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How I Learned the ICE HOCKEY STOP on Inline Skates

August 28, 2019

The Ice Hockey Stop … on Inline Skates MY STORY Last summer .. my hockey stop was … not
quite perfect. On ice I could do it, no problem, but on inline
skates, well… I though maybe a wet surface would do the
trick but .. no … no! Soon I realized that to do a power stop on
inline skates you need a completely different approach. Make a sharp turn, put weight through the
heel or third wheel, lose grip and … there you have it .. a slide. It works very well on inline skates, but technically
it’s a completely different stop. Back on ice .. after getting used to rollerblade
stops .. I couldn’t stop at all. It was only after a few hours of ice time,
that I got used to the ice hockey stop. This made me very curious about why inline
and ice stops are so different and I made several videos about it. I tried to analyze what I did right / what
I did wrong, what the differences are, experiment and prepare myself for when I’m back on wheels
again. One thing I really focused on was controlling
my balance point on the blade. Like here, I do hockey stops on the heel – which
normally is considered a bad idea – but this is exactly what I need for inline
skating. THE INLINE HOCKEY STOP So I told myself today – let’s pretend I’m
on ice. Do a hockey stop … but make it more of a
heel stop. Not like completely on the heel as I did on
ice, but more like the third wheel. First few tries … not a big success … but
I did try on my weak side. On my strong side … first two tries … not
that good either. But the thrid … pretty good. And the fourth … yeah .. I realized it works! It works! And then I repeated again again again A few more times .. ough … it’s what I feared. The front wheel gripped which caused a nasty
rotation. It does look worse than it was .. thankfully
.. and I did know this risk beforehand that’s why I was so focused on pushing through
the heels and not have the balance too far toward the toes. On ice hockey, on the other hand, you do normally
put your balance more toward the balls of your feet. And I think this is why, when I got more comfortable
/ confident, I lost focus and fell back on what I’m used to from ice .. and BAM. So anyway, I didn’t get hurt or anything but
I really wanted to empasis this risk. It’s probably a good idea to have rockered
skates where the front and back wheels are a bit elevetad. That will reduce this risk of getting the
front wheel stuck. PLAYLIST I’ve compiled a playlist of hockey stop videos. A few are mine from ice skating so you can
watch the steps I’ve made to improve my hockey stop and eventually prepared me for the inline
hockey stop. But other videos are by other inline skaters. They may call it parallel slide or shuffle
stop, but it’s the same stop – just different names. One difference though – I’ve seen two different
appraoches. Some make more of a sharp turn to trigger
the skates to slide, and that’s a good approach. But the ice hockey stop is more like you rotate
both skates really quick, and the slide then contines in a straight line. So your homework tonight is to analyze these
subtles difference and please leave your report in the comments below. As always, I hope this video was helpful. I’m JP Jay, please subscribe and stay tuned
for updates!


  • Reply Nightwing416 April 6, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Hi, I sent you a video of me doing a hockey stop on inline hockey blades which is very similar to ice if it helps

  • Reply Hassan Hassan Ashfaq April 6, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    change the filter.cant see a thing

  • Reply travywagon April 6, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    I'm new to inline skating, and haven't even bought myself a pair yet. Do you have any recommendations for recreational skating?

  • Reply Roman Kotelnikov April 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    How do you feel with those new skates with smaller wheels? Would you recommend them instead of fitness skates to learn stops / transitions? Thanks!

  • Reply James Mackey City Skater April 6, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    Awesome!!! I have a problem with this one too. Sometimes I get it and sometimes I don't. pretty much a hit and miss. 🙂

  • Reply Александр Соколов April 7, 2017 at 5:23 am

    Полезное видео. Попробую больше нажимать на пятки.

  • Reply Krists Pudzens April 8, 2017 at 4:29 am

    Cool to see quality content from lv. Keep it up.

  • Reply Santos Marquez April 10, 2017 at 5:26 am

    Thanks for your input on the subject.This is def one that I've tried over & put off for awhile. I need to get it down though. With time I guess.

  • Reply Michelle Khoo April 12, 2017 at 5:29 am

    You rock man! This is exactly the problem I've been having. Yeah just gotta put in the time.

  • Reply SKATE ROCK April 21, 2017 at 2:24 pm

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  • Reply shant719 April 25, 2017 at 6:17 am

    Try the mars blade

  • Reply Dire Wolfy May 12, 2017 at 2:48 am

    This video taught me how to do it, I uploaded a video of me doing a stop

  • Reply To_Ok May 23, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    Thanks for the tutorials and tips dude. Today I did my first successful power stop with inline skates in years, thanks to your tutorials 🙂 I've been skating on ice and roads half my life… I had a brief 15 years break and I'm rolling again. I'm surprised how fast everything comes back :p

  • Reply Ricardio Channel June 4, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    i do ice skate for 4 years now, i still cant do a hocky slide stop…

  • Reply Damian Rios July 1, 2017 at 1:56 am

    It verkes 😂😂😂😂

  • Reply Gossy Piboma July 10, 2017 at 2:23 am

    1:53 R.I.P CAMERA

  • Reply Aaron Magnuson August 12, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Thanks for the tips man. I run 72s in the front, 80s on the back to help me keep a bit on my heels

  • Reply uprsng44 August 14, 2017 at 9:29 am

    What a skates on vid?

