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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 or frames.

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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