Off-Road and All-Terrain Skating

Try Inline Rolling on a Variety of Rough Terrain

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Many skaters choose to inline skate in unusual places with off-road skating and all-terrain roller sports. These activities require skates that are designed with bigger wheels that make them much better suited for rolling on a variety of surface textures. Off-road and all-terrain skating is a combination of mountain biking, skiing and rollerblading squeezed into one skating sport.

Who Tries Off-Road and All-Terrain Skating?

Off-road inline skating is exciting and fun for people who want to try skating on or touring a variety of outdoor landscapes.

There are currently few national and international events, but this inline sport is attractive to many people including:

  • Athletes who love extreme sports
  • Skaters who like new adventures
  • Anyone who enjoys skiing or mountain biking
  • People who enjoy off-road activities

Off-Road and All-Terrain Skates

These athletes use special inline or quad skates with over-sized wheels that allow them to skate on dirt paths, sand, mountain trails and rocky roads. All terrain inline skates include several types of skate with a soft or hard boot and a reliable closure system. There are also models that are designed to clip on to your shoes or boots. Most all terrain skates have a long wheelbase, and many use pneumatic wheels that can roll over many surfaces. Some models even come with a hand activated braking system for speed control easy stopping. These off road inline and quad skates ride over smooth or rough terrain and let you go where inline skating could not go before.The models that allow your foot to sit very close to the ground feel the most stable.

Some well-known off-road and all terrain inline and quad skates include:

  • Inline LandRollers that come with over-sized wheels that are angled on the outside of the skate, rather than centered under the boot.
  • Terrablades off-road inline skates provides smooth turns similar to skis in an off-road environment.
  • Gateskate offers Trailskate Freestyle Inline Off-Road Skates that are designed to go over any type of surface including asphalt, dirt, gravel, grass and mountain trails.
  • Rockville™ All-Terrain Skate models include Fleet Feet, Ranger, Nitro, Street Feet and Leaps that can take you beyond the limits of regular inline skates.
  • The BigFoot quad roller skates feature four oversize all-terrain wheels and a hockey-style skate boot.
  • Skate almost anywhere on quads with Skorpion™ Multi Terrain Skates.
  • Powerslide XC Trail Skates are a lightweight, easy-to-use all-terrain setups.
  • Powerslide Vi SUV Skates offer a comfort level close to that of a fitness skate with many technological improvements.
  • Skike skates were designed in Germany for off-road skating and all-terrain.

If you are looking for a recreational or fitness activity, but you really need a more exciting inline skating sport, off-road and all-terrain skating might be good activities for you to try.

Take a good look at many of the inline skating roller sports options:

  • Recreational inline skating includes a variety of activities that are suitable for skaters of all ages and many skating levels.
  • Inline fitness skating is more goal-oriented skating to achieve medical, mental or physical benefits.

You can also get a quick overview of many inline skating sports. If you are not sure that your interests will be dedicated to any one of these specific skating styles, start by building a good foundation in recreational or fitness activities and training. Good basic skills will take you in any direction that you want to roll. If you do not find an inline roller sport that is just right for you, then take a look at the quad skating sports opportunities.