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Practice makes Perfect. True or False?

Practice makes Perfect. True or False?

Have you ever practiced a skill for several weeks or even months and STILL not been able to do it Many people experience this with many new skills they want to learn.If practice did make perfect, then no one would struggle with new skills after some ‘practice’.I see a...

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Should I remove my heel brake or not?

Should I remove my heel brake or not?

I recently received this question from a student using the Skatefresh Beginner Online Course. I think so many wish they’d asked this question but  “heel brake shaming” is still so prevalent it’s probably why they didn’t ask. “I want to become very skilled at urban...

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Learning to skate when you’re older: the top 4 advantages

Learning to skate when you’re older: the top 4 advantages

“When I started to skate aged 69, I think my friends and family were as surprised as I was that I could. I only heard encouraging things from them, along with amazed laughter: those who felt otherwise didn’t say anything.” - Edwina (now 74) This kind of reaction is...

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How to Ease Pain in the Hips & Glutes after Skating

How to Ease Pain in the Hips & Glutes after Skating

https://youtu.be/lQCv0FK5OLQ How do your hips and glutes feel after you've been for a skate? Most people report to feeling more open and energised in the hips and glutes due to the added muscular load that skating puts on these muscle groups. They can feel tired,...

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How To Ease Feet and Ankle Pain After Skating

How To Ease Feet and Ankle Pain After Skating

https://youtu.be/L4VfLduKkvQ In the northern hemisphere the weather is getting colder and darker and I can feel this change in my joints…. I need a little more time to warm up and stretch after skating so I don’t get stiff and achy.Do you have any pain after you...

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Skating in Uganda – December 2021

Skating in Uganda – December 2021

My father has lived in Uganda for over 25 years and after not seeing him for almost 3 years due to the pandemic, my 3 siblings and I decided to spend Christmas 2021 with him. We had a fabulously relaxing family holiday together, spent mostly at my father's lakeside,...

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Learn the Double Push on inline skates in 6 months!

Learn the Double Push on inline skates in 6 months!

The following article contains content written by Peter, a Skatefresh customer and scientist based in Cambridge in the UK. Peter only started skating at the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown and unlike most "new skaters" he's already got an amazing Fitness...

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6 Essential Skills for Inline Street Skating

6 Essential Skills for Inline Street Skating

Street skating is the most challenging of all disciplines but how do you know if your skills are up to it? Find out what street skating is and whether you’re ready for it with these pre-requisite skills before taking on your first street skate.

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How to Skate Backwards on Roller Skates/Quads

How to Skate Backwards on Roller Skates/Quads

At some point in your roller skating journey you will want to learn how to skate backwards. It’s fun, it’s different and looks kinda cool, but when you first start skating backwards is difficult because your body and brain aren’t used to doing everything the wrong way around.

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