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08-30-2013, 08:56 AM
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What to learn next?

Older noob hockey player and only really been skating a year. I've just got to the point where my fwd crossovers are good and solid, so time to move on to the next thing.

I can skate forward with a good stride, I can cross over both sides, I can hockey stop. I can backward skate but it's nowhere near as good as my forward skating.

So, what to learn next:

* tight turns? or
* forward to backwards pivots?

I'm in a learn-to-play scheme and want to be as 'useful' as possible as quick as possible.

The tight turn will get me playing a quicker, more agile game, although forwards only.

The pivots will get me moving backwards more and will probably aid overall skating development more, but will be slower to learn.

Thoughts anyone?

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