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What is a Rockered Frame?

When you buy a pair of skates, chances are that the frame is a flat setup:

This means that all the wheels on the frame are in a straight line and touching the ground at the same time. Since you’re skating on all the wheels, this setup provides good balance, speed stability, but limited maneuverability.

For a rockered setup, the traditional banana rocker is the most common:

The front and back wheels are higher than the middle two wheels with a 2mm rocker between both the 1st and 2nd wheels and the 3rd and 4th wheels. It literally looks like a banana shape, hence its name. This is usually accomplished by either using small wheels in the front and back (eg. 76mm-80mm-80m-76mm), or by having a frame pre-configured with this rocker. It mimics an ice skate blade, and is mainly used for slalom skating. Since you’re only on 2 wheels at a time (with a large 2mm rocker in both the front and back wheels), this setup is extremely maneuverable, but very unstable higher speeds.

 

Canada


   Proskaters Place
   proskatersplace.com

Chile


   Patino Skates
   www.patino.cl

Netherlands


   Thisissoul
   thisissoul.com

Poland


   Zico Racing
   zicoracing.com

United Kingdom


   Loco Skates
   locoskates.com