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02-13-2009, 04:09 PM
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Gunnar Stahl 30
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Originally Posted by LarryO View Post
I'm not sure I agree with that. It sounds like something that would make perfect sense in auto racing. But on skates, if for example I'm going around my net, I'll start accelerating at the start of the turn and reach almost full speed by the time I come out of it. Of course it depends on how fast you're already going when you start the turn, but a turn is a great place to build up some speed!
the way i was taught, and i dont mean to sound like im bragging, but the guy who taught me is this russian guy who trains with some of the russian superstars of the league in the offseason on their skating(i think you probably know which players im talking about) and he told me to hold my edge until im about 1/2 to 2/3rds around the turn then one or 2 quick cross overs to regain my speed.

i dont think there is a right or wrong way to do it and some people are taught different ways. i was taught by a russian guy so i was taught more of a russian style of skating

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