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09-12-2013, 04:32 PM
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Hi, so I'm really new to skating and I actually just started a week ago. I think I've been doing pretty well, but one issue I've noticed is I'm terrible at stopping with my left foot (I'm a righty). I'm pretty decent at stopping with my right foot on the outside, but with my left it's just a giant pile of suck. I can barely do it at a slow speed. I learned how to do crossover the other day and with those, my left side is basically 95% as good as my right so it's not that I'm completely incapable of using my non-dominant side, but for some reason I can't stop. I think it might have to do with the fact that when I stop I put a lot of pressure on my right skate, and it ends up kind of digging into the ice so I actually stop, but when I'm trying to do it with the left, I'm not putting as much pressure on my left skate and it just ends up gliding over the ice I end up turning instead of stopping. Any pointers?

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