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08-30-2010, 02:51 PM
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The basic motion is similar to a quick turn, but as you turn, you bend your knees and sit down a bit, digging your edges into the ice.

A good way to start to learn is just to stand up while facing and holding onto the boards and just scrape your inside edge of each foot out away from the body. Feel it scrape along the ice, and eventually dig more and more into the ice. You have to roll your foot a little to be able to lean on that edge, but you'll get the idea.

Oh and when I was learning, it was literally super slow coasting and then quick turn and try to stop. Very, very slow. Then work up the speed and confidence. I'm still a little weaker on one side and need to learn to use my outside edge of the other foot better but I can stop just fine and play up to C-level.

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