There are so many different parts of a roller skate and sometimes it’s hard to keep up with what does what! Keep reading to learn more about what toe stops are and why you need them!
What are toe stops?
Toe stops are typically found on the front of both quad skates. While recreational inline skates will have a brake on the back of one skate.
Toe stops are designed to slow down while roller skating. In some styles of skating toe stops can actually also be used for faster take offs. There are two types of toe stops, fixed and adjustable.
Fixed or bolt on toe stops can come in different shapes, sizes, and in many different colors. They are made with a small hole in the center where a bolt or screw is inserted and directly connects to the plate. The hole goes all the way through to the bolt on the toe stop. They cannot be set to different heights.
Adjustable toe stops come in a lot of color options and sizes as well. What makes them different from fixed toe stops is that adjustable can be set at different heights. They have an attached bolt that screws into the plate. Some stops will offer different options for how long the bolt is, so if you have a preference you can pick.
Why do you need them?
So, that leads us to why do you need them? Having toe stops is like having breaks on a car. If we didn’t have breaks on our car, could we slow down, sure eventually. However, breaks speed up the process of slowing down. That’s exactly what toe stops do! They make it easier for us to stop while roller skating.
We hope this better explains what toe stops are and why you need them. We can’t wait to see how you use your toe stops on the Skate Moore rink!