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How to Stop on In-Line Skates | Rollerblading

How to Stop on In-Line Skates | Rollerblading


Hi, I’m Tim Phang. I’m 23 years old. I’ve been skating for about 12 years. I’m from Arlington, Virginia which is right
outside of Washington, D.C. I’m now sponsored by Universal Skate Design,
and I’m going to be talking to you about rollerblading. When you’re learning to rollerblade, you’re
going want to know how to stop. On traditional roller skates, or recreational
rollerblades, there’s often a break, but on aggressive skates, usually there is no break. So, when you want to slow down, there’s a
couple different methods. You can either cess [sp] slide or use a slalom
motion, but if you need to come to a stop quickly, pretty, much the best way to do it
is with a T-stop. A T-stop involves you dragging your trailing
foot, so the more pressure you put on that back foot, the quicker you’re going come to
a stop. But be aware when you’re doing the T-stop,
that it is going to wear down your wheels, and can cause flat spots, which are uneven
areas of wear on the wheels. Flat spots can be annoying, and you’ll know
you have one because you’ll be able to feel a vibration on your feet. And if you have a really bad flat spot sometimes
you’ll also hear an audible noise.

33 comments

how do i spin on my head and then flip thre times then pick up some hot chick like avril then grind my way home before my mum noticed i was gone?
your help would be cool mate!
thx

Right, this was an awesome vid, but my favourite part was 'you'll also hear an audible noise'. Yeah cos all those in audible noises get on my nerves… >.< still a sweet vid tho

Best way i stop is pretty instant by turning my feet inwards and slightly turning left and i start to spin and allows me to stop right away o-o

Oh thats easy, you first need a transmorfication amplifyer. Once you have that you need to set up the TA with a regulatory ablation roller, then once your done reading my made up things you can send $5 to me in the mail and you can do it.

Never do a t-stop with your braking skate at 90 degrees to your rolling skate and you will avoid flat spots.You will, however, still wear down your wheels evenly on one side; rotate wheels appropriately.

First kind of stop I learned was the spin stop.. and it's so much easier. I mean seriously, I'm still not balanced enough to do the T stop! _ 
It's easier to practise too. You just skate up to a pole or something and spin stop repeatedly.
-And besides, the feeling of my wheels scraping against bitchermen was too irksome to keep T-stopping

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