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11-30-2011, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by LarryO View Post
The irony of that chart is that a good skater knows how to use his/her edges and will not require as deep a hollow to get proper grip. And the benefit will be better glide from the more shallow hollow. So it's best to use the shallowest hollow that gives you sufficient grip. Of course personal preference also comes into play to a certain extent. But, Paul Coffey had one of the most efficient strides in the NHL. He used a hollow of greater than 1". According to that chart, he would be a beginner!
I don't know man... I can't stop with shallow cuts. If I try to do a quick stop on a time my feet usually slide right through me and I find myself with no balance to quick-start in the other direction.

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