Thread: Hitting speed
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10-18-2010, 06:40 PM
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You'd virtually never be going this fast when hitting someone, but I think in the fastest skater competitions guys get up to about 45 km/hr? But even big open ice hits probably happen at quite a bit lower speed than that, though if both players are going 30 km/hr into each other that's still quite the collision. Also, when hitting you often sort explode into the guy with your legs, adding to your speed when making contact. Something else to consider: when hitting someone, if you're going faster than they are and really explode on contact you pretty much plow through them without much effort, but at equal speed without and/or if you sort of pull-up/don't explode through the hit you can actually feel it more than the guy you're trying to check.

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