How To: Do an acid grind on rollerblades

Kyle of Aggressivemall teaches you how to land an acid grind with aggressive skates.You should first go to your favorite curve to practice it as a stall. When doing an acid grind, your soul foot (or the one you use for balance) is placed along the grind bar and the other foot is placed like in a backslide. Once you get comfortable with the stall, you can start practicing the grind itself. For starters, you should approach the grind bar with a slight angle and moderate speed. While grinding, b...

How To: Turn on rollerblades

In this how-to video, you will learn how to turn while riding on rollerblades. Start out by going into the ready position with forward momentum. Look into the direction you are going to turn. Keep your body over your skates. Push on the opposite leg of the direction you want to go. This will allow your outside leg to swing around. There is another turn you can try out that is faster but much more unstable. As you are moving, slowly move one skate forward and the other backwards. Pretend you a...

How To: Inline skate for beginners

In this Outdoor Recreation video tutorial you will learn how to inline skate for beginners. Patrick Eaves, adventure sports guide and instructor, presents this video. First, you should have the right gear. Go to the local retail store or to a skating rink where you can take guidance from experts. Start off by practicing balancing on your legs. Legs should be shoulder length apart, knees slightly bent, body is bent a little forward and hands are in front of you. This is called the ready positi...

How To: Change your roller skate wheels

This video teaches you how to change the wheels on your roller skates. You will need the replacement set of wheels with the bearings already in them and a skate tool. Remove the wheel by using the skate tool. Remember, righty tighty - lefty loosey. Take off the wheel and pop the new one back on. The key is to put the flat end of the nut on first. Hand tighten the nut and then use the skate tool to tighten it the rest of the way. Tighten it until it stops and then check your wheel. If the whee...

How To: Backflip on rollerblades

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to perform back-flips on roller-blades. Before attempting this trick, users should be able to do a back-flip off the wall. For beginners, start by learning how to flip. Once you can flip, try flipping off the wall. Depending if you're right or left handed, run to the wall and push off with that foot. When you can wall back-flips, start trying to do them with roller-blades. Go on a ramp and launch off to the side. Once you can flip off the ramp, start ...

How To: Turn while roller skating

Raelle Cook provides skaters with the basics of turning while on roller skates. The first thing skaters need to know is they have to be skating at a comfortable speed and a comfortable position. The most comfortable position would be not to have your knees locked. The biggest mistake is attempting to turn while going to fast. To slow down you simply drag your toe stop. Turn your body in the direction you'd like to turn and look in the direction of the turn. Don't look in the opposite directio...

How To: Turn on roller skates

Once you've learned how to move forward on your roller skates, it's time to turn so you can enjoy rinks and parks. Learn how to turn on roller skate in this video lesson. Take action: maintain correct form, lean towards appropriate direction, and use cross-over technique. Catherine Werst, a.k.a Stray Cat from Central Coast Roller Derby and the instructor in this how-to video from Live Strong, is the coach of Derby 101 and has been skating since she was eleven years old and competitive for man...

How To: Stop on rollerblades

Learning to skate is one thing, but learning to stop is just as important. In this tutorial Patrick Eaves will walk you through the three different methods of stopping on your inline skates. The first method is the "snow plow". This method is recommended for beginners and only at slow rates of speed. To stop, slowly point your toes towards each other until you come to a rest. The second method is the "heel stops". On the back of one of your skates, usually the right, is a brake pad. When you ...

How To: Rollerblade backwards

After you have mastered going forward and forward gliding you may want to expand your skill set and start skating backwards. You will use a simple undulating motion that will allow you to propel yourself backwards.

How To: Pushing off with your rollerblades

In this clip Adam Silverstein with X games physically demonstrates how to push off with rollerblades. First he explains that you need to get comfortable with balancing yourself on the rollerblades, and then you can begin to move forward: while keeping both knees bent, then put one foot straight in front of yourself then and crock the other foot to the side, have it turned so you can push off it, remember to keep both knees bent still, get low then push off on the front and glide. Then switch ...

How To: Play roller derby for beginners

Roller derby is a sport (kind of) that involves two teams skating rounds around an oval track and trying to get ahead of one another. The fun, of course, is that there are "blockers" who try to prevent the "jammers," or scoring players, from getting ahead.

