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11-12-2012, 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Thesensation19 View Post
I would like to also suggest start him with a wood stick to grasp a better feel for the puck. And as straight as a blade as possible, seriously
At that age, anything other than wood is throwing money down a hole.

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We did the hand holding thing the whole time but I noticed that she did better when I kept my hand as low as possible to discourage her from hanging on it.
100% true. Keeping your hands low forces your kid to find their natural balance... unfortunately your back might have something to say about it!

I have had some success skating backwards in front of my kid with a low knee bend and hands out. That puts him in a natural skating position, hands relatively low, and I don't bend my back quite as much.

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