How to Stop on Roller Skates for Beginners
How to Stop on Roller Skates for Beginners

[Indy] We are going to teach you how to stop. [Pigeon] Mhmm. [Indy] Yeah ♪5-4-3-2♪ ♪Let’s Roll! This is how we roll,
this is how we roll♪ ♪This is how we roll, let’s roll♪ [Cheering] *Roll up door clattering* [Pigeon and Indy] What’s up,
Planet Roller Skaters?! [Indy] Indy Jamma Jones here! [Pigeon] And Pigeon! [Indy] And welcome to our new warehouse! [Indy] Woo, let me get this door up! [Indy] We are super excited
to film our first ever episode at our brand new warehouse
a.k.a” the tree house” [Pigeon] Yeah, we just moved in last week.
and this is the spot we’re going to be fulfilling best budget electric skateboard
all of the online orders. [Indy] So whenever you order a product on PlanetRollerSkate.Shop We will pack it up here and send it to you wherever you are in the world. ♪ Synth Music ♪ [Indy] So we’re gonna cover beginner stops today. [Pigeon] Yeah. Beginners. [Indy] If you are a beginner definitely practice these on a smooth flat surface like we’re about to show you and work your way up to more speed and being able to stop with more speed. ♪ Synth Music ♪ The first one that I’m going to teach
you is a toe stop drag. Now to be able to do both
the toe stop drag and the T-stop you need to be able to balance on one foot. So if you go back to some of our very beginner episodes a lot of what we practice
is being able to switch your balance from one foot to the other. So you can see you know, I’m just… back and forth back and forth. So you’re gonna have to be able to
do this in order to do a toe stop drag. So I’m gonna demonstrate
a toe stop drag real fast. All I’m gonna do is… Roll forward… put my weight on that one leg… and touch… my toe stop down to the ground. Two really common mistakes that people make whenever they’re learning how to do these is that they let that foot get too far back
and then you lose your center of balance. So make sure your weight is
on top of that base leg and then what I like to do is
I like to start with my toe behind me and then slowly bring it under
so that my center stays right under me. So I’m going to roll forward,
put my toe down and… Drag it up. Now It’s okay… You don’t have to have your foot completely straight,
you can turn it to the side like this… and I think that makes it a little bit easier
when you turn to the side. So I’m gonna show you one more time. You have it out and bring it under!
Toe stop drag! *Children cheering* Now something else that’s a really common
mistake when people are doing these is they really start to wobble. The easy solution to that is when
you feel wobbly, just bend the knee more, drop your hips lower and
actually, just go as low as you can go. Ding! Now if you’re going
too fast down a hill this stop isn’t going to do much to help you. But when you’re navigating through a crowd
or you’re just trying to slow down a bit This is gonna be a great go to. The next stop that I’m gonna teach you is a T-stop and that’s very similar to the toe stop drag —
uh, your weight’s still going to go on to your dominant leg. If you get wobbly drop it lower but instead of using your toe stop to create that
friction you’re going to use your wheels. So it looks like this. Now when you try that it might start
a little something like this. And that’s okay. My t-stops used to make the like, loudest noise
until I learned how to gradually apply the pressure. So one way you can think about
it that really helps you to be able to get the best resistance, is I try to think about
putting my outside wheels… These wheels right here,
that’s where I put the pressure. I don’t want to put the pressure right here because that’s gonna put all of this pressure on my knee. Instead, I want to
exaggerate like I’m putting it right there. And then in reality whenever I’m stopping all four wheels will actually be on the ground creating friction for me to stop faster. So, I’m gonna show you one more time. Let me get a little speed for this one. Rolling and… toe stop. All right, so that’s how you do a toe stop drag
and a t-stop. Really they’re very similar It’s just using your wheels versus using your toe stop. The thing you want to keep
in mind when you’re doing a t-stop is that if you do it on a really rough surface sometimes it’ll grind one side of your wheel down and then you get a helicopter wheel, which like when you skate it’s like *bu-dup bu-dup bu-dup* Called a flat spot. So keep that in mind if you’re on like a really rough terrain, or if you’re going really fast. Maybe you want to grind down your toe stops
because those are cheaper to replace. The next stop that we’re going to do is the plow stop
and Pigeon’s got you for that. So… let’s go! [Pigeon] The really great thing about plow stop is that you get to still have both feet on the ground, so it’s a bit more of a stable type of stop. Also, you can use it to just slow yourself down like all other stops, but it’s a little bit more of a fluid motion rather than
picking up your foot and putting it back. [Indy] Uh, I like the plow stops I learned them first when I was snow skiing and they call it “make it the pizza,”
and whenever you’re going down hill– [Pigeon] Make the pizza! [Indy] You’ve gotta make the pizza– [Pigeon] With your skiis. [Indy] That’s why I love plow stops. [Pigeon] Yeah, that’s literally the same thing
they call it a snowplow. I mean we’re not roller skating in snow. They call it a snow plow because that’s actually a skiing move. We’re doing the same thing you would do to make the pizza on your skis, on our roller skates. [Indy] The plow swap is a very versatile trick. You can use it to slow yourself down when you’re moving through the streets. You can stop straight on you can stop and turn sideways. You can use it hill bombing. It’s really like a basic maneuverability skill… and whether you think of it as a stopper, you think of it as just learning how to control your speed. It’s a bit of both and it’ll help
