Inline Skating Wheels Oak Harbor WA

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

PT Outdoors
(360) 379-3608
1017B Water Street
Port Townsend, WA
 
Sport Townsend
(360) 379-9711
1044 Water St
Port Townsend, WA
 
Ace Hardware Oak Harbor
(360) 679-3533
150 SE Pioneer Way
Oak Harbor, WA
 
Big 5 Sporting Goods
(360) 679-0822
31956 State Route 20
Oak Harbor, WA
 
Racks and Beyond
(360) 428-2665
731 W Division St
Mount Vernon, WA
 
Kayak Instruction Excellence
(206) 669-1622
211 Taylor Street, Suite Five
Port Townsend, WA
 
Dean's Sports Plus
(360) 679-6145
730 N Oak Harbor St
Oak Harbor, WA
 
Whidbey Island Dive Center
(360) 675-1112
1020 NE 7th Ave Ste 1
Oak Harbor, WA
 
Swain's Outdoor
(360) 385-1313
1121 Water St
Port Townsend, WA
 
First Street Sports
(360) 336-3764
Mount Vernon, WA
 

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.

Now...

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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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