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01-13-2014, 05:14 PM
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Balance and finding/trusting your edges. Once you have these two things then everything else is just practice.

That sounds stupid right? Think about it this way, you are on ice with a maximum of 4 thin blades as contact points. You are often on one foot and a lot of elements of hockey require weight transfer. Try to do all that without having good balance.

If you are serious about skating well buy the Laura Stammn powerskating book or a similar high quality book but nothing will beat actual lessons. For me being told what I'm doing wrong and getting help correcting it is just as important as knowing what is correct.

Off ice stand on one foot, do yoga, use a balance board, strengthen your core, etc.

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