How to Roller Skate : How to Do a Front to Back Roller Skating Transition
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How to Roller Skate : How to Do a Front to Back Roller Skating Transition

October 22, 2019


Hi, this is Rahel Cook, on behalf of Expert
Village and today I’m here to talk about how to roller skate, more importantly, doing front
to back transitions. Front to back transitions are quite tricky and the first thing that
you need to know is that you need to be in the proper stance, knees need to be unlocked,
slightly bent, and you need to be at a comfortable momentum, speed, so that you’re not going
too fast nor are you going too slow. Then what you do is get very comfortable and you
pick up your dominate leg, being either your right or your left, whichever leg that you
feel confident being able to pick up and move around, without losing your balance. You would
pick up your dominate leg and you would bring it slightly behind you in an exact opposite
position to your front leg and then transfer all of your weight to that foot. It has to
be very fluid otherwise you will fall, so transfer that weight and then bring your other
foot, your non-dominate foot, around to be able to face the exact same direction that
you have just turned your other leg in. Going backwards, so that would be a front to back
transition, going the other way you would do the exact opposite. You would bring your
non-dominate leg around, or your dominate leg, whichever you feel comfortable with,
turn it in a completely opposite direction, in the momentum that you’re going, and then
gently apply all of the weight to that leg and then quickly bring your other leg around
so that now you’re facing in the appropriate and same direction. And that is how you do
front to back transitions.

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