Hi, I’m Rachel Cook, on behalf of Expert Village,
and today I’m here to talk about how to roller skate, more specifically, turning. As we all
know, turning is often difficult and can result in you meeting the ground and not in a very
friendly way. So, the first thing to note about turning, is that you needs to be at
a comfortable speed and in a comfortable stance. So, the most comfortable stance is to have
your body relaxed, your knees not locked, be very confident on your skates. The first
thing you need to do is slow down, often people make the biggest mistake of trying to turn
while going too fast. So, first slow down and you can use variety of methods of slowing
down, it’s similar to stopping. You can drag your toe stop to slow you down, or you can
do a T stop. The T stop will help you control you speed so that you’re not going too slow,
but that you’re also not going too fast. Then what you’re going to do is you need to slowly
turn your body into the proper stance to be able to turn. You can either turn around completely
or you can you can just turn as if going around a corner. To turn as if going around a corner
you need to position your body, look into the direction that you’re trying to turn,
this will help you. Don’t look in the opposite direction, as you could fall. Bring your shoulders
also into the turn as well that will help you control your whole turn without falling.
Then you’ll need to bring your dominant leg, similar to your right hand or left hand, bring
your dominant leg around, ever so slightly. You can sort of form your legs into a U shape,
bring your dominate leg around, ever so slightly, and then pick up your skate and drop it, gently
into the direction you’re trying to turn. To turn around completely it’s much easier
to actually form a U with your skates and, ever so slightly, just using your hips and
your momentum to turn yourself, and that is how you turn.

How to Roller Skate : How to Turn on Roller Skates
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89 thoughts on “How to Roller Skate : How to Turn on Roller Skates

  • February 1, 2008 at 1:14 am
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    thanks 4 the tips

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  • March 3, 2008 at 7:32 am
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    How do you do one foot turns?

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  • March 13, 2008 at 6:05 pm
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    Ever thought about actually rehearsing and making a script. You suck

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  • April 5, 2008 at 11:12 am
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    thank u very much for those usefull video

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  • June 19, 2008 at 10:44 am
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    thanks a lot πŸ™‚

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  • September 20, 2008 at 4:00 am
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    …ur eyes tell me u have a bad temper. Uhmmm…u get angry easily.

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  • November 1, 2008 at 2:01 am
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    Excellent! Thanks

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  • January 3, 2009 at 2:42 am
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    why the hell iz this dumb bitch outside for?
    and she iz talking to us like we are some reatarded ppl?
    when i tryed ur method i busted my asss
    i hate u

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  • January 4, 2009 at 4:06 am
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    why is this taped while she is
    on a boat

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  • January 9, 2009 at 5:59 pm
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    wow this chick is stupid you dont stop when you turn a cdorner and you dont put your head down shes tryin to make you guys fall, ive been skating for 12 years i should know.

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  • January 13, 2009 at 3:37 am
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    This woman is clueless! Doing what she says will get you run over where I skate. And I've been skating for mannnnny years.

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  • January 18, 2009 at 6:20 am
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    i love roller skating!!! check out my roller skating video i made yesterday!!!

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  • February 17, 2009 at 11:48 pm
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    thanks 4 the tips

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  • February 19, 2009 at 12:00 am
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    No offence Real Cook but this is rubbish, for someone who hasnt skated last since he was about 7 years old.

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  • April 5, 2009 at 7:58 am
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    The blonde who normally does the video's for Expert Villiage knows what she's talking about…I've watched several of this woman's video's on how to skate and she's a really BAD teacher….(no offense to you)…get some other tips elsewhere people who are learning to skate, or watch the blonde's video's. I say this as someone who's been skating for 18yrs, who used to teach skating classes & speed skating/tricks & stunts & a derby player/ref.

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  • April 5, 2009 at 7:59 am
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    Btw-the blonde is in a pink top if you're looking for her vids…and the guy is also a decent teacher as far as I've seen…

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  • June 5, 2009 at 9:04 pm
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    Wow, thats the baby way to turn. Cross your legs in front of eachother, its alot faster and more professional.

