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demonzman 01-07-2013 04:42 PM

Too old to start playing roller hockey?
All of my buddies play it and I've been really jealous of all of them lately. I turned 16 last year and I am a junior in high school. I have been able to skate pretty well since I was about 10, but don't skate very often. I can only skate like an average person (no stopping skills or incredible turning) and really have no skill at all with the stick. Should I go for it or not, and what are your guys suggestions?

x94Galchenyuk94x* 01-07-2013 04:50 PM

16 and too old don't work well together :P.

Go for it. It'll be the best time of your life.

JR97 01-07-2013 05:46 PM

Since when was 16 too old for anything?

TrueBlue86 01-07-2013 05:55 PM


Originally Posted by demonzman (Post 57252597)
I turned 16 last year

yes, you are too old

do0glas 01-07-2013 06:44 PM

YouTube inline hockey skating tutorials.

I was 24 and decided to start with roller because my brother in law played. Now I'm on ice and it's been a blast..those YouTube videos helped a ton. Especially the shooting ones, I would go to the outdoor rink by myself for hours trying to lift my wrist shot, now it's not a problem...but it all started with a willingness to learn and taking the extra time to practice. Have fun!

Aucoin11* 01-07-2013 06:55 PM

never too late.

Stickchecked 01-08-2013 08:42 AM

16 is too old to become a gymnast or ballet dancer, but that's about it. Everything else, go for it.

Myself, I started ice hockey at 27.

"If you don't do it this year, you'll be one year older when you do." - Warren Miller

jazz4all 01-08-2013 11:00 AM

unless you are at 50+ or having serious back or knee problem, its never too late.

Pajicz 01-08-2013 11:33 AM


Originally Posted by Aucoin11 (Post 57258359)
never too late.

99% agree. :laugh:

Jarick 01-08-2013 01:18 PM

Definitely go for it.

I Am Score* 01-08-2013 07:45 PM


Originally Posted by TrueBlue86 (Post 57255963)
yes, you are too old


Some of my friends started ICE HOCKEY and made the team senior year. One is a pretty good defenseman too.

Go for it bud but don't buy an expensive composite though, just go cheap or wooden. You don't need more than a $100 stick for roller unless you play pro.

1Knee1T 01-08-2013 07:59 PM

I'm 21 and score at a point per game in the second highest division in the roller house league where I play, and I started at 17 with no previous skating ability. You're never to old to learn, you just have some catching up to do.

octopi 01-09-2013 06:22 AM


to old? really? No.

At 16 I taught myself to skate. At 20 I joined rec league ice and played shinny for the first time, continuing for 8 years. I'm going back again now after a 10 year hiatus. I still suck.

TickleMeYandle 01-09-2013 03:49 PM

I'm 41. I started playing in April of last year.

I never even watched hockey before October 2011. My son and I went to the opening night game and were hooked.

I'm not great, I never will be great, but I am better than I was in April...or May, June, July, etc. I skate several times a week and am having a blast.

So while I didn't figure on making the NHL at my age and being a woman, there's absolutely nothing to keep me from having fun with a sport that I love. I wish I had started at 16 - or even at 26 or 36! And I'm very glad that I didn't wait until 46.

Go for it.

BoonesJenner 01-09-2013 03:52 PM

practice practice practice practice practice practice practice. Thats all it take bud. Get a stick and a smartball. practice stick handling every day in a stationary position at your side, in front of you and your backhand. Same with skating just practice man, practice makes perfect.

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