If you were going to start skating anew, with little to no experience (and the associated lack of co-ordination ), what would you wish someone would tell you?
I’m looking to build a ‘curriculum’ of sorts for extremely new skaters, a kind of checklist of goals to ease into confidently cruising up hills and over the rainbow (maybe not actually over the rainbow). Any input is appreciated!
Thanks in advance and stay safe!
if someone would have told me to put your weight at the front for acceleration and for braking put weight on the back foot it would have saved around twice falling off
also at first accelerate slowly and dont lean as far as you can to turn
can i ask where i london are you as i am in london also
Hah! Good good input there, thank you - I’m all over, I live in Acton but work in Romford a lot.
Protective gear. Just wear it, dont ask why. One day you will see why
nice im only liek 30min from you im in nw11
For my clients, I will be looking at getting a supply of knee / elbow pads, full face lids, wrist protection, and gloves.
Autism being a sensory processing disorder, I would like to look at things like armoured trousers, as that would be less stressful for them, but the cost seems to be a killer with that kind of thing.
@ratheruseful You should properly make this thread [SERIOUS] to prevent @Halbj613 making this offtopic
anywayyy, learn to jump to get over curbs everywhere. Also, learn to fall without damaging yourself, and if no bindings do not try and run it off at 20-25mph or more.
Edit: The mark where you can run off at is different for all people and also depends on age, obviously.
@LAZYROLLING for armoured stuff
Think of it as snowboarding or skiing if you’ve been.
Keep the weight up front. Use your shoulders and hips to turn, not your ankles. Get comfortable leaning further off the board, it will be awkward at first. Start with loose bushings. Use your read foot almost like a boat rudder, dragging behind you and swinging out on turns.
Example (normal stance, left turn):
- crouch lower
- more weight on front heel
- turn shoulders to the left, hips follow
- lean out off the board
- swing your right foot out gently to maintain a smooth turn
- bring your body back in while the board returns underneath you
Oh good shout about jumping as a key skill, any advice on how to fall off?
yeah would love to finally get together and ride with someone
I’m going to london next year for a weekend for a school trip, wanna lend out an esk8 and take a group ride?
Edit: just realised now i’m turning this off-topic
if i got 2 working then sure
found like 1 other esk8er in my area everyone else is like 30min + away
Do note, at high speed, how you crash is very hard to control
You get better with practice
Learning how to stack is the best skill you can develop. Practice stacking at progressively higher speeds.
I still can’t stack properly. But I’m fucking awesome at keeping my beer upright when I do
It’s a valid skill! Falling down stairs while somehow keeping your beer upright.