Roller skaters should be able to plow stop if their roller skates don’t have toe stops for whatever reason.
This is the most basic method of stopping and should be learned before you learn t-stop or turn-around toe.
The Steps of doing Plow Stop on Roller Skates
As you continue to move forward, be sure to get in position:
1. Wide stance
Wider than your hips, but do not go too wide than your hips. You can lose balance.
2. Toes pointing straight
Not pointing out / duck feet.
3. Knees bent
The more you bend, the more power it is to stop.
4. Push outwards from the heels
You should be focusing on your heels pushing outwards.
Video on How to do Plow Stop
Additional Tips on Plow Stop
As you get more comfortable, your feet may turn in at the end of the stop. This is normal.
Sit into the knee bend!