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Inline Skating Lessons: Weekends at Punggol Park

We gotta admit, the name's a tad misleading. 

Punggol Park is not exactly in Punggol, but was so named due to the history of the area. In fact, it is located a mere 15-minute walk from Hougang or Buangkok MRT station (click here for map).

The park sits in the middle of residential blocks, condos and schools; with scenic views and a vibrant yet leisurely atmosphere. Besides our inline skating lessons, it's a place with activities for the whole family, with something for both young and old to enjoy. Children can play together on the play equipment and adults can engage in tai chi at the plaza area. The shady trees provide a lush, cool area for families to picnic under, while bicycle tracks allow avid cyclists to enjoy a session of cycling with friends. 


The main feature is a large picturesque 5-hectare pond, with greenery aplenty and lots of amenities. Nearby noms include a food centre and Wild Oats, a lovely alfresco restaurant/bar/grill.



Our lessons are held amidst it all, by the waterside, with quite the growing handful of students. It's fun and lively, with the great quality and standards you can expect from Inlinex. Our instructors are highly passionate and qualified, and always put safety first. The students are in safe, seasoned hands. Should parents choose to sit back, chill out and watch the session, there are some seating options nearby.



Here, the students enjoy learning in a group setting in the sunny outdoors. Lesson timings are divided by level, so sessions are dedicated to students of similar skill sets, helping them get the best experience. Not only that, but all our lessons come with a results guarantee! If a student has not achieved standard competence by the end of the lessons, we will provide further lesson(s) at no extra cost.

As always, our popular 60-min trial lessons are fully free of charge, too. For trials, skates and gear will be provided.

Contact our friendly instructor to make a booking today!


Details:

 Location: Punggol Park, beside Nparks Office                                                                              
 Free Trial Timing: Saturday & Sunday. 10.30 – 11.30am, 1.30 – 2.30pm, 3 – 4pm, 4 – 5pm

     Timing (for beginner and level 1 – 4 , 8): Saturday & Sunday. 10.30am – 12.00pm, 1.30 – 3.00pm and 4.30 – 6.00pm

     Time (for level 5 - 7)Saturday & Sunday. 3 – 4pm 

       No of Lessons: up to 8
         Duration: 90 minutes per lesson

           Contact: Edward 8347 7144                                                                
           Email: edward@inlinex.com.sg

          Buying Inline Skates for Kids (Part 2) – Brand/Model Comparison

          Here is Part 2 of our guide on buying kids skates (go back to Part 1 here), with a chart of the brands/models we carry, so you can make the best choice for your child.

          We will go through all the strange numbers and terminology. Scroll down and take a peep at the table below (to get an idea of what's going to be discussed) and then come back up here!

          Wheels

          Durometer — what does 80 A mean? That's the durometer rating, meaning the hardness of the wheel. The harder (higher number), the more durable.

          Configuration — you will notice that some skates feature two wheel sizes, like 72+76mm. This combination means that the two front wheels are smaller, giving increased stability (low centre of gravity) and manoeuvrability. The two larger back wheels enable more speed. It's known as the hi-lo configuration — a good idea for young skaters who will become a bit more advanced. Most kids skates come stocked with one size, in a flat configuration, which is good for beginners.

          Maximum wheel size — indicates the largest wheels the frame can accommodate, offering an option of flexibility. You will be able to change to hi-lo or other combinations. Useful because most skaters will desire a bit more speed as they progress.

          Frames

          Here we have two main types, carbon plastic and aluminium. The frame is where most of the power is generated in skating, and its stiffness will affect energy efficiency.
          Carbon Plastic — a composite which makes plastic harder and more durable.
          Aluminium — light, stiff and durable.

          Bearings

          Bearings are rated 1–9. The higher ABEC classes provide better precision, efficiency, and greater speed capabilities, but do not necessarily make the components spin faster. The ABEC rating does not specify many other critical factors, such as smoothness of the rolling contact surfaces, ball precision or quality/type of steel used. SG is Rollerblade's bearing brand, with its own parallel rating system.

