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-Braking-induced skids are useless. Skidding reduces your stopping power and increases your stopping distance. Also, you have no control over the wheel that is sliding. -Turning-induced skids are useless as well. If you are skidding, that means you are riding too far on the edge. There are ways to save a turning skid, but I'm not going to put it on the FAQ since skidding is not recommended. -All skids tend to destroy trails. If you skid a lot on your local trail and it's closed after a winter, you might be the cause.