HOW TO ROLLER SKATE! – Planet Roller Skate Ep.2

HOW TO ROLLER SKATE! – Planet Roller Skate Ep.2

Hey Pigeon! Hey what? Are you ready? To what? To skate! Skate what? Roller skate! Alright! Our hands up high, our wheels down low, and this is how we
and this is how we like to roll. Our hands up high, our wheels down low, and this is how we like to roll. *Music* 5-4-3-2 Let’s roll! This is how we roll, this is how we roll, this is how we roll. Let’s roll (roll). This is how we roll, this is how we roll. Let’s roll out, roll out. Roll out. Roll out. Roll out. Roll out. Yes! Hello and welcome to episode two of Planet Roller Skate I’m here with Pigeon– Heeey! We got Rollaround and Windy back there. We are on our way to Signal Hill where we are going to teach you how to roller skate. Alright, so first thing’s first: you’re going to want to start on a smooth, flat, open surface. You wanna make sure your wheels roll, um if not wanna solve that problem. And you want a helmet and probably knee pads when you first start. Those things will keep you safe and happy and healthy. Alright, so here we are. We just got our skates put on our feet. We’re ready to stand up for the first time. Whenever you stand up you want to keep your knees bent and put your feet in a ‘V’ so you don’t roll. Like this. Try it Pigeon! Here you go. If you keep your knees bent, you’re way more stable. Alright so know we’re gonna learn how to sit down onto the ground. When you’re on roller skates you wanna get real comfortable with being low and being close to the ground. So we’re standing in our ‘V’, we’re gonna kneel, put one hand down and twist over to our butt. Same thing when you try to stand up: hand down, twist over to your knee and stand up. The most common mistake I see when people are trying to learn how to roller skate is they try to stand up like this. That’s not gonna be fun, okay? So remember to twist over, stand up, feet in a ‘V’ to keep from rolling. So once you’re standing up I want you to try and squat as low as you can. This is the safest spot ever because if you fall you’re only a couple inches off the ground, no big deal. If you fall from all the way up here it’s not gonna be fun. So it might take a little bit of practicing sometimes you might only be able to go this low. But ultimately you want to go all the way to cannon ball one day. so now you’re ready to start rolling forward. To roll forward, you want to think about knees bent Toes pointed out And you just pick up one foot at a time We don’t push at all We’re just picking up and transferring our weight from one foot to the other. If your toes are pointed forward you’re not gonna go anywhere– you’re gonna stay in one spot. That’s why you have to make sure your toes stay pointed out and you just pick your feet up. Pick your feet up. If you ever feel out of control, ready, this is the major key. If you ever feel out of control Drop it. If you ever feel like you’re falling forward Drop it. If you think you’re gonna fall back normally when you’re skating Try putting your hands on your knees And learn like that at first. Alright Pigeon, let’s see you do your ‘V’ and step forward. Just transferring your weight from one foot to the other. Oh, your legs are straight! Your legs are straight! *Pigeon yells* I messed up! You need to drop it low! Oh! There you go! Wait, wait, what happens if you wobble? Drop it low! Once you’re feeling comfortable standing on your wheels and slowly moving forward just cruise around a little bit. Get comfortable. *Pigeon laughs* Don’t trip on the crack. Drop it low and come up. Skate, skate, skate. Drop it low. You can even get a little bounce in your step. Drop it low, come up. Bounce, bounce, bounce. When you bounce it helps you remember to keep your knees bent, and absorbing. When you get straight You’re gonna start doing this. You gotta save it. If there’s just one thing take from this intro to skate it’s that when you feel out of control don’t get stiff. Drop it low. You can call it ‘super skater’ too which is fun to be like, “Doo doo doo oohhh super skater!” So anytime you feel that panic in your mind your body’s reaction should be to drop. That’s all. Once you’re rolling forward it’s important to know how to stop. So the first stop we’re gonna do is the toe stop drag. Um, you’re just stepping forward Weight on one foot at a time And when your weight’s on one foot your gonna gradually apply pressure to the toe stop. Okay? It’s a little tricky at first. Sometimes your leg will get caught behind. That’s because it’s too far, you wanna be sure to keep it close and keep your weight centered over this foot. The weight’s here. Drag. Another common stop that’s pretty similar to the toe stop is the T-stop. It’s where your feet make the shape of a ‘T’. Whenever you do this: weight on one foot, gradually apply pressure. Now a lot of people have the habit of dragging their foot behind like that. You actually want to apply pressure to all four wheels at the same time. So even exaggerate that motion So I’m gonna show you Roll forward. T-stop. As you just saw right now I’m going against my advice and I’m practicing in a place that isn’t really that smooth There’s lots of cracks and things–which is gonna be normal for a lot of you guys. Somewhere that you’re learning is
probably going to have some bumps and rocks and other dangerous objects so
