Where should your weight be when skating backwards?
When you skate backwards, your weight should be on the back side of your front wheels (closer to your toes). Your weight should never go past between the wheels because then you’ll fall over and this is only for normal striding. Some tricks (like manuals) involve shifting your weight outside of in-between your wheels.
Is roller skating backwards hard?
For many people, roller skating forwards is incredibly difficult. Learning how to skate takes practice, so you should make sure you wear protective gear in case you fall down. By repeating the simple motion of bringing your toes together and then moving your heels apart, you will move backwards on your skates.
Why do ice skaters skate backwards?
The main reason for the figure skaters skating backward is that it generates more power and speed than skating forwards. The toe picks in the front of the blade, with their curved sawlike teeth, provide strength to the skater when attempting certain spins and moves.
How long does it take to learn to skate backwards?
Without the pads, being slightly fearful and playing it safe, easily 40 minutes at least. In worst case scenarios three months or more, if you don’t have a good teacher. And they make you intimidated by crossovers instead of giving you easy successive tasks to figure them out. Skating backwards FAST is trickier.