Archive for September, 2010

My heel brake doesn’t work! Why?

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
poor braking stance

Typical braking issues

Proper braking stance

Best starting stance

When trying to brake, if you look anything like the photo on the left, then it’s time you learned the proper posture for making your brake do what it was designed to do. Once you nail the right stance, you’ll be rewarded with better braking effectiveness and confidence. And that means a whole new world of skating destinations will open up for you!

On the left, my trusty model Staci Stance would roll right into traffic because she is:

  • Not bending the left knee enough to get a low center of gravity