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How to Skate Backwards
Tutorials, tips, and articles
explaining how to skate backwards on inline skates, quad roller skates,
and ice skates.
Most of the tutorials on this page teach the swizzle or sculling
method of learning to skate backwards, but Richard Humphrey's video
uses a very different technique for teaching backwards skating.
Skating Backwards on Wheels
Skating Backwards Video by Richard Humphrey
Richard Humphrey's 5th roller dance video
"Backwards Skating At Its Best"
was released in 2002. The video is
45 minutes long and it includes 15 different backwards skating
techniques and dance moves. The video also includes Richard's own
special (and very unusual) method for teaching how to skate
PegasusFlyers.org - How to Skate Backwards
Diagrams explaining how to do "swizzles" to learn
how to skate backwards and tips about how
to maintain your balance, edging techniques that will
SkateUK.net - How to Skate Backwards
A skating backwards tutorial with diagrams showing
the "sculling" or "swizzles" method for learning how to
SkateFAQ.com - How to Skate Backwards
Instructions for inline skating backwards from Tony Chen's
SkateFAQ. The diagram at the top of this article may
not be intuitive for some skaters to follow, but there
are instructions by George Robbins lower down on the page.
Skating Backwards on Ice
How to Skate Backwards on Ice Hockey Skates
Ihe diagrams and instructions on this page at
InlineWarehouse.com are targeted at ice hockey players
but the technique can also be used by inline skaters.
How to Skate Backwards on Ice Figure Skates
This "Ice Skating for Beginners" article includes a section
on using the swizzle technique for learning to skate backwards.
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