Build Confidence & Skating Numbers with Rollerblade's Macroblade ABT

health & fitness May 30, 2017

                                                      Rollerblade's ABT                                                                                                                                Click to play video

In my 20+ years teaching skating, I have taught 1000’s of people how to skate or how to skate better. When meeting new skaters, or listening to the reasons why a relatively experienced skater is hesitant to skate more often, I have noticed a common theme: Lack of Confidence:  People want to feel more confident while on their skates. Being able to control your speed and stop in a variety of settings and various surfaces is the basis of a safe and enjoyable skating experience. It is the foundation of what keeps people skating.   Being able to skate when I want, and wherever I want is what motivates ME to skate. The Macroblade ABT is perfect for the skater that needs a little confidence booster.  The Active Brake Technology allows the skater to have all 8 wheels on the skating surface, which provides the stability and control that they are looking for in their skating experience. Personally having skated in the Macroblade 80 ABT (Pictured below) since Rollerblade's International Sales Meeting last year. I have found that the brake does not get in the way of my skating at all, which is a common concern for some skaters, and have been able turn and maneuver in variety of situations with ease. It truly feels like an extension of my foot.

Women's Macroblade 80 ABT

2017 Women's Macroblade 80 ABT

For those new to the sport, the ABT is the perfect tool to speed up their learning curve giving them the confidence and motivation to skate more often and for longer periods of time. This is something that I believe we can all agree upon is important for the growth of our sport: More people skating confidently, More people skating for longer periods of time. More people skating.  PERIOD. For additional information about the Macroblade ABT, skating videos, skating advice and more check out

  Men's Macroblade 80 ABT

2017 Men's Macroblade 80 ABT