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Am I too fat to skate? (The answer is no.)

Am I too fat to skate?  (The answer is no.)

What’s up Planet Roller Skaters? Pigeon
here and today I’m hanging out with Shove– [Shove] What’s up guys! [Pigeon] And Rebel! [Rebel] Sup! You might know them better by their Instagram handles which is @Fat_Girl_Has_Moxi and
@queergirlstraightskates and today we’re discussing a question we
get all the time which is: Am I too fat to skate? Nooo! The answer is no! [Rebel] No! Let’s discuss. [Music] 5-4-3-2 Let’s roll! This is how we roll,
this is how we roll, this is we roll, let’s roll. [Cheering] Yeah! Wahoo! Yipppie! How long have you guys been skating? [Shove] I’ve been skating for
almost two years now Um, religiously skating for about the last year and trying to do the 365 days challenge
right now so that way and get even more
comfortable on my skates. Nice. Ah, same. I started actually we started the same orientation for a
roller derby and I had literally never skated at all before that and so derby
kind of taught me how to skate and then this girl was like, “Hey I’m gonna go
street skating, you should come.” And I was like, “She’s hot.” [Rebel] So–
[Shove] Love at first skate, love at first skate for sure. [Rebel] So now I have also skated
religiously since last March. [Pigeon] So you guys have become
pretty big influencers in the skate community and I’m sure a lot
of people ask you guys questions all the time– All the time. So what are some of the
questions that you guys get a lot? So my whole platform is based on body
positivity in the skate community and just in life in general, so I get a lot of
questions of, “How do you and can you skate being a bigger girl?” ‘Cause they see me doing it but
they have so many questions like, “How can you do it without being
laughed at,” like, “How are you like confident doing it.” “What kind of gear can you use?”
Like, “Is their gear out there for people of our sizes?” So a lot of those questions
like I try to like find answers for them And let them know like,
if I can do it you can do it too. [Rebel]: Um I get all sorts of weird questions. Uh, I am like the zany white girl
in the background of a lot of her videos “How do you be yourself and be your
authentic style and self while you’re skating?” So that’s kind of what I’m all
about too is I had a big past of not being free to be queer and so I’m kind
of like proclaiming that with my skating too. So I get asked a lot about that. That’s awesome where
did you guys get the idea to start a skating Instagram? Uh, It’s started because I just started getting really into skating more and
then I was like into watching skaters on Instagram to like get more ideas
and I was like, “Okay, where do I find these people?” I was like I’m just gonna find–
create my own a platform my Instagram that’s just for skating but then I was
like one day playing with words and I was like,
“Okay I love Moxi, I’m obsessed with Moxi.” And I was like “That Girl Has Moxi”,
“Fat Girl Has Moxi.” So I was like, “Now you know:
she’s fat. She skates.” That’s my basis. You know who and what I’m trying to do.
And I just started following all these skaters and I was
like they’re amazing and then all of a sudden I just kind of took off and I was
just like realizing I’d get these messages that were like: “Seeing you out
there really showed me that I can I don’t really have an excuse. Like my
weight is not an excuse. I shouldn’t be embarrassed. Like if you can do it I can.”
And I think representation is very important especially if I’m skating I
see like a little girl–like I used to have a lot of body image issues and if I
would have saw someone out there my size doing whatever they wanted wearing
what they wanted I probably would have gotten to where I am now a lot younger
and my life would have been so much easier. Yeah I think for me when she
started coming up with the idea to do like “Fat Girl Has Moxi” I was like, “Oh
well then I need a superhero name too!” So I was trying to come up with a name in the
middle of the Mexico City Airport at like 4:00 in the morning and I came up
with Queer Girl Straight Skates and I like really connected with that because I
think that there are so many things in this world that tell you that you have
to be a certain image online or you have to project yourself as being perfect and
my whole thing is that I want to be real online and I want to show that I mess up
all the time and I want to show that even the people that you think are so
good are just normal people and have just as many flaws and struggle with
body image issues and struggle with being who they are
and so if I can be as real as possible online that’s what I’m gonna do so
that’s where I come from. Yeah you guys have become a huge inspiration for a lot
