Vertical Rollerskating


Message 4128 (22. Nov. 2007 10:08) (All next previous)

Bernhard (videos by Bernhard) (pictures by Bernhard)
goofy footed?
: Really? Usually when I see people skate ramps, they turn the way in the direction of which foot is forward. Thats how I decided to turn right cause otherwise you have to cross way over the other foot. So this is on park ramps too?

It has nothing to do with the ramp. When you turn in the direction of your front foot, you are doing a frontside turn, else you do a backside turn, which is a bit more frequent. To add more confusion: on my skate photos, you see mostly frontside airs. That's because they are easier to shoot from the platform.

: Oh, is turning left for sidestance? Cause I skate parallel. If I try sidestance I go left. That makes sense! But parallel I go right.

No connection to riding parallel or spider. In both cases, we call the turn frontside and backside like described above.

: I have been know to go against the grain though lol.

Vertical roller skating goes against the grain per se. You have to be really strong headed to to pull it through. ;-)

: Hey, this is funny that most of us are goofy.

I also found this a bit enigmatic. Why do you call the rare case regular? Has me puzzled always.
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