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02-22-2010, 11:16 AM
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Try skating in a straight line, coast, lift one foot and make small turns from outside edge to inside edge to outside edge to inside edge. In order to do this you will have to seperate your body in half and you will get used to your hips working independently. In order to maintain a straight line your shoulders will need to stay square to the front but your hips will be working your lower body.
Start off by just doing small turns, maybe in a 2' wide path or skate across the rink and pick one of the blue lines to do this on. Cross over the line and back on one foot. The line will let you know that you are still going straight and that your shoulders are in the right spot.
This is kind of hard to explain so I hope it makes sense. If you need more let me know and I'll see if I can make it easier.
Good luck.

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