I Tried Rollerskating Because All The Cool Kids On TikTok Were Doing It

Bella Gerard
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My TikTok For You page has a healthy mix of everything from “will it air fry” videos to Taylor Swift Folklore conspiracy theories, but more than anything else, it’s filled with rollerskating videos. I’m serious! And after swiping through some roller-related hashtags for a bit too long one evening, I decided to research the best roller skates on the market and get myself a pair.

I feel like TikTok made skating cool again, and for me, these videos are basically visual ASMR—there’s nothing quite so calming and ultra-satisfying as watching someone skate backwards down the street with more grace than I can manage even while walking forwards. That said, before I dive into my own skating...

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