It is important to alternate your legs regularly. This can range from 3 to 12 passes, depending on your own stamina and the amount of time you’ve been working. The competition scooters alternates on average after 3 or 4 passes, but in the slower turns you often see a slower pace in terms of alternation. Then it comes down to an average of 8 to 10 and sometimes even more than that.
Even though you may think this, the leg you push off with is not the leg that also uses the most energy, this is the leg you stand on the board with. So make sure that both legs do not acidify so that there is enough energy left in both legs to keep scootering properly.
Differences in techniques.
When climbing you need to use different techniques than when you are descending, you need to use a different posture and technique to get through safely in all situations.
- Climbing involves the short swing and a high leg rhythm, and don’t forget to push off to the back. Someone who is good at climbing is immediately recognizable by an upright posture. So don’t hunch over the handlebars, but stand with a straight back and a relaxed posture. And look ahead, never down there!
- Descending, you really have to specialize in that if you want to do this really well. It may look easy, but it certainly isn’t. In competitions, you often see participants in almost sitting position coming down with and bloodstream. And this looks impressive. So note a lower stance for more speed. Be careful what kind of scooter you use, the bigger the wheels of the scooter the faster the descent. If you don’t take this into account, the chances of falling are much higher.
Place both feet back to back on the board of the scooter, make sure the knees are in a straight line, grip the handlebars firmly and rest the weight on the front wheel as much as possible. Also, the arms should be as close to the body as possible.
- Flat area is obviously the simplest, use a long push-off, a big swing with the leg, and then use a shorter push-off followed by a shorter swing. In this, there is really not a whole lot that can go wrong.
Finally, always check the height of the board carefully and see what suits you best. If you are a beginner then of course you still need to discover this and then you can enjoy experimenting with different heights and different types of scooters. The most ideal height is as low as possible, without touching the road surface too often. If you have a scooter with larger wheels, then the lower the board, the less high you have to lift your own weight.