you no matter what level you are. Alright, so, Pigeon is
gonna teach you plow stops so, um… [Pigeon] Alright, let’s do it!
Get out of my scene! Alright! First thing’s first (laughs) –just kidding! A little maneuver that I like to do to
warm my body up to the snowplow is creating a diamond
with all eight wheels on the ground. So what you’re gonna do is start in a v-formation Woohoo, kay? So it’s the bottom tip of my diamond. Then I’m gonna go out and as soon as I’ve gone out about shoulder-width, I’m gonna try as hard as I can To lean on all four of my inside wheels. The inside two on this one… and the inside two on this one. Put my weight on that and pull my toes in and
it makes kind of like a circle. Okay, or I mean ideally a diamond,
but it’s gonna make this like circle oval diamond shape,
and then I just kind of rock back and forth. This movement really warms my body up to making the snowplow. I think Indy did this
called bubbles, right? This is bubbles? [Indy] Yeah. [Pigeon] Alright, so… If you can do bubbles [Indy] Yes! Drop your butt more is all… [Pigeon] Okay–you know I’m really bad at
getting low, okay, so bubbles… [Indy] Get lower! [Indy and Pigeon talking over each other] [Indy] You got it! [Pigeon] Flashback to derby practice. Okay, so um you’re nice and low and you’re bending your knees and you’re going in and out okay, and you’ll see how I stop here– what actually makes me stop is that I’m using my edges putting my weight on the–on my inside wheels and pushing out with my heels. So… What you want to do basically… if you’re skating… And you want to plow: you’re gonna open your legs out, sit on your inside wheels and push out with your heels. It’s kind of a weird feeling that you’re gonna get right here on each side if you’re doing it correctly. So when you’re plowing
and you’re like, okay I fee it here… keep doing that move and you’re gonna stop. A little tip that I’ve learned at roller derby is to drop one shoulder to help you get a little bit lower to plow. Want to see it in action or what? [Indy] Yeah! [Pigeon] Alright, let me warm up a little bit. [Pigeon] Woo! (Children cheering) A super common mistake
you see a lot are a couple things. One of them is that people tend to keep rolling
instead of actually stopping and that’s because they straighten their legs out and stop pointing our toes in. So this is kind of what it looks like
if you are–you’re keeping the roll going… You just kind of keep going…and you keep going. So I’ve stopped pointing my toes in so much I stopped kicking my heels out. I just stayed in this extended position which isn’t really helpful. It’s actually pretty dangerous if you were to fall you don’t have the right balance. So in that case, what you want to do is to continue to push out with your heels if you’re not stopping. So again…uh… Someone may… you know, they’re here, but they’re not stopping. You just gotta kick out with your heels a little bit more. You got to drop your butt and kick out with your heels. The second thing is people get wobbly a lot. So they’re plowing and their like, ohhh– Again, drop it low, so… If you’re plowing…
you’re getting wobbly…drop your butt. You’re gonna have stability.
Your legs are bent your heels are out and you’re continuing to push
out with your heels and in with your toes. And that’s how you do a plow stop. (Children cheering) [Indy] We’re so excited to
finally be able to show you this warehouse because whenever
Planet Roller Skate first started I didn’t even have product.
We were just making YouTube episodes and then you guys really wanted products. So then we started carrying product and I was running getting out of my tiny little garage, and I had no help and it was crazy and fun and awesome. But look where we are now!!! We have Atomic and Casey and Pigeon helps, and now we have this awesome space. Thanks to YOU GUYS.
Every purchase that you’ve ever made on PlanetRollerSkate.Shop has gone towards building this and making it as much as we possibly can for you guys. So, thank you. So we just wanted to show
you what happens to your orders whenever you order something
from PlanetRollerSkate.Shop we have Atomic here– [Atomic] Hi! [Indy] Who is our e-commerce manager She oversees that you get it and that you love it and that you are completely satisfied with your order. So, um, yeah, I mean, this is our soft goods area. Here we have some of our Sun Jellies. Got our– my favorite shirt recently,
the “Here Comes A Roller Skater There Goes A Roller Skater” shirt. You might have a little bit of Juniper hair. I am sorry, we’re gonna– get away from there! Get away from there! Nobody wants your hair on their shirts! (Laughing) Um, of course we have lots of Skatersocks. This is my favorite part about our new warehouse.
Is this place. Organization. Like, look at how many colors of Sparks laces there are, especially when you put them
all out into their own separate boxes. It’s like Alright, so we have pad sets, more Jellies bags– you guys these things are the bomb. Love these bags. O-o-o-okay. (Laughing) You see how well it’s going having our dogs at work… [Atomic] The dogs are basically running the show here… [Indy] You know, that’s how we like it! [Atomic] That’s how we like it. [Indy] Yeah. This is my new favorite addition. We have a packing table now.
So whoever’s packing your orders stands right here they grab all the things, they put it in the box, they put the label on the order, get your wheels, get your toes stops, get your skates… and it comes right here… where we put our… Planet Roller skate sticker in there. Thank you guys so much for watching this episode of Planet Roller skate. I hope you learned how to stop. Thanks for joining us in our warehouse. [Pigeon] Be sure to LIKE, comment, and subscribe. [Indy] Hit up PlanetRollerSkate.Shop for everything you need from helmet to toe stop, and until next time… [Pigeon and Indy] Later Skaters! [Pigeon] Faster, Indy, faster! [Indy] Alright, now we’re gonna get in trouble.

