🇺🇸 Head Coach - XC Ski Team
Hey, Brett, thanks for the question. How do you stop on roller skis? Well, a couple ways. One thing, we never ski roads without scouting the roads. And so, if we are going down a hill, we are going down a hill that we don't barring unforeseen circumstances actually need to stop. There will be a run out or that fast downhill, which can be in excess of 40 or 50 miles an hour. The fastest slopes will run out into something that will slow us down naturally. However the most dramatic way of stopping on roller skis is to dive or slide safely off the road. If you need to avoid something like a car, or a blog or some sort of obstacle, that absolutely must not be hit. And so at all costs, we will avoid collisions with cars and that's sort of your last-ditch opportunity to save yourself smaller, ways of stopping. Our to put your skis in a V where the point of the V faces forward like an error Arrow just as a snow plow would and on cross-country skis and you apply light pressure out with your glutes, push out with your ankles, push out with your knees and the rubber on the wheels will actually slide in micro and very sort of subtle ways and slow you down. Thanks for the question. Be careful out there.