The Hockey Noob Chronicles II (Beginners' Thread)
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05-30-2013, 11:13 PM
Join Date: Nov 2011
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I recently started playing again after a 15 year layoff. Not surprisingly I did not magically learn to hockey stop in those 15 years of retirement. I played a lot of roller hockey growing up so I am used to the skate drag/sharp turn approach, which is completely useless on ice. To make matters worse, while I suppose I could get away with it in my early 20's, now that I am pushing 40 my groin muscles don't appreciate the sharp change in direction (so I've been nursing a double groin strain for just over three weeks now). I think it is finally time to learn how to stop properly. One thing I am going to try is less hollow on my skates. Also focusing on ankle position. On wheels balance is very much all inside edge. I think I need to be more flat on skates.
You played ice hockey without knowing how to "hockey stop"? How did you stop?
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