100 thoughts on “How to Stop on Roller Skates for Beginners”

  1. r0ckinr0byn2085 says:

    I always enjoy watching your videos

  2. Jay says:

    Girls. You are fabulicious!

  3. hAfrolocks says:

    Thank you I needed this! I’m terrible at stopping

  4. Banana Republic says:

    Ik but what if your going fast and you stop and fall?

  5. xXWonderWolfieXx says:

    OH MY GOD this helped me so much! Thank you! I just turned 11 years old and I got roller skates for my Birthday, and I was so happy. I have been skating for about a week now, but I am stuck on turning and stopping. This helped me so much!

  6. Taylor N says:

    Can you do a give away please 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭👌👌👌👌👌

  7. Colleen Joudrey says:

    Aww, You're a Sharkie too. 😀

  8. Tink-R-Toys' Will I Am Shark Wheels and Ham says:

    The best thing to learn before going faster on your Skates. Is the ability to be able to Stop and control your speed, when needed!

  9. gospelevans says:

    Pigeon, u look awesome!!

  10. Ava Gkrahn says:

    I LOVE her jump suit I want

  11. Paulina Bernal Quezada says:

    Indy, I want your outfit in the store. PLEASE!! I loved that crazy fabulous overall 😰💗

  12. tiggergurl84 says:

    Question.. what makes your skates feel like theyre turning inwards.. how do i correct it?

  13. Blue Panda says:

    Where is your jumpsuit from?? 😍

  14. Lois Anime says:

    You’re jumpsuit is so cute! Does anyone know where she got it from?

  15. The Legend of Mew says:

    How have I only just found this channel? It's so helpful! Thanks for making all of these videos!

  16. marcus24000 says:

    It will be good to learn but for me it's not as easy as it looks,but IL learn it eventually.

