|While standing in one
place on grass or a carpet, roll your skates back & forth
from centre edge to inside edge. This helps you get a feel for
the edging you need for backward swizzles. From an inverted
V-stance, push your skates out & back on their inside edges,
coming back up on centre edge as they come together in a V,
heels touching. Stop, then roll forward on inside edges until
you return to your original inverted V-stance. Repeat until you
are comfortable. Also practice forward
swizzles. They help you develop the muscle memory you need
to get your backward swizzles going.
floating your swizzles too wide. It causes you to stall.
Keep the bulging part of the hourglass figures your skates
create to just beyond shoulder width. As you pull your
skates back into the inverted V-stance, resist the urge to
lean forward. Instead, focus on feeling the pressure in
the arches of your feet. This is your balance check. Make
sure you practice your swizzles in a clear area. It is
hard to swizzle backward in a straight line when you are
new to the skill.
Do not forget to look back as you
travel & set a SAFE! speed....