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  • June 14, 2009 at 11:25 am
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    are bronx the best skates or is there a better brand of skates
    please reply ppl

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  • June 21, 2009 at 5:15 am
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    Reidell! The one and only

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  • June 21, 2009 at 7:08 pm
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    thank you

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  • July 13, 2009 at 7:02 am
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    Yep i got Carreras all black

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  • July 27, 2009 at 9:16 am
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    sorry, can some one could link me to a video where it shows you how to do everything on one line roller skates?

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  • September 14, 2009 at 1:13 am
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    NEED HELP! whats better? roller skates or roller blades? just for skating on streets and stuff. Roller skates seem way cooler but can anyone help me out?

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  • September 25, 2009 at 10:43 am
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    if you get roller skates for the street they will be ruinde thats very bad for your weels

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  • October 11, 2009 at 5:39 am
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    i go fast so what if u fall u fall

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  • December 18, 2009 at 9:47 pm
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    ok…thanks

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  • December 23, 2009 at 6:09 pm
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    bones wheels are good and i've been skating for 4 years and i have bones wheels you can buy them at ur near skating place but they should have a variaty of wheels you can look at. good luck

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  • January 4, 2010 at 5:23 am
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    walmart lol

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  • March 4, 2010 at 4:14 am
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    Nice tits

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  • March 22, 2010 at 1:20 am
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    she needs to skate more…she's fat!

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  • May 2, 2010 at 8:53 pm
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    im scared to put my feet behind each other :O lol

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  • June 3, 2010 at 6:05 pm
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    Thx the video! it helped us! πŸ™‚

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  • July 13, 2010 at 4:23 am
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    Thank you so much im just now learning how to skate and these videos have helped me so much

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  • July 16, 2010 at 1:21 pm
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    I bruised my tailbone rolling skating. πŸ™

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  • August 3, 2010 at 9:57 am
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    I'm amazed that this woman knows what a t-stop is, but something that would really impress me is if she could 3-turn.

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  • August 8, 2010 at 6:13 am
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    o my god i know 3 ways to turn i over lap my feet when i turn

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  • September 14, 2010 at 2:06 am
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    why can't you see the video with out the words over her

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  • October 16, 2010 at 1:24 pm
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    just wondering that if shes teaching how to roller skate…she would be a better teacher if she tought/wore some paddings (knee pads, wrist guards and elbow pads)…oh and how bout a helmet!!???? great! i would suely trust you with my life….not! :/

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  • October 28, 2010 at 10:42 pm
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    Crossovers are your friends.

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  • November 3, 2010 at 6:00 am
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    I don't need to slow down when i turn.. then again i do crossover when i turn.
    And i play roller derby and jam a lot soo yeahh..

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  • November 17, 2010 at 11:31 am
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    Wondering if she was paid to do this. Poor display of T-stop. That wasn't turning that was the beginners way of turning a corner/curve. Turning involves changing directions i.e. forward to backwards to forward again.

    Crossing over is the best way to teach a beginner how to take the corners/curves. Turning the way this vid show just puts more stress on one foot and make your feet hurt (uni-direction). Who the hell slows down to hit a curve? Just crossover and lean into it.

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  • November 21, 2010 at 3:21 pm
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    IM extremly NEW AT THIS and was wondering the difrence bettwen the rollor skates with 8 wheels and 4

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  • January 28, 2011 at 11:12 pm
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    DAmn people if u have to watch a video like this u r fuking retarded… it should just be natural how to turn

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  • February 22, 2011 at 11:18 am
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    WATCH THE ROLLER DERBY CHICK!!!! blows this girl out the water

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  • February 28, 2011 at 4:55 am
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    lame! Crossovers will work just fine, thank you very much!

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  • March 24, 2011 at 9:28 pm
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    Ok, so what you're saying is I ever-so-slightly TURN TO ANOTHER VIDEO!! got it.

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  • March 30, 2011 at 4:31 pm
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    This bitch cant skate.

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  • April 2, 2011 at 3:43 am
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    i wish that boat would hit her…jk jk

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  • April 5, 2011 at 10:15 pm
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    OKAY, Whats with all the negative comments!? This girl is really helpful & if you guys already know how to turn then dont watch….. now who saying DUR DUR

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  • April 13, 2011 at 5:44 pm
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    errrr whats it called when you do like a stop turn

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  • July 18, 2011 at 11:02 am
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    I thought that she was going to talk about some electronic roller skates, and how to turn them on. LOL.

