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How to Skate

Skating Tutorials, Tips, and Techniques

Articles and information about how to inline skate, including skating tutorials, skating tips, skating techniques, and how-to-skate articles.

Inline Skating How-To's
How to start inline skating, how to draft another skater, how to use a toilet on skates, how to skate on a crowded path, how to skate off 20 pounds, how to stay cool in a helmet, and other inline skating tutorials and how-to's.

Basic Skating Techniques

Inline Skating For Beginners
How to get started on inline skates, including stories by beginning skaters, photos of typical skating lessons, skating tutorials, books, videos, and where to find a skating lesson in your area.

How to Stop on Inline Skates
How to stop on inline skates and quad roller skates with and without a brake, using a variety of different techniques including the friction heel brake,the t-stop, the grass stop, and other techniques for stopping and slowing down.

How to Fall on Inline Skates
Tips for avoiding a fall, making a last-minute save when you think you are going to fall, and (when falling is inevitable) learning to do it in the safest way possible.

How to Turn on Skates
Tutorials, tips, and articles about how to turn on inline skates and quad roller skates.

More Advanced Skating Techniques

How to Skate Backwards
A commercial video and two articles explaining how to skate backwards.

How to Skate on Wooden Planks
Skating on a surface made of wooden planks can be a bit tricky, but here are three techniques that make it safe and easy to skate on a boardwalk or a wooden bridge

How to Skate Curbs
Tutorials, tips, and articles about how to skate up and down curbs on inline skates and quad roller skates.

Advanced Striding Techniques
The "D" stride, the heel carve stride, the low squat stride, and the infamous double push.

Street Skating Techniques
Tutorials, tips, and articles about skating in public streets wearing inline skates and quad roller skates.

Skating in the Rain and on Wet Pavement
Tutorials, tips, and articles about skating in public streets wearing inline skates and quad roller skates.

Advanced Techniques and Tricks:
  • The Double Push Striding Technique
  • How to Do a Barrel Roll (London Skaters)
  • Scissors and Curb Jumping (Get Rolling)

    Skating Hills

    How to Skate Down Hills
    tutorials, infomration tips and articles explaining how to inline skate up hills.

    How to Skate Up Hills
    tutorials, infomration tips and articles explaining how to inline skate down hills.

    Skating Styles

    Different Types of Skating
    Articles and information about more than 30 different skating styles including aggressive, artistic, long-distance, downhill, hockey, jamskating, kite skating, recreational, roller dancing, roller derby, rollerskiing, skate-sailing, slalom, speed skating, skateboarding, and more.



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