  17. bookaddict209 says:

    I DID IT
    I managed to do a bunch of semi-successful toe stops today and managed to only wipe out in the grass

  18. Margaux Sembach27 says:

    The second technic is not good because according to my coach it makes square wheels but the first is very good

  19. KristieCrispy Chicken says:

    Why is my toe stop more beat up but I only got it 3 days ago. Lol

  20. skate silly says:

    How did u get your skater names

  21. TRD Supra says:

    Thank you! I was skating while watching trying to find out how to stop! This really helped! Thank you so so much!

  22. Maria Baldovinos says:

    I am going on my second date to roller skate! My first time & he actually recommend this video. Thanks ladies!

  23. AmyJean Jackson says:

    indy jama, if you could, i watched the candi girl review and thought: "yes, brakes!" will you break down brakes for me? what to aim for, comfort, differences, and your personal opinions. . 🙏

  24. Tea ASMR says:

    Hey indy you think you could help me find some affordable skates and help me with the size? I'm a beginner so I dont really know much.

  25. Christie Rossney says:

    Hey everyone have a general question. I have been skating in my beach bunnies and on my dominate skate the rubber part of the toe stop came off? I was going at a pretty fast pace and did the toe drag. Has this happened to anyone before? With any brand just wondering why it happens should I have tried a different type of stop since I was going fast. Down hill but a very small grade. Some might not even call that much of "hill".

  26. Mitzy Sandi Vallejo says:

    The little yaaay! sounds made it great. Thanks for this awesome lesson.

  27. TwstdGypsy says:

    I went to the rink for the first time today and your beginner tips were so helpful…now I really wanted more in-depth stopping info and this was insanely useful! Thank you so much!

  28. Kira Oden says:

    Love it! Sooooo what about us newbies that drag the toe of the boot more than the stopper??! I have duct tape layers plus the toe cover which I duct tape too and the rough surface is just eating my toe up. BUTTTTT I noticed my toe stopper not taking much at all? I’d show a pic if I could! Bigger stopper?

  29. Ashlee Lazem says:

    These videos are so inspiring.💕 ❤️

  30. kiarae kaleiopu says:

    How can I work for u guys 😩😩😩

  31. Alex Cook says:

    Every video helps me solidify my massive crush on Pigeon…oh and helps me skate better. I want to get better at snowplows but i do it naturally before i start going to derby clinics. Skating every day and watching these videos help. Thanks yall!

  32. Heather Deer says:

    I still need help with the FAST stops, like the turnaround toe stop! Please help!

  33. Nurul Abdul says:

    Congrats girls 👍👍👍😘

  34. Linda Chen says:

    Watching from the OC in CA. Just went skating this weekend. Haven't been in mybe 20 years. Looking forward to getting into it more and thank you for posting all these videos. Cheers to your business too

  35. Kosho Kreations says:

    Bubbles in ice skating is called a rocking horse

  36. Eszter says:

    I slow down when doing plow stop, but not actually stopping, unless I'm rolling really slowly. I know it's hard to tell what I'm doing wrong, but any advice? Thank you ❤️😘

  37. GALAXYCAT 451 says:

    Can you make a little time to learn how to go up the stairs and downstairs with skates on

  38. keirra Leggins says:


  39. Meekestthings says:

    I have a question maybe you or anyone can help me with. I’m trying to learn to roller skate but I don’t know how I got injured because I was trying so hard to just learn my balance and now I’m afraid of trying to roller skate. I have no idea how to do this. And I really need help. I’ve asked my mother about but she said she doesn’t remember. I don’t know what to do and it’s really frustrating and it’s harder then it sounds. I just feel like I can’t do it.

  40. Matimba Deul says:

    I hate my life somuch. I wanted to buy Moxi's but you guys don't sell my size. I have size 12 and I'm 14

  41. Nicolette Palmer says:

    wow how am i just seeing this? i've been struggling stopping

  42. Attiya Lynn says:

    Those purple skates are everything!! 😊

  43. WindowsillKeepMeCompany says:

    I’m about to get my first pair of skates tomorrow, they are so gorgeous and I hope they are good quality! I needed to learn this too! But if you could do a video of what a good pair of skates do and what cheap or bad pairs would show instead that would be awesome!

  44. Bria Beauford says:

    Hey can you recommend some wheels that works great for both outdoor and rinks since I do both .

