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05-17-2007, 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by labrat View Post
So i finally made it onto the ice and was pleased that I could skate well with all that gear on. For my first time I thought I moved the puck pretty well although I lost it quite a bit while stopping and turning hard (I don't have tape on my blade and one guy commented that it helps a bit). My passing and shooting on the other hand were horrendous. I had a lot of trouble with passes bouncing off or under my blade and getting power on my shots was very troubling, especially while skating at significant speed. I think the stick I'm using might be too stiff, its a 100 flex and I weigh 160 pounds. I plan on signing up for a learn to play class but do you guys have any tips until then?
play pickup hockey until you are comfortable. stick handle in your house, the bathroom, school anywhere. practice doing everything with your head up. once you get this-- you will be ahead of the game.

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