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How to Turn with In-Line Skates

Learn how to turn on rollerblades 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. Turning is one of the most basic parts about rollerblading. There's basically two ways to do it: you can either shift your weight to the right or to the left or also use the crossover technique. If you want to turn to the left you are going to shift your weight to the left and that's going to send you in that direction, when you want to turn right you'll shift your weight towards the right. If you need to gain speed quickly use the crossover method or if you need to turn sharply. As it's a more effective means of moving in one direction or the other. You're going to need to turn every time you go skating so it's something you should learn very, very, early and you definitely want to have it mastered before you try coming to a skate park and try doing tricks. As soon as you start learning to skate backwards you should also learn to turn while going backwards. And again when you're going backwards you can either lean or use the crossover technique.

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