First, we recommend you seek assistance from an inline skating
instructor, or a capable friend that has mastered the art of inline skating.
Could you learn to inline skate on your own? It is certainly possible, but you
will likely learn faster and overcome some of the early hurdles if you have
someone to help you get started.
Second, you will need to purchase a pair of
inline skates, and all
of the skate protective gear that goes along with it. Unless you are already
completely sold on inline skating, there is no reason for you to spend $300+ on a
pair of skates. You can get an excellent pair of inline skates for less than half that
If you are wondering if purchasing all of the safety gear is really necessary the answer is
absolutely yes! We recommend that even advance skaters wear safety gear, but it
is a must for inline skating beginners. If and when you fall for the first time,
you will be glad you purchased (and properly wore) that safety gear!
One last thing before you begin inline skating. Do you have good
control of your balance? Does inline skating seem like something that would be
natural and fun? If you answered no to either question, inline skating may be
difficult for you to master. Either way, it is always
wise to proceed with caution and put your personal safety first - purchase the
safety gear and seek out assistance to help you get started.