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  • September 30, 2011 at 5:46 am
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    I just hit the wall every time..

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  • October 10, 2011 at 5:50 pm
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    her skates are ugly

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  • October 27, 2011 at 11:36 pm
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    you should speak a little bit slower for students from other countries ^.^

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  • December 11, 2011 at 2:06 am
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    im going to have to start using foreplay because the rink is getting use to me just going down on it

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  • December 20, 2011 at 3:28 am
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    @Terrell990 How?

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  • December 20, 2011 at 3:29 am
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    @Failure68 lol dude I know how you feel btw how did it go?

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  • January 11, 2012 at 12:59 pm
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    Great, roller skating at school during gym, and I have never skated before. Hope these tips save me the embarrassment!

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  • January 27, 2012 at 1:48 am
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    I really had to watch this because im going to a skating party tomorrow with 7 of my friends and i didnt want to make a fool out of myself because i cant TURN!!! this was lots of help thanks!!!

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  • February 4, 2012 at 9:06 pm
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    No you are wrong to turn you cross over your legs

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  • February 11, 2012 at 1:16 pm
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    @indie10ful lol thas why im watching this right now

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  • May 8, 2012 at 1:17 am
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    ice skating is easier if u learn that first itl prepare u for blading forsure. i prefer roller blading over ice skating tho

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  • August 4, 2012 at 9:20 am
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    Your comment is annoying and it doesnt help her voice…

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  • August 11, 2012 at 3:57 pm
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    This really helps, i tried to skate at my friends house and i fell and fell and fell! And it really never hurt. Thanks it really helped me, u really r a great instructor.

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  • December 3, 2012 at 9:57 pm
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    you dumb ass bitch

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  • December 31, 2012 at 11:11 pm
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    she must be very beautiful when she was young

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  • January 2, 2013 at 4:55 pm
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    its ok ,now even i studied how to turn with roller skates

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  • January 2, 2013 at 4:57 pm
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    she is good but not the best in roller skates

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  • January 20, 2013 at 10:09 pm
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    your info did not even help bich

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  • February 14, 2013 at 10:47 pm
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    Sh is a good help

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  • February 17, 2013 at 6:03 pm
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    wow i didnt think roller skating was this comolicatedmy be next time ill parctice these kind of things the day before a skating party….

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  • March 19, 2013 at 9:46 pm
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    Her language is classy and descriptive, javeriairum58. Get a brai

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  • March 19, 2013 at 9:47 pm
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    (Blasted iPhone!) *brain

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  • May 8, 2013 at 6:57 am
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    Why does that annoy you? You're an idiot.

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  • May 25, 2013 at 6:19 am
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    Thats you. It was helpful. That said, she has a nice body. She could bend over "ever so slightly" while I put it in. lol

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  • June 22, 2013 at 8:48 pm
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    just say slightly!

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  • July 18, 2013 at 11:51 am
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    This video clip is absurd. The proper way of turning is to use your lower joints (mostly rotating your femur) to turn. Also, tipping to the inside of the turn is a terrible idea. You should be angulating your body so you balance over your outside foot as much as possible. That said, if you wish to skate like a terminal beginner and look like a tool, this random girl's advice is fine.

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  • October 31, 2013 at 11:33 pm
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    This is just going around a corner….I wish she would have discussed various other turns like a mohawk turn.

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  • December 15, 2013 at 1:40 am
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    Ever so slightly

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  • December 22, 2013 at 6:13 am
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    I cross my feet and lean the direction I'm turning. Much easier than this.

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  • March 23, 2014 at 3:06 pm
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    It's hard to turn lol πŸ“

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  • August 9, 2014 at 2:34 pm
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    Hell, At The My Skating RingΒ  People Cross There Legs When They Trying To Turn I never Saw This Shit Before

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  • February 9, 2015 at 4:14 am
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    thx

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  • May 22, 2015 at 4:39 pm
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    But it hard

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  • January 24, 2016 at 9:29 pm
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    is she on a fary

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  • February 20, 2018 at 9:45 am
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    OMG! I had mine turned off the whole time!

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  • February 21, 2019 at 11:01 pm
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    So how do you turn on roller skates? Is there a switch?

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  • June 6, 2019 at 3:29 pm
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    πŸ‘πŸ‘

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