alright guys today we’re gonna learn how
to do the power slide we’re gonna begin by getting the power slide and breaking
it down to three simple moves the first move is to get yourself in a ready
position the second step is essentially half of a mohawk transition you’ll pivot your left skate on this front wheel so it faces the opposite direction of your right skate and finally you want to extend your right leg in a c-like motion so your right skate ends perpendicular to your left skate now let’s see what it looks like when you’re rolling so what we have here is a slow-motion
recording of Ricardo doing a power slide so here we see Ricardo rolling into the
shot quickly getting into his ready position it’s important to notice to the
two final and most important steps of the power slide essentially happened
simultaneously it is the pivoting Left skate which allows the right skate to swing into the proper position it is important to place down your pivoting foot only after it’s completed a 180 degrees rotation If you place your pivoting foot down
prematurely or too late it can result in a sharp turn possibly falling it is also important to stop the rotation of your right skate once it’s perpendicular to
the direction you’re going in make sure to keep your swinging leg in contact with the ground so you can feel the loss of traction as it swings out and finally take note of Ricardo stance when power sliding this is the optimal stance for a
power slide take a look at his left knee he’s very bent allowing for his left skate to remain under his body and hold the majority of his weight also take note of his right leg which is straight and extended away from his body this
allows his right skate to be at the proper angle in order to use his edges
and allow him to slide so there are two ways to use your inside
edge when doing a power slide one be the first one
to do a very wide stance where you leg is straight my leg is straight but because of the distance, its using the edge this stance is better for a high
speed because you’re more stable and you’re less likely to get caught the second one you can achieve the same edge by bending in your knee the stance is different I’m bending my knee more versus the previous stance which was wider out but its the same edge the power slide
with the wide lunge and far back leg allows you to slide for further V.S. the powerslide with the closer legs and the very bent knee which is more of an abrupt stop the reason this happens is because when you do the knee bent power slide. the angle of your foot it’s less extreme therefore you have more grip V.S. the wide lunge, where the angle is much more extreme with less grip so you slide longer they have their downsides if you do the wide leg powerslide you could slide out and fall if you do the short leg power slide you can “catch” and fly over and fall they both have their downsides
but the one with the knee tucked in more is generally more of an abrupt stop than the wide stance so let me start off by apologizing for
the audio in the previous clip and any gaps I may have left which I’m gonna try
to fill now okay so here we have the wide stance and what I should have been
calling the narrow stance and the narrow stance we keep our skates much closer
and use our edge by bending our right knee the angle of our right skate is far
less than when in the wide stance because of this the following is true
you will slide less because the angle of your skate is less sharp and more
directly under your body allowing you to distribute more weight onto it this is
why the narrow stance is much better for stopping than sliding this stance is
ideal for medium speeds and smooth floors so I’ve already covered a lot
with the wide stance being in someone we introduced to slide with but it is more
ideal for if you’re trying to tricks and you want to slide for a long time but
it’s also good for high speeds because the wider stance gives you greater
stability and it’s also good for rough floors which tend to have more traction
so you need a sharper angle to slide and prevent new wheels from catching and
sticking to the ground causing you to fall ultimately in a real world
situation you’ll learn to combine both these stances you usually begin with a
wide stance and then once you understand how much the floor slides you’ll
transition to a shorter stance to kill the slide and come to an abrupt stop so
I hope you enjoy this video and you were able to take something from it
you should always practice new techniques and tricks in an ideal
situation which is safe and away from danger so leave you here with some clips
or the BINY crew enjoying some slides you

How to Powerslide on Inline Skates
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37 thoughts on “How to Powerslide on Inline Skates

  • October 19, 2017 at 9:22 pm
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    great video! I'd love to practice this~where are you shooting this? 🙂

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  • October 19, 2017 at 11:23 pm
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    Skateboarding is where it's at

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  • October 19, 2017 at 11:53 pm
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    I need to learn this. Its kind of tricky with 125mm wheels though.

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  • October 20, 2017 at 2:54 am
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    very well explained! will you continue doing tutorials like this?

