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03-30-2008, 07:51 PM
Hi there...Im new to the forum. Im seeking some HELP!!
Im 36, played ice hockey for many years and Inline skate for fun with my kids.
Ive seen a cpl Youtube videos of hockey stops with inline skates in a gymnasium and Ive seen a few guys do it during a game on an 'allsports' surface, but I was wondering on the possibilities of doing it on parking lot pavement. I know the surface is like 20 grit sand paper, but I figure Id throw it out to you folks who have probably done it all.
Ive tried numerous wheel types/hardness and other than launching myself...or having the skates slide out from under me, I cant make it happen. Any help or rules of thumb would be greatly appreciated. Currently Im using Mission He750's with Labeda Asphalt wheels, weather in the 50s today. About 190 lbs
Thanks again, Doug
03-30-2008, 09:20 PM
You can certainly do it on asphalt. To be honest, I don't think any surface really makes it any more difficult to do. The wheels shouldn't matter too much, it's just the harder ones won't wear on you as quickly.
The stopping on inlines is much different than on ice IMO. I remember when I was about 9, I was playing in an outdoor ball league and I made a really tight turn, and I essentially hockey stopped. I thought to myself "wow, I should do that on purpose." My advice to ice players trying to learn to stop on inlines is to just try to make a really tight turn. It will take some getting used to but you will get it.
03-30-2008, 10:44 PM
You can certainly do it on asphalt. ...stopping on inlines is much different than on ice IMO...just try to make a really tight turn. It will take some getting used to but you will get it.
In my experience, that's the first half of it.
The second half, is "kick out the outside skate, and slide the back wheels." I think that's the experience DUHockey described above anyway.
So, tight turn, and slide the outside skate...which, IMO, is just an ice stop anyway. Although I haven't been on ice for about five years now, so maybe my memory is faulty.
03-31-2008, 05:02 PM
Thanks for your responses!
DannyG, you mentioned.. 'So, tight turn, and slide the outside skate'
I think Im getting the picture. So slide the outside skate only...not a two skate slide like can be done on ice?
Thanks and best regards,
03-31-2008, 06:12 PM
a stop on wheels can be done on 1 foot. Weight on 1 foot and using the back foot just to catch your weight, and to put it in ice terms your weight wants to be on the inside edge of your outside foot.
03-31-2008, 06:49 PM
Great, thats info that I can relate to!
Thanks everyone for all the help
03-31-2008, 07:04 PM
its just like doing a very sharp ice hockey stop, with blunt skates i.e. you have to be ready,a nd thinking you're going to try and dig in HARD. If you try it as if you're going to keep your feet/boots closer to teh vertical like in a controlled slide on ice, you'll snap your ankle and go over.
When they say 'slide the outside skate' be careful you're not over sliding (uggh, awful term) and ending up in a big powerslide, awkward position with one foot extended way out in a T and all your weight on the other foot. Make sure your feet end up in position like a hockey stop on ice so you can skate straight out of the stop.
03-31-2008, 07:10 PM
Another great explanation Thanks!!
04-01-2008, 12:36 AM
a stop on wheels can be done on 1 foot...to put it in ice terms your weight wants to be on the inside edge of your outside foot.
Yeah, we had one guy, though, who would do all his stops on one foot -the same one- each way...on left foot stops, he'd stop on the outside foot...on right-side stops, he'd be stopping on the inside foot, which was weird, but it'd work for him.
now that I think of it, I guess that almost all my stops are the "insde-edge, outside foot." The inside foot sorta just waits there. In fact, that's how I demonstrate this to kids. I skate over to a face-off spot, leave the inside foot on the spot and sweep the outside foot into a swooshing motion. Then have the little kids skate back and forth between two dots, stopping both ways...never thought about it before, but a true, two-foot stop would be rather difficult...
04-01-2008, 02:35 AM
To be honest, I skated on asphalt a lot back in the day in Santa Monica and never really had the courage to try an ice-style hockey stop -- because I knew I'd probably land on my head, and very few of us wore helmets on those hot summer days.
However, my friend Cliff Chi, who created the Sonic inline hockey company, told me, "It can be done, and I’ve done it before. There is so much variation in asphalt surfaces that I would recommend doing some powerslides first to get a feel for the asphalt. Then practice with hockey stops."
My advice to you, Doug, is to be very careful. Wear a helmet and decent padding when practicing this maneuver. I think it's better to have people think your head is cracked than to actually prove it to them. ;)
04-01-2008, 05:27 AM
Richard, thanks for the reply...and certainly thanks for a place to post the sort of question I asked here.
I couldnt agree more on the equipment suggestion and will certainly be digging out my pads, helmet and gloves to wear before trying it. Ditto on the surface variations!
I need to be able to stay in one piece and get to work to pay the bills!!
Thanks again, Doug
04-01-2008, 11:41 AM
You're welcome. Good luck with everything, and I hope you'll be an inline hockey player and IHC member for a long time.
04-13-2008, 11:39 AM
I too am confused about the correct stopping procedure for inline hockey. Do you keep your inner leg/pivot foot pointing straight ahead while the outer leg sweeps around in a half circle and you kick out your heel? Or do you do a quick turn with both skates and then sweep the outer leg?
04-13-2008, 10:24 PM
...the "both feet" option you noted...
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