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08-01-2009, 07:08 PM
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Gunnar Stahl 30
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Originally Posted by WestZephyr View Post
actually a tip that i can offer.
I use to be a great skater once i reached my top speed and most of the time doing the ladder drills i was average. However, when it came to laps around the ice i usually ended up first.

The thing I learned to improve my acceleration was snapping my feet as they peaked during the stride. the extra snap is what the bure brothers used when accelerating.
jsut came here to post this. it actually helps alot. i like flick my toes toward teh end of my stride to get that last bit of power out of them

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