The background of this new brake
is the perceived need for a brake that is something more than the standard "stone age" brake that comes with in-line skates available today. Nobody would accept a bicycle with a brake consisting of a piece of rubber that is supposed to be pressed against the gravel or asphalt. It is therefore no surprise that skating is not permitted everywhere, and that skaters need more protective clothing than people on bicycles. Many skaters with this type of brake feel helpless when they encounter a steep hill. Not unlike someone on raft approaching a waterfall. The ways they have had to deal with this problem in the past are history.
With this new brake skaters can enjoy going downhill with confidence, and can avoid accidents should unforeseen incidents occur. And no skater would, after having tried this brake, go back to the old brake. No one can argue that a system which brakes on two wheels is far superior to a piece of rubber pressed against the road. In addition to being a more effective brake this system allows the skater more control as the skate has two wheels on the ground during braking. The disc brake also contributes greater control when moving, as the braking power is easily adjusted by the angle of the foot and too much braking power will automatically lower the toe end of the skate and thus decrease the braking.