[Indy] ♪ Bad-dum bad-um-bad-um-dum
don’t fall down the hill ♪ ♪ While you’re showin’ off your outfit. ♪ ♪ Don’t fall down the hill
while you’re showin’ off your outfit ♪♪ [Music] “ROLL OUT” BY @JFPRAPZ
♪ 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. ♪♪ [Male voice] Yes! Hey guys, welcome to
Planet Roller Skate! I’m here with Coco. [Coco]: Hey! [Laughter] [Indy]: She is a fashionista, roller girl,
yogi, awesome chick. And we’re here– where are we? [Coco]: We are at the base of the San
Jacinto mountains in Southern California. [Indy]: Well here’s a tiny, tiny
peek of what we’re seein’. I’ll show you some more
scenery here in a second. Well, first off I’d like to point out that Coco styled me today. So Coco’s style of skating backwards is
very unique. When you see her she’s
cruising down the street and it’s beautiful so I just
want you guys to watch this for a second. [Funky Instrumental Music] [Woman’s vocals] The other night on the street skate,
I saw Coco skating backwards and it was beautiful she was just
jamming along the entire time. I tried to copy you and I couldn’t.
So that’s why I was like well let’s get Coco to teach us how to skate backwards. So that’s what we’re going to do today! So when you’re learning how to
skate backwards you want to make sure that you don’t want to pick your feet up
too much. Just because you’re going to lose energy and momentum that you
need to create skate backwards. So that’s why you’re really going to press
on the outside of your toes. The outside of your wheels pressing yourself out,
using your legs coming back in, and then once you get that,
then you’re able to create the wave movement you need to start to go backwards. So you’re gonna start with your feet together pressing on the outside of your toes
here, pressing in to the outer wheels. So you’re pressing out— –coming in. [Indy] Oh so it’s the bubbles, but backwards! Coco: Yeah. [Indy] 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 going to get very far. You have to bend and drop. Coco: Once you got that down and you feel really comfortable… You’re gonna try to switch it up. So I’m gonna show you from the back. Out, crossing…back. Starting off with your feet out… Bring in the braid… Crossing over… Back… [Wheels rolling across pavement] [Wheels rolling across pavement] [Indy] I’m scared! (Laughing) [Indy] It’s a scary hill you guys. [Coco] Scary. [Indy] Alright, so we’re gonna have to change location because this hill is actually… [Coco] Knees are more important. ♪Music By Kim Manning♪ [Indy] Busteeed. [Indy] Ok, so, 1:
it was a bad idea to think that we could teach you guys a skate the tutorial
backwards on a hill. Two: security came for us sooo… Onto the next location. ♪Music by Kim Manning♪ [Coco] So. We’re gonna break
that down once again, you want to make sure that your knees are bent and
course your weight is forward. You’re going to be pressing
out through the balls of your feet and the edges coming back in using
the inside of your thighs here. Pressing out then
maaaybe picking up your foot, pressing out, picking up this foot, pressing out. And then of course, maybe braiding… [Indy] Ooo, braiding! I like that terminology. [Coco] So, once
you feel like you got that down, start like this… pressing out… Then you’re gonna to maybe try and crisscross bringing the right foot in the front
bringing this one out. [Coco] Everything I do, all my transitions are
pretty much with my feet on the ground like just staying on the ground. [Indy]: Cool. [Coco] It’s called like, “sticky feet.” [Indy] Okay. [Coco] Sticky feet
where your feet are lifting up off of the ground but of course that comes with practice and it comes with years of
creating your own style and what, uhhhm– what you feel is right and how you allow
yourself to flow and your own skating style. [Indy] I’m gonna show you guys the way
I learned too, but there are different ways there’s no right or wrong and that’s
what’s beautiful about rollerskating. Is maybe Coco’s way works for you
better whenever you’re learning and maybe the way that I’m going to show you
works better you never know. It’s however you feel comfortable doing it. Alright, so I start with my toes
pointed in, knees bent, booty out. You look where you’re going…
and to begin you just pick up your feet. If you keep your toes pointed in
you’ll roll backwards. You’re not trying to step or
walk, you’re just lifting and rolling. And at first it feels a little weird… If you get unstable, drop it down. Once you’re comfortable stepping, you can
start pushing out a bit more… So I’m pushing this way. So I’m using these
inside edges of my wheels to push out…out. Lean forward…put your hands
on your knees if you feel unstable. Once you’re comfortable
with that you can really jam. And it’s like drawing ‘c’s with your foot. Definitely a much better idea to teach
on flat ground then the hill. [Coco] Yeah… [Indy] That was a lot of fun thank you so much. I’m glad I caught you before you go back to Europe [Coco]I knowww! [Indy] Coco is always traveling around
doing handstand workshops, yoga workshops, uh, where can we find more information about
that? [Coco] My name on instagram is @gypsetcity Of course because I like to gypset
and see other cities. So I will be back in Europe, uh, next week, and I’ll be teaching
some workshops uh with handstand AND rollerskating which are likely very fun– [Indy] Duuuude, her handstand–
you guys– You can see her entire handstand progress on her
Instagram for the past year and it’s insane it starts from like like not
being able doing handstands at all to full-blown like, like hand balancing it’s
really inspiring you guys should go track that progress and learn. Thank you so much Coco. [Coco] Thank you so much for having me, Indy! ♪ “Coyote” Instrumental by Kim Manning ♪

100 thoughts on “ROLLER SKATE BACKWARDS WITH @GYPSETCITY! – Ep. 9 Planet Roller Skate

  1. I watched this video like 1 month ago and fell in love with the way coco skates
    So yesterday was my 15th birthday and to celebrate today we went roller skating at the rink and I learned to skate backwards😁
    Thanks Coco and Indy!!!

