: I can T-Stop & hockey slide fine, but I use Toe-Stops to help run outta pools after falls, to arrest my motion backwards & to lock myself (so I don't move) at other times.I know I'm gonna try to use my non-existent toestops & faceplant, but hopefully only once!
I AGREE! Duke told me to put toe stops on when I emailed him a long time ago and I've never regretted it. It makes life much easier. A must if you bowl skate and dont always pop out. Plus Roberts toe stop trick, think that looks cool! I like to bounce off the wall on them sometimes to get more speed. I think no toe stops is OK if you only do vert ramps and kiddie parks or ride bowls without bailing. I usually stop by spin turns but would have run over kids many times without the stops help. It saves wheels on hockey slides!! I cant afford new wheels all the time lol.
Nice work on skates! Important thing is to keep the trucks perfectly lined on the plate and mounted center to the foot so wheels are even on both sides. Its a shame RS Dave isnt here as I learned how to mount correctly from him. Now I dont trust others lol.