Thread: Beginners: Teaching friends how to skate
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12-29-2013, 01:41 AM
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Hey bud, I started skating myself about a month and a half ago. Today after 5 days a weeks practicing i can do forwards crossovers, have a pretty decent forward stride/glide/accelerate combo and just got the hockey stop down. But i still remember learning in the beginning. As much as i agree with Joe on crossovers helping with balance I'd recommend for beginners just teaching them to bend their knees (It's quite hard if you've never skated, seems unnatural) and teach them to push with one foot and hold the glide, once they can do it with one foot then move to the next and join them together. Give it a shot and tell them to accept the fact they will fall .


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