3 Point Skates Birmingham AL

Local resource for 3 point skates in Birmingham. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to inline skates and skate shops, as well as advice and content on inline speed skating.

Paul Harbin's UAB Girls Soccer
423 Woodland Drive
Birmingham, AL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(205) 909-1400
Patton Creek
Hoover, AL
 
Ski N Stuff
(205) 823-6349
1021 Montgomery Highway
Vestavia Hills, AL
 
Academy
(205) 403-6145
2810 John Hawkins Pkwy (Hwy 150 at Paradise Pkwy)
Hoover, AL
 
Alabama Small Boats,Inc.
(205) 424-3634
2370 Hwy 52
Helena, AL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(205) 981-1320
Brook Highland Plaza
Birmingham, AL
 
Alabama Outdoors
(205) 870-1919
3054 Independance Dr
Homewood, AL
 
Academy
(205) 981-4150
310 Doug Baker Blvd (in the Lee Branch Shopping Center)
Birmingham, AL
 
Academy
(205) 661-5500
1612 Gadsden Hwy (in the Tutwiler Farms Shopping Center)
Birmingham, AL
 
Bass Pro Sports
(205) 702-7500
5000 Bass Pro Blvd.
Leeds, AL
Hours
Mon-Sat 9:00 AM - 9:00 PMSun 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Are 3-point Skates better than 2?

Feb. 10, 2010

Are 3-point Skates Better?

QHi, Bill: Some skaters cling to their traditional two-point skates. Others sing the praises of Bont's three-points. But as far as I can tell, there's no clear winner in the "which are better" department. What are your thoughts about three-point skate setups? Do they provide significant advantages over the standard setups with two frame mounts? - Dennis in California

Hi, Dennis from sunny California: As you may know, for many years I — along with my children, Nicole and Wayne — have been involved with Bont. In fact, I was one of the people who pushed for an early release of the Bont 3-points, and Wayne was the first skater to test them in a race: the 2005 Inline 111 in St. Gallen, in which he won the midway sprint.

Bont developed the 3-points in response to the introduction o...

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