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  • October 20, 2017 at 4:55 am
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    Does this damage the wheels?

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  • October 20, 2017 at 8:59 am
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    Cool, I love that you actually went in-depth and really talked about each step here. What you guys call narrow stance, I'm 100% sure that's what Bill Stoppard mostly uses. I always wondered how he managed to stop that quickly. Guess I kind of found the answer 🙂

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  • October 20, 2017 at 4:09 pm
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    Great explanation, thank you.

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  • October 23, 2017 at 2:35 pm
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    I've been looking or a tutorial on how to do this for a while now, so glad to have found this. Thanks for the awesome (and really detailed) instruction!

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  • October 23, 2017 at 7:52 pm
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    tried today, y right skate just wants to turn vs.slide-any tips?

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  • October 26, 2017 at 2:07 am
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    Do you know where can I get inline skates from in new York? Trying to get into inline skating… A shop will be very helpful.👌👍

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  • October 27, 2017 at 12:19 am
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    really nice guys keep it

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  • October 30, 2017 at 5:37 pm
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    Great video, with everything really clearly explained. Really want to nail this one!
    Keep up the great work!

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  • November 1, 2017 at 7:21 pm
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    very nice skates dude, what are those?

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  • November 9, 2017 at 4:47 am
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    How do you join the club? I'm in New York and want to improve my skating.

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  • November 10, 2017 at 11:46 am
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    Will this work on ice?

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  • November 16, 2017 at 3:38 pm
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    looks like drake dancing

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  • November 16, 2017 at 5:02 pm
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    How do I meet up with you guys? I'm learning how to do slalom and I'm an advanced beginner of inlines. I also rollerdance on quads. Do you guys have a facebook page or instagram?

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  • November 19, 2017 at 2:06 pm
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    Great video and easy to learn teaching technique, keep it up guys, good job.

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  • January 12, 2018 at 3:22 am
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    Great and informative vid

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  • February 18, 2018 at 11:24 am
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    I recently returned to skating and found this really helpful, thanks. Please consider making a series of lessons covering the basics.

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  • February 18, 2018 at 11:25 pm
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    This is one o the best videos on powerslides..Love it bro…

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  • May 2, 2018 at 9:54 pm
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    Whats up guys . Good tutorial. Check us out when you can . Where new to yt but been skating since 97 now back in the game learning and making cloths for bladders . Wish I was skating in NY its where my roots started when I first started skating. Have fun you all . Always keep rolling

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  • May 20, 2018 at 4:35 pm
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    Very, VERY nice explanation. Thanks a lot for the contribution man.

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  • June 19, 2018 at 4:34 pm
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    Well done!

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  • June 29, 2018 at 11:45 am
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    I am going to try but I wish I knew someone that could teach me in person

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  • August 11, 2018 at 6:08 pm
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    i think he is a dancer

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  • September 20, 2018 at 11:49 am
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    Interesting description, I've never thought of it was a half Mohawk transition. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  • September 30, 2018 at 11:41 am
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    I have developed quite a strange stopping technique, however it does stop me. My friend has talked me into finally learning this powerslide stop. cool vid. Peace! 🙂

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  • November 26, 2018 at 10:52 am
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  • February 19, 2019 at 8:03 pm
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    Thanks for the demonstration, really nice, easier to learn this way

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  • February 26, 2019 at 3:47 am
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    There's another variation of the powerslide going backwards. I call it the crescent moon powerslide.

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  • March 9, 2019 at 10:44 am
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    What skates does Ricardo have on in this vid?

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  • April 14, 2019 at 11:52 am
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    Excellent explanation. Thank you!

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  • April 25, 2019 at 12:12 pm
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    Great explanation. Thanks man!

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  • June 26, 2019 at 4:55 am
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    Love the vids I’m from queens I skate for a few weeks now where is this maybe I can tag along

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  • July 4, 2019 at 11:12 pm
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    Music?!

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  • July 30, 2019 at 9:23 am
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    Great video. I am new at inlines and the powerslide is one of the breaking methods that I am training. I have seen a lot off tutorials on This subjekt but This one is the best I seen so far.

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