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06-19-2014, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by The Tikkanen View Post
If you've got the money maybe hire a skating coach. If I could go back in time I would have paid for a few power skating sessions to improve my stride. Hard work is there but I think I would have been better served by a pro really breaking down my stride to get rid of wasted movement and bad technique.
The rink I'd be skating at has group power skating lessons now and then. I'd definitely keep my eye out for them. Not 1 on 1, not "ideal" in that sense, but if I'm going to wait for the money for a 1 on 1 I'll die before I get out there and start having fun. I already have a mentor of sorts who's been helping me with my stride, and I've made some beneficial changes for sure, but having a pro break it down for me would just be all the better.

Thanks for the tip.

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