Thread: Synthetic Ice?
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09-15-2011, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by shoeshine boy View Post
I have a friend who has more money than God and has a small rink in his back yard. it's roughly about the size of a standard neutral zone. I find it very similar to skating on really soft ice. it takes a few scooter pushes to get going but once you start moving you can skate pretty much like you can on regular ice. it really makes you use proper form in order to achieve any real speed at all. stopping is a lot easier than you would think it is. backwards skating is VERY difficult. I know my friend got a tremendous deal on his and STILL dropped about $25K on his setup. another down side is that you need to sharpen your skates after pretty much every session on the synthetic ice.
I second this.

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