SkatefreshAshaWhat do you think about the waxing of surfaces to help the learning of slides on Inline skates?
from SkatefreshAsha on 11 Sep 2022

In this video I’m sharing my opinion of the increasingly popular practice of waxing outdoor surfaces in order to facilitate the learning of slides.After falling on an unseen patch of waxed surface (and aggravating my already injured hip), I wanted to highlight this dangerous activity in the hope that those doing it (around the world) will think twice and if they continue, to at least warn skaters, cyclists and space users by writing permanent warnings and highlighting the affected area. This practice of waxing, in my opinion, should be discouraged simply because of the risks it causes to unsuspecting users.If instructors want to help their students to learn slides, how about teaching them properly or finding smoother surfaces or better still, making a patch of surface wet with water to create the same effect and reduce the friction?What are your opinions on the subject? Have you fallen on an unseen waxed patch of skating surface? Or do you see nothing wring with it?Let me know in the comments below.Who is Asha Skatefresh? Powerslide Brand Ambassador (since 2011) Skate Coach for BBC and Disney’s “Soy Luna” Champion quads figure skater who represented Great Britain internationally. Founder of Skate School in London (since 2000) Skating for 38 years Teaching inlines and quads for 22 years 351 Instructors Certified worldwide (with ICP)Are you desperate to get better at skating? Let Asha help you for FREE.Get Instant, FREE, lifetime access to several Video Course Trials today from Asha’s extensive range of professionally shot and edited Video Trainings.BEGINNER Inline – FREE VIDEO TRAININGSAre you a compete beginner and apprehensive about getting hurt? Want to start skating safely without falling? Prefer to follow a step-by-step program rather than YouTube snippets? Avoid injury and embarrassment by learning to skate with a professional instructor following proven methods. Grab your Free Beginner Level In-Depth Tutorials Today. 1. Static Preparations + Basic Movement… 2. Heel Brake Stop…3. Develop your Basic Stride…INTERMEDIATE Inline – FREE VIDEO TRAININGSHave you hit a wall in your learning? The harder stuff doesn’t come so easily anymore. Expand your repertoire of skills with new stops, turns and more speed. Grab your Free Intermediate Level In-Depth Tutorials Today. 1. Lunge Turn…2. Spin Stop…3. Develop your Fitness Stride…Click “Free Trial” next to the Trailer Video on each page ADVANCED Inline – FREE VIDEO TRAININGSWant to make people stop and stare? Learn the Powerslide for fast immediate stopping, anytime, anywhere. Understand and master the Double Push for fast, impressive, powerful skating Grab your Free ADVANCED Level In-Depth Tutorials Today.1. Barrel Roll…2. Backwards Powerslide…3. Develop your Double Push Speed Skating Technique…Click “Free Trial” next to the Trailer Video on each page to get lifetime access to these free trainings.YOGA FOR SKATERSGetting aches and pains during or after skating? Maybe you need to be adding some stretching to your skate practice.Grab your FREE 7min pre-post skate stretch video class here;3. Yoga For Skaters | SkatefreshFor lessons in the UK visit us at;London: Asha and Skatefresh on social media: Facebook: Skatefresh AshaInstagram: is sponsored by Powerslide and Chaya.Video footage: @skaterstu_brightonskate