Am I too Old to Learn How to Inline Skate?
By. Kevin Larive
The answer to that question is no. I always say age is just a number, its how you feel. So if you are in good health then I say strap on the pads and skates and get rolling.
If you are in good health then learning to skate should be rather easy. There are even senior centers that will offer classes that teach you to inline skate.
As you get older it comes more important to pad up. So before you get started you will also want to pick up a helmet, elbow pads, knee pads and wrist guards. If you are over 55 and experiencing hip trouble, then it may be a good idea to get some crash pads that will keep your hips protected should you fall.
Once you begin learning to skate it is important to keep a slight knee bend and remember to transfer your body weight as you take your strides. As your skate hits the ground keep in mind the hip on the side your skate lands on should be pushed out.
Another great tip is to push out to the side and not to the back as you stride and remember to keep your wheels on the skating surface all the way to the end of your push.
One final and probably highly important tip is make sure you start skating on flat ground till you have everything down and become a proficient skater.
Hopefully you have found this to be beneficial and you get out there and start skating as it is lots of fun.