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Learn inline-skating: from beginner to expert

Find out how learn roller skating. Thanks to our articles, learn to use your roller skates easily. Whether you are a beginner who just choose his skates or either a regular skater who wants to improve his skating technique
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Mistakes to avoid when you take up skating

The flawless flow of a skater who passed you by made you feel like taking up skating. Without a second thought, you went to the closest shop and bought a brand-new pair of roller skates. OLS gives you a few hints to start on a sound basis…

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Speed-skating

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The supporting foot pushes: the keys to pushing with Christophe Audoire

The supporting foot pushes. This gimmick highlights a simple principle to improve your push in speed skating. Christophe Audoire explains in a few videos how to skate more efficiently...

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Speed-skating

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Ultra-Endurance: Prepare your 24H skating competition in 4 weeks

SILA offers a new training card to perfect your preparation to ultra-endurance skate races. It is timely training tips, a few weeks before the 24H of Le Mans Roller...

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Speed-skating

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Using a parachute for speed skating training

Silas Sport release their new training card for speed skating with the use of a parachute. Whether you are one or two, this kit will enable you to specifically work on power and improve your skating technique...

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Speed-skating

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Shifting and moving back in a speed skating pack

With the Indoor Championships of speed skating in the horizon, Sila offers to perfect your moving technique within a speed skating pack...

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Speed-skating

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Reaction time : the importance of the first 10 meters

On a sprint, the success of the start is determining. It can condition a good placing in a pack. Sila Coaching offers this theme card to coaches to help them improve the start technique of their skaters...

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Practising skating indoors: How useful?

Learning how to skate often happens indoors, in a venue reserved by your club. That environment has undeniable advantages at first, but can prove to have limitations quickly if you don't use your imagination…

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Speed-skating

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Muscle strenghening with Yann Guyader 00

Performance in speed skating is conditioned by two factors: a good technique and a great physical condition. Multiple world champion Yann Guyader presents a series of drills to go faster, longer...

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Inline-hockey

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Roller hockey: Taking passes

Making and taking passes is decisive in roller hockey. Here are a few tips by Roller Hockey Concept on the receiving of the puck…

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Inline-hockey

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How to make a pass in Roller Hockey

Making passes is one of the key ingredients of a Roller Hockey game. It is part of the basic principles of the discipline. Roller Hockey Concept gives us tips to make successful passes in the best conditions…

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Inline-hockey

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Learning how to do a sharp turn in Hockey Skating

Hockey skating requires a great mobility in order to dribble your opponents, to avoid them… direction changes should be efficient and quick. Here are a few tips in order to learn how to do sharp turns…

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Speed-skating

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Trick: Frontwards Hawk Move in Skating

The hawk move may be used in various circumstances but the most obvious is certainly in Speed Skating to overcome an opponent on the finish line. But you can come across similar moves in slalom, in roller derby... Here are a few tips to do that pleasing and useful move...

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Inline downhill

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Learning the Magic Slide

Before succeeding at Parallel sliding, we would advise you to learn the Magic slide first. It is a braking technique involving sliding with your legs in an X position. That technique requires a bit of training but it is impressively efficient...

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Inline-hockey

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Learning How to Pivot in Roller Hockey

Roller hockey is a sport where you are constantly shifting directions in order to follow the game. Pivoting is an essential component of any good player's technique…

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Inline-hockey

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Backwards Skating with a Hockey Stick

Roller Hockey is a sport with lots of direction changes. Players should be able to shift quickly to any direction and skate backwards in order to follow the moves of their opponents…

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Freeride skating

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Braking: Parallel sliding

Sliding is the most efficient as well as the most spectacular braking technique. Skaters manage to draw parallel lines covering several meters, and leaving a burnt smell. It is also the hardest braking technique to master...

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Inline-hockey

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Forward skating with a hockey stick

This is the second part of our series dedicated to the learning of inline hockey. Last week we focused on the basic stance and the holding of the hockey stick. Today, we will learn how to skate efficiently forward.

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The basic stance and the holding of the hockey stick

Jeremy Defossez has been working for several years on the creation of a hockey coach manual. There is nothing better than a specialist to explain the right moves! Let's start our apprenticeship with the basic stance and the holding of the stick…

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Basics: Using your edges in inline skating

In inline skating, just like in skiing and ice skating, you successively shift from one edge to the other when you skate... But what is an edge? Definition...

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Strengthening your core muscles to get fitter

In skating, having a backache is frequent. It may come from several reasons: a bad skating stance or a lack of tone in the lumbar and abdominal muscles. Here are a few drills that will enable you to reduce your suffering and improve your performances...

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Speed-skating

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The double push: the ultimate skating technique?

The words 'double push' often sound like a great mystery to the ears of speed skaters. The double push is a subject much written about on the Internet forums. It is surrounded by numerous legends, the obscurity of which we will to try to clarify...

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Slalom skating

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Slalom skating for dummies

Understanding a discipline as a spectator is not easy when you don't know the rule basics! In order to solve that problem, there is nothing better than a quick scan. Let's discover the main rules of slalom skating...

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The main principles of cross training for skating

Lots of us make the mistake of only skating for their training... Yet, skating is not just about gaining more endurance or a better technique. You should find the right balance according to your discipline. And other sports may prove to be useful...

