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Equipment

https://vimeo.com/140517043 Summary Notes: Try on skates before you buy. Choose recreational skates with a heel brake. Avoid; Speed skates, Slalom skates, Hockey skates, Aggressive skates, Quads skates, skates with no brake. Go for comfort and...

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Skates

https://vimeo.com/140519680 Summary Notes Tight laces from the bottom supporting all of the foot. Strap tightness test (stand in Ready position and bend knees until you feel the ankle strap supporting your shin bone and your weight on the balls of your feet). You must...

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Protective Gear

https://vimeo.com/140518616 Summary Notes Knee pads are larger than elbow pads. The wider part of the pad goes up your leg or arm. Wrist pads, curved plastic part in the palm of your hand, long bit of the pad goes up your forearm.

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Where To Skate

https://vimeo.com/140521361 Summary Notes Smooth, flat areas, without any obstacles (sand, water, oil etc) or traffic. Slope test (Ready position and step ‘Round the Clock’ to notice any slight slopes).

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Static Preparations

https://vimeo.com/140521831 Summary Notes Ready Position (Half knee bend / Full knee bend distinction). Shins pushing into ankle straps, one hands width apart, weight on the balls of the feet. V position. Heels in, toes out at an angle of a perfect pizza slice, knees...

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Basic Movement

https://vimeo.com/140525553 Summary Notes Static V steps into Ready Position (on the grass). Rolling V steps (fast tempo) into Ready Position (start with 3 steps, then 4 steps, then 5 steps etc). Continue the above increasing the number of steps consciously until you...

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Heel Brake Stop

https://vimeo.com/140763365 Summary Notes Statics from Ready position: Scissor (70/30), Brake on, Sit down. Half Scissor rolling (from Ready Position). ¾ Scissor rolling (from Ready Position). Full Scissor rolling. Full Scissor with tap. Brake on gently slide to a...

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A Frame Turn

https://vimeo.com/140768987 Practice Exercise Summary: Ready position to rolling A Frame. A Frame with gentle alternate big toe push (right then left) – basic large slalom. A Frame Turn in one direction only until speed runs out. Slowly build up speed until you can...

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Skating Faster

https://vimeo.com/140775036 Practice Notes: The four main focus points throughout; 1. Lower knee bend. 2. Longer push to the side. 3. Slower cadence (tempo). 4. Straight ahead regroup (V disappearing over time). Continuous Scooting on each leg (high numbers like 10),...

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Scissors & Safety

https://vimeo.com/140779816 Practice Exercise Summary: Perfect the Half Scissor (slow speed, steering in straight line). Over time increasing the speed of the half Scissor. 3⁄4 Scissor (slow speed increasing over time). Full Scissor (slow speed, increasing over time...

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Parallel Turn

https://vimeo.com/140784679 Practice Exercise Summary Static corresponding edges and upper body rotation. Rolling scissor and tilt towards front skate – not going all the way round the turn, just drift off the straight line. Upper body rotation (when you have more...

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Editorial Team

Editor Fabiola Buchele – Editor, Communication manager. Video Footage Fernanda Soares – www.behance.net/fendaps Video Editor Claire Morgan Jones – film maker, composer, animator www.cmjvideo.wordpress.com Skatefresh is sponsored by Powerslide Asha wears Powerslide...

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