of skaters and skaters to be out there so keep up the good work. How do you get out there the first time like because that is a hard question for
me to answer I get that a lot like how do I get the confidence to to go for the
first time and I’m like , “That’s a really deep question.” It depends on the person–I
don’t know. For me whenever someone ask me that question I just say, “Hey. You know
you’re afraid especially if you’re a bigger girl– like people look at you they’re
gonna look at you give them something to look at first of all might as well just
be yourself but they’re gonna look at you. Um, second I just say you know it
doesn’t matter if you fall or what happens it’s how you get back up.
I always tell people that. You’re gonna fall it’s not–my dad told me once
it’s not a matter of like if you fall it’s just when you fall. No matter what your
skill level is. Just like dust yourself off, get back up. So I say like make a
playlist of your favorite songs or just make you feel good put, ’em in and like
just get going and then that’ll make you happy and just block out the rest of
world–of course look around for cars please be safe. [Rebel] Cars are crazy!
They will attack you. Have happy music that makes you feel good. And you feel confident.
Put your best outfit on and just get going and just live your best life on
your skates and then it’s okay someone laughs just like laugh with
them and keep going, block ’em out. And I do think like, it’s really
important to find someone to skate with, so my first time going out on skates I was so terrified like, one:
people are like, “derby gir!l” or like “roller skates” or “rollerblades”– whatever, anyways–
so people are gonna yell at you no matter what and then when you’re out
there for your first time and you’re like I can barely walk, much less skate,
having someone next to you is really really helpful and I know that a lot of
people in the skating community like I will meet up with random skaters all the
time just to be like, “Hey! Wanna skate?” And so if you reach out to people online
like people are actually willing to skate with you and getting that group
together is so much more empowering because you have each others support, you
know? [Shove] Very true. [Pigeon] That skate community, it’s real. [Rebel] It’s so real. It’s so real. And I’ve
definitely like experienced that just from these past few months like as time
has gone by and people have been reaching out to me and reaching out to
her like we’ve made so many close friends and it’s been so like building
up to us and encouraging to us and so we want to pass that along and be
encouraging to other people. [Indy] Awesome. Can we debunk the myth that your size has anything to do with like athletic ability? [Shove] Balancing has nothing to do it, you
just find your center of gravity. I don’t think anything
has to do with your size if anything it’s your muscle and no matter if you’re
fat or skinny that doesn’t mean you have muscle. So I might be able to lift Pigeon
over my head right now, but I’m fat. As I have muscle underneath it’s more
about building up the muscles you need and doesn’t matter what size you are
you’re gonna have to build up those muscles so you don’t get encouraged when
you’re like, “Oh like I’m not strong enough.” It has nothing to do with your weight it’s just meaning you’re starting something
that is still kinda athletic in a way so you just have to work those muscles in
and it just takes time and practice and before you know it you’re great. Yeah, if you’re skinny or if you’re fat or if you’re medium-sized or if you have
enjoyable squish, or you have no enjoyable squish, like, you can still
skate! Like you can still get out there and try something new. It’s about
building a new skill. It has nothing to do with whether you’re fat or you’re
small or you’re large or you’re the size of a square like you can still do it. I
think it’s ridiculous that people say that you can’t do that because that’s
totally not true. Hashtag FatGirlsCan Roller derby is a great example of the
abilities of all body shapes and sizes So I’ve been in this sport for 11 years,
12 years, and I’ve seen every type of person play and it’s about your
perseverance and your dedication and commitment and that’s kind of how far
you’re gonna go. So if you’re making the effort to put on a pair of skates everysingle day even if it’s like I’m gonna skate to the kitchen because I don’t have any time. Making the effort is what really gets you to that point where you can skate way better
than you could before because you’re doing something every day. It’s about
repetition, it’s about falling it’s about being mortified of trying something
new and trying anyway. Do the Moxi 365 day challenge! Like,
get on your skates every day find a pack of people who will encourage you and
