The brake is generally perpendicular to the direction of the blade and the sliding direction, so that the speed is braked by the friction of the wheels. At this time, it depends on the quality of the roller skates for women. The brake head of the good roller skates is very durable, while the inferior toy shoes are easily damaged.
At the beginning of the t-brake practice, you can put one foot (usually the left foot) behind you, the direction of the blade is perpendicular to the direction of the other foot, slowly and gently drag the ground to slide, the body should lean forward, and the center of gravity should be placed on the front foot. The placement of the last two feet is like a capital letter T, so it is called T brake.
Beginner-intermediate-advanced braking skills
People who are beginners in roller skating, after learning simple sliding, they must learn the most important technique – braking. The following are various braking methods, see if you can use it flexibly?
If there is grass on both sides of the road you are sliding on, it’s easy, just slide on it, but you have to be careful with sudden changes in speed. If you have lost control before, at least you fell on grass, not hard asphalt.
by means of fixed objects
The stop is as simple as sliding towards a wall or any reasonably immobilized object, using your arm for cushioning while touching them. At lower speeds this should be fairly safe (if you don’t want to injure your head when touching a wall, just remember to turn your head so you don’t slam your face into the wall).
Your roller skates may or may not hit the wall, depending on how fast you’re skating. The key point is that you need to learn to use your arms as a buffer. One way to practice is this: put on your shoes and stand 1 or 2 feet away from the wall, now lean towards the wall and support it with your hands. You should bounce slightly, as long as you don’t hit your head against the wall. The faster you move against the wall, the lesser the bounce.
Another method that can be used is to stop like a ball in a pool ball. Instead of using stationary objects, we’re going to use your skating buddies next to you to transfer your momentum to them. To be on the safe side, when you approach someone, warn them loudly of your approach. This method works well on flat ground and at low to medium speeds. However, it is not recommended to use this method at high speed and when there are no familiar companions around.