that’s where ‘fast feet’ becomes something very important. Like this. You can even practice in the grass. I would actually start in the grass. Just run around. Get comfortable. Fast feet, okay? So then if you ever come up to rocks or bumps, just step right over them. Again, if your legs are straight You’re gonna have a hard time. If they’re bent and you’re absorbing, you’ll be able to run over anything! Alright so Pigeon is going to show us fast feet. Well…yeah. *Indy laughs* Show us on the concrete too, just so we know. Try to drop your butt more and like, it’s in the bouncier legs. You guys don’t do fast feet in roller derby? Yeah. Same thing. Yeah, fast feet. Side to side. There’s a major difference between skating in the rink and skating outside. In the rink everything is smooth so you can take big, gliding strides. Outside there a gonna be little things that are gonna catch you. So almost always have your weight on one foot your center low, and you’re ready to catch yourself. Because if I stride like this and I hit a crack, I’m going down. But if I’m striding like this and I hit a crack, my next foot’s ready. Fast feet. Street feet. Always be ready. Bubbles are really fun and they teach you how to use all of the right muscles for skating. This is what it looks like. So if you notice my eyes are looking forward and I’m dropping down like I’m sitting in a chair. If you try to do it with your legs straight… you’re not gonna get very far. You have to bend and drop. Bend and drop. This is good because it really makes you sit into your stance and it makes you use the core muscles and the inner thigh muscles that you really need to build control as a skater. Watch this trick. It is bubbles but alternating your legs for which one’s in front. *Indy* Ooo, it’s like a bubble-swivle-switcha-dippa-doo! You can do small little bubbles, you can do big bubbles, but the next bubble that I want you to try is stationary bubble. You go like this. It’s tricky, you might not get it right away. It might take some practice. But this is also a “plow stop.” And it’s how you can stop. Ready? Skate backwards with me. You can be going forward and you can use it to stop. Go forward. Stop. You can use it to change direction. There you go, try to sit into it more and bend your legs and think about sticking your butt out. There ya go. And keep the bubble even smaller, like if it goes out far it’s easier to lose control. Do you feel it now? Tiny bubbles. Yeah. And it’s more like in your butt and like in dropping your butt. There ya go. Oh, it IS in my butt! Yeah Nice! Alright, Pigeon. Those are some like very intro-basics. We have a ton more that we could teach everybody but I mean I think as far as like rolling forward–you know, we should do rolling backward really fast. Let’s do rolling backward. Let’s do rolling backward! You guys are ready. So rolling backward is the same exact thing as rolling forward except you point your toes in. Bend your knees. And you just transfer your weight from one foot to the other. Don’t stride, don’t push. Just switch your weight. And then super skater! Watch out for the grass! Alright, ready? I’ll do it coming back. Look where you’re going. Super skater. If you stop rolling it’s because your toes are pointed forward and you’re going like this. And then if you’re rolling backward and you wanna stop just have one base leg and put on foot back. We’ll get more detailed into that one later but just as an intro. Okay kids, okay. So, in summary, the things that you should practice at home are: getting really comfortable with having skates on your feet. Stand in grass, roll around, feel good. Go all the way down, come all the way up. Okay? When you’re on the concrete practice shifting your weight from one foot to the other. You can do this with or without skates. When you feel comfortable with that point your toes out, start rolling forward. Practice really having the bounce and bent legs, okay? Also, the best thing to practice is going all the way down, as low as you can and getting comfortable. And then once you’re doing that, we’ll start skating, all the way down, get comfortable. These are the basics that will teach you to be a master roller skater. Or at least like a safe roller skater that’s just having a good time. Decent. Decent. Yeah, you don’t have to be a master, but… It’s beautiful looking over South Bay L.A., Palos Verdes, Long Beach, the Port of L.A., and the harbor. This is our skate playground. This is like, where the rollin’ happens. And now a moment of silence while we appreciate the sunset. Well I guess we can’t appreciate it if it’s behind us in our selfie, huh? No you can, wait. Oh, there it is! Ahhh… That’s pretty. Okay we should probably look at the real sunset instead of looking at the sunset through our camera if we’re actually enjoying it, right? Ahhhhh, wow! Oh my gosh! That’s a nice sunset. Dude.It’s beautiful. Let’s go skate off into it. Well that’s all for episode two of Planet Roller Skate. Thank you guys so much for watching! The goal of that tutorial was to help you be very safe skater when you’re first learning how to roll. In the future we’ll get into more technical and style and –actually next time we’re gonna learn how to fall and how to take on street obstacles that you might encounter while rolling around town. So be sure to subscribe to see those episodes. I want to say thank you so much to Pigeon for being my student. I’d also like to thank Moxi Skate Shop for being a sponsor, and I want you to know that Kim Manning, a fellow roller skater, made all of the instrumentals in this video so be sure to follow her on Sound Cloud. Ahhh, that’s pretty much it, for now, I gotta take these two on a piggyback ride through space that I promised them, so uh, later skaters!

