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Matt Sefton

Ways to stop / slow down

There are a few ways to stop, depending on the situation. They're pretty easy, so make sure you got them down.


(Videos by Skate4Him & JackO)

Jump off

The fastest way to stop riding is jumping off your board. You will save yourself, but your board will keep rolling.

It might roll under a car or something, so this is really just when it's too late to stop in any other way. I'd rather lose my board than my life.

One foot on the ground

Instead of jumping off, you can also just remove your back foot from the tail and put it on the ground to stop.

If you go fast, you can't just put your foot on the ground, so drag that foot a little over the floor to steadily descrease your speed.

Tailstop

This is the most frequently used way to stop.

Just lean back a lot and bend your front leg, like you would to start a manual, but lean more backwards so your tail scrapes over the floor.

This will make you slow down and stop.

By scraping your tail over rough surfaces, your tail will get thinner, and eventually it might break. This could be a reason not to do tailstops, or do them only on smooth surfaces.

180 tailstop

Start with a normal tailstop, untill you have lost most of your speed.

Then try to slide 180 frontside or backside (backside is more easy to start with), while still dragging your tail over the floor.

You will stop faster than with normal tailstops and you did a 180, so you are ready to hit that sweet rail (or anything else) again, without having to turn.

Powerslide

In my opinion, powerslides are the coolest way to stop. They can be done frontside or backside, whatever you prefer.

To do a powerslide, put your front foot near the front bolts and your back foot with your toes on the toe side of the board for a bs powerslide or on the heel side of the board for a fs powerslide.

Now just push your back foot forward (fs) or backward (bs) and slide over the ground with your back wheels.

Only do a 90 degree powerslide to stop.

You will nearly stop immediately, or make a little slide, but it's a fast way to stop.

To start riding again, just pivot 90 degrees back.

180 powerslide


If you already go slow enough, you can do a 180 powerslide, for the same reasons mentioned in the 180 tailstop part.If you are going too fast while doing a 180 powerslide, you will just keep riding fakie. So what you could do it try a 90 powerslide untill you lost most of your speed, and then just continue with another 90 powerslide out.

Other

Above are the most frequent ways to stop, but you can be as creative as you want with them. Tailstop fingerflip, 90 ollie to powerslide, ... you name it!

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PissedSk8ter
PissedSk8ter
another way to stop is nose stop which is my fav way to stop all you do is place your back foot a little below the bolts then stomp your front foot down and transfer most of your weight to the back sumtimes you may have an epic fail but they're all hilarious!!!! :D

21 October 2009 at 19:41

another way to stop is nose stop which is my fav way to stop all you do is place your back foot a little below the bolts then stomp your front foot down and transfer most of your weight to the back sumtimes you may have an epic fail but they're all hilarious!!!!
zebraskickass
zebraskickass
Slamming is another way to stop (Y) :D

23 December 2009 at 00:23



Slamming is another way to stop
MoshBoshKid
MoshBoshKid
[quote]another way to stop is nose stop which is my fav way to stop all you do is place your back foot a little below the bolts then stomp your front foot down and transfer most of your weight to the back sumtimes you may have an epic fail but they're all hilarious!!!! [/quote] Yeah I Do Those Except When I Do Them It Launches Me Forwards HaHa

3 January 2010 at 09:52

Quote:
another way to stop is nose stop which is my fav way to stop all you do is place your back foot a little below the bolts then stomp your front foot down and transfer most of your weight to the back sumtimes you may have an epic fail but they're all hilarious!!!!



Yeah I Do Those Except When I Do Them It Launches Me Forwards HaHa
tre_flipper
tre_flipper
Tail stop give you razor tail!!!!!!!!!! (N)

21 February 2010 at 00:35

Tail stop give you razor tail!!!!!!!!!!
grlsk8R
grlsk8R
another way to stop is to do a boneless and instead of landing on your board again, you can land on the ground and go where ever... kinda like the reverse caveman...

9 April 2010 at 15:26

another way to stop is to do a boneless and instead of landing on your board again, you can land on the ground and go where ever... kinda like the reverse caveman...
dinjaDONUT
dinjaDONUT
My way to stop: just slow down, and wait till you automatic stop xD

27 April 2010 at 15:47

My way to stop:

just slow down, and wait till you automatic stop xD
HoshinoYumemi
HoshinoYumemi
[size=small]Yeah, this has been eluding me for quite a while now. As a transportation skater, being able to stop just as the crosswalk goes red is important for keeping your limbs intact. So far I've been just doing foot-on-the-ground, but I don't have skate shoes yet and it's starting to wear through my sneakers. Also, I had the bright idea to get a pintail longboard for keeping control at high speeds, but my wheels are too low durometer (low 70s) and the board itself is too heavy. My current ideas involve using a hybrid board and inducing shoebite as a braking option, but that's much more likely to introduce both instability and uneven wheel wear. grlsk8R's boneless option is fine for low speeds, but when I'm able to break 15mph, I'll probably faceplant, and I'm not sure I'll be able to lift a 10lb+ longboard on the run...[/size]

30 April 2010 at 05:27

Yeah, this has been eluding me for quite a while now. As a transportation skater, being able to stop just as the crosswalk goes red is important for keeping your limbs intact. So far I've been just doing foot-on-the-ground, but I don't have skate shoes yet and it's starting to wear through my sneakers. Also, I had the bright idea to get a pintail longboard for keeping control at high speeds, but my wheels are too low durometer (low 70s) and the board itself is too heavy.



My current ideas involve using a hybrid board and inducing shoebite as a braking option, but that's much more likely to introduce both instability and uneven wheel wear. grlsk8R's boneless option is fine for low speeds, but when I'm able to break 15mph, I'll probably faceplant, and I'm not sure I'll be able to lift a 10lb+ longboard on the run...
RavCore
RavCore
180 tailstop works the best for me (Y)

10 August 2010 at 16:50

180 tailstop works the best for me
pabbskater915
pabbskater915
tailsliding looks cool but after a while the tail will actually get sharp. i cut my leg like that one time:(

11 August 2010 at 23:50

tailsliding looks cool but after a while the tail will actually get sharp. i cut my leg like that one time
Alpicano123
Alpicano123
tailstops are pretty easy (Y)

27 November 2010 at 16:09

tailstops are pretty easy

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