Inline Skating A-Frame Turn

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Inline Skating instructor Krista Heubusch demonstrates how to do an A-frame turn when inline skating.

    Krista Heubusch: Hi, I am Krista with Skater's Quest and I am here to teach you the basics of inline skating. Carol will be demonstrating the A-Frame turn. This is a very stable turn because your stance will be nice and wide. There are three key steps to the A Frame Turn.

    First, you always want to start in that ready position. So make sure you have your knees bent, your hands in front of you, a nice straight back, your head up so you can watch where you are going and show off your smile. The first step is to widen your stance. The second step is to roll on to those inside edges and the third step is to apply pressure on the skate opposite in the direction that you would like to travel.

    So if you are making a right turn you will apply the pressure on your left skate. If you are making a left turn you will apply the pressure on your right skate. That is the A-Frame turn.

    Next, we will show you how to do the Forward Swizzle when inline skating.