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. Rolling backwards is one of the things you’re
gonna want to learn early in skating. A soon as you’ve mastered skating forwards,
turning, and slowing down, you’ll want to learn how to skate backwards. Skating backwards is also known as riding
“fakey”. So, to learn how to skate backwards, what
you’re gonna want to do is start out rolling forwards with a little bit of speed, and then
step or jump 180 degrees, so then you’re rolling backwards. When you’re rolling backwards, it’s really
important that you keep your balance, so bend your knees. Also, most people, when they are rolling backwards,
like to keep one foot in front of the other, so if you’re comfortable with your right foot
forward, then place your right foot just a little bit in front of your left, and then
with your right foot forward, you’re gonna want to look over your left shoulder, keeping
an eye on where you’re going, and if you like to have your left foot forward, you probably
be better served looking over your left shoulder. That’s going to go a long way in keeping your
balance, and also helping you be able to see what’s approaching you, or what you’re approaching. Once you’re comfortable just rolling backwards,
you can apply that technique to tricks, such as the half cab or the zero spin. You can also spin from fakeys, so fakey 360s
or fakey 540s. Going backward is going to feel weird at first,
but you should stick with it, and eventually you can do things like crossovers, and you
can check your speed, using what’s called “T-Stop”. So, if you’re rolling backwards and you need
to go a little bit slower, and right foot is forward, you can drag that right foot a
little bit, and that’s going to help you slow down.

How to Skate Backward on In-Line Skates | Rollerblading
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48 thoughts on “How to Skate Backward on In-Line Skates | Rollerblading

  • April 15, 2011 at 7:32 pm
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    1:10
    he says to look over your left shoulder, but he's looking over his right…

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  • April 16, 2011 at 6:38 am
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    Cross-OH-vers.

    Bahaha his voice cracks so many times xD

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  • April 16, 2011 at 8:44 pm
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    @ohelnitnit yeah your right , had to see twice –'

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  • April 28, 2011 at 1:29 pm
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    Sweet thanx howcast

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  • May 2, 2011 at 10:30 pm
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    @ohelnitnit who cares. everyone make mistakes….

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  • May 23, 2011 at 2:12 am
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    hey like ur advice. best way i learned was to just keep my toes together and it kind works out from there

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  • July 14, 2011 at 12:51 am
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    yes i sur did

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  • July 14, 2011 at 12:53 am
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    yes i sur did
    …but yea everyone makes makes mastakes and he just got sponsered so he wasnt use to mkn videos and teaching at the time of this video i think his advise is good

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  • August 17, 2011 at 5:22 pm
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    i fell

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  • November 27, 2011 at 12:38 pm
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    anybody who badmouths roller blading can go die in hell

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  • December 1, 2011 at 9:22 am
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    Hey if I start rollerblading, should I get aggressive ones first or the other ones without the parted middle?

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  • December 10, 2011 at 5:46 am
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    Did anyone catch the part where he says
    Look over your left and he look over his right llk

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  • December 11, 2011 at 12:48 pm
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    1:25 Voice crack!

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  • December 26, 2011 at 12:46 am
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    @MrCroniicle What?

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  • March 9, 2012 at 3:27 am
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    Damn dude take your hands out of your pockets you wormy turtle man!

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  • March 15, 2012 at 11:17 pm
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    @chikenbak the ones with parted middle are aggressive skates. 🙂

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  • March 16, 2012 at 1:39 am
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    skaters at 1:13(background)

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  • April 19, 2012 at 6:31 pm
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    thanks, really helped me:)

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  • May 25, 2012 at 1:19 am
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    This didn't help at all.

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  • June 1, 2012 at 7:51 pm
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    I thought he said he was Tupac, lol

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  • June 4, 2012 at 4:28 pm
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    this has helped me loads i could not even ride them

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  • August 13, 2012 at 5:27 am
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    nice info

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  • August 25, 2012 at 5:09 pm
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    I know skating backwards is one of the first things you learn… but so is knowing your left to your right!…

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  • September 5, 2012 at 4:29 pm
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    LoL, put on the subtitles and laugh at 0.24

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  • September 19, 2012 at 10:16 pm
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    do a powerslide with the foot that is behind..

    one stay straight, and the other trys do stop!

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  • October 16, 2012 at 1:03 pm
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    ha gaaaaaay!

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  • December 6, 2012 at 12:58 am
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    What are your skates called?

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  • January 14, 2013 at 8:57 am
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    That really didnt help much sadly.. :

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  • January 17, 2013 at 12:36 pm
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    well i thought this was really helpful 🙂

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  • January 24, 2013 at 5:20 pm
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    I skate 9years (but in the past i wasnt sktaing a lot at all so its like i skate 2years..) and i can do already 360 and maybe a little 540 grinds and so… but there is 1 thing i still cant realize. How do i get speed while rolling backwards? All i was doing by now is just getting high speed while rolling foward and then turn to back while being at speed.
    The "waving" way isnt good' especially at high speed. Any suggestions?

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  • January 31, 2013 at 11:52 am
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    Yeah I always had trouble doing this. Usually my tactic is to fall on my back and get up before anyone sees me… :3

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  • March 24, 2013 at 8:02 pm
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    I cant do the jump ..my blades are just too heavy, 90mm but my boot and wheels are so heavy , i even took out 1 wheel from each so its like 100 grams lighter. Any tips on how to do this if u feel ur skates too heavy?

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  • June 12, 2013 at 1:25 pm
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    one question left: HOW TO SKATE BACKWARDS????

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  • June 20, 2013 at 2:52 pm
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    soooo HOW DO I SKATE BACKWARDS

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  • June 24, 2013 at 7:54 pm
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    i only have one left shoulder

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  • July 19, 2013 at 9:19 am
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    I'm guessing every skating move feels awkward at first

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  • July 25, 2013 at 8:36 am
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    You mean cross over backwards?

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  • July 26, 2013 at 11:15 am
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    But its hard I dont think it will work.

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  • August 28, 2013 at 9:17 pm
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    how

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  • August 31, 2013 at 3:41 pm
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    Whats his name?

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  • September 7, 2013 at 6:06 pm
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    1:11 lol he said left 2 times

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  • September 18, 2013 at 9:49 am
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    how do you step 180°?

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  • December 26, 2013 at 12:58 pm
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    Tim pollan I think

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  • January 4, 2014 at 5:42 pm
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    Hi man, i can not balance in backward, frequently i turn, i want stay inline. How can i do it? Thank you!

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  • April 28, 2014 at 1:13 pm
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    nice video and speech, but quite useless 🙁 

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  • June 3, 2014 at 1:03 pm
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    Can i use aggressive skates to slalom?

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  • August 23, 2015 at 2:29 pm
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    I've been skating for more than thirteen years, but I feel SOO BAD watching this XD

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