Rollerblading Lessons Penfield NY
East Rochester, NY
How to Skate Safely on Roads
By Peter Doucet
But it's not without its perils. In fact, it can be downright dangerous.
With that in mind, here's my tips on how to stay safe while skating on roads:
Watch your stride
Signal your turns
Use all your senses
Pick your routes
Pick low-traffic routes at low-traffic times of the day. And have a backup plan.
Here are some things to consider when picking a route:
Keep your cool
Take extra care in these situations:
Skating in the Rain
By Roger Olson
Puddle Push - 2006 Northshore Inline Marathon
1) Use a short stride.
2) Use a quick cadence.
With a shorter stroke, you'll have less power. To compensate, increase the tempo of your pushes.
3) Keep your weight over your heels.
4) Push straight out to the side.
5) Bend your knees.
6) Use soft wheels.
Softer wheels (82A or less) grip better and slip less.
Road paint: Lane markers and road markings of any kind are extremely slippery when wet. Avoid them!
Smooth concrete: In wet weather, this otherwise optimal skating surface can become as slick as ice.
Skating in the rain is bound to ge...
Top 10 Real World Skate Tips
By Kathy McSparran
Kathy McSparran demonstrates the scissors position for inline skaters.
1. Use It or Lose It
2. Attack Hazards with Scissors
3. Water Hazards
If you must cross a wet surface, skate easy until your wheels stop leaving wet stripes behind you.
Avoid standing water. If it gets in your bearings, they'll probably rust.
4. Climbing Kilimanjaro
5. Downhill Danger
Don't risk it.
Whatever you do, don't take chances on hills. Falls on downhills can be particularly nasty.
6. Miss Manners
7. Nice Doggie?