Our best value inline speed skate frame for growing skaters.
Inline speed skate frame for kids
This inline speed skate frame for kids provides the foundational 4 wheel set up.
Even experienced and strong pro athletes try to save weight in their equipment. For smaller and younger inline skaters, the weight influences the skating technique even more.
A three-wheel inline speed skate moves easier than a four-wheel skate. Basically, a young, small, and/or inexperienced skater learns skating quicker on a three-wheel setup because moving light-footed, all focus can be on technique. A 4 wheels skate is heavier to pick up off the ground, and they tend to ‘stick down’ on the ground for longer with each push, making a ‘fast feet’ acceleration difficult. On the other hand, a four-wheel skate provides more grip and stability and therefore more power transition. Kids grow fast. Growing up, having learned the right techniques and looking for more top speed, a four-wheel setup comes into play.
A four-wheel skate provides more grip and stability, which is better for the longer distances.
Choosing the right set up is always a personal thing. You change the wheel diameter. So many choices, you just need to experiment. And it’s exactly this that makes the Argon perfect frame for younger skaters that keep changing physically and technically.
- 12″ takes boots with 165 (short track boot spacing) or 195mm mounting, plus maximum 4x 100mm