is this gonna hurt or help my ice skating?
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04-24-2009, 12:55 PM
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Tampa, FL
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That is not the case.
Your legs are going to be much stronger, if you haven't already noticed the weight difference, it is significant.
Bottom line if you keep them separate in your head your going to be a better skater, your legs will be stronger and the motions are nearly identical.
One of the downsides is it can slow your feet down. Kind of like using a bat weight, it makes the bat feel lighter but test have shown it actually slows the muscles down.
I'm not 100% convinced about those test results but I've noticed roller players tend to skate on ice with heavier feet... either way, if you push yourself, I don't think it could noticeably hurt your game and obviously will help keep you in shape/keep the muscle active.
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