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05-19-2010, 11:47 PM
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Originally Posted by donGjohnson View Post
I think I might know what your problem is. You must keep enough weight on your back leg so that your front leg is only scraping the ice, not digging into it. The back leg should have a slightly deeper knee bend than the front leg. This is the same problem I had when going back to ice after several seasons of roller 5 or 6 years ago.
^^ This. Once you get the feel of scraping your lead foot along the ice everything else is easy!

Start with as little weight on the front foot as possible. Then the more you get comfortable then more pressure. Or shift more weight to the front foot, depending on how you think of it.

Also, push your ankle forward so your skate blade is as vertical as possible so it bites less. As you get more comfortable then you'll use the edge more with the blade at more of an angle.

As you get better with one foot, then the other foot. Then when both feet are comfortable then start getting your back foot stopping too.

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