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12-27-2012, 08:48 AM
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It sounds like you are just experiencing what everyone does when first learning to stop. Many people simply dig in too hard b/c when you look at some who can stop on a dime it looks like they are really digging in, but they are not digging in as far as you think. Digging in too hard is what makes you fall forwards. The other side of the coin is when you kind of get nervous and you don't fully commit and that is what makes you do the circle.

I remember how discouraging it was when I first started skating and I could not stop. I thought I might never get it, but I did and now it is second nature. I do not have to think about it at all. I've said this before on this board but you just have to keep working at it and you'll have that "aha" moment where it just kind of happens. You'll get the feel down and once that happens you can start practicing it.

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