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Old June 13th, 2016, 06:11 PM   #5
Sk8 Ninja
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Huntington Wv
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The ABT braking was developed to put the pad down while maintaining stability by keeping the entire skate on the ground (all wheels down) while moving the braking foot forward slightly, there was an adjuster nut IIRC on the back to dial in the engagement for a users preference, and as the pad wore down. This increased stability, and as a result for almost all skaters, helped with stopping faster when using a heel brake.

In reality, heel brakes are slow at stopping. They cannot produce the same results as a hockey or spin stop. This presumes that a skater is skilled enough to ise these stops with proficiency.

Hockey stopping can even be done on 110 frames, I skate with people that can do it indoors and out. Its all up to the skaters skill level if something is possible or not.
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