Looking to make the transition from Roller to Ice...
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03-05-2010, 07:16 PM
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Lewiston, ME USA
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Also, my skill set had me most productive as a winger or offensive d man bc I literally felt at home on a pair of skates. How much trouble should I expect on ice? This is the main item on my todo list to get this process into full effect.
*For better clarification, I was not a "runner," but more so about a powerful stride (mostly forward) and crossovers (mostly backwards)
Your motor skills are trained subconsciencely for roller. I tried roller and almost killed myself after being on ice for years. I kept stopping like I would with ice skates when trying to score or whatever.
It was brutal .... I quit it soon after about a dozen attempts to accept it.
You can do more and faster on ice and to me it felt like a roller player would switching to floor hockey in sneakers or something. Just a guess on that.
I figured that roller skates would be good for shooting practice or conditioning on a running track. It wasn;t for me.
I can say that you will be able to do more on ice skates than in roller.
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