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03-26-2012, 09:26 AM
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bigduga
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Originally Posted by frackiewicz View Post
What drills could I do that would really get me to get that edge? I'm thinking the glide around a circle on just the one skate would help.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27Vyw_X04Y8

These are what i'm using.

I've got a pretty good outside edge (starting with no ice skating experience) after seven or eight skates of about two hours a shot, I've got fairly reliable outside edges going forward. and nothing going backward. on the odd chance I grab the outside edge going in reverse, I have *no* idea where it's going to take me at the moment...but I've got less than 20 hours of use on my skates, so I kind of suck at everything going backwards.

I think most of it (at least to me it seems like most of it) is getting comfortable enough to get into a good posture and trusting your steel to bite enough to get a good lean going...as with most things, more momentum seems to help.


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