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Old March 25th, 2011, 03:34 AM   #61
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I'm glad that I'm learning to stop without them as I would like to keep my ankles intact (same reason I'm struggling to learn a proper T stop with all four on the floor instead of dragging the two inside wheels behind with my ankle bent), but they're not just for stopping- I thought toe stop runs were pretty basic in derby?

Edit: sorry, I missed a lot because there are multiple pages to the thread, lol. I'm still getting used to the settings here. Carry on!

I think my wheels are too soft for a good T-stop too, btw. But I'm a little skittish about going up in hardness much while I'm still learning. Is there a sweet spot that folks have found?
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Old March 25th, 2011, 01:59 PM   #62
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I'm glad that I'm learning to stop without them as I would like to keep my ankles intact (same reason I'm struggling to learn a proper T stop with all four on the floor instead of dragging the two inside wheels behind with my ankle bent), but they're not just for stopping- I thought toe stop runs were pretty basic in derby?

Edit: sorry, I missed a lot because there are multiple pages to the thread, lol. I'm still getting used to the settings here. Carry on!

I think my wheels are too soft for a good T-stop too, btw. But I'm a little skittish about going up in hardness much while I'm still learning. Is there a sweet spot that folks have found?
with wheels you definately need a bit of slide with them, otherwise you can hurt yourself and it will make things like hockey stops impossible
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Old March 25th, 2011, 02:22 PM   #63
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with wheels you definately need a bit of slide with them, otherwise you can hurt yourself and it will make things like hockey stops impossible
I agree with sin d on this one, I've seen people fall a lot trying to t-stop with wheels that are too grippy. The 'sweet spot' is going to depend on your own weight, the floor you skate on and to a smaller degree, your skating style. See if there's anyone in your league who has wheels you can try = )
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I agree with sin d on this one, I've seen people fall a lot trying to t-stop with wheels that are too grippy. The 'sweet spot' is going to depend on your own weight, the floor you skate on and to a smaller degree, your skating style. See if there's anyone in your league who has wheels you can try = )
Great advice you guys. Thanks so much.

For the record, I'm pretty big (think Beyonslay), we skate on wood but are looking at a space with a concrete floor, and I don't know that I have a style yet. Unless "trying to stay upright and go fast" counts as a style.
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