Shaw wrote:What is the point? I've already said on the previous page that I was mistaken about street skating wearing on your outside edges due to the push coming from your inside edges. Dan B asked about how I could have been mistaken, and I answered that it was because stride 3 is focused on the outer edges. I'm not sure if he was legitimately asking or if he was just being snide, but I prefer to give people the benefit of the doubt. Am I still missing something here?
Well Dan has said that you're right about that, and I initially offered the explanation that you were mistaking focus for wear.
You also still don't seem to understand that there's a difference between an advanced outer-edge stop and a simple one. An acid slide takes an intermediate skater maybe a couple of hours to learn, and with a bit of practice should be able to apply it to street skates given reasonable braking conditions. An outer-edge t-stop is considerably easier than an acid slide. I found both to be useful for wearing my outer edges, but then I stopped using them once I started practicing more wear-intensive slides which are actually difficult. There's no reason why somebody else might not stick with those if they do not intend to learn any difficult slides, but I do not know of anybody who fits that profile.
I maintain that any outer edge braking is vastly more difficult than regular t-stops, hockey stops, and power slides, which is what the vast majority of necessary, non-heel-brake braking done on street skates is.
You keep agreeing with this, but then try to weasel in a mild sort of "but I was sort of right". The point you are missing is that Dan and I are bored enough, and pedantic enough, to find it entertaining to keep pointing this out every time you do it.