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Entry from April 05, 2005
New York Stop (skating)
"New York Stop" is a skating stop, even more difficult that a "power stop." I suppose it's called "New York" because it's the most difficult.

It appears to be a new term, from the late 1980s or early 1990s.

http://web.skatefaq.com:81/stopping.html#newyorkstop
NEW YORK STOP:
Harder than even the power stop, the New York stop is mainly a power stop but you don't turn your gliding foot! It doesn't appear that just anyone can perform this stop, since it seems to require quite a bit of knee flexibility. L = the track left by the left skate, R = ditto by the right skate
(See the diagram on this "skatefaq" website - ed.)
This stop requires your knee to be twisted inward (not a natural position, by far), so if you can't do it, I wouldn't say it's a big loss since it seems to have above average potential to cause injury if done wrong.

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[someone mentioning the New York stop, deleted...] Yea...I learned this last weekend.
It wasn't too hard, but I have been skating for a long time. ...
rec.skate - Feb 11 1992, 8:13 pm by Anthony D. Chen - 41 messages - 24 authors

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ne stopping techniques list
... New York stop - T-stop - falling - backwards T-stop - collisions - toe drag There's also chop-stops and Chaplin stops: Chop-stop: Skating forward (or backward ...
rec.skate - Mar 4 1992, 11:49 pm by Duncan Savage - 2 messages - 2 authors

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CurtAdams Jun 24 1997, 12:00 am
Newsgroups: rec.sport.skating.inline
From: (CurtAdams)
Date: 1997/06/24
Subject: Re: New York Stop & Variations

(M Shafran) writes:
>Being from NYC, I also haven't heard of a New York Stop and so far I can't
>understand the difference of what you're describing from a powerslide (I'm
>assuming this is what you're incorrectly referring to as a "powerstop").

The difference:

New York Stop - going forwards.
Powerstop - going backwards.

Otherwise, same idea.

Curt Adams ()

Posted by Barry Popik
Sports/Games • (0) Comments • Tuesday, April 05, 2005 • Permalink