           

          Sizes Closure Wheels Bearings Frame
          Rollerblade FLASH

          11 – 1

          2 – 5

          5 – 8

          Lace + Buckle

          80 A

          72mm

          (max 76mm)

          SG 3 Carbon Plastic
          Rollerblade FLASH G

          11 – 1

          2 – 5

          5 – 8

          Lace + Buckle

          80 A

          72mm

          (max 76mm)

          SG 3 Carbon Plastic
          Rollerblade SPITFIRE

          11 – 1

          2 – 5

          5 – 8

          Lace + Buckle

          80 A

          72mm

          (max 76mm)

          SG 3 Carbon Plastic
          Rollerblade SPITFIRE G

          11 – 1

          2 – 5

          5 – 8

          Lace + Buckle

          80 A

          72mm

          (max 76mm)

          SG 3 Carbon Plastic
          Rollerblade SPITFIRE SL

          11 – 1

          2 – 5

          5 – 8

          Velcro + Buckle

          80 A

          72mm

          (max 76mm)

          SG 3 Carbon Plastic
          Rollerblade SPITFIRE SL G

          11 – 1

          2 – 5

          5 – 8

          Velcro + Buckle

          80 A

          72mm

          (max 76mm)

          SG 3 Carbon Plastic
          Powerslide PHUZION 1 BOYS

          29 – 32

          33 – 36

          37 – 40

          Lace + Buckle

          82 A

          76mm

          ABEC 5 Aluminium
          Powerslide PHUZION 1 GIRLS

          29 – 32

          33 – 36

          37 – 40

          Lace + Buckle

          82 A

          76mm

          ABEC 5 Aluminium
          Powerslide PHUZION 3 BOYS

          29 – 32

          33 – 36

          37 – 40

          Lace + Buckle

          82 A

          70mm

          ABEC 5 Aluminium
          Powerslide PHUZION 3 GIRLS

          29 – 32

          33 – 36

          37 – 40

          Lace + Buckle

          82 A

          70mm

          ABEC 5 Aluminium
          K2 CHARM PRO

          11 – 2

          1 – 5

          4 – 8

          Speed Lacing

          80 A

          72mm

          ABEC 3 Carbon Plastic
          K2 CHARM X PRO

          11 – 2

          1 – 5

          4 – 8

          Speed Lacing

          80 A

          72+76mm

          (max 76mm)

          ABEC 3 Carbon Plastic
          K2 CHARM X BOA

          11 – 2

          1 – 5

          4 – 8

          BOA Lacing

          80 A

          72+76mm

          (max 76mm)

          ABEC 3 Carbon Plastic
          K2 CHARM JR

          11 – 2

          1 – 5

          4 – 8

          Lace + Buckle

          80 A

          70mm

          ABEC 3 Carbon Plastic
          K2 MARLEE PRO

          11 – 2

          1 – 5

          4 – 8

          Speed Lacing

          80 A

          72mm

          ABEC 3 Carbon Plastic
          K2 MARLEE

          32 – 37

          Lace + Buckle

          80 A

          70mm

          ABEC 3 Carbon Plastic
          K2 SK8 HERO PRO

          11 – 2

          1 – 5

          4 – 8

          Speed Lacing

          80 A

          70mm

          (max 76mm)

          ABEC 3 Carbon Plastic
          K2 SK8 HERO X PRO

          11 – 2

          1 – 5

          4 – 8

          Speed Lacing

          80 A

          72+76mm

          (max 76mm)

          ABEC 3 Carbon Plastic
          K2 SK8 HERO X BOA

          11 – 2

          1 – 5

          4 – 8

          BOA Lacing

          80 A

          72+76mm

          (max 76mm)

