TOP 5 STOPS on Inline Skates – Beginner to Beast

TOP 5 STOPS on Inline Skates – Beginner to Beast

The heel stop is the most basic stop. Place the stopping skate a bit in front and
lift your toes. That’s it! For some more power, bend your legs and push
harder. … Not good enough … The t-stop is more difficult but a good second
stop to learn. Keep almost all weight on the front skate. Gently drag the back skate behind. … Too much weight on the dragging skate
and you’ll go for a spin. The grass stop is the most important emergency
break. Stay low, keep one skate in front and more
weight on the back skate. … A grass roll often turns into a grass
run. The power stop looks much like an ice hockey
stop. However, it’s very different. Make a sharp turn. On your outside skate, keep most weight on
the heel. Fall back on the inside skate. Like this. … NOT like this … The slalom stop is useful at high speeds and
going downhill. Make a sharp turn until outside skate loses
grip. Fall back on the inside skate and repeat. … It does requires some space … * Comments I usually remove the heel break from my skates. Not using it is just my personl preference. There are soom good reason to use the heel
break even if you know other ways to stop. First off, with the heel break on your wheels
last longer. The heel break is much cheaeper and easier
to replace too, so it may be worth keeping it just for this reason. It’s also a lot easier on your joints. Knees and hips may suffer from other stopping
techniques, especially if you do them wrong. For me the reason to remove the heel breaks
is partially that they may mess up when going backward or doing transitions, and partially that removing the heels breaks
save some weight. Another important thing to keep in mind about
heel breaks is that they are not very effective. Going downhill it’s very dangerous to rely
on the heel break. Slalom turns are much better at controlling
speed. The t-stop is my most used stop. It’s like my everyday stop. It’s more powerful than the heel break. It does wear down the wheels quite a bit so
I try to make it a habit to use my left skate, that’s my weaker side, more for controlled stops and my right skate
in more challenging situations. At higher speeds and going downhill it’s a
good idea to alternate between left and right to avoid flat spots. The grass roll is mostly for emergencies. It’s super useful to know. I recommend everyone, including beginners, to practice it. It’s not that difficult either. Just be aware that the wheels may get stuck. Instinctively you then start to run so it’s
shouldn’t be a problem. The power stop is maybe the most difficult
stop. I really need to focus every time I do it. It’s called power stop for a reason. A lot of energy goes into it. I often start with a T-stop until the speed
feels comfortable, and then I continue with a power stop. Other times I do slalom turns, and finally
when the speed feels right I do a power stop. Actually it’s by doing slalom turns I learned
the power stop. Slalom turns are very much the same thing. You can feel that if your weight balance is
over your outside skate, and a bit toward the heel, you slow down tremendously. You’ll also notice the outside skate starting
to lose grip. With the slalom turn I let my balance shift
over to the insde skate. With the power stop I just let the skate lose
grip, then slide to a full stop and finally fall back on the inside skate. Finally, I’ll say a few words about skating
on wet pavement. First of all it’s more slippery, so it’s extra
important to focus on when and where you may lose grip. Second it will kill your bearings. I use my old skates with old bearings when
I skate in rain. If I only had one pair of skates, I’d think
twice before going skating in the rain.

54 thoughts on “TOP 5 STOPS on Inline Skates – Beginner to Beast

  1. yay im the first view and the first thumbsup ! i think there is a better way than slalom stop, especially downhill. what you do is spread out your feet, and try to slow yourself down by bringing your feet closer to each other, with both skate on the ground. it sounds simple but you can really feel and get used to it to slowyour speed down. i dont know what's it called but just like slalom stop, its not meant for full stop, but for slowing down very high speeds, right before you do a T-stop. slalom stop requires a lot of space, left and right. you do not just casually spread feet and close while skating, you have to create the 2 opposing force of both your feet coming together to slow you down, and you can do this repeatedly. i learnt this technique before i learn how to do the T-stop haha, and yes i was going downhill before i properlly learn how to stop, and with rockered wheels !!! this saves a lot of tire wear too.

  2. I do NOT remove the heel break BECAUSE I go downhill very often. It has never been a problem with transitions for me, the only thing is not to do is with the heel break on is riding down the stairs. It will catch. Actually heel stop is one of the safest stops downhill if you are able to sit down very LOW while rotating your body close to monoline and keeping this position for a prolonged period of time. You can slow down to almost a complete stop if you need to control your speed. The only problem is that you can easily wear out the brand new rubber pad just for one long downhill ride.

  3. Very good video. For skating in rain and snow I have a separate set of wheels with bearings packed with automobile wheel bearing grease. Very cheap. Although the skates are a bit slower, your bearings will never seize up no matter how wet they get.

    specially when having a bad pair of skates which come lose a lot 🙁

  5. Any advice/exercise to do for the first timer? I just starting inline skating but it's so hard. it's hard to turn or even just standing still without shaking.

  6. Good video! 🙂 Today I've got my first pair of Triskates. These days I will practice my Power-Stop on Triskates, making Slalom-Stops first might be helpful. Thanks for that!

  7. I would also suggest the magic slide as a great way of stopping downhill. Also the Bill Stoppard stopping technique where he does a T drag to parallel slide is also very useful for stopping quickly.

  8. Love your videos !!! So well done , you explain all of the positive and negative aspects of your demonstrations very clearly, and the funny stuff you put in is much appreciated! Thank you so much!

