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Old March 29th, 2019, 08:47 PM   #4
Sk8 Ninja
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Huntington Wv
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Pressure, and lean. That's what makes them turn.

They are like a bicycle. You'll never see a cyclist at higher speeds turn the front wheel really, it's all about that leaning they do to make a turn.

A skaters version of turning a wheel is about pressure distribution and helping to glide the wheel to the intended path. Like knowing the skate will carve a certain motion for lean and weight given, and trying to speed that up by pushing or pulling your legs in/out.
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