No matter where you roller skate and what type of roller skating you are doing, it is always an unpredictable sport. We don’t always plan on throwing ourselves out into traffic or expect a fallen tree in the middle of the bike lane but you must be ready for everything when you’ve got your roller skates strapped on. Once I was rolling around the lake when a flock of geese decided to dive bomb me. That’s another story but let’s just say I really had to duck…no pun intended.
Every form of roller skating requires awareness, agility, muscle strength and endurance. Whether you’re the lead jammer on your derby team or the person in your neighborhood that everybody honks at and swerves away from, it’s easy to create your own obstacle course and train to become a better skater.