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03-31-2010, 04:31 PM
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Size does not matter in skating, what makes someone a good skater is co-ordination.. Yes muscle strength and practice are big parts, with could muscle co-ordination it is hard to form the stride, hold balance and pick up the feet all with timing. Taller people generally seem to have less co-ordination though

Originally Posted by Erik Stall View Post
In general no, it's doesn't. Just look at Chara and Myers, both are excellent skaters, especially for their size. There are plenty of good skaters 6'3'' and over.
Chara is not an excellent skater.. I would say he is above average... Myers is definitely an excellent skater

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