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01-08-2007, 11:41 AM
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Well, I just got back, and I guess I made a little bit of progress. Turning left I now end up with the left skate blade on its outside edge and parallel to the other, instead of on a slight inside edge and at an angle to the other (which was how it was before, sort of supporting me but not helping to stop). However, that outside edge probably only provides about 5% of the stopping force. And I made no progress turning right.

I tried picking up one leg and just stopping on the outside edge of the one foot, but either I ended up not being able to turn my foot all the way (only turning it about 45 degrees instead of 90), or turning it slightly past 90 but not scraping, just doing a nice turn on my outside edge.

It looks like I'll be heading back to the rink tomorrow.

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