  • Reply Moshe Bleiwas August 25, 2017 at 8:14 am

    amazing!!! now I can hockey stop on Rollerblades thanks to this amazing video!! keep up the good work

  • Reply jb318 October 14, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Your hockey skates might have been a tad bit to sharp about how much do those Bauer Supremes cost ballpark figure?

  • Reply Ken Schmitz November 24, 2017 at 6:07 am

    ut verks

  • Reply Ogel bricx November 25, 2017 at 1:01 am

    way to destroy your wheels

  • Reply RERTODJLV December 6, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Ha you are a latvian bicouse you vas in Lido

  • Reply Ralfs December 28, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    boi you live in Latvia

  • Reply TribalWolfFortnite December 29, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    I dont skate on roads i skate in a skating rink and got my skates 2 days ago and i can only go on Wednesday FRIDAY Saturday and Sunday. Imma try this today and hope it helps. I have been skating on Skates for 3 years and can keep my balance decently well

  • Reply Tigger January 29, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    Dude, just get harder wheels!

  • Reply sammikeiko April 4, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    This is a great video

  • Reply Jim Raimondi April 6, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    You hit it on the head…it's a quick turn. I discovered this 20 yrs ago playing Roller Hockey on Tennis courts.

  • Reply finn boyyiii April 23, 2018 at 4:41 am

    When I play inline hockey in the summer. I can do the power stop butbI am scared to do it when I am going fast

  • Reply sybrix April 28, 2018 at 3:44 am

    Just started skating and trying to learn different types of stops. This seems advanced but one day I hope to master it!

  • Reply boro May 9, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Holy sh£t you are from Latvia? 😀 Skatos un domāju, hmm vieta līdzīga mūsu Lido slidotavai. Paldies par video, vajadzēs mēģināt mācīties jo dažreiz ar T stop nepietiek.

  • Reply Sarentov May 9, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    Might not help those on rough surfaces with hard wheels, but when I'm playing some outdoor pickup on a decent surface or inline leagues I have two sticky indoor wheels on the front and maybe the next hardness up (still indoor wheels) on my back two. I picked up the tip years ago and I've never gone back, it really helps your heels break out a little easier on a hard stop without sacrificing grip.

  • Reply Фотошопер - уроки фотошопа May 16, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Very good video, i skate in the Seba FRX 80 🙂

  • Reply roland barthou May 19, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    nice analysis

  • Reply RazorCain74 May 20, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    Bye bye wheels!

  • Reply Vince Bélanger June 1, 2018 at 2:45 am

    I did the hockey brake on first try by accident going down a bridge, I had to stop fast so I decided to let my hockey instinct kick in, I slided for a good 2 meters.

  • Reply Tony Jee June 18, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    those hockey stops on your heels on ice are beautiful

  • Reply matthew kimberlin July 12, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    Thanks for the help but I still have a problem

  • Reply siborgstare July 26, 2018 at 7:06 am

    due to recent events im having to move to a location where there are no ice rinks so i want to switch to roller blades, inline hockey roller blades. in this vid you mentioned that you could use different sized wheels in the center to simulate a rocker? how would that work exactly and would you recommend it for someone like me who wants the feel to be as similar to hockey skates on the ice as possible? (and before someone recommends marseblades skates to me, they dont have my size and i have asked them if they can make them but got denied)
    please and thank you for any help

  • Reply Luca De Luca October 9, 2018 at 8:51 am

    Good work! Nice video!

  • Reply Mauricio RC October 14, 2018 at 3:55 am

    thnks for sharing

  • Reply Noob Edition October 28, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    shot task ♥

  • Reply Mirko San San January 7, 2019 at 6:38 am

    Very helpful video, and absolutely outstanding camera work and editing! Thanks!

  • Reply Stanley Ravi January 29, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    The hockey stop and the parallel stop are very different because in the hockey stop the outer leg pushes the ground hard and the inner leg slides on the surface till the end and helps to decide the stop and then balance

    When in the parallel stop the inner leg and the outer leg slide until the end and then the outer leg determines the stop and balance

  • Reply Paul Franke February 19, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    what skates do you use?

  • Reply SaRo February 24, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    How the fuck is this possible

  • Reply Deez Skates March 8, 2019 at 6:48 am

    I can see from your technique that you started ice skating first and then learned to hockey stop in inlines (I know you also said that). I had the opposite approach since I started ice skating after learning inlines. It was crazy how much grip I got on the ice and took me awhile to learn that I needed to slide on top of the blades instead of far on the edge! Going from one to the other can be tricky!

  • Reply ZodiacHD March 10, 2019 at 12:27 am

    Should have titled this video how to make square wheels

  • Reply Layla Shannon April 30, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    Dime stop

  • Reply Katie May 1, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    I would stop by draging my toe to where the wheel would dent soo bad LOL

  • Reply White DeVile June 3, 2019 at 10:58 am

    On inlines do you lift your toes up too or just focus on applying weight to around the 3rd wheel?

  • Reply Marcel Guldemond June 7, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    Hi, I’m new to inline skating. What hardness wheels do you use for this on outdoor surfaces? The 78A wheels that my skates came with seem to be chunking up pretty quickly.

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