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How to Roller Skate : How to Do Roller Skating Crossovers

October 23, 2019


Hi, I’m Rahel Cook here, on behalf of Expert
Village, and today I’m here to talk about how to roller skate, more importantly how
to do crossovers. Crossovers are often the scariest things that you can encounter while
trying to roller skate both indoors and outdoors. This is trying to get you around a corner
in a better fashion other than just acting like a robot. So, the first thing that you
need to know is that you need to be comfortable, in a comfortable stance, going at a comfortable
rate of speed. Make sure that your knees are not locked and as you’re going around the
corner make sure that you look into the direction that you are attempting to turn. Turn your
shoulders ever so slightly into the corner as well. You need to get comfortable on your
left leg, you pick up your right leg and ever so slightly bring it over and in front of
your left leg, then you would need to pick up your back leg, pushing slightly against
the floor or the skating surface that you’re on, and bring that one back around to the
front. Again then you would pick up your right leg, bring it around and in front of your
left leg, taking that left leg and giving a little bit of pressure to the skating surface
and then bringing that left leg forward again. And that is how to do crossovers.

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