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Phoenix 07-07-2011 07:46 AM

Knees bending in
 
I have noticed from photos of me playing that at face-offs and when at more stationary/slower positions, my stance has my knees bent inwards.

Is this good, bad, or doesn't particularly make a difference? I'm not sure whether I should be trying to change this. Perhaps its impacting on my stability??? Agility???

Cams 07-07-2011 08:24 AM

I would think for sure it would impact agility. Depends on how extreme it is. This is also the opposite of ideal. For whatever reason, it seems people who are at least slightly bow-legged seem to be very good skaters. 2 guys I know, and have played with (one had a couple games in the OHL) who are fantastic skaters are both bow-legged.

Your stance should be fairly wide, and low. That is the most efficient stride. If anything, it sounds like your stance is not very efficient for skating.

What skill level are you, and how long have you been skating/playing?

cptjeff 07-07-2011 11:50 AM

If you have photos, could you post them here? It would help us in analyzing your stance a lot.

Phoenix 07-15-2011 06:41 AM

I'd be intermediate in playing. Have played for 4 years, although 2 of those years I hardly played much due to travel.

I don't think I bend in a lot, maybe 10-15 degrees? My knees are just not parallel which most other people seem to be.

When my knees are bent, my legs are wider based. I don't think I have any trouble from it, but then its not always easy to coach yourself.

JVR21 07-15-2011 09:32 AM

If your knees are bent inward (closer towards each other), I would think that would give you a short and weaker stride.


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