Urrk’n Derby: Top 5 ways to achieve your 27/5

Do you struggle with 27/5? Have you been working at it for a while? The following 5 steps will help you achieve success.

1. Derby stance

This is an important aspect of derby. Knowing how to shift your weight, and where to shift your weight will help you become comfortable on your skates. For more detail and examples be sure to check out my video below.

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2. Edges

Understanding your inside and outside edges, as well as shifting your weight on your skates will help you with your crosses and straightaway strokes.  This is key to successfully completing the 27/5.  For more detail and examples be sure to check out my video below.

 

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3. Crosses

This skill will improve power and speed around the corners and is critical to completing the 27/5. For more detail and examples be sure to check out my video below.

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4. Straightaway Strokes

Perfecting this technique will improve power and speed on the straightaway. The video below will showcase the perfect approach.

5. Track Position

Perfecting track position will encourage you to complete the 27/5 in the fastest time and helps conserve energy.  This allows speed to carry you up the straightaways and through the corners.  Check out Booty Quakes blog post below. Click on the track to read her post.

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The 5 steps above are a great starting point to help you meet your 27/5 goal! Click here for access to even more quality coaching videos and let me help you achieve your derby goals.