Outdoor skates require larger, softer wheels. You may either buy a full outdoor roller skate or adapt your indoor skates for outside use. To ride outside, you'll need a set of outdoor wheels (set of eight) and another set of bearings (16). Bear in mind that the surface will wear down your wheels over time.
You can also roll outside with an indoor skate if you cover the metal parts of the blade with plastic or wood to make it safer for pavement.
However, there are restrictions on where you can go outdoors with your rollerblades. For example, you can't ride them on public paths or in city parks. And keep in mind that not all areas are safe for skating; don't try it near roads or busy places if you don't know the area well.
Also, be careful not to run into any people or cars while you're riding outside. If this happens, you should stop immediately so you don't cause any accidents.
Finally, maintain proper safety standards at all times when you're riding outside. Check the weather forecast before going out and bring protection against the sun and rain.
All outdoor skates should glide easily over rough surfaces such as sidewalks, pavement, concrete, concrete cracks, and asphalt. All outdoor skates should have outdoor wheels designed exclusively for skating outside. In addition, all-terrain wheels are recommended for use on more rugged surfaces.
Concrete is a hard surface that can cause damage to the blades of your inline skate if you don't use caution when moving over it. The best way to avoid injury is by using caution and knowing how to control your speed. Don't go straight down the middle of the block or lane, instead, curve around the edge so you don't force other people into dangerous situations due to lack of awareness.
Roller blades were not designed to be used on concrete, so they will likely need to be replaced due to the damage that will be done to their shape during use on this surface. Concrete can be very cold in winter, so make sure you bring clothing appropriate for the weather.
If you do happen to crash into something on the concrete, try not to roll too far because then you'll end up further away from safe territory. Instead, slide your feet forward to stop yourself from rolling too far.
Roller skates can be purchased expressly for indoor or outdoor skating, although many skaters just swap out the wheels and use them for both. The same holds true for inline skates; some companies make inline skates that are designed to be used both inside and outside.
That said, there are elements of roller skate design that are useful for achieving a better edge on ice, such as the use of metal edges on the wheels and the frame. Additionally, some manufacturers will coat the bottom of their wheels in a substance called gum rubber, which provides extra traction on carpeted floors or pavement.
There is no getting around the fact that outdoor skating requires a bit more skill and experience than indoor skating. If you're new to roller skating, start with indoor tracks before moving on to outdoor stuff like bowls or rivers. Also remember that people who know how to roll safely and responsibly will have no problem skating outside too!