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5/16/13 3:29 P

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I also just realized that I haven't been on Spark People in FOREVER and your post is quite old. You've probably long figured it out by now. Oops!

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5/16/13 3:26 P

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This may not be the answer you want to hear, but in reality, you just need to work more on muscle control. For that t-stop you need to focus on using the outside line (outside two wheels), not applying too much pressure until your foot is in position, and then to add pressure more gradually. It really is just retraining your muscles' instincts.

I skate most days a week on a slippery floor, but practice twice a week with the league on a very sticky rink floor. Even with changing wheels for practice, there was a bit of re-training that had to take place to get used to the higher level of grip. Same with plow stops. Focus on your inside lines and work hard at keeping your legs under you (on the sticky floor it's nuts how quickly I end up in a split!) Your body will figure it out eventually. Promise! :)

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10/11/12 4:43 P

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I've been skating now for about 3-4 months, and am getting close to passing my minimum skills test. We skate on a pretty slick concrete floor, and I found I am so much more stable and fast while using Poison wheels, which I absolutely *love*! As soon as I put them on, they felt "right" :) The only problem is that I find it harder to plow stop (I can still do it,) but *impossible* to T-stop (I always had trouble with this stop, but I can do it in my Atom Snaps) my back foot just keeps bouncing on the concrete, and I cannot make it stay down! It's really frustrating :/ I've been experimenting with mixing the Poisons and Snaps; been trying a zig-zag placement that made the plow easier, but I still can't t-stop. :/ Can anyone help me out? I've been looking and looking, but can't find an answer to this specific problem :/

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