Looking to make the transition from Roller to Ice...
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03-07-2010, 05:11 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Columbus, OH
Switching from roller to ice should be all that difficult. You are going to find that you can corner sharper with ice because you can lean blades over sharper than you can wheels.
The big learning curve will be swith stopping, IMO. Obviously stopping is going to be a lot different but if you were a good inline skater you should be able to switch ice fairly easily.
My advice would be to go to a public skate and just experiement. Definetly get your skating down before you try hockey and definetly dont wear roller hockey pants. People are just going to make fun of you.
When it comes to equipment, you can go cheap on some stuff and be fine but I would definetly spend a little money on skates and a helmet and buy good stuff. Skates/helmet arent something you want to skimp on.
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