Hi, this is Rahel Cook, on behalf of Expert
Village and today I’m here to talk about how to roller skate, more importantly, doing front
to back transitions. Front to back transitions are quite tricky and the first thing that
you need to know is that you need to be in the proper stance, knees need to be unlocked,
slightly bent, and you need to be at a comfortable momentum, speed, so that you’re not going
too fast nor are you going too slow. Then what you do is get very comfortable and you
pick up your dominate leg, being either your right or your left, whichever leg that you
feel confident being able to pick up and move around, without losing your balance. You would
pick up your dominate leg and you would bring it slightly behind you in an exact opposite
position to your front leg and then transfer all of your weight to that foot. It has to
be very fluid otherwise you will fall, so transfer that weight and then bring your other
foot, your non-dominate foot, around to be able to face the exact same direction that
you have just turned your other leg in. Going backwards, so that would be a front to back
transition, going the other way you would do the exact opposite. You would bring your
non-dominate leg around, or your dominate leg, whichever you feel comfortable with,
turn it in a completely opposite direction, in the momentum that you’re going, and then
gently apply all of the weight to that leg and then quickly bring your other leg around
so that now you’re facing in the appropriate and same direction. And that is how you do
front to back transitions.

How to Roller Skate : How to Do a Front to Back Roller Skating Transition
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53 thoughts on “How to Roller Skate : How to Do a Front to Back Roller Skating Transition

  • February 10, 2008 at 7:01 pm
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    thanx

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  • February 11, 2008 at 7:30 pm
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    she has no idea what she is talking about

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  • February 21, 2008 at 4:57 pm
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    Please demonstrate going from back to front.I can go front to back, but not back to front. Very hard for me and I need to SEE how it's done.

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  • February 29, 2008 at 1:21 am
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    Please make a video showing how to go from back to front position. I can't do it just by telling me.

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  • May 7, 2008 at 1:28 am
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    well duh its a spin u idiot

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  • May 19, 2008 at 6:45 am
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    tooooooooo difficult:(

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  • August 5, 2008 at 4:17 pm
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    aggrsive skating pwns

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  • August 14, 2008 at 3:19 am
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    You are correct, I do not know why she is called an Expert skater, because she looks to be very uneasy on skates, and when she is skating backwards, she is leaning forward over the front of her skates, and that is the first thing you learn NOT TO DO!!! she will end up tipping onto her toe stops, and falling.

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  • August 14, 2008 at 3:20 am
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    carlacaca:
    Usted es correcto, ¡no sé por qué es llamada un patinador experto, porque parece estar muy incómodo sobre los patines, y cuando está patinando de atrás para adelante, se está inclinando sobre el delantero de sus patines hacia adelante, y ésa es la primera cosa que usted aprende a not hacer!!! Terminará dar propina en sus paradas de dedo del pie, y caer.

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  • November 10, 2008 at 12:28 am
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    Friggin lucky 🙁
    I got the ones with 4 wheels in a straight line

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  • January 9, 2009 at 5:55 pm
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    omg! this chick cant evenroller skate let alone teach it ive been skating for 12 years i shoudl know.

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  • January 10, 2009 at 3:50 am
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    if you're so good why dont you upload a video and prove it

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  • January 13, 2009 at 2:48 pm
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    inline

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  • January 25, 2009 at 4:16 am
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    she probably didn't know the best way to word what she was saying……

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  • April 16, 2009 at 4:45 pm
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    or you could do a 3 turn

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  • April 30, 2009 at 2:58 am
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    i love when she paused in between "then quickly bring your other [pause] LEG around". i could swear her mind said arm or dick lol

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  • June 20, 2009 at 7:22 am
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    i would like to understand english language very well . im doing my best to skating

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  • August 18, 2009 at 3:39 pm
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    In line is better, learning up!!!

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  • August 23, 2009 at 11:32 pm
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    residue is evil

    that scares me

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  • October 26, 2009 at 1:23 pm
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    im going outside 2 see if this works

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  • February 10, 2010 at 2:27 pm
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    use your ass 😛

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  • March 28, 2010 at 10:57 pm
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    Could you go a tad bit slower plz?

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  • July 3, 2010 at 10:07 am
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    London Bridge Roller Skating 8pm-2am each & every Friday. Bring 10 People & you get in for FREE.

