For full details on skill level, please see our Inline Skate Buying Guide


The skill level associated with inline skates can range from beginner to expert with intermediate, advanced intermediate, and advanced in between. Just like any equipment for athletics there are various skill ranges of inline skates available. The inline skate skill level will start out at beginner with composite framed skates, with smaller wheels and lower grade bearings. As a skate’s skill level goes up you will get better components including aluminum and metal alloy frames, higher grade bearings, larger wheels and more performance oriented boots. Just like anything else you will want to match your ability with the type of skate you need. Buy an inline skate that best matches your ability, or is slightly above so you can grow into it.