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Slalom skating

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Skate characteristics

  • Hard boot (carbon, glass fiber, plastic)
  • High boot cuff for added stability (carbon cuffs being the best)
  • Short aluminium frame (230 to 245 millimeter with some exceptions going to 250 mm)
  • Frames that are 245 mm or 243 mm use 80 mm maximum diameter wheels
  • Frames that are 231 mm must use wheels no bigger than 76 mm in diameter
  • Frames that are 219 mm require wheels no bigger than 72 mm in diameter
  • Wheels used for freestyle slalom are commonly between 83A and 85A durometer or hardness.
  • The 2 middle wheels should be bigger than the end wheels for added maneuverability. (ie: 76-80-80-76 or 72-76-76-72)

Note: 3 wheel frames can be used too

Cones spacing

Depending on the event

  • 1.64 feet (50 centimeters)
  • 2.63 feet (80 centimeters)
  • 3.94 feet (120 centimeters)