I can do that easy w/my hand brakes, even when they're wet - much to the detriment of me tires lol The "trick" is get real brake pads. Not stock, not Walmart - real
They're only like $6 a set anyway. I didn't think they would make that much of a difference - I was very wrong. They last a heck of a lot longer too.
Oh and remember to resurface them once in a while with a file