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09-01-2007, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Covered In Oil View Post
First off, I want to say I am a good skater, I can do crossovers and such, but my problem is I can't stop. I learned to roller-blade well before I started skating on ice (& it doesn't help that I didn't skate on ice that much between Gr. 1-4 due to breaking my wrist crashing into the boards. Never felt comfortable on ice again for a couple of years) so I never learned to stop.

So with me knowing nothing about stopping (In other words keep it basic), I wondering if anyone here could give me a few pointers on it. It's getting really annoying having to drag my foot for about 5 meters to stop.

Thank you for your advice,
Covered in Oil
Practice in full equipment. You have to fall both forward and backward direction while you are learning to stop. Also easier to learn if your skates are not too sharp, a little on the dull side makes it easier starting out allowing the skates to slide further.

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