STYLES OF ROLLER SKATES: There are two main forms of roller skates widely used for recreational purposes and competitive sport: quads and inline roller skates.
The quad skates (or in some cases they are also regarded simply as “roller skates”) are the original form of roller skates the first prototype of which was patented by James Plimpton in 1863 in the AMERICA. It was through this type of roller skates that the everlasting interest for roller skating started first in the AMERICA then afterwards all over the globe. Currently the quad skates are crafted from boots installed on metal chassis with two dual sets of wheels situated in the front and in the backside of every skate. The quad skates are generally associated with easy balance and controllability that make them appropriate for amateur skaters. These roller skates are typically made use of for recreational and artistic skating, including for such team sports as roller hockey and roller derby.