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How To Skate On Wet Surfaces

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Inline Skates Don't Like Slick or Wet Surfaces

It happens. Sometimes we get caught in the rain, or happen upon wet pavement with no other choice but to skate across it. When this happens you have to change your skate form. 

Keep It Short

The solution is simple. Shorten your strides. While this seems only common sense, the issue is that many will start with short, compact strides, they eventually begin to kick out. 

Don't Kick Out

Kicking out with a long stride isn’t impossible if you get your body lower to the ground and stay over your center seam on the landing foot, but again, many will begin to straighten up their body and eventually make the mistake of pushing off with too much force.

Keep It Slow

Speed is your friend most of the time when you’re on inline skates. But on wet surfaces, keep it slow. Speed is your enemy. It isn’t possible to stop by any traditional means when you’re travelling over 8 mph on inline skates while on a wet surface. 

The Keys

Keep your body low.

Keep your strides short and compact. 

Regulate your speed as it is your enemy. 

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LANDSKATERS EMAIL GROUP

WET ROADS? SKATES DELAYED?

Get up to the minute alerts with the Landskaters Email Group
Last minute changes such as rain or nearby events
Receive on ad-hoc off-skate invites to off-season skates
Send your own skate question to the group

Request to join our Landskaters Email Group
not a newsletter

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