Looking to make the transition from Roller to Ice...
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03-06-2010, 04:42 AM
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Port Moody, BC
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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.
^^ This right there. Night and day.
I started playing roller at first, but then really took to ice after a while. Now anytime I go back I find roller to be a very frustrating experience given that I haven't got the same ability to stop or pivot at speed. Now I only play roller casually with friends in the park. Otherwise I stick with ice.
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