Freestyle Slalom Inline Skating is a variety of inline skating that involves performing tricks around a straight line of equally spaced cones. Freestylers mostly use inline skates, though some use quad skates.
Cones are placed in a line, evenly spaced. The most common spacing used between the cones in competitions is 80 centimeters (31 inches), with larger competitions also featuring lines spaced at 50 centimeters (20 inches) and 120 centimeters (47 inches). The inline wheels can be configured in a rocker set-up, with one wheel larger than the others.
More casual freestyle skating can take place on the street. For competitions, in freestyle slalom skating each skater has two minutes to present a prepared performance, with music, to a panel of judges. The skaters are awarded points for technical difficulty and artistic merit.
- Speed Slalom: skaters race against each other in head-to-head rounds to see how fast each skater can skate on one foot through a line of 20 cones.
- Jump: skaters jump over a high jump bar from flat ground, without the use of a ramp. The current world champion jumps over 5 feet.
- Aggressive Inline Skating — involves grins, airs, cess slides, to/heel rolls and other advance skating techniques.
- Inline Skating — also known as roller blading, a variety of sports performed while wearing skates with two to five polyurethane wheels arranged in a single line.
- Inline Speed Skating — athletes use inline skates to race around tracks
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