Brake Pads - Freeskates
Freeskate Brakes for the Best Control
Brakes for freeskates are found at the heel of the skate and are the easiest way to come to a stop. It’s always a good idea to have a brake, especially if you are a beginner. There are more advanced braking techniques without heel brakes such as t-stops and powerslide, so skaters must have some experience before attempting these. If you’re out freeskating in busy urban areas, you never know when a pedestrian or vehicle may suddenly be in your way unexpectedly.
Skate brakes are usually made from rubber. This means they are light and can be used for both hard and slow stops. However, one thing to look out for when buying a brake is if it is compatible with your existing skates. This can be found in the product description.
Of course, the most important part of your skates to help you stay in control is your wheels. If your current set has seen better days, then check out our selection of Freeskate Wheels.