As most of you already know, Naomi Grigg is a pretty excellent teacher. Here’s her take on Roller Derby crossovers. To be frank, this is applicable to most crossovers, as I’ve also observed many people not making much use of the power available from the under pushing foot.
Nice shout out to an Eddy Matzger drill, that of towing another skater around the outside. I was delighted to see this, because I also learnt this drill from Eddy, and it’s one I love to use myself. It’s very good at getting people to lean to the extremes, to push sideways, and to use both legs equally, whilst slowing down crossovers and letting you not have to worry about left-right balance. This is brilliant for then practicing each aspect of crossover technique.