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05-16-2010, 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Socastee09 View Post
so i went for the first time today to play "stick and puck" and it was a lot of fun on ice. ive played roller hockey for 8 years but never on ice. so the shots and stick handling were fairly simple and familiar, but turning and stopping were really confusing. i guess i tried to stop like as if i were in roller but it doesn't work, i ended up on my butt every time. any tips to stopping? the only real way i could today was to turn and kinda just stop.
If you want to get good at ice, the first thing is to try and quit roller. Turning and stopping requiring proper edge use and control. Roller blades don't have edges. Every time I see someone who plays roller on ice, they have edge control problems. I've played roller before, because sometimes, there is no ice, but if possible get as much ice as you can and stop the roller for a while.

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