Inline Skating Wheels Radford VA

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

Hokie Soccer Experience at Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA
 
Tangent Outfitters
(540) 731-5202
1710 Hunters Rd
Radford, VA
 
Big Z Tire & Appliance Sales
(540) 639-1651
Radford Shopping Plz
Radford, VA
 
Play It Again Sports
(540) 381-1261
2657 Market St
Christiansburg, VA
 
Hibbett Sports
(540) 394-3230
782 New River Rd
Christiansbrg, VA
 
Hands On Soccer Academy
Nellies Cave Park
Blacksburg, VA
 
Backcountry Ski & Sports
(800) 560-6401
3710 S Main St
Blacksburg, VA
 
Pacific Sunwear
(540) 381-8467
782 New River Rd
Christiansbrg, VA
 
Whitetail Outfitters Ltd
(540) 381-9790
3086 Riner Rd
Christiansburg, VA
 
Finish Line Inc
(540) 381-7583
782 New River Rd
Christiansbrg, VA
 

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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