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08-10-2012, 06:36 PM
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How comfortable are you with your two foot hockey stop?

The reason I ask is the way I learned how to do that pivot (as an adult) was working my way through it, first starting out by doing a hockey stop and allowing my lower body to keep turning through into the pivot. Over time with more & more reps building confidence and balance with the movement, my body figured out what it was doing so it spent less & less time stopping and more momentum carried through the pivot. Eventually you'll get to a point where you won't do any stopping, your feet will just hop into the right angle.

Important point, pick a spot on the boards/wall ahead of you to keep your eyes focused on. Don't look down at the ice or at your feet. Keeping your eyes & head up helps maintain your balance.

Also, keep your knees bent and hips low so you have better balance.

Don't worry about crossovers/unders.

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