This is the first of Paul’s two part series on Backward Outside 3 Turns. Paul explains how this turn is much more difficult then a forward three turn. Skaters have a safety concern when doing this turn because of where you need to press on your blade and you feel like you could fall.
Paul explains the importance of good upper body strength. He also talks about upper body rotation, this when done properly will make turning easier. Paul also explains where to face on the circle to properly execute your turn.
There is also focus on controlled rotation, an having the ability to do anything on your exit of your turn. Also being in control on your exit of the turn is important because then you can add to your turn whether it be doing another turn, jumping, or a field move. It is so important to be in control and steady so your next move is easy.