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02-18-2006, 04:15 AM
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Rookie Questions

Thanks to whoever thought up "The Rink" for a bulletin board.

I'll be lacing up w/full gear for the first time this week and I have a few questions. Does anyone have any advice about how to fall? I've been skating for a year now and surprisingly I haven't fallen that many times. I haven't been taking many chances because I'm a guitarist and make a living with my hands. But with full gear on I won't worry as much about crashing and burning. In karate I learned to tap the ground with my hands to break the fall. Are there any tricks like that for hockey?

Also, do you have any general advice about what to expect in an adult "C" league? How fast will it be? From what I understand there will be some pretty decent players and a handful of scrubs. I have pretty good hands I think but my skating will have me at the scrub level at first. My right to left crossovers are quite good and my starts are solid...but everything else needs a lot of work.

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