The plow (plough) is a great stop for anyone. For beginners it’s one of the easier ones
to learn. Avanced skaters can use a plow stop to trigger
a power slide. Let’s start with beginners. Keep your legs far apart. Both skates shall be on the inside edge. Try to push out a little with your heels. Careful! If your legs are too close or you are not
bending your knees enough, your skates will move inward and you will fall like this. When you get more comfortable, try controlling
speed on a small descend. Be safe! Find a place like here with no cars and where
you can just roll onto a flat area if you fail to control speed. As you improve you’ll find that the plow is
a very effective stop! However, you may experience that one skate
starts vibrating. At this point it’s better to trigger a slide! I think you’ll acheive that by staying a bit
lower and pushing more with the heel. Once you reach this level, the plow stop is
a really effective and fast stop even at high speeds. [Comments] I want to thank my viewers hyperiuSupern0va,
BELAL Mansour, budus2 and Stephan Daniels for making me aware of this stopping technique. Before they taught me othewise, I was of the
false perception that the plow were a terrible stop for beginners who hadn’t learned how
to use the heel break yet. (With the exception of speed skaters, perhaps,
whose special long frame skates don’t give them much choice but to stop like this.) But after reading their comments, I got curious,
watched tutorials, and decided to give it a try. As this was something new to me today, for
the first few tries the stop wasn’t much to brag about. If I had done this downhill I would not have
been able to control speed. Or, I would, but only after switching to another
stop and saved myself that way. This mistake of having the toes collide, I,
well, made on purpose. When else will I have an excuse to dive onto
a pile of snow? I did see other tutorials warn about this
though, and it does makes sense. And this is why it’s super important to practice
at low speed in a safe environment. Wrist guards and knee proteticon are recommended! I also worry about the impact it can have
on joints. Maybe I’m exaggerating, but if you mess up
somehow, the ancles, knees and hips are in a vulnerable position. I constantly focused on not having my weight
on my toes. I tried to keep it over the third wheel. When I noticed a skate vibrating, I understood
a slide was possible. Vibration is a actually just the skate getting
stuck, jumping, getting stuck again, and so on over and over again very fast. By tweaking the physics a bit, like I think
steeper angle and more push through the heel, the skate slides instead. Learning to control this is one of the most
satisfying things a skater can do! And that’s just what I did today! I just discovered a new way to stop. I think if I learn to even roate some more
and have the sliding skate in front it’s called the magic stop or UFO stop. Or I don’t know, maybe just call them powerstop
or powerslide? Anyway, what matters is that the plow is a
great way of triggering a slide. With both skates on the inside edge, this
enables an entire family of slide stops. What’s your experience? I really appreciate your feedback. Today prooves that. I’ll practice this a lot more and perhaps
make proper tutorials for beginners AND advanced skaters once I get a better hang on it.

The PLOW STOP – for Beginners & Advanced Skaters
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15 thoughts on “The PLOW STOP – for Beginners & Advanced Skaters

  • March 23, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    Good dude, a good way to soul slide and magic…. Keep going
    What kind of kneepad are this?

  • March 23, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    Great vid! (as always hahahah) I was wondering if you have ever tried nordic blading?? (I mean a kind of rollerskiing with inlines) Greeting from Italy

  • March 23, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Hi 🙂 I used this stop as the very first one. I almost sat down (kind of crouching) when plowing, which helped me stop quicker. Actually I was afraid to go downhill at any speed at the time; this stop felt very reassuring.

  • March 23, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    great video, you almost do magic 🙂

  • March 24, 2017 at 2:46 am

    Can you make a video on snowplow stops for a beginner and andventually show how to do a power slide on ice or advancing into a power stop and please show more falls they are hilarious

  • March 24, 2017 at 2:47 am

    thanks for the Shoutout

  • March 25, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    Man your videos are soon much better than at your begining ! the comment part is priceless ! very good job ! glad to be a subscriber of your channel.

  • April 6, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    I'm currently working on my first slides these days, I think this one may be doable at my modest level… I'll give it some tries tonight.Thanks for the tutorial, explanations and tips, they're always so helpful.I'm so glad I've found your channel 😃

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  • August 20, 2017 at 3:03 am

    This is my go to stop. I despise the heel brake. I'm just not very stable, especially going on hills. the drag stop hasn't been consistent. I'm not sure what my problem is…I just fall a lot and again don't feel that stable. So I rely on the plow stop a lot. I'm going to try adding the slide at the end. Thanks for the video.

  • October 21, 2017 at 5:55 am

    Man thats impossible on my new bauer vapor x300r inline played ice hockey in my younger days im in my fortys now and i would swear ice skating with a good pair of hockey skates that aren't to sharp it would seem ice skating would be alot easier after all these years im struggling on these roller hockey skates i wonder if i can get better control if i rocker them ? I just need to get those muscles that are rarely used in the foot calf legs im a big guy 6.2 6.6 on skates 235lbs when i was 8 till 25 i was a very strong hockey skater i was super good at puck handling but i could skate and fight lol

  • October 21, 2017 at 6:00 am

    Just starting back after 20 years was a very strong ice skater and hockey player would anyone say inline is a bit hader to do ive never back when i skated never skated roller blades seems quit a bjit harder than ice skating is that just in my mind? Lol

  • October 29, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Very good, as usual. Thanks. I'm an ice skater whose just got some inlines, Bauer Vapor x300r. I can't even stop! I will practice the plough.

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  • March 23, 2019 at 9:08 am

    I'm a beginner and really wanted to know more about this technique. Thanks!


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