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Skate Store - Now Open

Skate Store - Now Open

We're really chuffed to bits - our new skate store is now openWe've spent the past 6 weeks building our new store at Morelands Trading Estate / The Match Factory in Gloucester to bring skaters the best value skate hardware and face-to-face information, advice, and repair service.What's more, when you…

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New Store Opening

New Store Opening

We've done it! After 30 years without retail premises, we've returned to a traditional skate store and look forward to welcoming all skaters to our new outlet offering a complete range of Bauer Quad Skates, repairs, accessories and skate hardware.Our Launch Event takes place on Saturday 16th April from 10am…

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We welcome 2022 + loads of new skate products + Steve (finally) retires !!

We welcome 2022 + loads of new skate products + Steve (finally) retires !!

WOW! Another year and 2022 is upon us! It's been a busy 2021 and we're really excited for a new range of products coming in stock this year. We've invested heavily in a range of new plates, bushings, toe stops, pivot cups to build a perfect colour set-up for your custom skates.NEW STUFF…

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Xmas Sales, Shipping & Returns

Xmas Sales, Shipping & Returns

Wishing all our skater friends worldwide a very happy Christmas.With the festive season now in full swing, we are building as many skates as possible as we receive each order in order number sequence. Apologies, despite how important your skate sale might be, we are unable to prioritise one order…

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Differences between Bauer Quad Skates

Differences between Bauer Quad Skates

We're regularly asked about the difference between the Bauer skate range. There's very little difference in the way they fit, all boots are sized in the same way with a regular width fitting. All boots look a little different between colour accents, Red, Lime Green or Blue with white accents.For…

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XLS vs. XLP? Which is best?

XLS vs. XLP? Which is best?

We're regularly asked about the difference between the Bauer XLS and XLP. There's very little difference in the way they fit, they're both sized in the same way with a regular width fitting. Each boot has a slight different styling - the XLS has white accents whilst the XLP has…

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Customer Charter

Customer Charter

We’re hearing from loads of customers about different horror stories buying skates and skate accessories from various retailers. We’ve launched our customer charter to set out our business ethics and explain what a family-run skate specialist offers different from other organisations.40+ years Skate Trade experience – Steve opened his first skate…

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Swiss Bearings

Swiss Bearings

We have been asked many times about Swiss Bearings. Whilst there are many online forums with their opinions on the origins of the bearings, the truth is somewhat underwhelming in terms of what the bearing offers, in contrast to other, similar priced products.During the mid-90’s the ABEC revolution was in…

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Sports Rated vs Toy Rated Skates

Sports Rated vs Toy Rated Skates

Quad-Skates.co.uk has always mentioned we are not a sports shop or a toy shop. We sell only sports-rated, quality roller skates.Recently, a customer suggested a pair of "toy rated" products were better than a quality product we stock - and tried to explain the difference between toy and sports products.…

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Customer Complaint

Customer Complaint

As an independently operated, family-owned skate shop - on occasions, we are criticised by customers for bad service. Sometimes we get it wrong and do everything we can to rectify a situation, often at our cost (time and money) to put things right.On other occasions, we get customers who think…

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