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11-07-2011, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by RandV View Post
Yeah I grew up being the kid at the rink who never could figure out how to stop, so when I decided to start playing ice hockey I needed to learn real quick.

I was at a near empty public skate and payed close attention to how another guy was doing it, and was a little lucky in that he wasn't doing it quite right but I was able to replicate and learn it. In a normal hockey stop your feet are parallel, side be side, which i always trade to replicate but never could. I saw this guy stopping with his foot in more of a line, toe to heel, and in replicating that it was far easier to pick up. Almost like you're going into a turn, but one foot in front of the other and dig both of them into the ice.
No they're not. In a proper hockey stop, your feet are not side by side in parallel. They are staggered, as you describe at the end.

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