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The Lanskaters take Manhattan in 1992.
History
Lars Hindsley

How Philadelphia Inline Skating Started

In the spring of 1992, inline skating was starting to explode in the Philadelphia area. The convergence of two groups led to the first Philly City Skates, and then to the creation of Landskaters.

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125mm Inline Skate Wheels
Skate Talk
Lars Hindsley

Do Big Wheels Make Skates Go Faster?

Okay. Logic is telling you that larger wheels means larger circumference and that in turn means fewer turns for a given distance.  That doesn’t take into consideration the variation of momentum due to resistance, torque, and other factors impacting the moment of inertia. 

If only the answer was that easy.

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90s Era Lightning Rollerblades
Skate Talk
Lars Hindsley

Are Rollerblades and Inline Skates The Same?

Beginners call them Rollerblades even if they own K2’s or some other brand. There lies the answer for most. Rollerblade is a brand of inline skates with historical importance. For most Rollerblade owners Rollerblades and inline skates are more than the same, they are (only) Rollerblades. 

However here is the grim truth for all you Rollerblade owners.

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Tips
Lars Hindsley

Winter Street Inline Skating Tips

Do you skate in the winter? Not on ice, but on the streets. It’s not easy. In fact, you have to ease into it. You need to adapt to more than the cold air cutting through your skin. It takes time to build up lung stamina with the thin air.

Skating in winter seems backwards to most inline skaters because, let’s face it, inline skating was created for ice-skaters who wanted to skate in the summer.

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TIPS FOR SKATING ON WET SURFACES
Tips
Lars Hindsley

How To Skate On Wet Surfaces

It happens. Sometimes we get caught in the rain, or happen upon wet pavement with no other choice but to skate across it. When this happens you have to change your skate form.

The solution is simple. Shorten your strides. While this seems only common sense, the issue is that many will start with short, compact strides, they eventually begin to kick out.

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LANDSKATERS EMAIL GROUP

WET ROADS? SKATES DELAYED?

Landskaters stay informed of every skate through our Landskaters Email Group
Skate leaders notify the group in the event of last minute changes such as rain or nearby events
 The official skate season is April-October, get in on ad-hoc off-season skates
Request to join our Landskaters Email Group
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