How do int/adv players REALLY feel about n00bs on the ice?
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08-19-2012, 12:51 PM
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Way outside MI...
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I haven't had that come up yet - I've only played in non-checking situations, and the others really don't want to run into me because...well, I'm a girl!
Someone did bump me the other day, didn't knock me over and was really barely even a minor bit of contact, but he felt pretty bad about it. He stopped skating, asked if I was OK, etc. I've seen some collisions, almost always inadvertent, and they don't seem to spend as much time checking on the person who goes down - but just a little jostle to a n00b chick and it was all apologies!
Sorry if I caused any offence with the 'act like a girl' comment.
There was a female player playing with me today who said to a couple of the guys "why aren't you checking me like you do the guys?" or words to that effect. It is hard though, as much as I try to adopt the mindset of 'if its a checking game then they're fair game' it is difficult to carry through on it.
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