Sunday, February 6, 2005

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Roll on the TraiIs
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Tune-up your Skates
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    Inline Skating Lessons





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    Rollerblade Maintenance Lessons



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    “A one stop online shop for all of your inline skating needs.”

    Welcome to our maintenance department! This department of our store provides basic and advanced inline skate maintenance lessons to help recreational bladers keep their skates in prime, rolling condition, from week-to-week, and year-to-year.

    The second lesson in our two-part series is called Advanced Maintenance. Lesson #2 delves deeper into inline skate wheels and brakes in terms of replacement. Rollerblade bearings are also covered from a to z. Everything you need to know about the cleaning and lubrication of bearings is discussed, as well as bearing inspection and replacement.

    Tune-up your Skates

    Welcome to the second lesson in our two-part series about skate maintenance. The series is geared to helping the inline skater maintain his or her skates on a weekly, monthly, and yearly basis.

    In Lesson #2: Advanced Maintenance, you’ll find out how to do an annual inspection and/or replacement of your inline skate wheels, bearings, and brake. Here, we get deeper into inline skate wheels and bearings from a replacement perspective including when to replace and with what parts. Then, we take it to the limit in terms of cleaning and lubrication of your rollerblade bearings.

    The Benefits are Two-Fold

    After the second lesson, you’ll be able to maintain your own skates on a continuous basis. The benefits are two-fold as shown below:

    • You can skate and save since you get the maximum life from your investment for a minimum annual cost.
    • You can relax and roll knowing that your skates are always in top running condition for peak performance on the trails.
    Lesson #1: Basic Maintenance

    First, we look at inline skate wheel checks, brake tightening, and fastener inspection before you set out on the trail. Next, we deal with the special circumstance of what to do after a day of skating in wet conditions. Finally, we tackle the monthly tasks including skate cleaning, brake inspection, and wheel rotations.

    To view a sample from the Advanced Maintenance lesson, click the link below:

    Sample: Removing your Bearings

    The Benefits are Three-Fold
    • You can skate and save since you get the maximum life from your investment for a minimum annual cost.
    • You can relax and roll knowing that your inline skate wheels, bearings, and brake are always in top running condition for peak performance on the trails.
    • After the second lesson, you will be able to maintain your skates on a continuous basis from year-to-year.
    Lesson #2: Advanced Maintenance

    The following topics about skate maintenance are covered in Lesson #2:

    • Rollerblade bearing inspection, cleaning, and lubrication
    • Inline skate wheel inspection and replacement
    • Inline skate brake inspection and replacement

    At least once a year, preferably at the start of the skating season, you need to do a thorough inspection of your wheels, bearings, and brake to determine if these parts need to be replaced. In this lesson we start with the bearings since they’re at the core and work our way outwards to the wheels and brake.

    Ordering the Lesson

    To order Lesson #2, click the Advanced Maintenance button below:

    Advanced Maintenance

    Ordering the Module

    To order our complete set of inline skate maintenance lessons, click the Maintenance Module button below:

    Maintenance Module

    A Unique Approach to Maintenance

    Our inline skate maintenance lessons are unique for the following reasons:

    Step-wise Instructions

    In addition, both of our skate maintenance lessons are well illustrated. The photos and drawings serve to clarify the instructions. All procedures are written in clear and concise steps, with feedback, for ease of understanding and student retention.

    A Progressive Structure from Lesson to Lesson

    In addition, the inline skate maintenance lessons are designed to teach the skater how to maintain his or her skates from week-to-week, month-to-month, and year-to year. To reach this goal, the lessons are set up as a progression. The beginner skater needs to get comfortable with the basics of inline skate maintenance in lesson #1 before moving on to the more advanced skate maintenance tasks in lesson #2.

    Solid Foundation in Lesson #1

    The student is free to advance at his or her own pace, but it’s recommended that he or she only moves on to the second lesson after understanding the concepts in the first lesson, which means the owner must become familiar with the parts of his or her skate. In this way, the student builds the correct foundation right from the start in Lesson #1, so he or she is well prepared to tackle the more advanced procedures in Lesson #2.

    We have inline skating articles posted on the site. Here are the topics that we’ve covered so far:

    ABEC Ratings

    Buying Wheels

    The T-Stop

    Longer Strides

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