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Old January 9th, 2020, 05:11 AM   #1
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Default Toe stop advice

I wasn't too sure which thread to chuck this in, as it kind of crosses a few genres.

I am an artistic skater, 100% indoor for the last 5 years or so, started competing about 2 years ago, concentrating mostly on dance and figures now.

I recently whacked some large soft wheels on an old skate setup, and have started skating outdoors a lot on the local paths and roads, and absolutely loving it.

Having never skated on anything other than a boot with a toestop, slamming them backwards is pretty much the only way I know how to stop, and going downhill (there's a couple of steep bits on the local river path) they are jammed down the whole way.

Needless to say, I am shredding toestops pretty quickly, and I'm now after pretty much the hardest toe stop I can lay my hands on.

At the moment, I've been using roll-line Pro Stops, they are pretty tough.

My next step is to try a Roll-line derby stop, followed by maybe even just cheap Crazy skate big blocs. I feel a bit guilty destroying roll-line stops so quickly, but hey, that's life.

Opinions sought please, for a solid metric toe stop for roll-line plates. Please don't suggest learning how to hockey stop, I don't intend on learning that on an artistic boot with outdoor wheels on it.
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Old January 9th, 2020, 01:10 PM   #2
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I only see roll-line metric stops, either spend the bucks and refresh when needed or switch to an sae plate and use outdoor type stops.

http://bruisedboutique.com/onlinesto...bhi4ngeheigab0

And, outdoors you might try skating with your laces tied off below the ankle above the foot to give more ankle flexion, I agree no hockey stops outdoors unless it raining, but more flexibility for sudden mishaps may be safer.
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Old January 11th, 2020, 05:18 PM   #3
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If you're careful, it is possible to over-tap the metric threads with SAE, and convert the plate, which will open up options.



Also look for the Sure Grip California Skate Brake. It's a stop that clamps, albeit somewhat barbarically, to the rear truck on the plate and provides a heel stop. It uses inexpensive rubber bell stops like on the Super-X and others. You may find the heel stop easier for outdoors. They're intended for Sure Grip trucks, so it may take a bit of creativity to adapt them to the Roll Lines.


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Old January 11th, 2020, 07:33 PM   #4
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Thank you both.

Not sure on a back brake, but I'll definitely do some further research on one.

I investigated some Crazy bloc stops, which are slighly cheaper than the roll-lines, but alledgedly the urethane can sometimes part company with the metal, which, when relying on them hammering down a hill doesn't sound so great.

I've ordered some roll-line hockey stops, see if they go a bit longer than the perferated pro stops.
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Old January 14th, 2020, 12:43 AM   #5
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The roll-line derby / hockey stop is a monster! Pretty sure these will do the job nicely.

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