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Old March 22nd, 2018, 03:20 AM   #1
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Default Side Rubber Brakes as part of inline T drag idea

Just thinking a bit outside the box here, but I wonder how feasible it would be to mount a rubber type brake that runs along the inner side(s) of an inline skate frame(s).

It would need to be mounted rather low I'm guessing so it comes into contact with the ground rather than the wheels first.

It would also work better with larger wheels I'm thinking as you can drag your feet at more of an angle, lower to the ground.

Maybe special elongated axles could also come with the brake so it can be mounted directly to the frame(s) more easily.

Any thoughts on this?
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Old March 22nd, 2018, 03:33 AM   #2
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Just thinking a bit outside the box here, but I wonder how feasible it would be to mount a rubber type brake that runs along the inner side(s) of an inline skate frame(s).

It would need to be mounted rather low I'm guessing so it comes into contact with the ground rather than the wheels first.

It would also work better with larger wheels I'm thinking as you can drag your feet at more of an angle, lower to the ground.

Maybe special elongated axles could also come with the brake so it can be mounted directly to the frame(s) more easily.

Any thoughts on this?
Could end up putting on the break with every good side push.
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Old March 22nd, 2018, 03:37 AM   #3
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It would have to be high and narrow enough not to drag when you lean through corners. It would have to be low or far enough away from the frame that you could T-stop with a fairly straight ankle (pronating takes away some of your ability to apply downforce). It may not be impossible to balance these if you never take corners fast and tight enough to really lean into them.
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