SkatefreshAshaWhat’s the best stopping method for going down hills & slopes to control your speed & stop?
from SkatefreshAsha on 17 Apr 2023

Every skater who is skating outdoors needs to be very clear about which stopping methods they are learning and how good those methods are (on the flat). Only when a stopping method stops you from your medium-high speeds should you then try to descend some gentle slopes. Always begin slopes from the bottom and work up gradually over many descents, first just controlling your speed (so you do not accelerate) and later actually coming to a stop on the slope (to really test yourself). When you have that on a gentle slope then repeat the process on a slightly steeper slope, but be VERY careful which slopes you choose as you need to gradually go for steeper or longer hills and not to make things too difficult too quickly. Slopes are something you should treat with HUGE respect and continue to train on them regularly as your methods evolve and you improve, so your stops & slopes practice should develop to include more methods & combos and higher speeds.Need help with your stopping methods? Check out the 5 essential methods covered in the Skatefresh online course series Stops & Slides. Which of the 5 essential stops do you need most? to @adelaidegroupskate6291 for a fabulous week there last month and this great question.Who is Asha Skatefresh? Founder of (since 2000) Skate Coach for BBC and Disney’s “Soy Luna” Powerslide Brand Ambassador (since 2011) Quads figure skater who represented Great Britain internationally. Skating for 39 years Teaching inlines and quads for 22 years 356 Instructors Certified worldwide (with ICP Inline Certification Program) Are you desperate to get better at skating? Let Asha help you for FREE. Get Instant, FREE access to several Video Course lessons.Just choose course theme, level and skate type (inlines or quads).Click “Free Trial” next to the Trailer Video on each page for FREE access.BEGINNER INLINE – FREE VIDEO TRAININGS Are you a compete beginner and apprehensive about getting hurt? Want to start skating safely without falling? Prefer to follow a step-by-step program rather than YouTube snippets? Avoid injury and embarrassment by learning to skate with a professional instructor following proven methods. Grab your Free Beginner Level In-Depth Tutorials Today. 1. Static Preparations + Basic Movement… 2. Basic Stride… INTERMEDIATE INLINE – FREE VIDEO TRAININGS Have you hit a wall in your learning? The harder stuff doesn’t come so easily anymore. Expand your repertoire of skills with new stops, turns and more speed. Grab your Free Intermediate Level In-Depth Tutorials Today. 3. Lunge Turn… 4. Fitness Stride… ADVANCED INLINE – FREE VIDEO TRAININGS Want to make people stop and stare? Grab your Free ADVANCED Level In-Depth Tutorials Today. 5. Barrel Roll… 6. Double Push Speed Skating Technique… BEGINNER QUADS – FREE VIDEO TRAININGS Are you a compete beginner and apprehensive about getting hurt? Want to start skating safely without falling? Prefer to follow a step-by-step, easy to follow program? Grab your Free Beginner Level In-Depth Tutorials Today.7. Static Preparations + Basic Movement (Quads)… INTERMEDIATE QUADS – FREE VIDEO TRAINING Have you hit a wall in your progress? Having trouble stopping? Every Quaddie needs a T-stop that works! 8. T-Stop… YOGA FOR SKATERS Getting aches and pains during or after skating? Maybe you need to be adding some stretching to your skate practice. Grab your FREE 7min pre-post skate stretch video class here; 9. lessons in the UK and Asha’s Touring Trips schedule, visit Follow Asha and Skatefresh on social media: Facebook: Skatefresh Asha Instagram: @skatefreshasha Asha wears Powerslide Evos with Endless 4×90 frames