Ken Roberts + Sharon Marsh Roberts, August 2008

Three styles

(1) leaning forward - (2) one skate off ground - (3) more erect

(1) Quick Stop from pushing strong -- forward

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Skating hard then stopping quick using "leaning forward" style, on Rollerblade Aero 9 "recreational" skates.

see heel-brake stop video
(1) Stop down steep hill -- leaning forward

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Steepness of hill over 10% grade. I could smell the rubber after I finished stopping.

see video
 
(2) Stop with one skate off ground

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Skating hard then stopping quick on Rollerblade Aero 9 "recreational" skates.

see video
(3) Quick Stop from pushing strong - more erect

[ view Video ] - (1.0 MB download, MPEG1)

Skating hard then stopping quickusing more erect style, on Rollerblade Aero 9 "recreational" skates.

see heel-brake stop video

(3) Stop down steep hill - more erect

[ view Video ] - (1.2 MB download, MPEG1)

Steepness of hill over 10% grade. I could smell the rubber after I finished stopping.

see video
 

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