Inline Skating Wheels Port Orchard WA

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

OSA Soccer Academy LLC
83 Columbia Street #306
Seattle, WA
 
Gig Harbor Kayak Center
(253) 851-7987
8809 Harborview Dr. North
Gig Harbor, WA
 
Seattle Flagship REI Store
(206) 223-1944
222 Yale Ave N
Seattle, WA
 
Northwest Outdoor Center on Lake Union
(800) 683-0637
2100 Westlake Ave N Suite 1
Seattle, WA
 
Sports Authority
(206) 575-2100
Parkway Supercenter, 17450 Southcenter Parkway
Tukwila, WA
Services
Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Rentals & 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.

Washington Soccer School
(206) 547-6866
University of Washington Athletic Facilities
Seattle, WA
 
Olympic Outdoor Center
(360) 697-6095
18971 Front Street
Poulsbo, WA
 
Moss Bay Rowing and Kayaking Center
(206) 682-2031
1001 Fairview Avenue North #1900
Seattle, WA
 
Southcenter/Tukwila REI Store
(206) 248-1938
240 Andover Park W
Tukwila, WA
 
Seattle Raft & Kayak
(206) 528-1700
7777 62nd Ave NE, Bldg 11
Seattle, 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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