  45. Andy Vera says:

    Can you guys sell pads and mouth guards please. I trust your products more than anything.

  46. Otaku 101 says:

    I love these videos and I want to say thank you for helping me become a better skates. Also where did you get your overalls

  47. Xx leahxX says:

    I watching this because I love Indy

  48. Abbie Ludewig says:

    I bought the Candigirl skates a few months ago but I find it hard to stop with the toe stops? To sure if it’s just my confidence in my balance or the toe stop it’s self. ☺️

  49. Extatic CloutZ says:

    I ❤indy

  50. Anneku says:

    I bought a pair of skates and now i am afraid that they arent that good because they arent made with animal skin.they are kinda stiff?
    Link for refference

  51. bblizzyy says:

    Why is it that when indys toe stops wear down they wear down flat but mine wear down diagonally

  52. Leslie S. says:

    will your "mother of pearl" wheels fit impala skates?

  53. DANI mations says:

    I barely know how to stop on roller skates so this helps alot

  54. Wida Rivera says:

    Hi my name is prieta and i live in Detroit I live in Gilbert you can see a white house and you will see Aunt and you'll see it like a orange flower and a garden and 3 big Windows and a rap Wyler

  55. Selina Desouza says:

    What’s a good beginner pair?

  56. Panni Tóth says:

    I tried the bubble stop but i didn't stop😕my legs just came together and crashed😂😂i don't know what i did wrong help me😍😂😭

  57. Levana Eulalia says:

    this was rlly helpful! thanks a lot

  58. Emmanuel Gutierrez says:

    Where’s your shop at I want to buy some roller skates

  59. Psycho says:

    I'm good with t stops but my plow stops aren't good (I'm in derby so I gotta learn em)

  60. Boystory X Got7 says:

    Can we order from UK?

  61. Ryan Lole says:

    My biggest wish is for Indy and Pigeon to come to my house and teach me roller skating and see if my roller skates are safe.

  62. Marija Buljat says:

    Hi I have a question for anyone that knows how to stop on roller skates in T stop… I am struggling with the T stop for few weeks and I can't do it although I followed every your step and simply I can't make a perfect T shape, because the leg that I'm driving on goes little aside and the leg which i need for a T makes shape T but instead of stopping slowly, i stop instantly on the place..
    >:( I'm desperate for some advices

    P. S Thank you so much for your videos you helped me with the first begging steps

  63. SeraphimNym says:

    I'm so glad your channel exists! I am learning how to skate, little by little, and I think I have the most common issue beginners face – locked legs (as in locked knee when standing and wobble when skating) and when I try to stop using my back foot instead my body's reaction is to try and come to fullstop on my front leg. Like my brain knows that I need to use my back leg, but my front leg instinctively tries to step in. I don't want these mistakes to root in me, someone have any suggestions how to get over this wrong leg stop?

  64. Galina Georgieva says:

    I know bladers use the plough to slow down and stop downhill. I still can't manage to do it on roller skates, but is it the best way to slow yourself down skating downhill? Going sideways takes a lot of space, so what is the best way to do it downhill. I watched that episode, but I still have questions and it is the same for my friends. We are slow I guess :/. If you make another episode for skating downhill and more tips and tricks, including ploughing (mainly downhill or/and with higher speed), that would be amazing.

  65. sabrina lynn says:

    does anyone know how to adjust your toe stops? i bought some skates and mine are all the way up, which makes it super difficult for me to stop without tripping (since i’m a beginning lol)

  66. thecandacejfiles says:

    Lol I taught myself how to skate 2 months ago and I’m just now looking up how to stop 😂 I’ve literally just been squatting and falling forward on my knee pads to stop 😅

  67. Sunny' Rae' says:

    Oh my gosh I love your outfit, Indy!

  68. Skating Fox291 says:

    Thank you soo much Pigeon and Indy you make me very happy to teach others about roller skating it helps me a lot and makes me have enough confidence to do it.👍🏼❤

  69. Teresa Olea Gonzalez says:

    That t-stop was so smooth

  70. Taylor Nuila says:

    Did anybody else notice pigeon’s muscle legs. 😂😂

  71. Tayriel says:

    This has really helped me! I'm gonna put these tips in practice in my next roller skating class that I started taking 2 weeks ago. Thanks gals!

