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education, parts, roller derby, skate maintenance, tools -

I get asked a lot to borrow stuff on the bench, whether it's my handheld drill or my bearing press, I have a lot of stuff in my gear bag because, well, this is literally what I do for a living. And when you change 10 sets of wheels a day, you can't imagine not using the right tools. But not everyone is a gear nerd like me, so it's totally understandable that you don't necessarily even know what you need as a tool or you use tools only when things feel weird or your coach tells you you're squeaking,...

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  Lorsque Roller Derby Québec a commencé, il s’est retrouvé coach puisqu’il avait un passé d’entraîneur reconnu par les joueuses en plus de ses innombrables années de hockeyeur, compétitif ou non. À ce moment, les seuls patins à roulettes qu’il avait portés étaient des patins à roues alignées. Il a d’ailleurs commencé à en porter à l’époque où il n’y avait que trois roues sous des bottes 100% plastique. Étant maintenant entraîné dans l’aventure « roller derby », il a dû se trouver des quads. Comme nombre de joueurs au Québec, il s’est alors procuré l’équivalent du « rookie kit » alors vendu au...

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advanced, beginner, boot, coaching, injury, recovery, skate maintenance -

Your Skates After Injury Some of the greatest blog post inspirations come from your questions and this week, we're talking lower body injuries. Oh no, don't talk about injuries, no one wants to hear about that. Well, the reality is that most of Neon Skates' fans play a contact sport, and as with any sport, let alone one that involve hits, injuries can occur. Not talking about it doesn't make them go away and it certainly doesn't help us deal with them. The first and most important point we'll make about injuries is that you need to listen to your doctor...

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maintenance, parts, services, skate maintenance, skate tool -

So, you go to a restaurant and order this super expensive cut of meat cooked to an internal temperature of perfect. And the waiter brings it to you and you're like, "Yeah, this is worth one week's pay." Instead of putting the steak in front of you, the waiter beckons you outside and puts your beautiful, perfect steak in the snow.Still want it? Or like, "Make me a new steak, you psycho! I worked all week to buy that Kobe beef filet mignon!"That steak is your skates, if you practiced in them for two hours AND LEFT THEM IN YOUR CAR...

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boot, maintenance, parts, sizing, skate maintenance, upgrade -

So you've read up on all of the options of boots and features and you've decided on the boot that you want. Now what?  Manufacturer's Sizing Guides Most manufacturers have their own sizing guidelines and the best place to start is their websites. The measurements can be as imprecise as converting your shoe size to a skate size and can be as precise as combining your length and width measurements. So check the manufacturer's site for their specific sizing requirements and if that is not your thing, call us, because it's for sure our thing. You can also check the...

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