Though skidding can be an effective means of stopping, (once achieved). I am aware that I am a little out of control when I do it. As opposed to the subtle control that can be achived by applying differing pressure when pedaling and counterpedaling. Which I find is easier with straight or riser bars.
Anyone else have thoughts on the pros and cons of different braking techniques and their relationship to equipment. I found it really easy to skid when I used a long stem and chop and flops that threw my weight far forward. But I also run a nice balanced gear ratio 46x18/16.