  72. Doggiesformehlife :3 says:

    Thank you so much for making this video. I’m getting roller skates tomorrow and I need to know how to skate

  73. Carlymumu Obana says:

    I have been rollerskating since I forced myself to learn in 1992 when I bought some roller skates from the Salvation Army. Never learned to stop outside of running up onto grass or holding onto a light post. Or falling. Thank you for finally getting me learn the proper way to slow down. I love your channel!

  74. jennifer garcia says:

    Bought my first every pair of skates today because of you guys!! Super excited

  75. thecoolestnancy says:

    Can you list which stakes your wearing from the video in the info section?

  76. Heather Matthews says:

    Hey Indy! I have a question
    I've been rollerskating for 7 almost 8 years of my 15 year life, and whenever i try to do a toestop drag, my toestop bounces. I have a dense artistic toe stop, so i'm not sure thats the problem, because my old black SSuregrip Fame skates did the same. Am i doing something wrong?

  77. n . ø . p . e says:

    Her outfit is so cool!

  78. n . ø . p . e says:

    When I was little I'd hold hands w my friend so that I was trailing behind her and when we'd go around corners I'd drop low so maybe I'm already and expert😂

  79. Ghostridertheboss 123 says:

    Toe stop drag doesn't work when you going fast and a lot of people get in the way instead you better take sharp turns😂

  80. Nadene Taylor-Beck says:

    Well done, for back then, I’ve been the main ecomm handler where I work in 🇬🇧 for the last 12 years, and I have seen how quickly you can out grow that space, so looking forward to hopeful seeing a video in the not too distant future, where you have to an update to another premises. x

  81. The sun is gone? says:

    Her: 🚶‍♀️🚶‍♀️🏂⛷🎿🏃‍♀️👟💨
    The dog: 🙀

  82. Sandra saltzstein says:

    That’s so funny, I just tried roller skating yesterday for the first time and I only assumed I would use the brake but by the end I was only using the plow to stop 😂, that’s what felt natural, I’m a keen skier and I didn’t know it was a thing in roller skating as well! Thank you so much for all your videos 💖

  83. Vera says:

    yes, today i buy my first rollerskates super exited😍

  84. Abraham says:

    I bought some skates from planet roller skate, so excited

  85. Todoroki chan 0-0 says:


  86. Rebecca Emery says:

    Thank you so much! Before I saw your videos on reccemoned I didn't know what to do with my life. Rollerskating has shown a new perspective to see things thank you. Do not stop what you are doing you are amazing

  87. Lillian Kim says:

    I got my first pair of skates and I’m just skating in my room cuz I’m scared to skate outside on the hilly streets

  88. RAFAH Rasheed says:

    ‏ thank you so much you teaching me to skid shoes

  89. Arleth Arana says:

    I just got my first pair of skates and your videos are coming in handy!! Thanks 🙂

  90. Lizeth Maldonado says:

    I’ve Ben looking for a video like this because I’m going rollerskating on Friday for a birthday party and I’m scared it’s my first time

  91. Jackylin Mendez says:

    Those dogs were so cute

  92. Alicia Kilpatrick says:

    I love watching your videos! And im super stoked to be in so cal with hopes to run into you, pigeon and the other lovely ladies! Keep up the great work, awesome energy, and helpful videos! Theyre helping beginners like me!

  93. Sunna says:

    ok that jumpsuit is boss – love your videos Indy <3

  94. caroline feliciano says:

    Pigeons is soooo pretty!!!

  95. Liz Ford says:

    I just placed an order last night. Super excited! Thanks Casey A for all your help!!

  96. Comit says:

    Anyone else here who doesn’t need the tutorial but still loves the vids

  97. oxmq pxapi says:

    I know this isn't right maybe, but I usually put pressure on my skates to stop.

  98. Emmalets _play says:

    I just found your channel today and im hooked on it ima beginner at roller skating but im good at it your tips and tricks really are helping me get way better at skating thx <3

  99. Adrianna Langello says:

    my skates are from 1980 and the toe stop is gone and do Not have money to buy new ones😥

  100. Mighty Marshall says:

    Thank you for the advice guys. I practice roller skating a lot so I really appreciate you helping me learn am how to stop. Because I was having a really hard time stopping.

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