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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A way to stop by putting one foot on the ground when you're going fast is to do that but then lift your front foot just a little bit and put it down when the tail rolls under it. So its like half and half instead of everything at the same time. And its also easier to pop the board up cuz you're foots already by the tail.
A way to stop by putting one foot on the ground when you're going fast is to do that but then lift your front foot just a little bit and put it down when the tail rolls under it. So its like half and half instead of everything at the same time. And its also easier to pop the board up cuz you're foots already by the tail.

mr_viper
6 years ago

A way to stop is to get your front foot a spot where it is easy to get off the board quickly and your back foot on the tail of the board. Then you slip your front foot off the board which will bring the board up because of your back foot. You want to do a kind of pop as the board comes up to you, then grab the nose. You have just spared time slowing to a stop then popping your board.
A way to stop is to get your front foot a spot where it is easy to get off the board quickly and your back foot on the tail of the board. Then you slip your front foot off the board which will bring the board up because of your back foot. You want to do a kind of pop as the board comes up to you, then grab the nose. You have just spared time slowing to a stop then popping your board.

almostskate
6 years ago

im a victim of tailstop incedents :(
im a victim of tailstop incedents

jonno
6 years ago

[quote=jonno]im a victim of tailstop incedents :( [/quote] LOL :D

jonno said:
im a victim of tailstop incedents





LOL

beserk16
5 years ago

you can use your the heel of your back foot it doesn't scrape your board (Y)
you can use your the heel of your back foot it doesn't scrape your board

pointthat
5 years ago

I often jump of or powerslide ^^
I often jump of or powerslide

liquid-zero5
5 years ago

i normal jump off i hate doing tail slides because i dont wanna wreack my tail and im gonna try and powerslide now
i normal jump off i hate doing tail slides because i dont wanna wreack my tail and im gonna try and powerslide now

joeyboy
5 years ago

another way to stop is an reverse cave man you do an ollie whith out the slide put your feet in the air the nose should move up grab it then land and walk away easy as that it really works i will put a vid up soon to show u how
another way to stop is an reverse cave man you do an ollie whith out the slide put your feet in the air the nose should move up grab it then land and walk away easy as that it really works i will put a vid up soon to show u how

skillmaster119
5 years ago

i say just bail kust kiding :D :D :D good tip :D :D :D
i say just bail kust kiding

good tip

snap
5 years ago

like "pointthat" said, drag your back heel on the ground while tailstopping to spare your board the scraping. also, when powersliding, try and lean back a little so not to fall forward.
like "pointthat" said, drag your back heel on the ground while tailstopping to spare your board the scraping. also, when powersliding, try and lean back a little so not to fall forward.

skater_die
5 years ago

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