How to learn rollerblading and rollerskating tricks

How to learn rollerblading and rollerskating tricks

As soon as one has mastered the simple act of standing on roller skates, there come desires to learn tricks in order to make skating an even more stylish and graceful kind of sport. It is worth saying that exercises for beginners should be started with the simplest first and then gradually increased in difficulty. And these basic techniques will light up enthusiasm and allow you to quickly move on to professional tricks.

This article pays a focus on learning roller skating tricks for children and adult beginners.

Basic Techniques for Beginners

Fitness skates will be adequate for basic tricks. Then, special FSK skates must be selected that is one step ahead of the advanced skating load on the boot and frame.

Basic roller skating exercises Now that you are equipped with the material you can start to do some basic roller skating exercises.

  1. Roller Stance: The body is slightly forward, knees flexed in a half-squat, and the arms help to maintain balance.
  2. Safe Drop: Skater tries to drop into a squat and drops into it falling with bent arms out in front to utilize the safety gear as loyal support systems.
  3. Deceleration: The skater stops pushing and glides to a halt, or does a T- or V-stop.
  4. "Snake": The skater rocks from side to side with fishing knees moving simultaneously in the direction of one another, giving the appearance of a snake.
  5. Lanterns: Heels together, toes apart, knees bending, body forward. The skater then rises, spreads their feet further apart than shoulder-width, brings their toes together, and straightens the knees.

Some of the additional skills that you must learn along with skating are turning on roller skates, backward skating, skating downhill, single leg skating, and safe jumping.

Tricks on roller skates for beginners, kids, and adults should not be learned unless basic exercises are brought up to the level of automatism. One can learn how to skate from scratch in the professional Roller School, where experienced instructors work. First, the basic exercises of riding in roller skates and their variants will be brought up to automatism; in addition, roller skaters will master the different styles of skating.

Tricks of a Top Roller Skater for Beginners

Beginners, after they have a feeling of assurance and some stability in skating, may start learning tricks. The most common ones include slides and slalom.

Slalom tricks on skates

Slalom, or figures on the track with cones arranged 50, 80, and 120 cm distant from each other. List of tricks:

  1. Criss-cross: The skater crosses their legs before the first cone, spreads them before the other one, and braid—you see.
  2. Wave: The skater travels down the course on bent legs, spreading their knees and toes open, passing the cones alternately from right and left side.
  3. Toe-Toe and Toe-Heel: The skater rides from heel to toe —alternating; or from toe to toe —alternating; and alternately cuts left and right between the cones.
  4. Footgun: The other leg is lifted and off the ground while the skater rides on one leg.

Sign up for a slalom training group to safely learn tricks from the experienced trainers. Other than this style, once you master it, other complex techniques and professional tricks can be done, including skating down the stairs.

Freeride — City Skating

  1. Freeride is moving around the city without restrictions, overcoming various obstacles. It includes jumps, stops, turns and etc. The main goal to feel comfortable in the city environment on skates.

By training, the skater learns:

Crossings To sidewalk on a curb the skater strides in a monoline, knees slightly bent, body slightly forward and at a slow speed just drives off the curb in this position. To curb up the skater strides in a monoline, lifts one leg and puts after the curb, then put the second leg after the first as if making a step up the stairs – the roller stands with the skates parallel to the stair, one foot on one step, transferring his weight onto it by a small inclination of the skate in the direction of the step, and puts the other foot on the same step or steps that follow; down the stairs – the roller, gaining speed backwards, bends his knees in a monoline position, using his knees in the descent and stops a few meters following stairs by using the technique of the Power Slide.

Slides on rollerblades

Here, one foot skates freely while the other slides, acting as a brake. Slides are:

  1. Powerslide: To skate backward quickly in the monoline position, turn the body in the direction of travel, squat with the support leg, which should continue to skate on the outside edge, and brake with the other sliding foot by sliding it back at an acute angle.
  2. Parallel Slide: The skater stands in a "monoline" with the position of the body turned toward the turning side, knees a little bent, edges of skates inclined into the turn, and with a rotation, he brings his knees into a straight position right after making a sharp push onto his heels, which allows him a stop.
  3. Soul Wheeling: In a Power Slide, twist the leg that is braking up on the heel and down on the knee, leaving the skate on one wheel.
  4. Acid: Skater puts the back leg in front at an acute angle while making a "monoline," engaging it as the sliding leg while the front leg stays.

Mastering spectacular tricks demands a great deal of patience. You just need to let your skills be perf by time and increased frequency of performing exercises. In the end, with those tricks, skating will become even more impressive and enjoyable.

You can start attending free skating classes for fitness classes on roller skates. As for the free skating mode, training is carried out not only on the ski roller track but in the city. Continuous exercise will help you get in shape, so your sliding will look even more impressive.

Professional freestyle slalom skater since 2006. Inline skates instructor. In the top 20 world best slalom skaters in the world at WSSA rank 2012-2018. Co-founder of InMove skates club and store in 2011. Event organizer of slalom and freeride competitons under WorldSlalomSeries. Creating helpful inline skates tutorials for beginners on YouTube channel InMoveSkates.

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