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Encyclopedia > Roller Skates

Roller skates are devices worn on the feet to enable the wearer to glide along on wheels propelled by the legs. This article is about a foot as a unit of length. ... The force bearing on the axle has an eccentricity e with the point of contact to the rolling surface and exerts a moment about the contact point. ... Diagram of an insect leg A leg is the part of an animals body that supports the rest of the animal above the ground and is used for locomotion. ...


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Bont ZX2 inline speed skates Inline skates are a type of roller skate, used for inline skating. ... Inline roller skater on a slalom course Roller skating is travelling on smooth terrain with roller skates. ...

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Roller-Skate.org (925 words)
Roller Rinks Map, mainly in Cleveland, OH and the Tidewater Virginia area (along with a few others, such as the former Knoebels rink in Elysburg, PA).
The rinks on the map (mostly around DC, but there are some in Pennsylvania; Athens, Georgia; Charleston, South Carolina, and Austin, Texas, too) are spotted on the actual buildings the rink is located in.
USA Roller Sports, which oversees roller, inline, and hockey competitions in the United States.
Roller skate@Everything2.com (586 words)
Roller skate was also a Citizens Band radio reference to a compact or sub-compact car, alluding to their small size and often cheap construction.
Roller skate may be used as a verb: to locomote while wearing a pair of roller skates, with at lest a modicum of skill.
Roller skating is an activity or sport in which people strap on roller skates, shoes with four small wheels on them, and push laterally and backwards with alternating skates while gliding on the other.
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