Inline Skating Wheels Ames IA

Local resource for inline skating wheels in Ames. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to inline skates and skate parts, as well as advice and content on rollerblading.

Championship Productions
(515) 232-3687
2730 Graham St
Ames, IA
 
Jax Outdoor Gear
(515) 292-2276
4723 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA
 
Sports Page
(515) 232-4111
North Grand Mall
Ames, IA
 
Jax Mercantile Co
(515) 292-2276
4723 W Lincoln Way
Ames, IA
 
Luther College Soccer Camps
700 College Drive
Decorah , IA
 
Martial Arts Unlimited
(515) 451-9794
6136 Frederiksen Ct
Ames, IA

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Main Street Sportscards
(515) 233-5002
305 Main St
Ames, IA
 
Browns Shoe Fit Co
(712) 246-2218
306 Main St Browns Shoe Fit Co #20
Ames, IA
 
Iowa State University
(515) 294-5684
2229 Lincoln Way Bookstore
Ames, IA
 
Bulldog Soccer Academy
2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA
 
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Are Big Wheels Really Faster?

Nov. 11, 2009

Are Big Wheels Really Faster?

QBill: What are your thoughts on wheel size for long-distance skating? I switched to a "big wheel" setup maybe two years ago because I felt like I didn’t have the same cruising speed as the skaters on big wheels. However, I have noticed that a number of course records still stand that were set on 80mm to 84mm wheels. With some adjustment to pacing and strategy, could skaters on 80mm wheels still win marathons and ultra-marathons today or would the stronger skaters on big wheel setups win every time? Thanks for your thoughts. - Jamie from Waco, Texas, USA

Hi, Jamie, from Waco, Texas (home state of Chad Hedrick): For starters, you have to take the old world records on 80mm and 84mm wheels with a grain of salt. Most were set on non-standard tracks under non-standard conditions.

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Are Evenly Spaced Wheels Better?

Nov. 25, 2009

Are Evenly Spaced Wheels Better?

QHi, Coach: Cado Motus claims on its website that "evenly-spaced wheels on the frame" — such as the ones sold by Cado Motus — "perform better than uneven spacings made to lower the boot." Is there any truth to this statement? Thanking you. - Vik Chandel in Chicago

Hi, Vik: The importance of evenly-spaced wheels has been accepted for years. Even before Cado Motus set up shop, most knowledgeable coaches advised skaters to avoid frames with odd spacings.

This warning was a response to one of the early 4x100mm frames made by another well-known company. The front wheel on this frame stuck way out in front of the skate. The result was a frame that was prone to bending and breaking and that did not provide a good push for skaters. Most modern frames have an ev...

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