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Every roller derby skater needs to have a variety of stops in her repertoire so she respond quickly to any situation. Being able to efficiently control your speed and momentum not only makes you a better blocker, jammer, or pivot, but it can often mean the difference between sustaining an injury and simply skating away.

In this awesome tutorial video, Bonnie D.Stroir of the San Diego Derby Dolls demonstrates how to stop quickly with the powerslide on both flat and banked tracks. If you've already mastered the t-stop, the mohawk stop and the snowplow, try learning this one. Keep in mind that this will be easier to learn if you can already sidesurf for a short distance.