How to Roller Skate Over Rocks and Sand Outside!

How to Roller Skate Over Rocks and Sand Outside!

You know what’s the enemy of
roller skates? Rocks. I’m sure you guys know, you’re skating down the street, you
hit a rock, you go knees first into the concrete you get all bloody, it’s just [ugh].
Sometimes I really hate rocks you know? But there’s a way to get over them and
I’m gonna teach you how to save your knees in this episode and you know what
better place to do that then in the middle of the desert in front of the
biggest rock I have ever seen. [Music] 5-4-3-2 Let’s roll! This is how roll, this is how we roll, this is how we roll. Let’s roll [Cheering] Yeah, woohoo! What’s up Planet roller skaters!
Indy Jamma Jones here and today we are out in the
middle of nowhere in the desert and we have found
this concrete slab on the ground that I am just dying to skate on.
The only problem is it’s completely trashed it has glass it has rocks it has
sand…it is not the ideal skating surface to say the least, but I’m still gonna
make it work and you know what it reminded me that I get a lot of questions
from people that are skating outdoors about how to get over rocks and crack.
Sometimes the answer is gummy wheels and it’s like, yeah gummy wheels will help to
a certain extent but you’re still gonna get tripped up on big rocks and big
cracks. All my weight–oh God! So there’s actually a really easy way to handle getting stuck on different things like that
and I’m gonna teach you that today! Drop in on a rock, yeah! Yeah! How to handle rocks and cracks in the
streets by Indiana Jones! Right now here, we go, alright.
The first secret to being able to go over bumps and cracks and rocks
and things is fast feet and that’s when you’re just alternating from one foot to
the other very quickly. Pretty much you
can go over anything like. Fast feet: It’ll save your life! If you’re skating down the street
and you approach a really gnarly patch of asphalt it’s just like completely un-skateable, you can
seriously like run over it almost. First tip: fast feet. Second tip: stagger. It’s so
important when you’re skating in the street to stagger your feet like this:
where one’s in front and one’s behind. If you do the Frankenskate, then you’re
definitely gonna get caught on those things, so let me demonstrate what the
Frankenskate looks like. instead of one in
front of the other that means if you hit a crack or something, you’re going straight down. No bueno. Frankenskate. Don’t be a Frankenskater! But if my feet are staggered and this foot hits a crack, then I’m ready to
catch with my other foot. The super secret is to learn how to balance on one foot. I can’t tell you how often this is the answer to your skate problems. If I’m rolling on one foot and I hit a rock I’m gonna be able to catch myself. Ultimately that turns into fast feet
where you’re only on one foot at a time and then if you ever
get caught by a rock you’re already ready with your next foot there. Right under you.
It’s almost like you’re lifting them up. Fast feet. Fast feet. Fast feet. Fast feet. Okay, I guess that’s the super secret, is fast feet. You don’t have to panic every time
you get to a rough surface because you can seriously
run over it like… Other obstacles I’m gonna teach you
about about since we’re here is sand. The way to get through sand if you have to skate through it just
don’t stride. If you try this stride when you’re going
through the sand you’re gonna slip. If it looks like it’s a big patch of sand, like if you can’t see
parts of the ground at all and you’re going fast, then when you hit that you’re
gonna stop so fast it could make you slam into the ground. If I try to roll it
just takes all of my speed away. You’re gonna have to run through it. If I know it’s gonna be sandy and I’m ready to run So if you can see the ground you can
tell it’s a really thin sand, just sit and don’t stride, ride it through. Just
get low and don’t move your feet So my last piece of advice if you’re
skating outdoors, everything you do is gonna be smaller compact and more
right under you versus if you’re at the rink you can skate like a ballerina and
be like,” Haaaa!” Outside so if you’re doing big strides
and you hit a rock, you’re going down. Right under. Holy cow, this altitude is high! Alright well thank you guys so much for watching
this episode of Planet roller skate I hope I helped you learn how to handle obstacles in the street like
bumps and cracks and rocks. What I want to know:
where you are going to be skating outdoors! Let me know below and be sure to LIKE comment subscribe.
Hit up for all your roller skating needs and until next time: Later Skaters! [Dreamy instrumental music]

Antonio Breitenberg

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100 thoughts on “How to Roller Skate Over Rocks and Sand Outside!

  1. Harvest Smith says:

    Should a beginner skater wear wrist guards? I heard they could break you forearm Thanks!

  2. Ariely Arias says:

    What if you live where there is a sidewalk and it's very bumpy 🤔

  3. HawnMa808 says:

    You rock. Thanks for sharing your passion.

