Every few years the skating world sees another braking project come through. Here’s one of two I received in my inbox recently.
Comments specific to the Flexbrake
I like how both skates get to stay on the ground with all wheels touching, and I’m sure that will make it easier for beginners and inspire confidence.
I’m sceptical of the no flat spotting claim as in the first few seconds of video it looks like at least one wheel stops rotating and skids. Perhaps this is because it’s the rear wheel, and braking with this system would probably shift weight towards the toe wheels if skates are next to each other. In this case the rear wheel might not flat spot very much, but what if the skater uses an effective scissor and gets a lot of weight onto the front skate?
I’m not so keen on the crouching to […]