How To Stop on a Skateboard
The ability to stop your skateboard in unsafe situations or to learn tricks such as powersliding is critical.
Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned skater has a lot to do with the ideal types of stops for you.
We at SHIT® care about your safety, so let’s get started by teaching you how to break on a skateboard right now.
Skateboards don’t have brakes, as you may have noticed.
However, even if that were the case, you wouldn’t have to worry about being able to stop your skateboard before you fell and gravely injured yourself and your willingness to ever get onto a skateboard once again.
To help you avoid this, let’s get started right now.
The Footbrake: Only for Level Ground
If you’re heading downhill, don’t use the footbreak.
This technique is best suited for recreational ice skating on flat surfaces.
You don’t want to employ this method of stopping on a skateboard if you’re barefoot, in flip-flops, or in open-toed shoes.
Something like this is how it works:
Put your weight on the foot in front of you and then lower your rear foot as you turn one foot forward.
In order to safely halt, you should let your back foot drift slightly across the ground
The Tail Scrape
At low speeds, you should only employ this basic maneuver and stopping technique.
When you do this, you run the risk of unintentionally losing your skateboard’s balance and control.
If you’re skating around town on level ground, this is the approach to take.
It’s a piece of cake:
Press the tail of your skateboard with your rear foot while moving your non-dominant foot to the back of your skateboard.
If you have trouble with this, try the heel scrape.
When you do heel scraping, your board’s tail will not come into contact with the ground.
Alternatively, you can extend your back foot all the way out till your heel isn’t contacting the skateboard at all as a substitute.
Stop pressing the tail back as soon as your foot touches the ground while doing so.
Controlled Slide Stopping
Trying to avoid a head-on collision with the next street light by braking downhill?
Just like in cartoons where a car commonly hits the solitary tree within a 10-mile radius, you might typically run into the same circumstance on the streets! Before I tell you about this trick!
The slide stop is designed for downhill scenarios, as previously stated.
Slide stops are useful if you’re speeding down a hill and need to slam on the brakes at the last minute.
If you find yourself in a scenario where you need to get off your skateboard, this is a viable alternative.
Before placing your board on the road, place your front food forward and then flip your board at an angle of 180 degrees.
Powerslide or Die Trying
This technique has many similarities to a controlled slide, but it’s a little more difficult to pull off successfully.
Do not use a powerslide to stop quickly, but do so in skate parks or when you are practicing some crap.
Shift your weight onto your heels and then turn your body in a slide-like motion before kicking out with your back foot.
Jumping Off Your Skateboard Like a Pro (Final Solution For Losing Control!)
You’d better pay attention, you bros and bro’ettes.
There are moments in life when we have no choice but to jump from a cliff and pray to the skate gods and Tony Hawk for a safe return to the planet Earth.
Don’t do this at home unless absolutely necessary (ok, you can do it wherever you want but I felt like it fit really well to say that there).
Use your arms and legs to absorb the brunt of the fall, rather than your back.
Knowing how to stop like an expert has its advantages. I don’t know about you.
It’s okay if you get a few scrapes and bruises when you’re still learning how to stop