  4. Amber Randle says:

    The sound went throw me

  5. Parker Whiteside says:

    one time I was at my local rink and there was a nail on the floor and I was frankenskating and I fell. On my Face.

  6. Bre Dederick says:

    Your at a place called Giant rock in landers California and I live like 10 minutes from there😂 but your right it’s in the middle of no where

  7. Sven says:

    I’m going to skate in my neighborhood road, but it’s pretty bumpy and there’s some gravel

  8. markell aandi hubbard says:

    I really wish the moxi skates carried my size 😢😢😢

  9. pheonix leaf says:

    Damn white girls talk a lot. Great channel but next time let’s not take over 2 minutes to get to the point of the tutorial? Thanks

  10. Joeleen Pechey says:

    My son and I went "Street Skating" in our suburb on the weekend and loved it!!! Going to do this way more often!! Love this channel, have learnt how to skate again. Thank-you XXXX

  11. Hallee Fox says:

    How do you know if you can skate in the stores were you live because I live in Michigan and I would love to know if I can wear skates in the store since there like a shoe

  12. lonotiki , Shannon O' says:

    I skate on covered bridges in the winter, vermont has plenty~

  13. Nick Irvin says:

    Do a How to roller bounce

  14. Jennifer Phillips says:

    Brand stinkin new to roller skating just got some skates that came today. Trying to get used to staying balancing without locking my legs straight when I’m trying to catch myself. I like it it’s fun and scary in a good way. My goal is to skate good enough down by the beach and parks and not eat 💩 constantly. (From Carlsbad area)

  15. Gates of Gergovia says:

    'Decorative' gravel.
    Not sure what's so decorative about gravel, but those pyramid-shaped pieces will wedge under roller skate or skateboard wheel and stop you dead on the spot.
    Especially fun in combination with uneven, cracked pavement, slopes and traffic.

  16. Grace McCarthy says:

    I want a pair of moxi skates but there expensive and im not that good thanks Indy for the great video👍

  17. Eyeless Jaquline says:

    Last weekend me and my family went to the Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, so of course I took my skates along with me! We all went to the Wharf and let me tell ya that must have been the craziest surface I've ever tried to skate on! The cracks were at least an inch deep and there were a lot of them too! I was tripped up a few times but I managed to keep my balance 🙂 Thank you Indy for the awesome video!

  18. Anthony Ojeda says:

    So helpful! Thanks!

  19. anonymous girl says:

    the place i rollerskate is like all bumpy and literally rocks as a path i can barely even skate. how do i skate properly on rock ground?

  20. Xtina Coe says:

    You're the best!!! Just got my Moxi lolly yesterday!! So stoked and excited!! Been street skating all my life in Hermosa Beach….been 20 years since I bought skates!!! A bit Rusty but still kick ass!!! Your vids are awesome!!!

  21. Mz. Iainthavenit says:

    Great tips!

  22. Josie The Flower Boy says:

    I wasn't ready for that giant rock in the beginning I figured it was the rock behind you

  23. Stephanie Pegueros says:

    Omg this helped me sooooooo much😄☺️

  24. maddy t says:

    I ate it today at a sidewalk at my college. My knees are feeling the pain

  25. type1 phlebotomist says:

    Hey Indy! I have a request can you make a video about stride skating Compared to skating with one foot in the front and the other in the back? Im learning to skate and I eventually wanna get good enough to skate outside. Much love from Indiana! <3

  26. Louise Bainco says:

    Wow I love you

  27. parrot juce says:

    would you recomend high rookie skates??cos i have orderd some and i dont rlly know if they r good engough..?

  28. ImStrayKidsTrash says:

    Can you guys do a video on wheel durometer and size? Like how it differentiates between doing tricks in bowls or on ramps and street skating. Also what exactly wider trucks are for etc and how to clean your wheels, also about different plates for grinding . Just a whole video about wheels and trucks and plates would be cool

  29. Rose Wright says:

    that drop in tho

  30. PotatoBabe says:

    I discovered your channel yesterday and I stayed up until 2am watching videos. My skates come in the mail Friday 😊

  31. Jess says:

    quick tip: when you suddenly see a rock, instead of panicking just bubble around it. you don't lose power and won't need to turn

  32. Ally _24 says:

    Do you make skates for kids

  33. Бель Милашка says:

    You cool 😎.

