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11-09-2011, 10:51 AM
Join Date: Aug 2011
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If you find that you are really only using one foot when you are stopping, you can teach yourself to get both feet involved by practicing one-foot stops on both the inside AND outside edges. One-foot outside edge stops are hard, but once you get them down, you will better at stopping on both feet. They are also fun to do once you figure it out, and make you feel like an awesome skater.
But be ready to fall down a lot when you're learning them.
My 12 year old son can do these and it bugs the **** out of me. I can stop well both ways using both edges, but I can't do the one skate outside edge thing. He can do them at full speed. Did it on his first try. He knows it pisses me off that I can't do them so when we're out skating together he'll purposely skate up to me and stop like that and give me a little smirk.
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