when you fall get you right back up and keep going and then post a picture of
your bruise on Instagram because it’s rad. [Shove] Yeah it’s mostly a mental thing
don’t have those mental blocks it’s like with anything you’re gonna think I can’t
do it like I used to skateboard when I was a kid and I used to rollerblade for
a little bit but I was inactive for so many years that like when I put skates
on and I was like outside of the shop and I was like, “Oh my God, what is this?”
But I never thought like, “Oh I can’t do this because of my size.” I was like, “I can’t do this because I’m afraid.” It’s like a lot of things we think we look for excuses and it’s
mostly that we’re just internally afraid like we can’t do it and just like
starting a new job or starting school or whatever it is same thing is let’s
skating it’s just something new that you haven’t done and don’t look for that
excuse just look for this is something I want to do and I’m gonna do it and it’s
gonna be hard but I’m gonna push through and I’m gonna make it happen. [Rebel] And I think
like vocalizing your fears is so important. So you have all these mental
blocks and you’re like, “I must be the only person struggling through these
things but if you say something about it then all these people are gonna be like,
“Yeah! I struggle with that too, this is so difficult for me.” And seeing people that
you look up to also talk about their mental blocks, that’s gonna be helpful too.
So just like vocalizing that and putting that out there–it’s like totally a
teacher thing–but if you say things that are…that you that scare you and that
worry you and that fear you you write it down and then you look at that and you
find the logical inconsistencies of it. And then you change it and you find a
mantra for yourself and you say, “I can skate outside and not fall,” or if I get
laughed at I’m gonna keep going and I’m gonna laugh at them!” Whatever. And like
reclaiming that fear is the most important thing. [Indy] Yes, oh my God! [Pigeon] Alright, so let’s say
you are a larger person and you want to start skating. What kind of gear is
appropriate? So, all types of gear are appropriate. Whatever’s gonna fit you the
best just like the size of the boot. The boots gotta fit appropriately, the knee
pads have to fit appropriately, the helmet has to fit appropriately. A lot of
people ask about the nylon plate on the Moxi Lolly. Is there a weight limit? This
or that– there actually is not a weight limit and nylon plates will will flex
and you might feel the flex but that’s not going to necessarily break the plate.
I’ve seen as a shop owner broken plates all the time most of them are from
smaller people I’ve actually never seen a plate break on someone large let alone
a nylon. It’s mostly the aluminum plates that break to tell you the truth. So
anyways, all gear that fits you appropriately is is perfect. Yeah we jump around like crazy on the nylon plates. Like we literally just run them reckless
all the time and neither of us have had nylon plate break. [Shove] Yeah I’ve never had an
issue with them I do get asked a lot like, “I’ve heard this.” And it’s always like,
“I’ve heard this, I’ve heard this.” I’m like you’re gonna hear so many things
everyone has something to say like, “You should put this on you should wear this.
Your body you need to experiment it and you don’t know. Especially if you’re new skater,
You want to put the heaviest plate you can put on there? No, start small
and then work up and try new things find someone that wears the same size as you
and then try what they have. It’s not necessarily like, “Oh I’m big it’s too
much way it’s gonna crack.” It’s like, no, if you’re like, “I’m at skateparks and I
want to grind I want to slam on things and this,” then yeah, maybe? I don’t know.
If you’re rough with them maybe but if you’re just like, “I’m a street skater
like ,I’m doing this,” like just try it out. Don’t have that fear and think you have
to spend so much money when you start out. [Rebel] Yeah like don’t play baseball with
your nylon plates and you’ll be fine. [Pigeon] Let’s talk about knee pads because…the knee pads in the skate industry are… were designed for men with straighter
legs. They have not really been updated very much, and a lot of times even
smaller women have a hard time finding something that fits the shape of the thunder
thighs and the muscular calves. So, let’s talk a little bit about our
favorite knee pads that fit larger sizes. Alright, so let’s talk about our
favorite pads. What kind of knee pads do wear? What do you prefer? [Shove] So I started with
Atom gear for derby and I had just an extra-large which I was like this
shouldn’t work but it actually fit it pretty well once I worked them in. But I
like that they were low profile–but it wasn’t really what I needed. So then I
