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08-05-2009, 08:51 PM
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like people have said, the two biggest factors are fast legs, and the snap of your ankles and toes at the end of your stride. strength doesn't mean as much in acceleration as technique.

i am only slightly embarrassed to tell you i learned this in private figure-skating lessons growing up. no tutus, i wore full gear, and she taught me to master my edges and strides.

as an aside, if you have maxed out your power skating, hook up with a figure skating teacher. it was worth it, i am always the fastest guy on the team im playing on and i take great pride in catching up to opposing team members on breakaways and pickpocketing them.

figure skaters are ****ing *fast*, as fast or faster than NHL players.

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