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In-Line Skating Basics for Beginner Rollerbladers

Learn the basics of rollerblading from in-line skater Tim Phang in this Howcast video.

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Hi, I'm Tim Phang. I'm 23 years old. I've been skating for about 12 years. I'm from Arlington, Virginia which is right outside of Washington, D.C. I'm now sponsored by Universal Skate Design, and I'm going to be talking to you about rollerblading. When you first start out skating you're going to want to learn how to stand up comfortably on your skates. If you haven't stood on skates before you should probably use a handrail or have a friend with you so you can put your hand on they're shoulder; they can help make sure that you're comfortable. After you're able to stand then you should learn to skate forwards and backwards. I recommend doing it in a place where you're sure that you're not going to be interfered with by other people. So if you have a driveway or if there's a parking lot around where you're sure you'll be safe. After you've learned how to skate forwards you should practice skating backwards, turning around, turning left and right; eventually work your way up to a crossover. After you've mastered these basics you can make your way to some place like a skate park where there's obstacles for you to skate. Learn how to do some simple grinds and some simple airs, forwards and backwards, you can learn to spin and spin onto grinds. Then of course you can always step up to larger obstacles once you've learned the basic tricks.

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