Roller hockey is a popular recreational activity for many children and adults. While the rules are similar to traditional hockey, this form of the game is played outdoors on the pavement with a ball instead of a hockey puck. When learning the basics of roller hockey, it is crucial to learn how to stop, and the T-stop and power slide are two popular techniques.
Begin skating at normal speed.
Keep your knees bent with both feet facing forward, then transfer your weight to the front food.
Place you back foot behind and perpendicular to your front one to make an “L” or “T” shape.
Push down with your back foot, creating friction. This will allow you to stop.
Power Slide Technique
Begin skating at a medium speed and gradually increase as your technique improves.
Lean to the inside as you make a sharp turn.
Stretch your outside leg out, letting the skate slide but keeping it on the ground.
Allow the inside skate to rotate to become perpendicular to the outside skate.
Press down on the outside skate to come to a stop.
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