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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.
Photos of My First Day on 5 Wheels
Pictures of my first day on 5 wheel speed skates and
a description of what it was like to skate on 5 wheels skates
with no ankle support for the first time (by Kathie Fry).
Moving from 4 Wheels to 5
An article by Swedish inline skater Joakim Wassberg describing
what it was like to change from 4 wheel recreational skates
to 5 wheel speed skates.
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.
Photo of the Bont Vapor in Liquid Gold
Two pictures of an all-gold Bont Vaypor speed skate boot that
is mounted on gold anodized frames with gold anodized wheels.
Bont does not plan to sell this skate. It is a prototype that
was made to celebrate Bont's 30th anniversary and kick-off their
2005 product line.
Interview With Matthias Knoll of Powerslide
In 2002 Powerslide of Germany introduced their own line
of inline speed skating boots. Here is what Powerslide
founder Matthias Knoll says about their new product line.
50 Skate Manufacturers
A directory of companies in different parts of the world who
manufacture short track, long track, and inline speed skating boots
These Boots are Tearin' Up My Feet
An article by Nick Esposito in FaSST Magazine.
Articles for Beginning Speed Skaters
An introduction to the basics of indoor and outdoor
speed skating, how to draft another skater plus articles
and diaries written by speed skating beginners.
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