How to Roller Skate : How to Do Roller Skating Crossovers

How to Roller Skate : How to Do Roller Skating Crossovers


Hi, I’m Rahel Cook here, on behalf of Expert
Village, and today I’m here to talk about how to roller skate, more importantly how
to do crossovers. Crossovers are often the scariest things that you can encounter while
trying to roller skate both indoors and outdoors. This is trying to get you around a corner
in a better fashion other than just acting like a robot. So, the first thing that you
need to know is that you need to be comfortable, in a comfortable stance, going at a comfortable
rate of speed. Make sure that your knees are not locked and as you’re going around the
corner make sure that you look into the direction that you are attempting to turn. Turn your
shoulders ever so slightly into the corner as well. You need to get comfortable on your
left leg, you pick up your right leg and ever so slightly bring it over and in front of
your left leg, then you would need to pick up your back leg, pushing slightly against
the floor or the skating surface that you’re on, and bring that one back around to the
front. Again then you would pick up your right leg, bring it around and in front of your
left leg, taking that left leg and giving a little bit of pressure to the skating surface
and then bringing that left leg forward again. And that is how to do crossovers.

43 thoughts on “How to Roller Skate : How to Do Roller Skating Crossovers

  1. Cross-overs are for speed skaters and for roller derby. Doing crossovers is how you maintain your speed around corners. If you just glide you lose speed.

  2. @ptiodoros
    Try it and then tell us 🙂
    It's hard to see what's hard but ask yourself what happens if your foot goes ahead of your body or the other way around. You land on your butt or on your head. What's keeping your foot from doing that? Practice.

  3. i am going on friday, so i was looking at this, and i realized that around ever since i was able to skate, i did something like that when turning on the rink 😛 i would always put my foot over on the other side of my other foot, and push it back over XD even though this lady does it and makes it look good:
    lady doing it=pwns other ppl
    me doing it=makes dominoes on the skating rink XD thanks for upload anyway!!

  4. it's actually not that hard to learn how to do this. it's easy to get the motion and everything. just takes some practice to get it going nice and smoothly:D
    i'm STILL working on perfecting this. haha

  5. crossovers are soo easy i was doing this in like 4th grade. it makes turning in a rink SOO much easier, and its faster because you are keeping you momentum*. spell check on momentun

  6. iT MIGHT BE PRUDENT TO MENTION ABOUT HUNCHIN FOWARD SLIGHTLY.WHILE BENDING YOUR KNEES FOWARD. THIS MOTION COUNTERACTS THE LIKELY POSSIBILITY,IF YOU DON'T,YOU WILL PROBABLLY END UP ON YOUR ASS HALFWAY INTO THE TURN.YES THERE IS ONE POINT VERY TRUE,CROSSOVER MAKES MAKIN A TURN POSSIBLE.THANKYOU Sincerly The Space Cowboy!!!

  7. @pepkate Calm down, this is for people who want to know how to ROLLERSKATE not aggressive or artistic skate. Nobody cares what you can do or what you think you can do better than the video. I am an aggressive skater myself and I can do just as much as you, but aggressive skating is a sport that needs more people involved and this is where it all begins.

  8. Well if I fall I like to fall on the cheeks with a nice slow painful crash and then get back up and leave with a limp

  9. My dad is an almost expert at skating. When he crosses over, it looks effortless. It makes me wonder how I didn't get those awesome skating genes of his… :

  10. Brah, this, is easy. That's the ONLY way I know how to turn. Can't do it any other way. But it kinda hurts when your going at a fast pace and you fall on your face… ouch….

  11. The worst for me is that now I know how to do this and make the most of the move to gain speed, but recently I learnt how to do it backwards and with a couple of strokes I go crazy fast xD and it's scary going backwards hahaha
    Also in-liner user here

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