How to Roller Skate : How to Stop While Roller Skating Backwards

How to Roller Skate : How to Stop While Roller Skating Backwards

Hi, I’m Rachel Cook, on behalf of Expert Village.
Today I’m here to talk about how to roller skate, more specifically, how to stop while
going backwards. Now, that you’ve gotten yourself into the backwards position, how do you stop?
You’re going maybe a little too fast or maybe you’re not, maybe you just don’t want to fall,
and that’s fine. What you need to do is make sure while going backwards you are in a comfortable
stance, your knees are not locked, make sure you’re going at a comfortable rate of speed,
or I suppose you may not be if you need to stop. The easiest method of stopping while
going backwards would be to take your dominate leg, position it ever so slightly behind you
and using the stopper, apply firm but solid pressure to the stopper, against the skating
surface. This should bring you to a slow stop. Be careful though not to apply too much pressure
because that can turn you around. The other alternative method to stopping and stopping
quickly while going backwards would be immediately go up onto both stoppers of your skates making
sure that your knees are comfortable, and very bent and that your body is positioned
in a very upright position and that you’re not too far back nor too far forward. Too
far forward can cause you to fall, don’t be afraid to fall its inevitable. Often the fear
of falling is far worse than the fall itself. Just feel comfortable on your skates and feel
comfortable in your stance and again you can either move your dominate foot slightly behind
you dragging your stopper ever so slightly, firm but solid pressure and consistent pressure,
or if you’re going a little too fast you can actually pick up both feet, put them on both
stoppers and slide backwards, and that is how to stop while going backwards.

Antonio Breitenberg

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34 thoughts on “How to Roller Skate : How to Stop While Roller Skating Backwards

  1. exile404 says:

    thanks alot

  2. Gwyndion500 says:

    stopper are for gay ppl or beginners

  3. courtney lovee says:

    does this work?realli?

  4. Blake says:

    great! thanks!

  5. azgibok says:

    no way! Stoppers SUX! Powerslide RULEZ!

  6. the IT videos says:

    the gal is cool. I'd rather hold her and skate

  7. Rodrigo Castellanos says:

    wtf nub i jump 180

  8. girlonlaptop says:

    check out my roller skating video!

  9. Dirvance says:

    she needs a script so bad….having freestyle the vid is not a good ide….but shes hot so i'd bang :p

  10. CvbStretch says:

    ur fucked

  11. Addison G says:

    Hello Please post a Video on how to skate backwards but fast because i can skate backwrds but not very fast.

  12. Paulo Silvente says:

    then you'll have to use ur butt as a stopper. maybe it will a little. tho… ;P

  13. DesiraeVlog says:

    @kyaschultz you fall

  14. Br.A.very says:

    well duh just keep practicing

  15. FiredUpRoller says:

    I never use a toe stop! They just get it the way. A "good" set of wheels and stopping sideways.

  16. ais januadi says:

    good vid

  17. fadedchanel says:

    what if your stopper is plastic… & you skate on hardwood floors?

  18. Eko Spidey says:

    wow i need that

  19. ProtestTheFool says:

    0:36 what's going through her mind is,"did I leave the mayo out when I made that sandwich?"

  20. DPundet says:

    she repeats a lot of lines over and over

  21. bennett8383 says:

    the funny thing is their is no hill at the skate canter

  22. Hanna says:

    Whereยดs your helmet?

  23. DeedsResearcher says:

    @cterga Interesting, but in all the years I skated (competitively) both compulsory figures and dance, I never had "stoppers" in my skates. All I had were little plugs because I learned how to stop correctly…WITHOUT so-called "stoppers". GOOD professionals can teach that a lot better than is taught in this little video.

  24. Scuro's Music says:

    I never knew how to stop with those kind of skates i would always fall on my face or knees to stop lol

  25. PyroSax says:

    Stop the malediction. This gal is well-spoken, so give her respect.

  26. PyroSax says:

    I use in-line skates – commonly incorrectly called "roller blades". It takes time and practice (wear protection), but you can skate as with ice skating.

    It won't let me paste my video links, oh well. ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. cj marshall says:

    stop acting disrespectful that is a grown woman

  28. Morty Joyse says:

    She wasnt in the kitchen.. that made no sense lol

  29. Morty Joyse says:

    Aw thats mean xD

  30. Hanna says:

    In roller derby, duuh

  31. Deja Davis says:

    -_______- k im a woman and i got that.
    like she should be in the kitchen.?

  32. Morty Joyse says:

    Calm down.. I was trolling.

  33. Any Random says:

    k if you are like me you need protective gear before you fall.

  34. Zoey -Leigh says:

    who. is watching this in 2016

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