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11-06-2006, 11:05 AM
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: North Shore, MA
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I want to improve my speed. im not the fastest but im not the slowest ethier.. is there any way i can improve my speed.
Even when i skate hard i just dont glide like those speedy guys
.... is it my stride??
Or is it something that just comes natural???
I wouldn't say it comes natural -- there's a definite science to it and once you've got your technique down you'll notice a big difference. The lack of any glide in your stride could mean you're running on your skates or that you turn your ankles. As JM47 mentioned, it could also be skate-related. Anyway, here's a great (IMO) explanation of a perfect power skating stride:
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