Skating on the outside edges...
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07-01-2013, 01:04 PM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: St Paul, MN
What helped for me was working on one leg at a time, one edge at a time, forwards and backwards.
Doing that builds strength and teaches balance which is HUGE for hockey.
Another thing that helped me was focusing on get a powerful drive on all those edges. You don't just want to glide on the edge, you want to be able to cut and dig into the ice and generate power. When you do a cut on an edge, you want a good knee bend and hear the blade really digging into the ice. Once you can do that and then alternate legs, that's a crossover, and you can actually accelerate on turns.
It's been a while since I've done this and of course for me one side is stronger so I really ought to get out there and work this winter...
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