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01-05-2007, 07:19 PM
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Thanks for the advice guys! Anyone else have other ideas?

I think blade angle might be part of my problem. I was trying to get my ankle to bend more (so the skate was less perpendicular), which sounds like it's the exact opposite of what I should be doing.

Try stopping with only my outside edge? I'll give it a try, but all that falling is a lot easier when you're a kid (and wearing pads!)

Originally Posted by EmptyNetter View Post
I'm not sure that you want to use your back foot. When I stop in that fashion and I lose my momentum the back (inside) foot acts like a kick stand. I just learned a stop where my legs are scissored and I do use the outside edge of the back leg, but I don't come to a complete stop. The intent is to stop and change directions -- my feet not being in a straight line allows me to do a quick crossover and make a quick start in the other direction.

In short, I think you're stopping correctly for the kind that you're doing.
That's what I'm talking about. My understanding was that a hockey stop should set you up for a quick start like you've described, my outside edge just doesn't like me.

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