Learn how to turn both quickly and gradually in this free tutorial on inline skating
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inline skating, also called rollerblading is a populay sport, great for fitness and for getting from A to B
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In this video, you will learn how to turn when inline skating
To change direciton, here are two possible options: a drifting turn, or a classic turn
First, the drifting turn
Pick up some speed and let yourself roll, spread your weight across both feet un the ready position
To drift turn to the right then, adopt a right-side scissors stance where the right skate moves slightly in front of the left, all while keeping your shins pressed against the tongues of your skates
To learn more about the scissors stance check out our video on the plough stop
Shift more of your weight over to the advanced, right leg
At the same time, look to the right, with your chin touching your shoulder. Keep your head straight
Your back and hips should continue facing the intial direction of travel
Then let yourself drift gradually to the right
Pick up some speed and get into the scissors stance as before
To turn, wrap your arm around your body, placing the arm opposite to the direction you are turning in front of you. Here the right arm is in front to turn to the left.
This position will allow you to turn naturally and more quickly than letting yourself turn by drifting
Practise mastering these two turning techniques at different speeds.
Over to you!