It looks difficult to use and even more difficult to master. But once you’re good at freeline skates, you're going to look pretty awesome.
Unlike skateboards, roller blades, and roller skates, you don’t often see people on freeline skates.
Freeline skates are basically inline skates with a small board on each. They’re like Ripstiks with two parts but a lot cooler.
Even longtime skateboarders are going wow when they see freeline skates in action.
JMKRide Freeline Skates
Ryan Farrelly of Freeline Sports in San Francisco developed freeline skates in 2003. When the company went bankrupt in 2015, Mattie Tyce and others from the company started JMKRide. Now they make the best freeline skates in the world.
Some of the best freeline skaters in the world use JMKRide skates including Isamu Yamamoto, who became the youngest pro skater when he was 8 years old.
However, JMKRide freeline skates are expensive. If you’re interested in trying freeline skating without paying too much, you can go for generic freeline skates from China. Change the bearings to a Bones Super Swiss 6 or Bones Swiss Ceramics for a smoother and faster ride.
Bones Swiss Ceramic bearings cost more than a complete set of JMKRide freeline skates.
How to freeline skate?
Riding freeline skates is like riding Ripstiks. You move your feet in alternate wave-like motion to go forward.
Other names for freeline skates?
In Japan, Freeline skates are called free skates.
In Taiwan, they’re called drift skates
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