Originally Posted by ut0pia
Same with mine. I used to go rollerblading but I never got quite comfortable doing it. I am constantly afraid of falling and I can never relax on them. Also, they never seem to slide straight and I always bend my feet inward. Is that something any novice goes through? I've never seen this happen to anyone else. Maybe my blades weren't fitted properly? But it could also be that this is how I step in general...
I use the method of pushing my feet out (wider stance) to pulling in (feet closer together) to slow down, when I have the room. I don't always. I can't use the stopper on the heel of the one skate... my knees are naturally hyper-extended so I'll do some serious knee damage if i lock my knee to stop.
WhenI don't have the room? A tree/grass or a sign post...
You're probably doing what i do, which is pulling the knees in, even in a wider stance. Maybe... I know that's what I do.