Learn to skate / with or without stick ?
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08-17-2010, 03:32 PM
Join Date: Mar 2010
Originally Posted by
It makes a big difference.
I started when I was about 2-3 years old. Right away I started playing with a stick. I was lucky to be a smooth skater and to have good coaches who developed the skating technique without the stick (was lucky to have midgetAAA coaches when I was novice and Magh).
Anyways, I started refing when I was about 14 years old (now 26). I notice a big difference in my skating. it opened my eyes about skating and I started watching people who had been refing for years and notice most of them were really smooth skater. Also noticed that a lot of players in beer leagues I play in aren't as smooth as I am (though many are faster) (I figure I wouldn't be as agile though as I am right now and it helps as a defender)
My 0.02$ anyways
qft- tons of ppl can beat me in a race, but I'd say im a more fluid skater than 95% of the people i have played hockey with, and am more comfortable in skates than shoes.
keeep that stick at home until you are zipping around the rink
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