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Choctaws

Choctaws Today we are going to dissect the choctaw two-foot turn. Choctaws:– Uses both feet to change direction (Forwards to backwards or backwards to forwards)– Incorporate a change of edge (Inside to outside or outside to inside)– Have no overall change of trajectory (see Two-foot turns post for more info) All this being said, like …

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Mohawks

Mohawks Today we delve into the world of Mohawks, admittedly a topic I was initially not very well versed on. However, after a few days of internet research fueled by my severe caffeine addiction and motivated by a restless newborn who refused to sleep through the night, I present to you my guide to Mohawks …

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Loops

Loops In the last installment of this one-foot turn series we are going to cover the loop, a miscellaneous one-foot turn that alike the traveling has it’s very own set of rules What is a Loop? Loops are a bit of an anomaly in the world of roller skating as there isn’t much literature that …

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Two-Foot Turns

Intro to Two-Foot Turns: After my first series of skating skills posts that compared the similarities and differences of one-foot turns, it seemed only natural to now address two-foot turns. There are less of these two-foot turns, with only two types of turns referred to as “Mohawks” and “Choctaws” comprising this category. However, they still …

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Travelings

Travelings Today we are going to cover one of the miscellaneous one-foot turns – the traveling. It falls into the miscellaneous category because it along with the loop (the topic of our next blog) does not fit into either the same rotation cusp category (like three’s and rockers) or the counter rotation cusp category (like …

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One Foot Turns

Intro to One-Foot Turns: One-Foot turns are ‘all the technical difficulties [travelings, three turns, brackets, loops, counters and rockers] … that involve a change of direction on the same foot’ (World Skate, 2019a). I believe that there are 4 main aspects of a one-foot turn, which help us identify their similarities and differences Change of …

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