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07-15-2009, 06:47 PM
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Quick acceleration from complete stop?

I find that the easiest (I don't say the best, because I am not an expert) way is the "running start."

I take four short strides on tippie-toe, about as fast as you can say "one-two-three-four". Leftrightleftright.

On the fourth, extend your leg into the full stride and skate normally.

Try it and let us know if it worked for you.

It works for me, because it creates momentum. It is not a good way to sustain velocity, because it is wasteful of energy, but for getting off the line, it is the only thing for me. Otherwise you're looking at a gigantic pushoff from dead stop, and I don't think the legs are optimally designed for that kind of torque.

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