Forward to backward direction reverse... how!
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08-10-2012, 04:03 PM
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Assuming you can do a full hockey stop as well as backwards crossovers: combine the two.
While skating forward do a hockey stop motion where you get your feet facing perpendicular from your body. You don't want to actually stop dead but instead you're letting your blades grip the ice in the sideways position. Once you have that grip you can lean back towards your heels and go right into a backwards crossover which will send you backwards quite fast.
When you're ready to go into the backwards crossover you'll do a good push with the outside foot and then a big strong push with the inside skate to get you going. Once you get that one big push out of the way you can go at whatever speed you like with the crossovers.
Here's a video that kinda shows how it's done. I couldn't find any kind of tutorial sadly.
Found a couple tutorials
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