Why do some inline skates have brakes and others do not? Last Updated: 09/16/2011
Most manufacturers offer different braking systems
The most common form of braking system is a pad or cylinder on the rear wheel that stops movement by applying pressure on the heel Hockey skates and speed skates normally do not include braking systems
Most brake pads have a "wear line" that indicates how much performance is left in the brake. The brake pad should be replaced before this wear line is reached. Some manufacturers do offer mechanical braking systems that make stopping easier to learn.