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We try to teach everyone the safest way to get up and learn to walk on skates.
Firstly, understand why people fall over on skates. The main reason is that they try to walk normally, which means their heel and rear wheels touch the floor first. We show the skaters how to have a stamping action, so all four wheels hit the floor simultaneously. The Skate Norfolk method does this.
So as we show skaters and their parents how to fit a skate, we also show both of them the correct way to get up. Kneel with one leg up, so one skate is on all four wheels. Put two hands on your knee and push up.
Lastly, balance is about standing up straight, so we get skaters to walk on the spot. Then slowly progress with small steps. If they do not roll forwards or backwards, they are balanced.
Watch these videos.
Video 1 - First, get up forward and on all four wheels
Video 2 - Walking with all four wheels on the floor
Video 3 - Standing upright for balance
Video 4 - Walking with small even steps in a stamping action
Video 5 - Being able to use both feet provides you with more control