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12-26-2004, 02:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Keetz
Be - Freakin - Zar Dude! what about stops and stuff. All I for-see are broken ankles.
Everything you can do on regular ice, you can do on synthetic ice and that includes hockey stops at full speed. The only differences between real ice and synthetic is that synthetic ice has something like a ~30% higher coefficient of drag than real ice, so when you're skating you constantly have to be skating hard the entire time. You'll see a lot of training camps and hockey schools and whatnot using synthetic ice because you really get a great workout.

Check out this video of some guys having a mini-practice on synthetic ice, it shows them doing stops and all sorts of stuff, just to give you an idea of how awesome synthetic ice is:

I'd love to have a synethtic ice rink in my house .

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