Learning to stop in one direction
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02-22-2009, 09:19 PM
Join Date: Nov 2007
I had a similar problem until I realized that my problem was with the outside edge of my right skate.
See when you stop you're either using the inside edge of your dominant skate (parallel stop) or the inside edge of one skate and the outside edge of the other (two footed stop).
My problem with stopping left was that the outside edge of my right skate would dig into the ice and throw me off balance. I tried a one-footed stop with my left skate and voila.... almost a perfect stop!
Learn about your edges, and try using the inside left and inside right edges in isolation for a stop. You could also try isolating your outside edges for a stop too... but I must warn you that it's pretty difficult!
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