100 thoughts on “HOW TO ROLLER SKATE! – Planet Roller Skate Ep.2

  1. I’m 13 and would love to learn to roller skate but I have this issue with my knees (chondromalacia patella, i think that’s how it’s spelt 😂) so it hurts to bend down and keep my knees bent for a little bit more than a few seconds and I’m worried if that would put me back or make it harder for me to learn to roller skate ?

  2. Your videos inspires me to post YouTube videos of me and my little sis roller skating. I am 10 years old and just learn how to skate last year and mostly watching your videos on how to skate.

  3. @zozaleenie recommended you in her recent skating vlog and I was so inspired by her I immediately went out, bought skates then came here for a lesson and tips:)

  4. @zozaleenie recommended you in her recent skating vlog and I was so inspired by her I immediately went out, bought skates then came here for a lesson and tips:)

  5. @zozaleenie recommended you in her recent skating vlog and I was so inspired by her I immediately went out, bought skates then came here for a lesson and tips:)

  6. Just got my first set of rolly shoes and I fell over it was very funny XD I need to be a bit more careful me thinks to begin with its not as easy as I imagined XD but I will learn

  7. I actually have rollerblades but your vids still help me. Prob next year for my 24th I’ll get myself some moxies or impalas and try quad skating. Or even for Christmas this year. I love your energy btw! You kind of remind me of tawny from Even Stevens… she’s gorgeous just like you girl!

  8. The exact way you told us not to get up is how I taught myself to get up . I'm self taught on quads and Inlines.

  9. I have already been rollerblading half of my life and I'm 14 so this is kinda boring for me but I do wanna start rollerskating. Can you do a vid about the diverenses between rollerblading and skating plsss????

  10. It's been about 40 years since I've roller skated and I thought it was like riding a bike (it's not). The first time I immediately fell and hit my head. Stood back up and immediately fell and hit my elbow. Ouch! I wish I would have watched this video first! Going to try again using your tips!

