Re: Hockey Stop On Asphalt Pavement...
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.
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