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Braking with the SimBrake – We learn the SimPlow

In the following steps we will give you the exact procedure for braking with the

Explain SimBrake

Correct approach posture:

  • To be able to initiate a braking maneuver, you have to start shoulder-width apart and bend your knees slightly
  • The upper body is bent slightly forward
  • In order to better stabilize this posture, we recommend initially placing both hands on the knees.
  • Now you have a very stable posture and your center of gravity is ideal for the SIMBRO braking maneuver

Wrong approach position

  • Legs too tight
  • Stretched posture
  • Center of gravity shifted too high or too far back

Tips and Tricks

  • At normal speed, we recommend approaching the lemon (elliptical shape) shoulder width apart.
  • At higher speeds and also on slopes, we recommend the wider version of the lemon!
  • Depending on the speed, we recommend changing the width of the setting
  • At high speeds, we recommend a very wide foot position around the

To make braking maneuvers controllable

The correct braking position

Now the lemon swing is initiated from shoulder-width travel with a swing of the lemon.

  • When collapsing, you have to shift the center of gravity of one body back a little and press your heels against the inner instep of your skates.
  • The broad foot posture of the ellipse becomes a slightly closed X posture of the feet and the skates are still set up at 90 °.
  • This results in the skates tipping over easily (Outside EDGE)
  • Now the braking effect occurs!
  • At best, this process (swing) should be driven through in one go.
  • Depending on the dosage of the braking maneuver, you now start to push your heels outwards in the light X position (legs).
  • If used correctly, you should stop now!

Incorrect braking position

  • It is not possible to drive a lemon if the legs are too narrow.
  • Heels are not or too little pushed outwards.

Tips and Tricks

  • Depending on the speed, we recommend changing the width of the setting
  • At high speeds, we recommend a very wide foot position to make the braking maneuver more controllable.
  • The steeper the ellipse, the more direct and aggressive the brake!
  • The faster the lemon is driven, the harder you will brake.
  • At the beginning it is very helpful to put your hands on your knees to be able to put even more pressure on your heels!
  • The faster the lemon is driven, the harder you will brake.
  • In order to be able to regulate the speed, you have to stay in this wide leg position and push your heels outwards.
  • It is very helpful to put your hands on your knees to put even more pressure on your heels!

You just need a couple of practice drives to get the optimal sequence, but with a little practice you quickly become a PRO and then you can also go downhill

In the following clip you will find the exact procedure and handling with the SimBrake