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Your choice of skates depends on what you want to use them for. Get a great overview of the different types (fitness inline skates, roller skates, speed, aggressive, freeskates and derby ska...
Tone up with roller blades for men
Here you will find men's inline skates and roller blades for older boys. The inline skates for men in this category are fitness skates, which means that they are suitable for work-out skating. You can find men's inline skates for beginners as well as for intermediate skaters.
Many men prefer roller blades instead of roller skates. Both because inline skates can be used for several different roller sports and because they have a higher directional stability, which makes them suitable for high speed. Furthermore, many inline skates have a more neutral and even masculine design than ordinary roller skates.
Frames for inline skates for men
Most men's inline skates have a composite or an aluminum frame, but because an ordinary plastic frame is only recommended for a user who weighs under 80 kg, it will usually be a good idea to choose an aluminum frame when you buy men's inline skates. Because the composite frame is softer and not as direct as the aluminum frame, there is more resistance and you have to work harder to get momentum. The aluminum frame is usually harder than the plastic frame, which provides more stability and makes the roller blades faster. However, aggressive skates are often produced with a strong plastic frame, because of the suitability for tricks.
A general characteristic of the inline skates for men in this category is the high boot that provides comfort and good ankle support. They are made for outdoor use and they are apt to exercise inline skating and normal transportation from one place to another. If you are looking for men's inline skates for work-out or just to have fun, you will definitely find the right model here.
Roller blades with or without a brake?
Most men's inline skates in this category have brakes in the back of the skate. If you are a beginner or use your skates for training, it is a good idea to choose skates with a brake. If you want to use your roller blades for speed skating or roller hockey, you should choose a model that is designed for that specific sport, and these models often don’t have brakes, because they can easily get in the way. Furthermore, the brake is superfluous if your breaking skills are developed.
Keep an eye on our guide: Buying skates, for tips on getting the right model.