3 Point Skates Providence RI

Local resource for 3 point skates in Providence. 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.

Stacey DeCastro Soccer School
660 Waterman St
East Providence, RI
 
Cranston REI Store
(401) 275-5250
22 Chapel View Boulevard
Cranston, RI
 
Modell's Sporting Goods
(401) 826-3330
1276 Bald Hill Road, (Route 2)
Warwick, RI
Hours
10:00AM - 9:00PM MONDAY - THURSDAY
9:00AM - 9:00PM FRIDAY - SATURDAY
10:00AM - 6:00PM SUNDAY

Canoe Passage Outfitters
(401) 245-9025
277 Water
Warwick, RI
 
Modell's Sporting Goods
(508) 761-5246
241 Washington Street - Mayfaire Centre
South Attleboro, MA
Hours
10:00AM - 9:00PM MONDAY - THURSDAY
9:00AM - 9:00PM FRIDAY - SATURDAY
10:00AM - 6:00PM SUNDAY

Ocean State Adventures
(401) 254-4000
99 Poppasquash Rd.
Bristol, RI
 
Sports Authority
(508) 336-5510
165 Highland Avenue
Seekonk, MA
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Jr. Season Lease, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Sports Authority
(401) 732-0389
Warwick Mall, 400 Bald Hill Road, Suite 700
Warwick, RI
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Simulator, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

2nd Swing
(401) 821-6660
800 Bald Hill Rd
Warwick, RI
 
Great River Outfitters
(401) 667-2670
One Phillips Street
North Kingstown, RI
 

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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