  11. Love! Great tips. Just got skates & im almost 30. People around here don’t skate so I’m going to look strange as it is 😂 glad for these tips to help me not look like a total idiot. I was really pushing hard instead of the graceful side by side motions your doing 🤦‍♀️

  12. Me watching from Australia: there’s no skating rinks here only skate parks.
    Me: doesn’t want to be humiliated because my balance is awful.
    Also me: buys skates I can do this.

  13. Man i love rollerskating but i believe about 2 yrs ago i think they got to small and had to give them the a friend younger than and i still dont have skates im saving up tho but im happy cuz once i do i can skate with a friend😊

  14. So today I went skating with my bf. It was his first time and my first time after 20 years! He fell only once and I didn't fall at all!!! Your tips were great. Whenever I felt out of balanced, I remembered "Drop it!" "Bend your knees" and it worked!!! T H A N K Y O U.

  15. Hi! This video helped a bunch! But I would like to know if you’re able to do the t-stop with gummy weels?

  16. This was perfect, tomorrow me and my friend are going roller skating and I really did not want to fall of my butt so yeah, now I now and my mom also watches you guys and loves you she got a bunch of moxie stuff and now roller skates on her lunch breaks

  17. From a beginner, how do you get past the fear of falling? I'm struggling to squat without leaning forward (a pre existing issue) and therefore have horrible balance on my skate. The more I fall the more I'm dreading getting in my skates. After a pretty bad fall in my tailbone tonight I'm just so frustrated. I want to get better but I'm scared my form and balance wont improve. I want to be all comfortable and graceful on skates but its feeling impossible.

  18. I found this channel around a year ago and I binged all your other videos and after that automatically begged my mom to buy me skates. And now after so much time I finally ordered some skates this weekend and now I'm rewatching this so I can be prepared. You guys got me into this stuff and it's just so cool.

  19. Went out for the first time in a lot of years. I was practicing plow stop, bubbles, dropping it low. Lost my footing a few times but managed to stay on my feet. And at the end when I was skating towards a bench to sit down I fell backwards and landed on my butt! Totally hurt my old back but got up (the way you guys recommended) and made it to that bench! It’s gonna take some time but I’ll become a skater again!!!

  20. I got a problem… I live in Rome and in Rome
    the WHOLE street floor is covered by cobbled stones sooo I don’t know how I’m going to do the this!

  21. Oh My Goodness~!!! I just HAVE to tell you how much of an inspiration you are to me!!! After 12 years of gaining weight and losing sight of myself I have finally started to rediscover me! My highest weight over the years was 340lb and as of this week I have lost over 90lb and am currently in the 240's!!! Woot Woot! I have not been to a roller rink since I was 17, and I just finally decided to go recently after hitting my recent weight-loss milestone. I am currently 29yrs old and your Videos have meant EVERYTHING to someone like me who is just now getting into roller skating! I am new, I am totally uneducated about skating, lol, and I am in desperate need to absorb as much as I can about everything! Haha I just want you to know that I see both you and your friend and others in your youtube channel and in your videos and it gives me so much courage watching all of you… I am determined to get the hang of this thing and I am not looking back! Who cares if I gotta use a skate-mate for a while or I gotta roll around the rink while completely hugging the wall lol, with time and practice I know I can get better… 🙂 If there is any tips you would offer or advise for heavy weight roller skaters I would love your input! Ironically I had just bought some Chicago Skates at Big 5 lolz and they were SOOOO BAD. The guy at our local rink here in Sacramento wouldnt even let me go out in them on the floor because upon closer inspection it turns out they were actually BROKEN!!! Can you believe it??? Ugh, I was so mad we had to leave and my husband had to take me so that I could take them back. But we are now looking at more expensive options, ones that will hopefully hold up better… Im really wanting ones that are good for both indoor as well as outdoor activities around the streets and along the sidewalk. What would you recommend as far as brand or type of shoe or wheels etc? I am still new to this and I dont want to make a $200 purchase mistake lolz. My budget is $200 for roller skates and I am at a loss as to what to choose hahahahaha. ~~~~~~~~~ THANK YOU!!!!

