The Hockey Noob Chronicles II (Beginners' Thread)
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06-29-2012, 09:46 PM
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Sonoran Desert
Skated out for the first time in maybe 7 years today (went to a pickup hockey session). I wasn't half bad. The mount points on my cage had rusted beyond being usable so I just played without it, and it's such a sharp contrast in vision (of course I've been playing goalie, where I'm practically staring at the puck through prison bars). I think I'll continue to play out without a mask or shield. I'm not suicidal and dropping to block shots like when I was younger.
Might consider switching handedness (will make a thread to discuss that topic). Also, skating on forward skates with the rocker blades felt really weird compared to flat goal skates. Felt fine once I got used to it though. Unfortunately I had to leave a little early because my skates (which I hadn't worn in years) gave me a really bad blister and I'm now missing a patch of skin on my heel about an inch in diameter. Any ideas what could have caused that? Do I just need to break my skates back in after not using them for so long?
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