Hi, I’m Rachel Cook, on behalf of Expert Village.
Today I’m here to talk about how to roller skate, more specifically, how to stop while
going backwards. Now, that you’ve gotten yourself into the backwards position, how do you stop?
You’re going maybe a little too fast or maybe you’re not, maybe you just don’t want to fall,
and that’s fine. What you need to do is make sure while going backwards you are in a comfortable
stance, your knees are not locked, make sure you’re going at a comfortable rate of speed,
or I suppose you may not be if you need to stop. The easiest method of stopping while
going backwards would be to take your dominate leg, position it ever so slightly behind you
and using the stopper, apply firm but solid pressure to the stopper, against the skating
surface. This should bring you to a slow stop. Be careful though not to apply too much pressure
because that can turn you around. The other alternative method to stopping and stopping
quickly while going backwards would be immediately go up onto both stoppers of your skates making
sure that your knees are comfortable, and very bent and that your body is positioned
in a very upright position and that you’re not too far back nor too far forward. Too
far forward can cause you to fall, don’t be afraid to fall its inevitable. Often the fear
of falling is far worse than the fall itself. Just feel comfortable on your skates and feel
comfortable in your stance and again you can either move your dominate foot slightly behind
you dragging your stopper ever so slightly, firm but solid pressure and consistent pressure,
or if you’re going a little too fast you can actually pick up both feet, put them on both
stoppers and slide backwards, and that is how to stop while going backwards.

How to Roller Skate : How to Stop While Roller Skating Backwards
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34 thoughts on “How to Roller Skate : How to Stop While Roller Skating Backwards

  • February 9, 2008 at 6:14 pm
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    thanks alot

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  • May 7, 2008 at 10:52 pm
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    stopper are for gay ppl or beginners
    jk

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  • September 28, 2008 at 10:29 pm
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    does this work?realli?

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  • November 1, 2008 at 1:51 am
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    great! thanks!

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  • December 10, 2008 at 10:26 pm
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    no way! Stoppers SUX! Powerslide RULEZ!

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  • January 9, 2009 at 9:50 am
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    the gal is cool. I'd rather hold her and skate

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  • January 13, 2009 at 7:14 am
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    wtf nub i jump 180

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  • January 17, 2009 at 5:24 am
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    check out my roller skating video!

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  • April 30, 2009 at 2:55 am
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    she needs a script so bad….having freestyle the vid is not a good ide….but shes hot so i'd bang :p

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  • November 29, 2009 at 11:39 am
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    ur fucked

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  • December 13, 2009 at 4:29 pm
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    Hello Please post a Video on how to skate backwards but fast because i can skate backwrds but not very fast.

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  • December 27, 2009 at 7:08 pm
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    then you'll have to use ur butt as a stopper. maybe it will a little. tho… ;P

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  • December 29, 2009 at 2:00 pm
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    @kyaschultz you fall

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  • February 12, 2010 at 7:08 pm
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    well duh just keep practicing

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  • April 5, 2010 at 8:07 pm
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    I never use a toe stop! They just get it the way. A "good" set of wheels and stopping sideways.

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  • August 9, 2010 at 10:39 am
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    good vid

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  • December 24, 2010 at 1:30 am
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    what if your stopper is plastic… & you skate on hardwood floors?

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  • January 20, 2011 at 9:00 pm
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    wow i need that

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  • April 8, 2011 at 7:32 pm
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    0:36 what's going through her mind is,"did I leave the mayo out when I made that sandwich?"

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  • June 3, 2011 at 3:02 pm
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    she repeats a lot of lines over and over

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  • August 5, 2011 at 8:06 am
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    the funny thing is their is no hill at the skate canter

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  • September 17, 2011 at 10:37 am
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    Whereยดs your helmet?

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  • December 10, 2011 at 6:46 pm
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    @cterga Interesting, but in all the years I skated (competitively) both compulsory figures and dance, I never had "stoppers" in my skates. All I had were little plugs because I learned how to stop correctly…WITHOUT so-called "stoppers". GOOD professionals can teach that a lot better than is taught in this little video.

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  • February 20, 2012 at 4:33 am
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    I never knew how to stop with those kind of skates i would always fall on my face or knees to stop lol

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  • June 16, 2012 at 6:54 am
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    Stop the malediction. This gal is well-spoken, so give her respect.

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  • June 16, 2012 at 7:00 am
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    I use in-line skates – commonly incorrectly called "roller blades". It takes time and practice (wear protection), but you can skate as with ice skating.

    It won't let me paste my video links, oh well. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • July 14, 2012 at 9:38 am
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    stop acting disrespectful that is a grown woman

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  • August 4, 2012 at 9:22 am
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    She wasnt in the kitchen.. that made no sense lol

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  • September 30, 2012 at 11:21 pm
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    Aw thats mean xD

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  • October 7, 2012 at 5:20 pm
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    In roller derby, duuh

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  • December 24, 2012 at 5:28 am
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    -_______- k im a woman and i got that.
    like she should be in the kitchen.?

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  • December 24, 2012 at 10:38 pm
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    Calm down.. I was trolling.

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  • April 13, 2013 at 10:38 pm
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    k if you are like me you need protective gear before you fall.

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  • June 10, 2016 at 11:02 am
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    who. is watching this in 2016

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