time.

Q.    Do I need to bring InLine skates to my lesson?
A.    Yes, since we do not provide skates or equipment.  Rental skates are available throughout San Diego but we recommend purchasing your own skates to ensure proper fit.

Q.    What kind of skates should I get?
A.    The needs of most new skaters can met by a good pair of four wheel recreational InLine skates made by Rollerblade or K2.  Proper skate fit is the most important aspect of purchasing new skates.

Q.    What size wheels and bearings do I need?
A.    Wheel size and bearing quality will vary from model to model but should not influence your purchase since they can be upgraded in the future.

Q.    Why do some InLine skates look so different?
A.    InLine skates vary in style for different applications.  Recreational skates are the most popular but there are also aggressive skates, racing skates, hockey skates and figure skates.

Q.    Where do you teach?
A.    We hold classes at several outdoor venues and recreation centers in San Diego County.  Any large paved area which has a smooth, flat, clean surface is a suitable venue for InLine skating lessons.  We also provide lessons at indoor roller-skating rinks at an additional cost.

Q.    As a new recreational skater, what can I expect to learn?
A.    The three fundamentals of InLine Skating consist of Stroking/Striding, Stopping and Turning.  Once these techniques have been properly mastered, a skater can confidently skate almost anywhere.

Q.    Should I take a private lesson or a lesson with some of my friends?
A.    Private one on one lessons tend to cover more material therefore speeding up the learning curve.  Students who feel more comfortable in a group environment are welcome to arrange for a group lesson with friends or family members.

Q.    After my lesson, how much do I need to practice?
A.    Like any activity, the more you practice the faster you will learn.  It's best to try and practice several times a week after a lesson to ensure that your leg muscles will adapt to InLine skating and perform the new skating skills properly.

Q.    How much are your lessons and what type of payment do you require?
A.    Please click Here to see our lesson prices.  Cash or checks are fine but currently we do not accept credit or debit cards.

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