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Training: skating stretching session with Ghizlane Samir

Did you know that a good muscle stretching influences a great part of your performance? There are lots of beneficial effects: better flexibility, less risks of injury, better recovery, more freedom of movement thanks to a greater joint mobility… Here are a few pieces of advice to stretch efficiently…

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Speed-skating

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Training to prepare a skating marathon

Skating is a means of transport fora lot of people. But it is also a full sporting activity with lots of popular competitions, especially marathons. That type of event attracts a great number of skaters. However, you cannot skate a marathon just like that…

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Speed-skating

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Skating with loosened skates to strengthen your ankles

Some skaters like rolling with loosely laces, others block the ankle without compromise. Who is right? There is no perfect answer to that question. Pascal Briand reveals his tips ...

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Fitness skating

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Stopping: Off-piste

In case you’d have to stop in a panic, you’d better be prepared for all eventualities! You will learn in this article that off-piste is not just destined for skiing in the powdery snow, but that it can prove to be very helpful in case of emergency: a poodle crossing, a family on their Sunday ride or stroll, and others. Why not having a go at it on skates?

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Basics: the skating stance

The skating stance and movements are different from walking. In order to push well and be safe, the skater has to adopt a “basic” stance. Let’s analyse it and explain the use of it.

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Speed-skating

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Muscle Strengthening with Yann Guyader 14 - Conclusion

The ultimate conclusion video after those 13 drills with Speed Skating World Champion Yann Guyader. The latter gives his last tips to keep on skating with pleasure and motivation…

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Speed-skating

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Muscle Strengthening with Yann Guyader 13

Let's not be superstitious and plunge into our 13th drill dedicated to muscle strengthening with Speed Skating World Champion Yann Guyader. And more drills should follow. There's no excuse not to make it more varied! This time, let's break down a drill on lateral leaps with forwards motion…

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Speed-skating

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Muscle Strengthening with Yann Guyader 12

It's not because we're uploading drills after drills that you don't deserve a break! Speed Skating World Champion Yann Guyader is going to make you suffer a little more with that variation of our previous drill on cross-overs. This time, let's opt for a straight leg that doesn't touch the ground. Breaking down of the drill…

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Speed-skating

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Muscle Strengthening with Yann Guyader 11

You thought it was over? Don't be so sure! We've got loads of strength and technique drills in our virtual bag. For that 11th drill, Yann Guyader shows an original way of working on cross-overs...

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Speed-skating

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Muscle Strengthening with Yann Guyader 07: Arm moves

Your legs hurt? Alright, let's have a little break with the lower limbs to focus for a few minutes on the upper limbs' technique. Speed Skating World Champion Yann Guyader gives us tips for a good arm position in speed skating…

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Speed-skating

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Muscle Strengthening with Yann Guyader 10: Leap series

Your thighs are asking for more! Here is our 10th index article dedicated to muscle strengthening with Speed Skating World Champion Yann Guyader. Let's focus on our tonicity with leap series...

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Muscle Strengthening with Yann Guyader 09: Bringing the skate back with tonicity

In order to go faster, you have to increase the pushing phases and reduce the static phases. You should then bring your skates back with tonicity. Your strides should remain wide but reactive. Yann Guyader explains it all in details after a few coordination fails…

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Muscle Strengthening with Yann Guyader 08: Lateral leaps

Let's get further into muscle strengthening with Yann Guyader. Here is a dynamic drill for pushes and technique with a series of lateral leaps. More than merely jumping to the sides, you should first think about the good placing of your body…

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Speed-skating

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Muscle Strengthening with Yann Guyader 06

After several drills of static strengthening, Speed Skating World Champion Yann Guyader suggests to work on your dynamic skating stance…

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Speed-skating

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Muscle Strengthening with Yann Guyader 05: One-leg flexing

Your legs are still hurting? Never mind! Speed skating World Champion Yann Guyader presents a new drill to gain power while working on your skating stance. Here we go for a series of leg flexions…

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Speed-skating

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Muscle Strengthening with Yann Guyader 04: Squatting on skates

A new muscle strengthening session with French World Champion Yann Guyader: Squatting. That drill is not specific to skating but is very close to the skating stance. The aim? Holding the position as long as you can to improve the efficiency of your skating...

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Speed-skating

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Muscle Strengthening with Yann Guyader 03: Bringing the leg back after the push

Keeping the skating stance is all well and good, but you won't go far without pushing! Let's make those quadriceps work again with that new video of muscle strengthening! Yann Guyader breaks down the push phase off skates for a better balance and a stronger core...

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Speed-skating

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Muscle Strengthening with Yann Guyader 02: Reinforcing the push phase

Let's keep making those thighs burn with a new video of muscle strengthening! This time, Yann Guyader presents a strengthening drill to maintain your skating stance during the push phase...

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Speed-skating

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Muscle Strengthening with Yann Guyader 01: Keeping the skating stance

Good performances in speed skating are the results of several factors: a good equipment, a good technique, and of course a good physical condition! Keeping a good skating stance is one of the major points. Yann Guyader presents a few improvement drills...

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Inline downhill

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Going down a hill carefully on your skates

Going down a hill at full speed with inline-skates can be a real pleasure or a perfect nightmare depending on your skating level and your self control. Downhill pushes the riders to his own technical and physical limits. Here are some advises to improve your skills and to go down a hill securely...

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Inline downhill

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Trajectory: Downhill bends

Rollo compiled a series of explanative videos on optimal lines for downhill skating. From braking to direction taking, here are some tips to save precious seconds…

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Slalom skating

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Learning freestyle slalom: backward crossing

Forward crossing is the most reassuring if you begin, but not the easiest. Indeed, backward crossing is easier because you are in a more natural posture. Let's have an explanation...

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Fitness skating

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« T-way » braking methods

T-way braking is certainly one of the most classical and most used techniques to stop when you rollerskate. It's a quite easy one if you have good balance abilities. We are here going to give you more details about it, and some variations...

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