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Old December 1st, 2015, 08:23 PM   #8
Join Date: Feb 2015
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Good comments above about falling. When I first got back into skating I had a few pretty good falls and ended up with sore wrists and forearms because I didn't know how to fall (I probably should have been wearing wrist guards). I'm much better at falling now and I fall most sessions unless it's so crowded that I have to play it safe. Sometimes I catch myself before I go down, and sometimes I don't. No matter what I get back on my feet as quick as I can and drill the hell out of whatever move I was attempting when I fell.

Regarding vision, I try to aim my head in the opposite direction of the turn as it gives a wider view of what's behind me. My biggest fear while skating backwards is running into someone. I try to find a break in the crowd where there's no one directly behind me before I flip around backwards.
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