          ABEC 3 Carbon Plastic
          K2 SK8 HERO JR

          11 – 2

          1 – 5

          4 – 8

          Lace + Buckle

          80 A

          70mm

          (max 76mm)

          ABEC 3 Carbon Plastic
          K2 RAIDER PRO

          11 – 2

          1 – 5

          4 – 8

          Speed Lacing

          80 A

          72mm

          (max 76mm)

          ABEC 3 Carbon Plastic
          K2 RAIDER SL

          11 – 2

          1 – 5

          4 – 8

          Speed Lacing

          80 A

          70mm

          (max 76mm)

          ABEC 3 Carbon Plastic

           

          *Not all our kids skates are listed (like fitness and aggressive), since this is an introduction to buying kids skates — and we assume your child is firstly going to be skating for recreation purposes (instead of skating on rough terrain or pulling stunts).

          We hope this guide has been useful to you, but it's not a replacement for sussing skates out first-hand. Do come down to our stores for a fitting, so that our passionate and knowledgeable staff can help you make the ideal purchase!

          Buying Inline Skates for Kids (Part 1)

          If you're a parent looking to get some skates for your youngling – but don't know where to start – fret not! We're here to help. This article covers the main things to consider, and after that you can check out Part 2, containing technical information and our brand/model comparison list.


          Comfort & Size

          First things first, comfort is key. It is absolutely essential to come down for a fitting. When? The best time to do so would be after an afternoon of walking, since feet tend to swell a little towards the end of the day. Spend at least 30mins to an hour letting him/her test out a few pairs. The skates should fit snugly, without any pinching or soreness. If the skates are a little loose, don't brush it off thinking "oh it'll be fine, they'll grow into it…" Looseness will cause friction sores and make skating difficult!

          So, look for a pair that fits their current size closely. The best part is, most kids skates models expand four to five sizes. So you can keep up with their rapidly growing feet, get the most out of the skates, and not waste money on something you'll toss out in a few months.

          Closure System

          Now, the next factor to consider is the closure system. We recommend a system they can use without any assistance from you, for convenience. These are the common options:

          Velcro+buckle >> velcro straps and a buckle
          Laces+buckle >> shoelaces and a buckle, for those who can tie laces
          Speed lacing >> just like a drawstring, tug to tighten, slide the cord lock into place
          BOA lacing >> simple twist/pull of a dial, to tighten/release


          Alright, are you ready to check out some real-world examples? Let's go over to Part 2 to see what the different brands and models have to offer.

          Customise your Penny Skateboards at Inlinex today

          So the Penny 22" grip tapes have arrived!

          This pre-cut grip tape is ready for you if you want a little extra stability and a sturdier platform for throwing tricks. Or if you just want to create a pop of matching/contrasting color on your Penny board. It comes die cut to fit perfectly on your deck. Just rip it and stick it.

           

          Even better, you can further customize it with just a pair of scissors (or a pen knife). The possibilities are endless! Now you can have a skateboard as unique as yourself.

          Penny has provided a diamond grid on the reverse side, making it super easy to cut out some really rad patterns.

          Here are some cool examples from the web:

           

          And of course you don't have to use the grid — the sky's the limit. Let your imagination flow and make your Penny truly one of a kind!

          Riding your inline skates on Lightning

          Well, not exactly lightning — but the closest you can get to it without being fried to a crisp. How, you ask? Simply kit out your skates with these snazzy PG Lightning of Life skate wheels, freshly landed in store!

          Here they are in their regular form, pretty decent design, but not particularly eye-catching... yet. Wait for it…

          Like whoa. Would you look at that. (See our video to admire it in motion.)

          The most mesmerising combo of colours morph into a super cool, glow-in-the-dark hue, when spun at skating speed. Still slightly visible in normal light, these really come alive in the dark, and will add some pizzazz to your night-time skate sesh.

          We carry the 3 standard sizes: 72mm, 76mm, and 80mm, suitable for most of you skaters out there.

          Rave on!


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