This book is a guide to discovering the exercise benefits and pure enjoyment of in-line skating (also known as rollerblading). Mark Powell, an expert skate dancer and instructor, and John Svensson, a top skate designer and racer, clearly explain all the fundamentals readers need to make their skating experience safe and fun. More than 100 photographs and diagrams lead readers step-by-step through such fundamentals as correct posture, "stroke and glide" techniques, stopping safely, and mastering carving turns and crossover turns. In-Line Skating provides tips for correcting common errors and a variety of drills to help skaters combine all of these basic skills into a smooth, confident style. This book also features basic information on cross-training for skiing, running, and cycling - making it an excellent reference for athletes who participate in these sports. In addition, In-Line Skating thoroughly covers the sport's history and popularity, choosing the right equipment, safety guidelines, and advanced skills.