Video tutorial on how to balance on one skate.

This video tutorial shot in Rio de Janeiro gives beginner skaters a simple and safe way to practice one legged glides. Being able to balance on one skate is an essential skill for fast, efficient skating and a foundation skill for all other skills. This same exercise can be used for inline skates or quads and roller skates, the technique is the same. Over time you should increase your gliding ability by practising this movement and watching your balance and positioning improve over time. I hope this helps many aspects of your skating.

English version

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Portuguese version

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