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By Orson Paige Subscribe to RSS | June 16th 2012 | Views:

What did you think at the time when you see someone skating over the ice? It might be the pair of ice skates that you want to own for gliding on the ice. Different people have different reasons for wearing the skates. Some buy due to their interest, others for enjoyment and some take it for pursuing their career in the ice skating field. Actually, ice skates forms after placing sharp blades under the shoes. It is mostly used for sports like bandy, figure skating and ice hockey. In ancient times, these skates were created with the help of leg bones of animals, and a leather strap was used to bind the bones. Also, a metal strip was used to glide easily over the ice.

There are various types of skates in the market but they differ from each other in terms of color, shape, and quality. The five major types of skates are mentioned below:

Figure Skates: Its blades are made of aluminum or stainless steel. These skates have toe picks on the blade’s front side which is intentionally done for performing specific jumps in figure skating like backspin, or Lutz jump . Multiple layers of leather are used in the boots to give the proper support to the ankle.

Hockey Skates: The shoes over these ice skates are usually made from synthetic leather, ballistic nylon, and molded plastic. The skates are made from the molded plastic for the sake of convenience of the hockey players.

Bandy Skates: The shoe is usually made from synthetic leather in a way that it does not support the ankle. The blade of the bandy skates are one inch larger in length as compared to the hockey skates and they are created like that to protect the opponent from getting hurt.

Racing Skates: These ice skates are also referred to as the speed skates and are utilized in the game of speed skating. The length of its blades is comparatively larger than the former three skates and they are made in a way such that the boots don’t rub with the ice.

Touring Skates: These skates have large blades in which the user can fit his/her hiking ski shoes with the help of bindings. The length of its blades is around 25 m that provides the superb experience to a user on the uneven ice floor of the mountains.

Now, you can easily choose the skates of your choice. The renowned brands sell the best quality products in comparison to the fake or replica brands. Some prominent brands include GAM, Jackson, SP Teri, Risport, Harlick, Klingbeil, Riedell, EDEA, and Graf. Therefore, always buy your pair of ice skates from the original brand.

Orson Paige - About Author:
DiscountSkatewear helps skaters to reach their desired potential by providing them products essential for their skating career. We have an exclusive range of branded ice skates available with us.

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