The practice of rollerblading is done from an early age. But to ensure efficient and safe learning, it is essential to equip small riders with quality equipment. Roller skating wheels for children are among the elements not to be overlooked, and to be adapted to each child.
The importance of roller skates for children
When a toddler embarks on urban sliding, we would tend to take him wheels that slip little, to avoid gaining too much speed, and to facilitate stabilization. However, a plastic wheel (PVC) that does not turn will remove any feeling of sliding to the child, and at the same time, take away all the interest of roller skating. The child will tend to walk with his rollerblades, and learning will be difficult. Although falls scare parents, it is imperative to equip children's inline skates with quality wheels , so that the young rider can quickly and easily understand the sensation of sliding .
How to choose children's roller skates?
So, if kids'roller blades are so important, how do you make the right choice? 4 criteria must be taken into account.
The shape of the wheels
This may seem surprising, because we imagine that a wheel always has the same shape, but it is not. If the wheel in profile is still round, then you must look at it from the front (on the edge of the wheel) to discover that the shape may vary. For an adult, the shape of the wheel will depend on the activity performed (running, ramp, hockey, etc.). In a child, it is recommended to choose a wheel with an elliptical shape . This will ensure good sliding and good stability.
The diameter of the wheel for child skates
The diameter of the children's rollerblading wheels will change at the same time as the child. The youngest or the beginners can then turn to a 70 mm wheel. With age and experience, the diameter may increase, reaching 76 to 80 mm. In adulthood, and depending on practice, a roller skate wheel can reach a diameter of 125 mm.
The diameter of the wheel will allow the child to enjoy better stability and great maneuverability.
The hardness of the child inline skates wheel
The hardness of a roller skate wheel , or shore, is classified according to a measurement expressed by a number followed by a letter (A). For a child, it is advisable to choose a wheel with a hardness less than or equal to 80A. This will guarantee sliding comfort and grip.
The hardness of a roller skate wheel is between 74A and 100A for adults.
The material of roller skates for children
Whatever the practice, the level or the age, the rubber wheel is always preferred. Also called polyurethane (PU), the rubber provides good grip, and a comfortable and flexible glide.
Does your child want to try the roller skating experience? Equip it at Nomadeshop, your urban sliding expert. You will find on the online store or in store child roller skates perfectly adapted to the equipment of your little one.