had the 187 pads but I had to literally (not safe) I cut the bottom strap so they
could fit my giant calf and then they were flying everywhere else. But I had
that feeling like once I start scrimmaging in derby this probably
isn’t the safest thing to do. So I recently just got the Pro Derby 187
Pads and I’m in love with them because first of all like they go in the back
fine you can cut them to make them smaller because I just feel like I have
like a smaller knee but then I have a big calf and then I have like thunder thighs
and so it’s like this weird shape I need to be able to put different sizes
and I love it so far. I can still do my crossovers which I was worried because I
feel like just being bigger like I am like getting more around just trying to
do it But, so far I’m like I am in love with
these pads and like I feel like I finally found like the holy grail for me
anyway. But you really just have to try things on and find out what works best. [Rebel] Yeah, I actually started with a
Pro Derby Killer 187 Pads and it was really lame
because I went to the rink and I wore them the first time I bought Lollies. I
was like so worried. I bought Lollies and then I was like, “okay, I’m gonna go to the
rink for my birthday,” and so I wore my Pro Derby knee pads. I was the only one in
the rink I was such a loser. [Indy] Hey, nothin’ wrong with that! [Rebel] I was so nervous! That’s like a reality! Like I’m worried about breaking my knee!
And so I wore those pads and they worked really well for me because I like have–
they look like maybe they’re smaller but they’re not, like my legs are so awkward
shaped and so for me the butterfly strap that went behind was really helpful for
me because I tried the ones that you slip over and they would always fall
down and so I was putting gaskets on underneath the ones that slip over–
because I would get a larger size and then I would have to put them on top of
gaskets to make them fit right. But then when I got the Pro Derby ones with the
butterfly strap those are really helpful. And then I also use the Lux Armor–
the like low-profile, the soft kneepads. and those are great because
they’re stretchy, so like I think I got a size large and you got a size– [Shove] I got an extra-large and they fit perfect. [Rebel] and they fit–yeah they fit great they feel
like volleyball knee pads or something, and you just like put them on and you
can fall outside anywhere and be perfectly fine in them so they’re great.
And they stretch like with your leg. That being said the Lux knee pads are no
longer being produced but something similar to that– [Indy] We have a few people can
get I think. [Pigeon] We have a few left but after that like an equivalent would be like a
volleyball knee pad actually. So maybe try that. Maybe try a volleyball knee pad. Yeah, so the 187 Derby knee pad
is a newer model of the 187 Pro pad that is designed for a woman’s body.
They’ve made larger sizes including the 2x / 3x. [Shove] That’s what I just bought. Yeah! So all of these knee pads
are around $90 to $100 because they’re made for vert skating or
roller derby but if you’re a larger person and you need something
that fits you well you’re gonna probably want to invest a little bit more in the
kneepads so that they fit you appropriately. [Rebel] Wait, is fat a bad word?!
You’re not fat you’re beautiful. [Shove] I’m both. Thank you. [Shove] Alright, fat is not a bad word.
Just think about it as just being a word it’s a descriptor of what you are. I am a fat
girl, I am a beautiful girl, I am a skater. I’m many things: I’m fat. I’m black.
I’m proud. Don’t worry about a word that might cause harm. It may have caused you
harm once upon a time. Now I’ll take it as something back and reclaim it. It’s
just a word it’s okay. [Rebel] Yeah, we all have fat on our bodies.
Fat is one of the greatest parts about us, so enjoy it. Love it. [Pigeon] Yeah, fat does not…
fat does not equal ugly. You know unattractive.
I guess it’s the same thing. Slow, lazy…it doesn’t mean those things. Because there are people who are those
things that are not fat and there’s people who are fat who are active and
beautiful and… [Rebel] It’s just such a lie that
society has told us that fat is bad. And it’s not bad. [Pigeon] Wait a second. [Rebel] Yeah. [Indy] Alright. We’re good. [Pigeon] Thank you
so much for watching and thank you so much for talking with us guys. [Rebel and Shove] You’re welcome. [Pigeon] Forgot what we’re supposed to say. Thank you so much for watching this Planet Roller Skate episode! Thank you guys so much for coming and talking with us– [Rebel] Of course. [Pigeon] Be sure to like, subscribe, comment. Follow these girls on Instagram. If you need to
buy anything from helmet to toe stop, hit up PlanetRollerSkate.Shop. Until next time…Later Skaters!