  34. Splinter says:

    I rollerblade outside and there’s rocks everywhere since people think that gravel is a nice landscape product….. but honestly I just look in front of me and don’t panic most of the time I can just jump over it

  35. Natalie Alexis says:


  36. Natalie MC says:

    Indy and planet roller skates you are AMAZING thanks for teaching us how to roller skate. Love you 💕⛸⛸

  37. Lps Pixels says:

    Indy can you skate on a track at a high school?

  38. Jadyn Morrill says:

    Yes I have experienced this in skates and on a long board. When I was on a long board I fell like Kris’s cross apple sauce you know. And yeah I busted my ankles I have a huge scar now

  39. a e s t h e t i c v a n s says:

    i love your videos, i’m saving money atm for your skates. as seen in your video’s they’re really good and the best i’ve seen. love you!

  40. Lolgirl22 I just wanna laugh says:

    I skate at my school park so I know it really well cuz we had a rink but they closed sadly our school had fun activities in 3 rd grade we took a trip there and I was the best but I've never met anyone who has stuck with skating my nabor did it but quit so my friend likes to ride bikes s I ride my skates

  41. rainbow041890 says:

    Chicago skates were my first pair. Sucked trying to skate outdoors. This weekend went to pigeons shop and bought a pair of beach bunny’s. I skated in LB and now home in Lake Elsinore CA skating at the storm stadium parking lot just practicing. They are totes squeaky though.

  42. Cosmic Giggler says:

    Here’s a funny story of me on skates hitting a rock.

    I was one of those skater girls at Sonic. I had just taken a order and was getting the whole tray out to the customer. It was 2 of the largest drink size (Route 44) slushees. Coincidentally it was also someone I knew from back in Highschool.
    As I was approaching their car, I hit a rock- tripped- and the tray of freaking huge slushees fell directly into their window and all over their seats.
    I’m really glad it wasn’t some random stranger— but still holy hell that was embarrassing!!

    Your videos make me want to get back on skates, because I really enjoyed it.

    Hope that person back from Highschool was able to forgive and forget what happened. So funny how it worked out like that.

  43. The Soofster says:

    I thought she was talking about the rock she was standing in front so my reaction literally went from 'haha, ohw, OOHW' 😂😂

  44. spiderlilly321 says:

    Missouri!!! 🙂

  45. Gummibear173 says:

    I'm so happy you made this video! My city is made of concrete and it had a serious earthquake 8 years ago. Exploring the city on skates would be so much fun! I'm totally going to invest in some skates now 😄🐘

  46. Janette Ruiz says:

    Dang this type of skate is interesting, maybe i should trade my board for a pair of boots 🙈

  47. esvete says:

    1:48 awh i also wave at every plane i see 🙂

  48. Naily Aparecida says:


  49. Yousef Mah3 says:

    I dont think that it will be good for inline skate 🤔

  50. Dee Majerowska says:

    i bought my first pair of skates last year, and i've had periods of skating everyday, but i've also had periods where i was so frustrated with not improving, or too lazy to take my skates out, or too anxious to skate around people… but every time that happens, i watch one of your videos! and i get super inspired to just keep trying! thank you so much, basically ❣❣

  51. Cara Deville says:

    Could you please make a video of you going over some real gnarly surfaces and showing these techniques. Is it possible to go through chunks and cracks in footpath? It would give more confidence to see someone doing this

  52. CharlieChick says:

    I'd really want to know how to make it over wooden surfaces like bridges and what not; the video was amazing as always Indy!!

  53. A&E Vlogs says:

    shave your armpits

  54. Duhnali Garcia says:

    Thank you so much Indy for macking this video I really needed to learn this because I went to a park with a really bumpy road.

  55. BillieEilish_ 4_ever_ says:

    I am late, I know…but, I will say to you this is helpful in May I have a Competition (roller skating)
    And it is in front of my school but there are a lot of rocks and everything…And thank you again it is helpfull, by now I will use it always… (actually I always fall on rock, sooo…tnx♥)
    And sorry if I have bad english I am not from England ♥

  56. Kayla Schneider says:

    Skating in Chicago! Pothole City of America!

  57. philippe pesm says:

    indy you r so fun !!!! thks….. for the lessons………..

  58. Itissome 1 says:

    Can u do a video about the fundea wheels

  59. Jane Saavedra says:

    I am going to be skating in front of my house on a street and in church parking lots. And maybe the skate rink if I'm brave enough to take my kids there.

  60. The_Duck says:

    It’s not a rock it’s a bolder

  61. Peter Houston says:

    I just love you Indy. I still cant get enough of the video you did with Gypsetcity. I love it so much.

