It can be hard to know what the best set-up is required to roller skate in skate-parks, especially if you're new to skating.
Whether you're transitioning a set of derby skates or setting up a brand new kit, here are our top 3 quick tweaks to your roller skates that will make your first rolls in the ramp easy breezy!
For those of you who are still new to the bowl, knowing where to start can be tricky business. I've compiled my thoughts into a list of top tips. These are some of the things I wish I knew or was grateful to be told in my earlier days in the park. Check out our other blogs for more useful information before you take it to the transition.
Please note, these are personal tips based on my experience. Feel free to include your own in the comments session below!
A common question we get asked is where to start if you're wanting to get into park skating. After some enlightening conversations, we realised we've been answering this the wrong way.
You're feeling inspired and want to learn to park skate, but you've got no idea where to start!
We hear too many stories about new skaters who head to the skatepark and dive right in without any preparation... bail, and spook themselves right back out of the skatepark. We understand that would leave a bad taste in anyone's mouth and can often lead to local derby leagues banning skaters from participating in park skating.
This bums us out big time so we’ve compiled some helpful advice for park noobs to help ensure you have a positive skatepark experience and build a strong lasting relationship with the sport. If you have any fun tidbits for new skaters post them up in the comments and we'll get them added in.
It’s good to know the rules and etiquette before you show up. So, before you go tear it up, here are some basic guidelines to help you ease into the flow of the skating world. Please note, this list is not definitive. We just want to list out some basic guidelines so that you, and all the skaters around you, can have a wicked experience. Keep these points in mind and you’re solid, but above all else, stay safe and have a good time.