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12-09-2013, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by titaniumexpose View Post
I have the same problem as the op. Great tips so far. I've neglected it for so long I can do the full hockey stop leading with the right foot but can barely even snowplow the left without chattering. I've also tried just standing at the boards and repeatedly scraping ice to build the feeling into my memory. It does take a lot of practice to get just the confidence to attempt the stop from a glide.
Absolutely it does. Skating is a difficult thing to master but as everyone else says it takes repetition. You are going to get frustrated, you are going to fall but you just have to stick with it. Just like any other skill, the reward and the feeling you will have when you make that first clean stop is priceless.

Once that happens you will get a huge boost of confidence and be off to the races.


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