Inline skates & roller skates
Inline skates and roller skates are available in a variety of versions designed for different purposes. The most widely used model is the inline skate in which the wheels are placed in a line. However, there are also many fans of roller skates, where the wheels are mounted as on a skateboard.
There are various inline skates for fitness, speed, roller hockey, street/aggressive as well as fusion rollerblades called free skates. Inline skates roll better and offer better directional stability than roller skates. They also make it easier to stay balanced, so you do not fall forwards or backwards. Inline skates are the most popular type of skates. You will also find the largest selection of both skates and spare parts from the inline skate family.
Many people consider roller skates to be the original skates, and they are still very popular. The rolling technique is a little different, and some find these skates easier to control. The roller skates are also known as retro skates, and some may have started using them as children, and therefore prefer them as adults. It is a matter of both taste and nostalgia. Within the Derby sport, quad roller skates are standard.
Read more about skates from the guide buying inline skates.