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Is it safe to skate in the rain or on wet surfaces?

Is it safe to skate in the rain or on wet surfaces?

Rollerskating on wet or damp surfaces creates extra challenges in stopping, turning and striding, whether you're on quads or inline skates, so it's useful to know how to adapt your skating so you can still get home when caught in the rain. You can make equipment...

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 How to rollerskate (quad skate) smoothly and reduce fear?

 How to rollerskate (quad skate) smoothly and reduce fear?

The global pandemic has created a boom in rollerskating. Many beginner skaters have no doubt been enticed onto skates because  it looks fun, free and judging by scores of videos on Instagram, (ours included?!) pretty cool. I can confirm after 37 years of skating and...

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How do I choose inline skates?

How do I choose inline skates?

Buying inline skates is exciting, but for the new beginner skater — unfamiliar with the many potential choices of boot, frame, and wheel — it's also daunting. But knowing what type of inline skating discipline interests you will help narrow the field. When you first...

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How to start inline skating in 4 simple steps

How to start inline skating in 4 simple steps

If you're a beginner wanting to know how to start inline skating without getting hurt, you'll probably have a look online for tips and advice. But beware. A quick Google search of this question surfaces some shockingly bad advice for beginners. In particular,...

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Edwina – skating in her 70’s

Edwina – skating in her 70’s

Skatefresh would be nothing without our students. We are proud of and grateful to every single one of them, whether they’ve attended classes in London or Brighton or are using our training courses online. Our most well-known student is Edwina Ellis (@edwina_l8rsk8r )...

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Which is better for knee pain, soft or hard boots?

Which is better for knee pain, soft or hard boots?

Which is better for knee pain, soft or hard boots? This Blog Question came from Melissa Espy. A: I am so sorry to hear of your knee pain, I presume while you are skating. It’s very hard  for me to know what’s wrong in your case: first, I am not a doctor, and second, I...

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Does inline skating help you lose weight?

Does inline skating help you lose weight?

Many people take up skating later in life as a fun way to stay in shape and get fit. And skating for weight loss is definitely possible if you skate for increasing lengths of time with fairly constant exertion. Skating’s popularity as a fitness activity comes from its...

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How to start quad skating for beginners?

How to start quad skating for beginners?

The 2020 pandemic quad skating revolution is here!  This year there's been a huge increase in quad skating for beginners, with new  ‘quaddies’ moving on from their few square metres of indoor-sheltered skate practice area onto car courts, park paths, bike...

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Is inline skating hard?

Is inline skating hard?

Many beginner skaters when first starting out will ask themselves, is inline skating hard? And the answer: well, it's not easy. But that can always change, with practice.  Attaching wheels to your feet is an altogether different reality to walking or running. No...

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Is quad skating good exercise?

Is quad skating good exercise?

The short answer to whether rollerskating is good exercise, is “Hell yes! What are you waiting for?” Also known as quad skating, this is a great low impact way to exercise and a full-body workout. Even just standing and balancing on wheels requires you to engage your...

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How to skate without falling

How to skate without falling

Most beginner skaters, are afraid of falling over, as they should be: it hurts! But falls are also opportunities for learning, whether on inline skates or quads. It's important to ask yourself, what, technically, caused the fall? Only awareness of this, and ability to...

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3 wheels vs 4 wheels – which is best?

3 wheels vs 4 wheels – which is best?

There are plenty of differences between 3 and 4 wheel inline skates, including stability, height, manoeuvrability and speed. For many intermediate skaters looking to upgrade, the question of which wheels to choose and why, is a common one. In this blog I will answer a...

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How to skate in the correct way for a beginner

How to skate in the correct way for a beginner

Q -Hi Asha. I am 29. I skated on and off since I was 8 but only recently I got excited and bought a new pair of roller blades. I am trying my best to learn how to push forward in the correct way (not the V-shape) and I am also trying to learn how to brake (following...

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I’m pronating on my skates. What do you recommend?

I’m pronating on my skates. What do you recommend?

Q  Hi Asha.  ! love your videos and hope to skate as smoothly and powerfully as you do someday. I have pronated feet—not terrible—but I can see on my wheels that I’m leaning inward and pronating on skates as well. I purchased some insoles to correct but...

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Asha falling over…..

Asha falling over…..

The consequence of this fall was an injury in January 2015 which I thought wasn’t serious (despite the pain) but which is still very much with me although I have learned to manage it over the years. I was told by doctors to have a serious operation and to "find...

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