Cosco Zoomer Roller Skates | Junior 4-7 Years | Senior 7-14 Years
About Roller Skates
The roller skating inventor named Joseph Merlin introduced the first recorded roller skate back in 1760. Skates are made up of different components, all of which are important for the skates. In this guide we shall explain the most popular components of the roller and inline skates.
Plates: Plates are the main part of roller skates. A plate is attached to the foot to skates and supports the trucks which hold the wheels. Plates are made of Mild steel and coated with anti correction material coating.
Boot: Boot is the part of roller and inline skates in which your feed goes inside. Boot gives support to your feet.
Trucks: Trucks are again the main structure of roller skates which attach to plates and closely hold the wheels.
Wheels: Roller skate are equipped with different types of wheels based roller skates types. They can vary in size, shape, hardness and hub material. Different types of roller skates are equipped with different type of wheel material and wheel material it is based on skate’s usability. Outdoor Surface is non smooth in nature thus required softer wheel material to acquire more surface area. Similarly Indoor surface is smooth in nature and require harder wheel material.
Bearing: Bearing allows wheel to move smoothly without friction. Normally ball bearing is used in roller skates which give less fraction and smooth wheel movements. A bearing cap is also provided on side of bearing to avoid the rusting.
Toe Stop and Plug: During skating something we need to stop or reduce the speed of skates to avoid the sudden collision. In quad skates, a toe stopper is provided to reduce or stop the skate. Stopper is made of durable rubber material and placed at front part of skate.