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Old April 25th, 2016, 06:14 PM   #1
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Default Hockey stop advice please

Hi, I started skating on quads about a month ago. I skate exclusively outside so I bought some Air Waves 65mm 78a wheels.

I am following YouTube tutorials on hockey stops. My trouble is that I can throw my weight around so I am in the hockey stop position but If I keep my balance I just end up rolling in my new 90° direction and if I dig in harder I fall over. Is it possible to hockey stop on these softy wheels?
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Old April 25th, 2016, 09:14 PM   #2
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No.......And the harder you Dig In the more grip you will make..
Find a super smooth area ,use a Hard wheel 96 and up.
The idea is to take weight of the wheel allowing it to slide.
Once you master that your on your way......
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Old April 26th, 2016, 12:13 AM   #3
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+1, useless move outdoors, indoors on hard wooden floors with hard wheels, sliding is fun.
Outdoors on tarmac in the sun, use your toe stops.
"Longboarder" skate boards wear gloves and touch down while holding the board, and when sideways are really digging in, stopping on a dime.
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Old April 26th, 2016, 07:46 AM   #4
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It can be done, but its NOT easy. There is a lot of grip potential outdoors, also a lot of slip potential. If you cant perfectly execute hockey stops indoors then you probably shouldnt attempt them outdoors.

I use a mix of stops outdoors (no toe stops though) usually plow and hockey stops. Spin/transitions can shed a great deal of speed as well as move you in a suitable direction if needed. When Im unsure of grip consistency I tend not to do a hockey stop though. Such as rainy or wet conditions.

Wheels we typically use outdoors are faster grips, sure grip power plus, vanilla groove n glide, cosmic superflys, atom poisons, radar flat outs, pretty much anything really, depending on where were skating
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Old June 26th, 2016, 01:41 PM   #5
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I know it's a bit late on this thread, but yes you can. Find a bit of smooth downhill, maybe when the road is damp. Practice slaloming like a skier. Lean wayyyyy over. Exaggerate the turns, and eventually you'll break loose enough to stop. Be prepared to fall, and also to cone your wheels completely.

My 11 year old daughter is learning the same skill.
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Old June 27th, 2016, 11:43 AM   #6
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Of course you can. You have to first lighten yourself (by sort of jumping, but without actually leaving the ground) while turning closely in order to get the wheels to slide, then get back your weight on the wheels to make them slide longer and slow harder.
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hockey stop, outdoor wheels

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