Naturally, at Camp
Rollerblade our instructors use Rollerblade brand inline
skates. We recommend the same for you!
do not provide you with skates at Camp Rollerblade. You will
your own skates and full protective gear (helmet, wrist guards, elbow
pads, and knee pads). We believe your experience at Camp will be much
better if you have taken the time to purchase a quality pair of skates
that truly fits your foot. We cannot guarantee such a fit by
providing rental skates. Besides, if you are going to spend
money to attend Camp Rollerblade you might as well purchase a pair of
a new skater, how do you make a good purchasing decision? It is best to
get professional advice and that is where we can help. We suggest you
choose Rollerblade brand inline skates. Rollerblade
created the market, is still the market leader, and has many models
from which you can choose. Plus, these are the skates we know best.
should you purchase skates? You have two options: at a store or online.
The advantage of purchasing skates at a retail store is that you can
actually try them on. It is better to go to a higher-end store where
the staff actually knows something about the products in the store,
rather than a low-price big-box store. We suggest you
try the skates on in the store. Comfort is the key in purchasing new
skates and you will find that some skates just fit better than
others. Even among Rollerblade skates, it is possible the
Spiritblade wil fit better than the Astro or vice versa.
put, purchase the skate the fits you best.
obvious disadvantage to purchasing skates online is that you cannot
test the skates for comfort. However, purchasing online does
two advantages: you are likely to find very good prices and much better
selection. (Unfortunately, finding a store with a wide range
skates is not always easy.) Our recommendation is it is okay
purchase skates online if you know which skates you want and you
generally wear the same shoe size regardless of the type of
footwear. If you do purchase skates online, make sure you do
from a reputable retailer, like the Inline Warehouse.
will also need to purchase protective equipment. Starting
your head, any approved bicycle helmet will work fine. You
need knee pads, wrist guards, and elbow pads, which you can purchase in
a Rollerblade-brand three-pack. Finally, if you are worried
getting injured, you might also consider padded shorts such as can be
found at Inline Warehouse, www.crash-pads.com, or
www.austinsportsgear.com. While you might feel overly armored, it is
this protective gear and your wise decision to join us at Camp
Rollerblade that will reduce your chances of injury.