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Event rules and guidelines

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Unless stated otherwise on an event announcement, the following applies to all Toronto bladers events.

Agreements

By participating in a Toronto bladers event you agree to the following:

Wheels recommendation

For most regular activity we advise all wheels hardness to be:

  • XFirm
  • 85a or 86a

For slalom:

  • Size from 72 mm to 80 mm

For speed/endurance and distance:

  • 90 mm to 110 mm

For night skate:

Maintenance:

Skates attention

All these fails have happened and can happen again:

  • Bring your inline skates
  • Nothing is broken/defective
  • Clean your bearings or get new ones
  • All parts are tight and secure
  • Make sure the wheels are not angled/destroyed too worn out
  • Use threadlocker such as loctite to make sure you axles do not come out while skating.

Protective equipment

In addition, city rinks and skate parks sometimes have their own requirements

  • Sportswear to move freely (see clothing)
  • Helmet, wrist, knee, elbow pads & padded shorts
  • Pocket shoes if you need to take public transportation

Other tools

Night visibility

Some of the following:

  • Blinking lights
  • Reflective vest
  • Luminous wrist/arm bands
  • Luminous wheels for sure

Human maintenance

Vehicle parking

If you drive, note that almost all public parks have a free park location.

Consider car polling and parking fee share as well as using a scooter and store it in another skater friend vehicle during the event.

Public transportation