Skate Street Skate Pro Tips & Tricks

Skate Street Surfers Paradise share some tips & tricks for getting started on roller skates so you can become a pro in no time.

First Skate Session

  • Make sure your skates fit properly
  • Always wear your protective gear - knee pads, elbow pads and wrist guards
  • Lace your laces well and all the way to the top
  • Find a nice even and flat surface
  • Bend knees and keep your balance
  • Come down gently if you feel like you are going to fall

How to Stand Up with Roller Skates

  • Start off in a cross legged position
  • Then while sitting twist around and stand up slowly

PRO TIP: Try and put your skates on sitting on a park bench or something similar, easier to stand

Stopping on Roller Skates

  • While skating slowly, bend one knee and drag one toe stopper 
  • Drag your other foot behind you
  • Keep your weight balanced when stopping

PRO TIP: Pretend your meeting the Queen and you have to curtsey

Time to Skate

  • Bend your knees slightly
  • Keep your back straight and your core tight
  • Create a "V" Shape with your skates
  • Start by taking very small steps forward
  • Push your leg out and alternate each time, shift your body from side to side

PRO TIP:  Practice, practice, practice!  Within approximately 20 hours you should have the hang of it.


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