hi! i'm looking for some roller skates for my daughter that are adjustable because her feet can grow quickly. so when i was at dickssporinggoods, i saw these purple roller skates at a extremely cheap cost. so i'm skeptical. they were only 60 dollars. so before i waste or not waste my money on them can you review them? please and thank you.

So as a heavier skater what durometer of wheel would you recommend for outdoor skating? I've seen information that 78A is great for outside but to go up a little if you're heavier. Are harder wheels going to go over concrete and rocks as well?

Thank you for this. Like I lost weight by my sisters are heavy set kind of still and they don’t wanna skate because they feel that they wouldn’t be able to move or the skates will break. Thank y’all.

Indy I was wondering could you do a review on the Rio roller skates as I was planning on buying them but I would like to know if they are good quality skates

Gahhh i love you guys!! You're making me want to get rollerskates but i have rollerblades, a skateboard a pennyboard and a longboard!!

I've been the only person at the roller rink with big, bulky knee pads on (before I got soft pads). If anyone noticed or had anything to say, I didn't care. What anyone else thinks isn't my problem – a jacked up knee would hurt me way more than the negative opinions of strangers. That said, great video, I loved every minute of it. You ladies are nothing short of inspiring. Keep up the great work! <3

I really can't say just how much I needed this video or how inspiring it was. I've been wanting to skate for so long, but was always the fat girl with no balance. I have been working so hard on my balance with the dream that I would be able to skate one day, but I didn't think it would ever happen. Thanks to this channel and Pigeon's example, I managed to save up to buy my first skates. Thank you <3

Imma ftm guy and im pretty fat, so seeing these confident woman and seeing some guys on IG has made me want to start skating more and more!! Thank you!

All of you guys inspire me so much. I love how you guys dont care what people say you are wild. Nice and i love whatching you guys

I just randomly found your videos and was asking myself this when I saw you and her remodel your skates. I feel ashamed. I'm just embarrassed I wouldn't even wear what I want because nobody here does this here.

Can I just say I love the blue lipstick 😍
And ofcourse I love the video all for body positivity ❤

I wanted more hobbies, so I want to try to skating but I think I'm too big and I literally, never roller skated in my life so I'm scared lol except for when I was like 4 maybe i don't remember I've just seen pictures

Remember for all assholes saying that being fat means not being strong: muscle is heavier than fat, and if a girl is big it doesn't mean that she's all fat and no muscle. Quite the contrary, actually.