  2. Hey girl hey I'm new here and I'm learning how to skate and a big problem for me is blisters on my heels and big toes do you recommend blister pads or is there something else

  3. Thanks to you guys, I skated backwards for the first time today!! (all the way around the rink, too!!) I appreciate your videos so much!! Both you and Coco's techniques were really helpful!! After getting the feel for it, the hardest thing for me was to maintain momentum. I'm practicing turning around, as it seems like most skaters use their forward momentum and then flip around to start going backwards. More specific instruction about that maneuver would be great, I'm studying the How to Stop Fast video again for now!

  4. I love ur instruction videos but they are too short. They are for beginner skaters but the person doesnt fully teach. For instance, coko started slow and that was great. But at the least completing the technique all the way thru with spoken and physical instruction would help. Then coko started to show a variation when she appears to cross over leg and then i lost her. She started talking a matter of factly as if we, beginners, would understated what she was coming from.her initial thoughts werent finished.i didnt get it.

    When Indy showed her way it was much better. But at least 5 sec of showing each variation along with explanation would help. Thanks

  5. I'm sooo tired of being the only good skater not able to skate backwards but not anymore! Thanks soo much for this video very beautiful skating and very informative!

  6. Just found out my 2nd hour art teacher is in derby. She is the best because she always encourages me to skate and take on a life of skating

  7. me: yay! I think I finally got this forward skate thing figured out. Maybe I could give backwards a shot.
    watches coco gracefully and effortlessly skates backwards better than I can even skate forward
    me: lololol nevermind

  8. And ever since I watched your videos I loved skating and I'm going skating tomorrow and I used to fall all the time but now I'm
    really good at it, it's been tough but you made it easier thank you xoxo

  9. I learned how to skate backwards using this and was even able to teach some of my friends!! Thank you for making these awesome tutorials!

  10. so i am in my kichin with skates on and practicing bc i am grounded. and live above my local skating rink and there is skating and my mother wont let me down there

  11. I've always liked roller skating but i really haven't done it in years. i guess that passion for skating was dormant because I suddenly have an urge to get on skates, even though ii don't have a pair. I only recently got into yoga and seeing someone that does both of this things plus travel, is like… Can i be your friend?!!
    Seeing your videos are so mesmerizing to me.
    Also, I live in Cali and wanna go to all these places you go to! (When i get my skates 😅)

  12. This video helped me a lot. I skate with my 8 year old grandson at the rink and it's great quality time we spend together. He LOVES to skate and so do I.

  13. Indy I'm trying to figure out how to go from Backwards to Forwards ???? My feet just don't see to get it. Would you PLEASE do a video and show me the, corect way ??? Please,Please I need your help. I'm 53 just started skating the last week of February. Bye the way Love Your Videos, HELP

  14. I’m glad you girls are so honest about being scared and hills. I am still bambi like being at day 3. This weekend gonna try to practise outside. I have been scary/fear girl inside the house way to long now.

  15. I get so scared for your kneecaps etc. when you don't wear protection but otherwise it was very informative 🙂 will try this

  16. I got my first pair of skates today, but it’s raining. So I skated back and forth in a 10 foot area under my porch 😂

  17. You guys are wonderful , I’m only just a teenager and I’ve only been skating for 2years now. I only know somethings but I been wanted to be a more advance skater and the way you guys break down the motions help a lot !

  18. I'm thinking if I should buy a pair of Roller Skates too. Pls never stop doing these tutorials I think they help a lot of people, who are beginners

  19. wear the knee and elbow pads guys seriously! you won't look good emulating them when you are practising
    all banged up later the clothes won't mean much! A popcicle stick can wedge in the wheels, I know. Even up
    a hill!

  20. Recently back into roller skating with my 8 year old daughter and we went out on the streets and the rocks were deadly !!!

  21. Love old school skates. So happy my son recently learned how to skate well. Teaching him how to skate backwards now. I was excited I can still do this at 41! 😂

  22. I'm struggling with this so much. I can do the backwards bubbles just fine, but the braiding part is where I get stuck. Is most of your weight on the front or back foot?

  23. Hey indy i was wondering if you have heard of the sweethearts of swing they’re a band based at my high school and listening to the songs you use i think you would really enjoy their music they do covers and originals and tho i am slightly biased i love their music so much sooo check them out

  24. backwards skating is like backward BUBBLES! …*mind blown* I'm gonna have to try this, bcause I've been really trying to feel comfortable doing it. Now transitions from front to back….

  25. Oh here is where we leave comments? Sorry I used feedback. Just wanted to thank you all for great tutorials and please teach us more small dances and crab walks. Hugz!

  26. Ive been trying to find the second song but I can’t find it. It’s the one that’s called “coyote- instrumental”

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