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08-30-2013, 08:15 AM
...the way she goes
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Originally Posted by AntsSheffield View Post
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?
What position are you planning on playing? I personally think that learning defensive type hockey is a great way to contribute quickly, so forward to backwards is my opinion.

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