What safety precautions should you take?
We recommend all of them: helmet, elbow pads, knee pads and wrist guards. Because you never know which bit of your body you're going to land on.
How to adjust the size
See the little tongue on the front of the boot? Simply move the rip-tab to the number you want. "1" for the smallest size, "2" for the middle size and "3" for the biggest. The space at the front of the foot is then freed up and you gain 2 sizes. Clever, eh?
A "learning" tip from Laila, Play 5 skates product manager.
"As parents, when our little ones start skating for the first time, our tendency is to hold both of their arms. It's an automatic reflex, but it's not actually a good idea. So how should you help your child? Take them somewhere with a handrail and tell them to just walk with baby steps while holding the rail in one hand. They're sure to get there ;) "
Rubber or plastic wheels and brakes?
Unlike plastic, which skids but doesn't brake, rubber provides good traction. This stops your child from slipping when they push off, as well as helping them brake effectively. What's more, rubber also wears out less quickly than plastic.
Our Oxelo teams work hard to keep your child safe - however experienced they are. So we've chosen to equip all of our kids' skates with wheels and brakes made out of rubber, not PVC.
Do you want to repair or look after your skates?
You can get wheels of different sizes (including glow-in-the-dark ones), brakes, and compatible screws on our website and in your local Decathlon workshop. It's all easy to assemble.
Don't forget to take a look at our tips and tutorials on our Oxelo YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/oxelo/videos
How do you make your wheels last?
The wheels will wear out more quickly on some parts of your skates. So switch their positions around regularly.
It's time to change them when they've worn down to the first of the seven visible rings inside the wheel.
How are our products tested?
All of our skates have been lab tested. These tests validate their compliance with the European standards for skates, as well as their resistance to wear.
In addition to lab tests, we do field tests - some measured and others based on the testers' opinions - to really put the product through its paces.
The result is a tested, proven and approved product.
Optional stability kit (ref. 8282768)
The hardware kit, also called "stability kit", can be fitted to PLAY3 and PLAY5 inline skates of any size. This "stability kit" means kids can get started in "tricycle" mode. It's the ideal way to increase stability on their first few rides so that they will grow in confidence.