About Looking for Speed Skate
Roller skating is one of the most fun ways to exercise, socialize and relax. If you skate a lot, you might be wondering if it’s time to buy your own roller skates. The answer is up to you!
Balance – learning to balance on roller skates is a critical roller skating skill and takes some work. You can practice at home in front of the TV by standing on one foot and shifting your weight over that foot until your nose, navel, and toe are all in line and you can stand this way for a while. Once you can do it on one foot, shift to the other and work on that one. Standing still on skates on one foot or another easily is balance.
Roll Forward – once you have your balance and can stand on one skate or another, use one foot to push yourself forward by placing most of your weight on one foot and using the other foot to push out, as you start to roll forward your ‘free’ leg will create almost the curve of the letter D ending up behind you. Pushing out to the side creates motion of your other leg and body. Bring your free leg back, shift your weight to the other foot and repeat with the free leg.