  9. Good list of basic stops every comfortable skater should know. Interesting how you place your heel brake on your left foot (as opposed to the traditional right foot). I removed mine after a while for a few reasons; 1, I was using the T-stop more often than my heel stop, 2, I was getting into going backwards and slalom (and since my brake automatically lowered when I leaned my ankle backward, it was very dangerous if I lean back too far when going backwards), 3, the brake pads were horrendously loud, to the point where in a large club with loud music, you could still hear my brake go off on the other side of the room. It became more of an inconvenience than a useful stopping technique, and the only use I could find for it nowadays would be when demonstrating the heel brake to new skaters.

  10. Excellent vid.

    I disagree with your comment regarding the limited effectiveness of the heel brake, though. When I bought my second pair of skates back in the mid 90's the owner of the shop (New World Sports in SF, long gone) was a professional downhill skater, and he touted the heel brake as the quickest, most effective braking method. It's a matter of sitting back enough to be able to put full weight on the brake pad while using the front skate for steering and stability. He told me of a guy who actually tied a rope to the front of his brake skate. That rope went up the leg and was secured around the knee (with a string, perhaps?). On the end of that rope was a t-handle. The guy would actually reach down and grab the t-handle when braking in order to fully leverage his weight onto the brake pad. When you're going fast downhill (and we have serious hills here in SF) you can only really use the heel brake or T-stop methods. Slaloming is good, but that's really meant to control speed, and you need turning width in the road. T-stopping doesn't do much at higher speeds. The heel brake is the proper method, as you don't need any width in the road, and you can keep your skates parallel.

    The only people, who don't believe in the effectiveness of heel braking, are those who've never tapped into its potential.

    And yes, you do wear them down, very quickly, when you actually use them properly. Those guys would carry extra brakes with them when they would go on city skates bombing hills.

  11. In the city, one of the easy options is to grab a light pole when going slow to stop. Also, not to stop but to slow down, you can use a V technique. Put weight on back wheels, push out, and point the front wheels inwards. Doesn't stop you but slows you down.

  12. When I try to put my weight on one foot to pull it out in front of me, well, I can't lol but does nayone have any suggestions to help a boyo out?

  13. What if u dont have a heel break and cant get one. only skate on a rink and cant go into grass. What is the best stop i should use

  14. No. 1 stop: Heelbrake! Why?
    Becasue it's efficent and cheap! You don't demolish
    your wheels which are expensive and impalenced wheels
    when used to much for stops.

  15. I am not able to stand on one leg for more than 2 secs, even standing still on grass. What is wrong with me?? Is it my boot setup? Valo v13 + Kizer Trimax + 110mm wheels.

  16. Looked for something like this after wiping out pretty badly after taking up skating again after years of not skating at all. My t-stop really suffered (and as a consequence now I do).

    First thing I noticed – I got way too used to the speed at which I can come to a complete stop both on the ice and a bike apparently – breaking will probably be a lot easier if I don't misjudged the distance I'll need in the first place.

    Thanks so much for a very comprehensive and easy to understand video =)

  17. I don't know why I can't do the t-stop, but I can do the power stop. I can't do the heel stop properly due to the rubber is missing. I can do the slalom stop at a going downhill and then the power stop at the end. I don't know why I can do the harder ones but not the easiest ones

  18. Hi, newbie here. Wish i found this video as the first one i searched when searching for ways to stop on skates. Not gonna say i wasted few last days, but this video has everything combined, that you would pick up piece by peace when watching some other videos. Very informative. Gonna watch it again probably few times later. Gonna bookmark it. Thanks dude.

  19. One needs to learn how to use the heel brake… Amateurs just touch the ground with the brake and they wait for 20 seconds to stop. I am yet to see a technique that would bring me to a stop faster than using the heel brake. One needs to lean back and put the whole weight of his body including the second foot (should be in the air) on the brake… You will stop faster than anything else… When riding downhill among cars you don't have space to be doing donuts or riding a slalom 😀 The best way and pretty much the only way is to learn how to use the heel brake cause once you do you realize how powerful it is and nothing will stop you better.

  20. I use my heel brake all the time,especially at high speeds, I go through a brake month. Im too scared to commit to sliding. Lol

  21. I really have to practice the Power Stop, it's kinda much more difficult than a hockey stop with ice skates…I mean, I had to practice the hockey stop very hard but compared to the street and the difference of the materials it is compleletely a whole new world

  22. It might just be me, but it seems the power stop would be "easier" to use on wet surface/tarmac then on regular surface/tarmac? I easily get too scared when going downhill because of the speed, and I have tried different stops/swings. The slalom one is the one I've had most success with so far, but there is one more stop you could mention next time if you have not already in another video, I just call it the ski-stop! Look at how people in Norway stop when going on skies, and you'll understand what I mean 🤙 It looks like a reversed V with you feet when stopping, and it's what I teach beginners when going on the rink, it can also be used when rollerblading. Subscribed now btw 😎🤙

  23. Heel brake, when well executed, is way more powerful than tbrake. All you need is to put all your weight on the brake.

  24. Great video, especially for beginners. I am surprised you didn’t do a hockey stop. I just learned it and it’s the best stop by far.

  25. Why don't you just make these tutorials in your native language? these accents all over Youtube are just a pain in the arse to listen to.

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