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02-28-2012, 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by tobyandmisty View Post
Good stuff guys. I appreciate it. My main reason for asking the question is because I am an okay skater but I can still not seem to get down the stop. I do not know what my problem is. If I had to put a finger on it, it is I am probably afraid of throwing my weight to forward and get seriously injured at age 43.
Here's what it took me a while to figure out about stopping:

When you stop, your front skate should be almost perpendicular to the ice. Usually when people are learning to stop they think they have to dig in at a steep angle. That is totally incorrect. Your front skate should be almost straight up and down, with just a slight angle. That way your inside blade can scrape across the surface of the ice, slowing you down without digging in and throwing you forward.

EDIT:

I just upgraded from a $200 pair (Easton SE 10s) to a $350 pair (Easton EQ40s). Bought 'em and baked 'em tonight, and I'll play on them Friday. Can't wait!

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