World renowned speed coach Bill Begg shares his vast knowledge of skating every week in his "Ask Bill Begg!" column on the Inline Planet.
Hi, Bill: I want to learn the secret of skating uphill? Whatever it is, I don't have it! What is the correct body position, stride, form, etc. Do you have any suggestions besides sticking to the flats? Thanks and cheers! - Prone in Chicago
Hi, Prone in Chicago: There are varying opinions on the best technique for climbing — and they depend on the steepness of the hill. But in general, here are the rules:
The last rule is key. When it comes to climbing, it's survival of the fittest.
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