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08-30-2010, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by NJDwoot View Post
I've always understood you want the weight on the outside foot, and inside foot is for balance... ???

Let me qualify this first by saying that I am not a power skating teacher and I have not taken skating lessons since I was a child. This makes me unsure of what beginning skaters are being taught today.

My left leg is my dominant one and if I want to make my most comfortable and aggressive stop I will stop with the outside edge of my left skate and the inside edge of my right. A one footed stop for me would be on the outside edge of my left skate.

There are a couple of reasons why I was taught to do it this way:

- After a stop you are going to be heading in the opposite direction. If I have stopped on the outside edge of my dominant foot I am in position to explode on my strongest leg for my first stride after the stop.

- You get much more aggressive body positioning when stopping on your rear leg than you do off of your front leg. When you get more lean in the opposite direction of the stop you transfer more energy to the ice and stop faster.

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