Stopping is a crucial skill in skating. Inline skates generally come with a removable heel brake on the right skate. The advice on skating that you quoted from WikiHow does indeed refer to using the heel brake for stopping.
Advanced inline skaters usually remove the brake. There are a couple of reasons for this. The brake can often get in the way of ...
The only limit is ability. I've seen skaters who can do dozens and dozens of double toe-loops in a row. I myself have easily done combinations of five or six jumps, and I'm not on championship level by far. But the harder to do the jump, the harder it is to chain it. The reason professional skaters don't do these combinations is because they won't get ...
I find it interesting you can slide/stop on quad roller skates. In fact, I think that might be the problem. If you tried a proper hockey stop in quad roller skates (lifting the angle of your foot to only engage the corners of the 2 inside wheels) I'd bet you'd fall. Which means you've learned to apply your weight in the exact wrong way... and worse, it's ...
Yes, the wiki is talking about the heel brake. The first thing I would advice is remove the heel brake(s).
Learn to brake without.
Reason being: It can get stuck behind things. If you plan to learn any other discipline like aggressive rollerblading, you really don't want to try dropping in a ramp with that heel break still on your skates. Learn to brake '...
Your skates are likely too sharp for your confidence level, or too deep of a hollow (probably both). Like said above ... 1/2 inch hollow I find to be too grippy to shave ice very well. For me a 3/4 inch grind is optimum for hockey skates.
The rate at which you can stop depends on how steeply you point the skates to the oncoming ice. At 70 degrees from the ...
I've seen this question a couple of times.
The WFTDA rule is all about "skating in a jam" so skating between jams isn't covered.
However, a lot of venues have different insurance policies that will apply for skating between jams.
The head ref should be made aware of any policies and filter these through to other refs and captains.
I think it would be ...
It's not surprising at all, and actually completely normal, that you had trouble with your transition from one skate to another. Here's why:
Figure skates and hockey skates are completely different styles of skates. Figure skate boots can have a higher heel which would put your foot at more of an incline than a hockey skate. Figure skate blades tend to ...
In my opinion, the quotation refers to jump rotation fast enough to perform the jumps expected in senior-level competition. There are two parts to creating the rotation for triple and quadruple jumps. The first part is creating a torque with the edges of the blade (as mentioned by the other answers) and toe picks.
The second part is manipulation of the ...
The answer itself is this: on the ice you create rotation the same way you do on normal ground - by spinning yourself (by creating angular momentum).
Ever heard of "an object in motion stays in motion?" That applies to angular momentum (rotation), too. It means that once you've created rotation you'll keep spinning - until you create rotation in the ...
Generically speaking (rather than you specifically), socks are optional. Barefoot skating is a pretty common question in skating specific forums like http://www.fsuniverse.net/ or http://skatingforums.com or http://www.skatelogforum.com. Skaters say they can feel the surface better and the grip is better especially with custom fitted boots. There is the ...
No one has mentioned the "C-cut" style of backwards skating (video), which leaves tracks something like this:
I believe this style has greater potential for efficient backwards skating, because it eliminates side-to-side motion. It also takes advantage of weight shifts from leg to leg, giving each leg time to ...
Find some grass.
Obviously this isn't all that useful in a skate park or on a hockey rink, but if you are primarily street/sidewalk skating, one of the safest options is to find a surface that will
slow you down
not give you road rash if you have to bail.
When skating fast on sidewalks, you need to account for pedestrians, pets, obstacles and the issues ...
I'm 225 with a deep cut on my blades, and I can full speed stop on both legs no problem. Its all about weight transition and managing how much weight you put down on that stopping leg. Also you need to be mindful of your momentum, by that I mean you have to get the skates parallel to your direction of travel with little weight as possible, then you ...
You ideally want to be pushing your feet from an imaginary line down the centre of your body, outwards. This is pretty much the opposite of skating forwards.
The reason these people skate slalom style backwards without lifting skates up is because that way you are getting the power from both of your legs at the same time, not one and then the other.
A hockey stop is basically letting the blade of your skate slide across the ice. It doesn't require much force or direction, just the movement of your upper body and leg to angle the skate slightly. A power slide is used to make a quick or sharp turn. You slide your lead skate around and drag your other across the ice, sliding it. Obviously one is a stop, ...
Stretches rather than drills have helped me. This is the one my coaches recommended. Stand against a wall facing it and open into a plie. Have your knees bent a little more than you would for skating. Then press into the wall a little to deepen the stretch. This can be done on or off skates. A half-wall is less disconcerting (since your face is right ...
Oh boy. Tough to describe. This move actually is entirely on the outside edge of your skate. Your power is going to come from cutting/steering the outside (external) edge around in a tight 'C'.
Although it looks like he is starting on his inside edge, he is just barely on the outside edge.
Don't over think it!
Indeed skaters focus on one at a time. And there notable differences between single skating and pair skating that require a lot of time to practice. Often skaters switch from one discipline to another. Usually singles switch to either pair skating (if they cannot nail all triples for instance and in pairs they can focus on one or two) or dance (if they ...
First of all, you need to set up "rockering". It's when outside wheels are less then inside. This will increase your maneuverability.
Like (76mm 80mm 80mm 76mm).
You will need time to get used to. Improve your balance.
Only then practice with basic elements such as "monoline", "criss-cross", "one foot".
I. Forwards Parallel (Fish): legs side-by-side and adjust turning by knees -- the
II. Forwards Monoline (Snake): both legs in the same line
Forwards Criss-Cross: other leg curls smoothly behind the other leg
Alternating Forwards Cross
Forwards One Foot
An incomplete slalom moves list can be found in Wikipedia.
Breaking for ...
The short answer is edges. The blade on an ice skate actually has two edges: one on the inside and one on the outside. Having your weight on one versus the other causes your skate to turn. For example: Line up your feet so the left foot is front of the right. Have the weight of your left leg on the outside edge and the weight of your right leg on the ...
I read the question as referring to the hockey mohawk turn, where you do have both skates on the ice at once. That link contains a video, and the basic drill of picking up one foot at a time while stationary in the mohawk position, which actually is a great warmup.
See also this answer about increasing your flexibility for a wide plie in ballet.
Short answer: You don't need stretching to learn skating.
You don't need 180 degrees for a mohawk! That will not be a good mohawk and defies the reason for learning to do one. Figure skating doesn't work in straight lines, and that is the very thing beginning skaters have trouble learning and understanding.
First off all, mohawks are easiest when done on ...
You could backward outside edges if you were on figure skates. Or just one leg pulls. With proper technique it would generate the most speed.
3rd best is sculling I would say. And this one you can also do efficiently on hockey skates.
Baking skates essentially gives you a step ahead in the skate breaking in status. If you don't bake them, your skates will still form to your foot, however it will take longer.
Baking can be done at any time, and can also be done multiple times. It can be good to bake the skates before your first skate, and again after 2-3 skates.
It is hard to say - so many factors. Jumps aren't uniform, all trainers teach differently and all skaters jump differently, hence it's impossible to give precise numbers on a question like this. I'll try to answer according to the techniques that my trainer taught me and that I'm teaching to my pupils.
I'd like to mention that I don't allow my pupils to ...
Frames with 3 wheels are for people, mostly kids, who
want big wheels but cannot manage a full length frame.
Frames with 5 wheels were the standard when all there
was were 84mm wheels. They are now mainly used for
downhill skating or vintage speed skating. Nowadays
people use a frame with 4 wheels, in speed skating they
range from 100 to 110mm. You should ...