Pick a Skate, Any Skate

If you’re a lifelong roller-skater, you’ve probably never given much thought to the question of quad skates or inline skates. You skate the way you’ve always skated, and the idea of switching seems silly. But if you’re new to roller-skating, the question of quad or inline skates becomes a lot bigger deal. Luckily, you don’t have to make the decision blind. Funcity Sk8 and Play has all the info you need to find the skating style that’s right for you.

Quad vs. Inline Skates

quad skates and inline skatesIn some ways, every skate is the same. Quad and inline skates both represent freedom, movement, expression, and fun. They both require balance and skill. And they’re both available to rent during weekend skating sessions or Tuesday Dollar Night. But quad skates have a reputation for that classic fun Americans love, while inline skates are edgier, geared more towards roller sports than easy rolling. So which kind of skate is right for you?

Quad Skates

  • Built for indoor skating
  • Slower
  • Less supportive of the ankle
  • More flexible
  • Better overall balance
  • Better balance from side-to-side

Inline Skates

  • Good for indoor or outdoor skating
  • Made for speed
  • Highly supportive of the ankle
  • Less flexible
  • Harder to balance
  • Better balance from front-to-back

Still not sure which skate is the one for you? Give them both a try! Skate this summer at Funcity Sk8 and Play, and roll around the rink in both quad and inline skate rentals. You may be surprised at which type you like best!

For more information on skate sales, rentals, and summer skating hours, call Funcity Sk8 and Play.

Quad vs. Inline Skates