Inline hockey is an exciting contact sport. This game is an adaptation of roller hockey that is almost the same with ice hockey. It is played by having two teams consisted of four skaters and a goalie. It is played on a dry rink.
Inline hockey equipment is almost the same with ice hockey. It comes in different names depending on the country where it is played. Ball hockey, inline hockey, long stick hockey, Dek hockey, road hockey, skater hockey are a few of its names.
Inline hockey skates are used for this game. This game is becoming popular in Britain because you can play it on any dry surface.
In choosing inline hockey skates, you must look for the ones that you are most comfortable with wearing. The inline hockey skates should be fit perfectly on your feet as it will affect your performance in the game.
Usually, inline hockey skates sizes are about one or 1 1/2 sizes smaller than your shoe size. There is also this process which is called skate baking, where it softens your skates and molds it perfectly around your foot.
You should also consider the bearings and wheels when choosing your inline skates. For indoor use, wheels are softer while harder wheels are for outdoors. When buying wheels for your skates, you should know the correct size because some skates have the Hi-Lo set-up where wheels are the heels are bigger and on the toes are smaller wheels.
Choose the bearings which have better grades as it will make you skate faster. You can test the skates first before buying.
Where to buy Inline Hockey Skates?
When buying inline roller skates, there are a few things to bear in mind. Here are a few tips that can help you.
You can buy inline hockey skates on an on-site store of a recreational center. It can be an expensive choice but considering that you will be assisted or advised by professionals, it could be worthy.
If you have a smaller budget in mind, you can check out some sporting good stores in your local area. You can also look into sporting good stores which sell used sports equipment. Almost all the items that are sold in these stores are almost brand new. It means they were used for a few weeks or days and is completely in a good, working condition.
You can also buy in thrift shop or a sporting warehouse. If you are keen in looking for good inline skates and in a budget, you may want to give it a try. You can also look for inline skates on online shops, but you have to know your exact size, the brand, and model of the skates.
You may want to go to a store for an actual fitting of the skates before ordering it online. Make sure that they have a return policy in case there are some problems or defects. You can buy the right protective gears as well.