  22. Danm those girls/or guys in the top left corner tried to kill the person in the middle 3:42 😂🤔😲

  23. I just took mine next door to the service station and nearly fell over lol. I wasn’t very good when I was a kid but now I’m trying again. I see where I’m failing lol. I made the mistake of looking down.

  24. Am I the only one that relised that the beginning skit thing? Was Popseco from GoNoodle?


    Ok, ill see my self out the door

  25. Thank you so much for making this video. I broke my tailbone as a kid because I wasn't taught to skate properly. Now, abt 20 years later, I'm gonna try taking it up again for my stay at university; I'm definitely going to keep watching this video series (and thank you for stocking pretty skates in my size at your shop!).

  26. At first I was like why this girl do videos so long for just one thing but then I got skates I onderstand tou got to use every part of your body

  27. My instant reaction to being out of control is to toss myself onto my shoulder.

    My right shoulder is a deep shade of purple! 💜

  28. Hey, I just went outside on my skates for the first time today. I have been super excited about learning to skate for ages but I actually feel pretty deflated after going outside. It was so hard 🙁 I was tense, scared and couldn't do it! Is it possible that some people just can't skate?!?!

  29. hello Indy and pigeon I have been thinking about this since I got my skates I have the Moxi beach bunny can I still do tricks in them because they are so heavy???

  30. Hey, super Thing ! I had a pair when I was Young, now my age is 53, but I would buy a pair again, if I could. Rollerblades are stumpy and much more dangerous than them. Deal with it ! What a fun !

  31. I was trying by myself to learn how to roler skate.But i gived up…Now i was thinking why not trying again!I search up how to roler skate and i find your vid!I try skate like you and it works!But im not that great!Well atleast i will now abit of skating!Im trying it every day!Hope one day i will be even better skater then im right now…

  32. "if your toes are pointed up, you not gonna go any where"

    Me: OhHHh no wonder when I went on the field trip at school to the skating rink I was going any where. I can't skate at all. Most people can actually move but I stay in one spot….

  33. Been watching planet roller skate videos for months now and thought rollerskating seemed simple enough. I REALLY wanted to start skating. While I was saving up for moxi skates, I tried out my mothers old inlines. Was obviously wobbly at first, but I more or less got the hang of it after some days and hours of practice. I finally got my moxi skates yesterday, and oh man. Roller skates are sooo much harder. I mean, its not gonna stop me from skating but it for sure has taught me one thing. I have zero balance.

  34. Last time I rollar skated I was 6 years old… I am now 56 and just got a pair of Free Sport Skates, I want to try them out within the next few days and I recall I have to loosen some nuts on the wheels etc but don't know by how much… can you help please… I have just recovered from a dislocated shoulder from protecting my dog from an attack from another dog… so hope I can keep my balance…

  35. Indy & Pigeon – I started roller skating this June and everything I have learned was thanks to your films. First thing I mastered was falling down:) and I really appreciate it. Thank you, thank you :**

  36. I REALLY REALLY REALLY want to start roller skating. Im from finland so its hard to find roller skates (sry dont know how to spell). So i i got roller skates from your online store! Cant wait to try them💚

  37. Today is my birthday and I got new roller skates but had no idea how to use them! The video helped so much! Thanks!😘👍🏾🙏💖

  38. You girls are amazing! Thanks for these tips. I never learned how to do much other than skate forward confidently. Now watching your videos, I feel confident enough with a set of strategies to try something new. Love the videos!!!!! ❤️

  39. K I'm learning and I'm still falling on mah BUTT but I try avoiding falling btw I'm 7 yrs old I'll get used to it I think but I got this! Also if you're a little bad u got this! 😺

  40. OMG this really helped a lot thank you so much I’m getting rollerskates from Moxi beach bunny and their called the periwinkle sunset and I am very excited to get them and I will try to follow the steps that you gave us and helped us with but the last time I got rollerskates I absolutely hate them I got them from manhattan andthey were just like your Chicago skates they were absolutely plastic even the shoe it was made out of plastic and it gave me so many blisters it was like absolutely terrible

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