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02-24-2014, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Sykora|39 View Post
I can only stop with my left skate in front

I haven't been on skates in 10+ years but after a few stick & puck sessions I've picked it up quick and already feel like I'm a strong skater. I realize how incredibly stupid that sounds but I was blown away.

The only thing I can't do is stop with my right foot. I always end up just cutting a quick U-turn to get out of trouble.

I feel like in a game though I couldn't get away with that.

What do you guys think? Our adult leagues slow paced enough where I could get away with it or am I asking for trouble.
If you don't mind being out-maneuvered by guys who can stop both sides, then settle for what little you have. If you're playing against guys who also can only stop on one side, then that would be an even better reason for you to learn how to stop on both sides so you could out-maneuver them. I could never settle for mediocrity if I knew I could do better, so I learned and practiced stopping both sides.

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