Inline Skating Wheels Wolcott CT

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

Dick's Sporting Goods
(860) 747-2102
Connecticut Commons
Plainville, CT
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(860) 666-3877
Ames Plaza
Newington, CT
 
Yop of the Hill Rv
(203) 879-4533
1623 Wolcott Road
Wolcott, CT
 
Top of the Hill R V
(203) 879-3115
1623 Wolcott Road
Wolcott, CT
 
Sportsmen`s Outpost Inc
(203) 879-1139
415 Wolcott Road
Wolcott, CT
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(203) 686-0462
470 Lewis Avenue
Meriden, CT
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(860) 693-1619
The Shoppes at Farmington Valley
Canton, CT
 
Tent Mates
(203) 879-6088
31 Old New England Road
Wolcott, CT
 
Hemlock Hill RV Sales & Service
(860) 621-8983
2113 Meriden Road
Wolcott, CT
 
Events by Superior
(860) 628-9944
910 Meriden Waterbury Tp
Plantsville, CT
 

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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