Please i am french traduction in fre.chh pleaseeeeeeee so i love u girls❤❤❤❤ ma first passion is a skate

Thanks so much for this video. I came upon your videos for over a year now, and i started skating when i 8 years old and transitioned to roller blading at 12 till i was 14 years old. Then i stopped. As an adult, every once in awhile I'd take my nieces and nephews skating, so i could reminisce on my skate days. Then when i found your videos, the skating sparked in me and I've been watching and following all these amazing skaters like y'all. I go skate here And there but i keep telling myself, I'm too fat to be an amazing skater like y'all. But then this video 😍😍😍 I'm 34 years old now and this woman right here, she's gonnna be an amazing skater, thank you so much. #fatgirlscan

thankyou so much for this video. it really helped me with some issues and made me realise that i can have the confidence i need. i’ve never skated before and i have always wanted to. i have such a wide and big foot and finding shoes is really hard for me so is there somewhere i can go to look at to get some skates? love from australia !! 💖💖💖💖💖

I don't like wearing my derby pads when I'm street skating cause they give me sweat stains and smell terrible and I like skating to school. Do you have advice on what I could do?

I have a slight phobia of breaking my fore arms so I wear my wrist braces, but I don't know what else to do cause I dint like wearing my helmet, add I have short hair and get crazy helmet hair.

Indy please help!

I weight 280 pounds right now and I really wanna learn how to skate. I'm just scared the roller skates won't be able to handle my weight. Also there's little to none information about the max user weight in skate shops. I'm gonna buy some aluminum base skates, do you guys think they can handle my weight without breaking or snapping or anything?

The thing I love most about this channel (and the Facebook group) is how inclusive it is. Indy, you have created this brilliant community that welcomes everyone. Thank you so much for introducing us to these amazing and inspiring guests, and for constantly putting out light and positivity into the world. You and Pigeon are exceptional human beings ❤️

Being bigger doesn’t mean you can’t do things thin people do! Never limit yourself. Wear the clothes you want and enjoy it! 💕💕💕

This is such a encouraging video I really want to learn roller skating again but I'm very chubby and not very flexible

How would you clean second hand skates/rollerblades before you use them. Because obviously you saved some money but also don't know who wore them, before? PS, Indy jamma jones is so hot and beautiful, you should pose for a photo portfolio on mukiskitchen.

Anyone who laughs at a bigger person being physically active is just an a**hole.
My biggest scare is all this weight falling too hard and hurting myself!! Lol but my skates will be delivered on Tuesday and I'm so excited!!

Are there groups for kids because I want to start skating but I feel like I need a group and all my friends that skate only skate in rinks

This has helped me so much, I'm actually going to a derby practice soon to see if I enjoy it and the one question that I've been wondering is if I'm to fat to do it, watching this I have realized I am perfectly capable of doing it.

thank you for this video girls!! my grandpa today told me that im too heavy to skate but guess what im joining skating class tmrw!!

Thank you so much for this video. You have no idea how much it means to people. I wanted to skate since I was little but I was always told I was too big and that there wouldn't be skates that could take my weight. A few years ago, i went to a shop and was told that I would need to buy the most expensive skates in order to hold "all that weight". Watching this has made me so much more determined to learn to skate. You ladies are an inspiration. Thank you!!!

I love your channel. I'm a large guy (360 lbs). Do you have any gear tips (like using different wheels/bearings/frames) or any other tis on body position for us bargeasses?

This video is so encouraging <3
I'm not only built for hugs, but also middle aged and trans. I've also recently came back to roller skating and am loving it.

Thank you for the inspiration!!! I'm not fat I'm fluffy…lol. I just started Roller derby this year. It's a relatively new team. About 3 years old. I'm the biggest fresh meat in years. My derby name is Devilyn Side #666!!! Registered with WFTDA. I'm 5'10" on skates and I weigh 200 pounds. I'm proud to start Roller derby at age 34. Nothing is stopping me from being myself…although I have fooled around with the name "Brick Shit House #420"

THAAANK YOU PRS! you guys just b*tchslap my excuse of not skating again. Yeah more than 4 years not skating of course makes a difference, you need to get used to do it again. You did it once, you can twice. Mental blocks, so true. Now, of course having a good cardiovascular condition and good breathing is a most… But that builds up. Thanks for shaking my head of that dumb idea… 🙌

