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10-28-2012, 08:45 PM
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About how long would you say it took for you to honestly become a decent skater? Not an amazing skater, but good enough to get the job done (transitions, decent backwards skating, etc.) and not embarrass yourself.
I guess I'm wondering because I doubt myself a lot and for many reasons I can't practice as much as I would like to. Just hope I'm not behind where I should be, haha.
It depends what you consider a decent skater. I'd say it took two years of *skating* (basically from the first time I put on skates) before I felt comfortable playing a game of hockey. It took time to learn crossovers, basic backwards skating, etc etc.

In total I think it took eight years before I became a good skater who could do crossovers, tight turns, quick stops and starts, smooth transitions, etc etc.

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