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Pure Hockey carries inline hockey skates from trusted names, including Bauer, Mission, Tour, and CCM, for players at any age or skill level.
Roller hockey skates come at a wide array of price points; choose the skates that match your game. Entry-level skates will suit beginning players as they learn hockey basics. Higher-end skates are made with better quality materials, including stiffer boots that promise more protection, comfort, durability, and power transfer with each stride. Better quality inline hockey skates will also be lighter weight, keeping your legs fresher in the third period when the score is tied.
Never WANTING to stop skating feels great, but not being ABLE to come to a controlled stop will affect your performance in the game. Skaters new to inline skating should practice skating and stopping at slow speeds until stops become natural. But no need to ‘stop’ there; even seasoned players can work on mastering the stops they want.
The plow stop is the most common beginner stop. To perform this stop, players start from a wide stance. Staying low, they angle the front of their skates toward each other, forming a shape like the front of a plow or a slice of pizza. And while the ‘heel brake’ is a stop you might see mentioned for beginners, it’s not for inline hockey! Heel brakes add weight, interfere with turning, and they’re not used during gameplay, so you won’t find heel brakes on inline hockey skates.
More advanced skaters can add stops to their repertoire that will help game-time performance. Some of these differ slightly from ice hockey stops of the same name, but the positions are similar.
A lot of players find the hockey stop the toughest to perfect on inline skates. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you work toward achieving the hockey stop you crave. Every tip won’t help every player, so give these a try one at a time and see which work for you.
Begin at the bottom and criss-cross your way up. After that, see what works best for your particular feet in your particular inline skates: If you’re looking for a way to keep the laces tight, try finishing at the top with lace locks or double-crosses. If you want to be able to flex forward more easily, leave the top eyelets unlaced.
In order for you to skate safely, your bearings must spin freely. Keep them clean, dry, and lubricated. If your bearings seize up while you’re moving, at best your performance will suffer, and at worst you will be injured.
Examine your skates regularly. You’ll know it’s time to replace your bearings…
It is easiest to do this using a multitool with an Allen wrench, a bearing pusher, and bearing puller.
• For a long-sleeve spacer, 6 mm axles: Insert the bearing pusher into one side and push the bearing out the other side, into your hand. Remove the spacer. Flip the wheel and push the other bearing out the other side, into your hand.
• For a floating spacer, 8 mm axles: Insert the bearing puller about halfway and use it to pry out the bearing as you turn the wheel. Remove the spacer. Flip the wheel and using the bearing pusher to push the other bearing out the other side, into your hand.
Skate wheels don’t last forever, but you can extend their life by rotating them. On Hi-Lo hockey skates, the wheels in the back are larger than those in front, so you can swap the back wheels with each other and the front wheels with each other. Skate wheels tend to wear out on the inside edges, so it pays to flip them when you swap their positions so that a new side is now the inside edge.
Eventually, the wheels will need replacing. You’ll know it’s time to replace your wheels…
• If you see significant wear on both sides of the wheels.
• If you feel your skates are slower than they used to be, they’re difficult to skate on, or your skate doesn’t rest flat on the floor
Whether you’re looking for top-of-the-line inline hockey skates for intense play in a serious league, you’re shopping for your child, or you simply need a pair to enjoy some pick-up hockey at the local rink, Pure Hockey has options to satisfy your needs and budget. Shop online with confidence and enjoy the most competitive prices on inline hockey skates, thanks to the Pure Hockey Low-Price Guarantee.