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However, the first true roller skate
is credited to Joseph Merlin, a Belgian inventor and musical craftsman.
The researchers asked six men and four women, all recreational skaters, to skate on a 200-meter outdoor stretch of pavement for 35 minutes.
This lets a racer push off with the toes "so you can use more of your calf and other leg muscles to power your stride," says Jos de Koning, speed skate
designer and biomechanics expert at Amsterdam's Vrije University.
and others also have been unintentionally snagged by baited longlines.
Branded as NHL SKATE
, the rink development initiative with Family Enterprises is one of the most important long-term projects we as a league can undertake," said Solomon.
Innately elegant, they skate
with great naturalness, eschewing the overly dramatic approach that had veered towards the ludicrous in the early 1990s.
We really just want to skate
around and have a good time.
Engineers from Easton Sports developed new speed skates
that let a skater lift the heel of the skate
boot with each stroke.
One standard explanation of why skates
slide so easily on ice holds that the pressure produced by a skate
's sharp blade forces a little of the ice to melt, creating a thin, slippery film of water on which the skate