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. Controlling your speed is a really important
part of rollerblading, you are going to find yourself in situations where you either need
more speed or you need to slowdown. So you are going to need to learn that pretty
quickly. On traditional rollerskates or recreational
rollerblades there is often a break, but on aggresive skates there usually isn’t. So there’s a couple different techniques you
can use to slow yourself down. One is called the T-stop which is where you
are going to drag your trailing foot to slow yourself down. This has a tendency to wear down your wheels
and create what are known as flatspots. So, when you have enough space you just try
to use the slalom technique, which is really similar to what [skirs] you when you are coming
down a mountain, basically you are going to carve kind of hard and that’s going to check-off
a little of that speed. If you need more speed you are goint to want
to use the traditional sort of push-and-glide technique. When you have space, if you are at a skate
park and you are in the middle of a ramp, you can start to use what’s called pumping. Basically pumping involves a lot of timing
and is pretty difficult, but what you want to do is when you are dropping in the ramp
and you get towards the base on the transition, you want to explode downwards without actually
leaving the ground, and what that’s going to do is transfer your energy during the transition
into more speed. Like I said, pumping is pretty difficult,
but basically all it takes is time, you now the more time you spend at the skate park,
the better that you are going to get at it, and eventually it will be second nature and
you won’t even think about it.

How to Control Speed on In-Line Skates | Rollerblading
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43 thoughts on “How to Control Speed on In-Line Skates | Rollerblading

  • April 15, 2011 at 5:28 pm
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    I always go way too fast lol

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  • April 15, 2011 at 6:12 pm
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    @Hennock888888 I know you sincerely mean that, so thank you.

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  • April 16, 2011 at 2:34 am
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    @Smhawk100 your awsome :D!

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  • April 16, 2011 at 8:36 am
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    his name is tampon

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  • April 20, 2011 at 7:34 am
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    Yeah but how does he tell his parents he's gay?

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  • May 19, 2011 at 5:05 am
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    i play roller hockey so im starting this

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  • May 27, 2011 at 11:37 am
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    Wait, wait, so the only way to slow down and control your speed is to… drag one foot behind you…. Really!?! -.-

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  • June 19, 2011 at 5:17 pm
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    rollerblading is just aggressive walking really..

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  • June 29, 2011 at 7:39 am
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    @globalchaos1984 what makes you think hes gay, its like going around and saying to everyone "HEY YOUR GAY!"

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  • July 13, 2011 at 9:14 am
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    tim this gay

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  • August 2, 2011 at 3:19 am
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    try speed

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  • August 7, 2011 at 2:37 am
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    i can do these stuff when i was in 3rd grade -.-''

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  • August 18, 2011 at 3:16 am
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    I used to be able to skate pretty well when I was in elementary school. Then my family moved, and I just stopped. Now, 14 years later, I'm trying to pick it back up. Thank god for these tuts.

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  • August 20, 2011 at 4:35 am
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    @6400loser Kind of the same situation…I was skating when I was 11 and I moved also. Now I'm 22 and it's kind of embarrassing that I have to start all over 🙁 But I'm doing it anyway because I can still remember how good it felt….

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  • December 24, 2011 at 8:06 pm
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    Level explaining: Asian.

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  • April 20, 2012 at 8:57 pm
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    grow up child

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  • April 24, 2012 at 12:22 am
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    Tim phang you idiots!

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  • April 29, 2012 at 2:13 am
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    lol at the guy limping in the background of the first clip

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  • June 19, 2012 at 6:38 pm
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    the greatest part is that all this stuff can be learned by just doing it. GL beginners!~

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  • August 13, 2012 at 9:52 pm
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    fell hard on his-ass while rollerblading 😛

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  • September 14, 2012 at 1:40 pm
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    chim chang?

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  • November 23, 2012 at 1:48 pm
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    he said humping is pretty difficult

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  • January 28, 2013 at 2:11 am
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    Howcast usually sucks ass. This isn't bad, though.

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  • March 29, 2013 at 9:14 pm
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    nope, he said pumping.

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  • April 18, 2013 at 4:35 am
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    he look like he shat himself.

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  • May 11, 2013 at 10:14 pm
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    It was just a joke i know his name is Tim Phang it was just a joke

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  • May 17, 2013 at 4:23 am
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    thats a zombie

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  • July 7, 2013 at 11:32 pm
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    His voice hasnt fully broke yet 😀 he keeps cracking all the time 😀

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  • August 29, 2013 at 2:36 pm
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    Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

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  • September 1, 2013 at 7:54 pm
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    If i'm using aggressive inline skates on the street and i start to get a lot of speed, whats the most effective technic to slow down then stop?

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  • September 5, 2013 at 1:05 am
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    cess slide i guess if you are good enoulgh

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  • January 14, 2014 at 4:33 pm
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    This doucher talks to us newbees like we already know what he's talking about.

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  • April 13, 2014 at 8:14 pm
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    how do you carve 

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  • May 17, 2014 at 8:59 pm
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    бля, ну и мудак

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  • May 31, 2015 at 12:43 pm
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    Go pee any time

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  • August 13, 2015 at 7:28 pm
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    the guy in the background did not control his speed

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  • February 7, 2016 at 5:35 am
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    I started skating 7 years old but i used To Ice Skate and Roller Skate

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  • March 7, 2016 at 11:00 pm
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    Kat rockenbach hit a lamp post. Stop you dead haha

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  • July 1, 2016 at 12:50 am
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    I need a help I don't know witch kind of the rollerblading is good for me I am 14 please help me

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  • August 12, 2016 at 11:41 pm
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    can anyone share a link on how to go on the front wheels of the skates/skate along on them

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  • March 2, 2018 at 4:50 am
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    I'm so speed in skates I know skates very well

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  • June 7, 2018 at 12:33 am
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    Might have to buy breaks if u donr want to go through your wheels so fast tstopping and getting flatstops

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