How To: Rollerblade in 4 steps

In this video, a young boy explains some beginners tips for learning to rollerblade. First start by standing still on the rollerblades. Then try lifting your feet up and down in place, to get a feel for the balance. To move forward, lean forward a little bit and move the skates by pushing them from side to side, back and forth. To jump on rollerblades, skate forward quickly in a straight line and jump with two feet. To twirl on rollerblades, skate forward and point both toes outward, which wi...

How To: Stop while roller skating backward

In this how-to video, you will learn how to stop while going backwards on roller skates. This will help if you are going too fast and want to stop without falling. Make sure your knees are not locked and you are not going too fast. Take the dominant leg and position it slightly behind you. Next, apply firm but solid pressure on the stopper. Be careful not to place too much, as this will turn you around. Another way involves immediately going back on both stoppers. Your knees must be bent with...

How To: Roller skate backwards

Skating backwards can be challenging but an instructor from Expert Village shows us two easy ways to learn. Several important things to keep in mind before you begin is to not be afraid of falling, make sure your body is relaxed, and your knees should not be locked. Now, from a standing position and weight equally distributed on both legs, slowly push your legs out to the side then back again in a sort of figure eight and then repeat. This will slowly propel you backwards. Another way to skat...

How To: Stop on roller skates

There is more than one way to stop on roller skates. Proper technique is important for your safety and the safety of others. Learn how to stop on roller skates in this video lesson. Take action: each skate should have toe-stop, t-stop drags one foot behind other, keeping feet in shape of letter T, and plow stop points toes towards each other. Catherine Werst, a.k.a Stray Cat from Central Coast Roller Derby and the instructor in this how-to video from Live Strong, is the coach of Derby 101 and...

How To: Roller skate

Roller skating is not hard to learn, but requires some knowledge and equipment. Learn how to roller skate in this video lesson. Take action: invest in proper safety equipment, concentrate on form: shoulders should be above ankles, walk on skates to begin, and lead with toes. Catherine Werst, a.k.a Stray Cat from Central Coast Roller Derby and the instructor in this how-to video from Live Strong, is the coach of Derby 101 and has been skating since she was eleven years old and competitive for ...

How To: Jump on rollerblades

Rollerblading is a great way to get outside and enjoy the fresh air while getting a great work out. Being able to jump on your skates will allow you to go over object, uneven terrain, or get down ledges or steps. This is a useful skill.

News: Doesn't This Lead to Death?

Dirk Auer has set a new world record…for insanity. This past July, the adrenaline junkie raced down the rickety, wooden Mammoth roller coaster at 56mph, in his specially made inline skates. Auer made it through the entire length of the roller coaster (2820 feet) in just over a minute.

How To: Do a one footed glide on rollerblades

In this video, you will learn how to glide on one foot with roller blades. All you need is a pair of roller blades and the proper safety equipment. This will involve you putting weight on the one foot that stays on the ground. You will have to pick up your other foot behind you. Practice this while moving. Remember to pick up some speed and push off before you lift off your foot. Keep on doing this until you get the hang of it. Viewing this video will show you just how easy it is to glide on ...

How To: Roller skate

In this video series our expert will teach you how to roller skate. This fun and healthy activity can be enjoyable for anyone once you learn the basics. Our expert will show you how to pick out the best roller skates and how to use roller skating safety equipment.

How To: Cross over turn on rollerblades

In this video, a skater demonstrates and explains how to make a cross over turn on roller blades.The cross over is similar to a turn, but it is done much faster and it increases your speed while turning because you can push off. The skater demonstrates the turn around a cone. He skates normally towards it on the right side. When he has reached the cone, he lifts his right foot and crosses it over the left foot in front while starting to turn. He then lifts his left foot and positions it norma...

How To: Replace rollerblade wheels

In this how-to video, you will learn how to replace rollerblade wheels. You will need a skate tool. For each wheel, there is a place to put an Allen wrench. Undo these screws and make sure you do not lose them. Take the screws out, enabling you to also remove the wheel. Do this for each wheel. Remove the space from the wheel. Also, make sure the wheels are well rounded. If it is not, you should rotate the wheel. Push out the bearings with the Allen wrench or another tool. With the new wheel, ...

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