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Rollerblading Basics: How to Stop on Rollerblades

Watch more Rollerblading for Inline Skating Beginners videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to stop on rollerblades with this rollerblading video tutorial. Expert: Tim Phang Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Hi, I'm Tim Phang. I'm 23 years old. I've been skating for about 12 years. I'm from Arlington, Virginia which is right outside of Washington, D.C. I'm now sponsored by Universal Skate Design, and I'm going to be talking to you about rollerblading. When you're learning to rollerblade, you're going want to know how to stop. On traditional roller skates, or recreational rollerblades, there's often a break, but on aggressive skates, usually there is no break. So, when you want to slow down, there's a couple different methods. You can either cess [sp] slide or use a slalom motion, but if you need to come to a stop quickly, pretty, much the best way to do it is with a T-stop. A T-stop involves you dragging your trailing foot, so the more pressure you put on that back foot, the quicker you're going come to a stop. But be aware when you're doing the T-stop, that it is going to wear down your wheels, and can cause flat spots, which are uneven areas of wear on the wheels. Flat spots can be annoying, and you'll know you have one because you'll be able to feel a vibration on your feet. And if you have a really bad flat spot sometimes you'll also hear an audible noise.
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