Consistently and constantly trying to deepen and strengthen your Derby Stance is step one.
|Photo from Livestrong.com|
|Fresh meat skaters at Chinook City Roller Derby |
working on their balance.
Once you've developed the strength and honed your balance so that you can effectively tackle these beginning steps, these become the building blocks for so many other skating skills used in Derby. Even some of the more difficult Level One skills like stationary stepping, turning 180 degrees while skating, and developing good crossover strides require the basics of being able to balance and skate on only one foot for at least a few seconds. Next time, I'll talk about how these helped me to do some of the more advanced skills and little tricks I picked up along the way.
Until next time...
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