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02-11-2010, 12:47 AM
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HowToHockey
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Speedskaters are also much faster than hockey players, but we don't put one hand behind our back and use the other one like a pendulum

For a tight turn you want to get low, lean into the turn (like you are on a street bike) and keep one foot about a foot or two in front of the other. I uploaded this pic for you to see. Most of your weight will be pushing on your furthest leg out because of the centrifical force, you need a good edge and to dig in with your blade to keep your feet from going out from under you.



In the picture my friend is crossing his hands over, because he is a lefty, so it is good to practice doing this for added puck control with tight turns

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