  62. Laura Janov says:

    These videos are soooo helpful!! Thank you 💕

  63. Nat Tilghman says:

    Does anyone know if the moxi ivy/jungle print skates are part of the beach bunny line? Or are they do they have a the shorter wheel bases most skates have?

  64. Maria Morales says:

    Am sorry to say this but you forgot to wear your bra

  65. Taylor Hallquist says:

    I liked this video hopefully I can get moxi skates

  66. Quinita Whitfield says:

    Hi Indy, can you do more videos of you commuting on skates? If like to use mine like a commuter bike almost. Also do you know how long the IVY's take to process?

  67. Thyra Lundin says:

    I love your youtube chanel and i learn so much new things

  68. Wolfiy_ Plays says:

    She's not wearing a bra

  69. Natalie Gasiewicz says:

    Wait can you skate in water

  70. Natalie Gasiewicz says:


  71. Antonina Pastel says:

    I'm an inline skater, but this video helped anyway. Thank you soo much!😊❤️

  72. Eden Garden says:

    Yes i panic every time! I fell once because of the stupid stones, because i did not stagger… Jup… My bad hahaha. I think, i am new, and i want to go to fast, learning basics is so important, i need to do practise the basics way more. Thanks for this video!

  73. Will Camick says:

    ((Skip to 2:00))

  74. Sandra Kaiser says:

    Where do you bought your sunglasses?

  75. Chelsea Gonzales says:

    How do you skate over cobble stone?

  76. 1MadHatter says:

    Hell yea, I'm heading to the gravel pit with my FAST FEET! Thanks <3

  77. Kill me 800 says:

    I can’t skate at the skate park near me cause the whole thing is underwater

  78. Eden Garden says:

    I panic anyway… today i was stiff with fear. Sucks! Even while i updated my wheels, radar energy and bones bearings. I need to overcome my fear of falling. I fell today over a rock but i was going snail speed so no pain. I think i just need to fall more. Been skating 3 months and fell 3 times. Because i am so slow and big on safety

  79. Matashalopezrodriguez Lopez Rodriguez says:


  80. bella tucci says:

    Music that you use in this video?

  81. sporky27 says:

    “it’s not just a boulder….. it’s a rock!”

  82. AwkwardAriel says:

    What knee pads are those?

  83. Kathy Cormier says:

    This may be my second comment on here. I am skating on smooth surface, like tennis court or new road, but that one little rock or pebble will stop my wheels from rolling causing me to trip.

  84. MayvelinCraft 306 says:

    Now try this with Chicago skates 😀

  85. Chelsea Buckley says:

    Skating outside along Coolangatta beach on the gold coast Australia! <3

  86. WaterNai says:

    When I was in middle school, I used to roller skate to school. I had some sneaker skates that were very comfortable. I liked them so much I ended up getting some of the Sketchers sneaker skates when they came out with the revivals about ten years ago. 😄

  87. Laura Marie Murch says:

    The sound of the skates on this ground is honestly so mesmerising

  88. Laura Marie Murch says:

    Im a beginner and I did the running technique the other day. I went from concrete to grass and stopped myself from falling by running haha

  89. Wow Noice says:

    I’ve always wanted to know can you skate on a puddle

  90. Ahgase Blink says:

    I am from nepal and my mom live in Uk i wanna get moxi roller skate shoes…..How?

  91. jasmine speedwellflowers says:

    2minutes and 7 seconds of into @[email protected]

  92. Lily Coventree says:

    For me its pretty easy on cracks since on my veranda (where I practice most of the time) it is all tiles so im pretty good with cracks

  93. Farrin Ochoa says:

    So, I've been skating in a school parking lot where, of course there are tons of cracks. When I skate surfaces with rocks and cracks am I gonna wanna be looking down more as I'm skating?

  94. Damaris Paredes says:

    Ablo español pero entiendo lo que dises

  95. Orion Cornelius says:

    I love that this video was filmed at a random wet square of concrete in the middle of ABSOLUTE nowhere in the dessert

  96. Deala Blablabla says:

    I’m gonna practice skating on the British pathways which are kinda cracked tbh

  97. Oupa Moima says:

    i love you Indy jamma Jonas

  98. •Wøndęŕ Ķùñ• says:

    Rocks are my worst enemy one time I was skating with my cousin and I didnt notice that little rock and WENT HEAD FIRST DOWN >:(

  99. Ellese Krugle says:

    Looks like your in Nevada!

  100. Yeyé Hibiki says:

    jajaja esos trucos me habrian servido antes de romperme el pie XD hace 2 años saludos desde México

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