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  • August 3, 2010 at 9:51 am
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    I warn you this isn't they way you should turn around. I'm an artistic skater and this is the most improper way to turn from front to back.

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  • September 2, 2010 at 2:07 am
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    @cloudsbringnsexyback please enlighten all of us and tell us .. i dont wanna fall cuz shes teaching me wrong… would you explain?

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  • September 22, 2010 at 7:45 pm
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    I can't stand this woman… She makes everything seem 10 times more confusing than it is.

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  • October 1, 2010 at 12:47 pm
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    @chrisJongil Sure….basically the proper way to turn forward to back and vice versa [or mohawk as it is the proper name for this step] when going forward, is to pick up one foot and turn it so it is heel to heel with your grounded foot, then step onto the free foot and turn your new free foot to the diriction your body is facing. To turn back to front repeat the movement. If you are confused or would like a better explination let me know and I'll make a video.

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  • October 8, 2010 at 6:51 am
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    i can just imagine someone turn their domamant leg behind the other leg than they put there wheight on that leg and snap breaks there ancle lol

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  • November 22, 2010 at 5:34 am
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    great video. F the negative critics!

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  • December 1, 2010 at 5:01 pm
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    Does all this stuff work as well with roller blades or is this for regular skates only?

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  • December 19, 2010 at 11:04 pm
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    It is so wierd thet i dont know how to skate on those type of skates i can only skate on inlineskates

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  • February 4, 2011 at 3:26 am
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    if your a proffesional skater, why do you where wrist guards.noone wears them at our rink and we're doing much harder stuff then this shit!!

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  • March 7, 2011 at 2:46 am
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    Well if I fall I like to fall on the cheeks with a nice slow painful crash and then get back up and leave with a limp

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  • May 13, 2011 at 10:01 am
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    *pause…pause*…. HI!

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  • July 15, 2011 at 3:49 pm
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    its better to go sideways

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  • July 19, 2011 at 10:09 pm
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    this is done easier if you first learn to skate backwards from standing still

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  • August 18, 2011 at 12:58 am
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    it sounds lyk shes confusing herself -_-

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  • September 12, 2011 at 10:19 pm
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    I'm not a roller skater but I'm a high level ice skater and I agree too many words and she just doesn't seem to know mechanics/technique at all.

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  • October 29, 2011 at 7:18 pm
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    Bonnie D.Stoir from San Diego Derby Dolls got waaay better instruction videos, and she's infinately better at explaining how things are done…i'd check those vids in stead…oh, and yeah, BIG safety FAIL on this vid ! where's her freakin helmet, kneepads and elbow pads ?! Looks like, and sounds like, a fresh meat XD

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  • March 18, 2012 at 3:22 am
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    I am a very experienced skater and this is the only step that i can not do. I was pleased to find this but highly disappointed at the video. She used confusing words at a too fast pace that i wasn't able to understand at all. She also spoke as if she was a robot, and it would have been nicer if she was narrating in the background as she did the step.

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  • March 18, 2012 at 6:57 pm
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    @honeybunny230 because accidents happen…doesnt matter if you are an expert or not…just sayin its better to be safe than end up with broken bones or your head split open…

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  • August 14, 2012 at 10:18 pm
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    ROLLERBLADES !!!!!! THERE FUCKING CALLED ROLLER BLADES!!

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  • August 15, 2012 at 12:03 am
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    WTF DUDE DONT USE A FUCK ZERO FOR OMFG, 0MFG LOOKS SO GAY ,,

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  • September 23, 2012 at 11:22 pm
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    most likes expert village ever got…

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  • September 27, 2012 at 2:13 am
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    roller blade is a brand.

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  • October 31, 2013 at 11:55 pm
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    FWIW, I think it's a lot easier to do a front-to-back turn on rollerskates than on ice skates.

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  • March 3, 2014 at 5:32 pm
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    you don't skate well enough to be doing this without pads and a helmet.

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  • June 28, 2014 at 7:39 pm
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    It looks so easy! 😀 I must try it in near future!

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  • April 30, 2015 at 12:05 am
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    Where's your helmet foo?

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  • March 13, 2016 at 4:53 pm
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    guys its there way of calling if they call roller bladdads so roller blads ok!!!

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  • March 14, 2016 at 1:29 am
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    she needs to practice cuz shes not that advanced with this…honestly i could have made a better video

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