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About Speed Skates

Articles and information about inline speed skates, speed boots, and frames for inline speed skates.

The Difference Between Recreational Skates and Speed Skates
True speed skates have little or no ankle support, minimal or no boot padding, a long wheel base, and typically 5 (but sometimes 4 and occasionally 6) wheels.

40 Speed Skate Manufacturers
A directory of companies in different parts of the world who manufacture short track, long track, and inline speed skate boots or frames.

How to Heat Mold Speed Boots
How heat molding works, step-by-step instructions, for heat molding speed skating boots, and tips for skaters who want to try it.

More Speed Skate Articles
Articles about what it is like to move from 4 wheel recreational skates to 5 wheel speed skates, interviews with speed skate manufacturers, instructions for heat molding speed boots, and other speed skate articles.



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