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11-07-2011, 10:43 AM
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Snowplow, then one skate, then both skates. Do it both ways from the start. The biggest mistake I see most newbs making (aside from not bending their knees) is they try to really dig in and stop hard. I tell all the kids I coach, start by sliding gently to a stop so you learn to feel your edges. Then when you really have good feel, you can start increasing pressure and stopping quicker. The kids that try to stop on a dime from the beginning seem to be the worst at stopping.

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