The first thing to remember when jumping on skates is that you must
straight up and not forwards - you need to let your momentum carry
rather than the jump. If you remember only one thing, then this is
To prime yourself for the jump, crouch down and wind your torso in
the opposite direction
to that you wish to spin in. You may want to practice without going
forwards first just to be happy you can
jump 360 degrees with your skates on at all!.
Jump straight up, bringing your knees up as high as you can as well
your body so that you spin 360 degrees in the air.
When you land, you should bend your knees and keep your skates apart
to gain stability
as well as your arms out for balance.
You may find it easier jumping from a height (e.g. a curb) to help
you get the full 360
degrees. I'd also recommend getting well padded up since falling
while spinning can be
Once you get comfortable you can start experimenting with all your
usual tricks while in
Check out the movie here for a good example
Article provided by: JD