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04-01-2013, 09:35 AM
The Devil In I
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I've played pretty competitive inline hockey on sport court surfaces. Stopping is definitely possible, even at high speeds. You can make sharp turns up to a certain speed, after that sharp turns become pretty impossible without having your skates slide out from under you. In my experience, it takes more leg strength to stop during inline hockey than it does in ice. You really need to press your feet down into the court to get the wheels to grip and stop your momentum, compared to just knowing how to use your edges to stop on ice.

I haven't had the problem with destroying wheels that several other people have mentioned. But I guess it's possible most of them are playing outdoor on concrete. I'm almost 190 lbs and do a lot of hard stops while playing indoors...and my wheels always last over a year.

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