I am watching this vid as i am online trying to find pads because i am wanting to start quad skating. Im 46 and havent skated since i was a kid. But i remember how much fun i had and after seeing all the you tube vids all yall have been making (binge watching lol) i now have the courage to buy a pair of skates and get back into it. Not much here in ohio but i drive semi truck so i will look for parking lots i can play in. I would love to see more of these types of vids where you showcase older and bigger women because i know it has helped me❤️❤️

Anyone have any thoughts for a girl who wants to do the 365 challenge but lives in Canada where there is snow on the ground for 70% of the year. No indoor tracks that allow skates, And the closest rink isnt open everyday (Plus playing rink fees everyday for a whole year is $$$)…

Didn't know that challenge existed lol from when I was 2 till I was 13 years old there was rarely a day that you would see me without skates on I was obsessed xD can't wait to get back to skating every day

Honestly my body is my biggest insecurity of mine but watching all of you guys skate gives me so much confidence as I’ve always loved skating 🙌❤️

LOVE this! In the start of modern roller derby only the small squirrelly skaters were jammers…. But then a couple of us larger girls started jamming and the blockers had no idea how to stop us. PHAT JAMMERZ RULE! You ladies are rad! ❤️❤️❤️

This video was super encouraging ❤️❤️❤️ I’m not fat… but l am a mom of two and feel like I’m too “out of shape” and old(I’m 26😂) and unable… but damn, this pumped me up and l put my skates on and rode!!! Yes, I’m gonna do the Moxi 365 ❤️

I just have to ask, is the dog off screen named Ruger? Or were you guys just barking back at him? Because if his name is Ruger that is so cool, because my dog's name is Ruger! This video has been a real inspiration to me, I just went to a roller skating rink and rented some skates today for the first time since I was probably 12 or 13. I would really love to make this my sport. I've never been very athletic so it kind of scares me. So thanks for making these videos and for being so inspirational to us plus size chicks!

I used to skate all the time, but now I am old, fat and my body is busted. So the answer to the question of how can you do it without being laughed at? I just decided it was what I wanted to do and that I was just going to do it. It doesn't matter about what others think. I wanted it bad enough that I'm just going to have it. It's been 20+ years since I've skated but I bought a pair of Riedell skates and I am going to do it. I have fallen and really hurt myself but I'm going back again and again and again until I'm just as good as I used to be. And your size has nothing to do with it. YOU GO FLUFFY GIRLS!!!!!!!!!

I needed this video! I've struggled with body dysmorphia and eating disorders all my life. I've always have been too scared to try any sort of sport or skill like this in fear that'd I would be judged. However, today I bought my first pair of rollerskates and I took my old rollerblades to the skate park for the very first time! I was super scared at first but when I remembered this video I gained my confidence and had the time of my life!

I am all for fat people exercising and having fun, but I can't stand these type of sheltered spoiled self centered immoral westerners (aka average Americans and Canadians). And that subhuman 'valley girl' accent grates on my nerves.

A big point of anxiety for me picking up skates again was my weight. I was already ready to pick it up again after finding this channel, but even more so with this video! I have my first pair of skates in a long time headed my way now. : D

Thank you, so much positivity in here. And good advice! I'm in my 40s, getting back into skating after 20 years. You're such an inspiration! Keep on keeping on 😀

I weight 250 pounds and my shoe size is 8 what type of board and the wheels I need to know everything I need it

What would be the best skates be if you have wider feet? I'm looking to buy my first pair of skates but I want to make sure they fit because I have a hard time finding shoes that fit.

As someone who is fat i hate people who say that fat is not bad. Yes, you can do whatever no matter your weight but just remember that weight affects your health. I love science and the human anatomy and i know that this weight is not good for me. Please dont say that fat is good. Being yourself is good.

I'm so glad the word fat is losing its stigma, it's so important to change the way we use words. Skating muscles take time to grow, they're awkward to use unless you squat 24/7! So let's all ignore the hetero males with their loud voices, put our gorgeous rainbow shorts on and fall lots. Then flyyyyyy!

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