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02-22-2009, 06:27 PM
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Problems turning left.

Hey,
I have been playing hockey (whether shinny, street, pond, or beer leagues) for many moons. But I have always been bothered by my left ankle. I am a decent skater, and a relatively big guy (over 6', 190lbs). With right turns, right crosscuts, etc, I have absolutely no problem cutting tight tight corners and powering out of them.

However,
I have always had a problem turning left (yep, I am that guy). That is to say, I can of course turn left, however I am intimidated by left crosscuts, tight turns, and whatnot. For some reason, my left ankle always gives out. And when I take a tight left turn, my toes kind of 'fall in', towards center. That is to say my ankle can't hold the pressure... and I have to leave the turn.

In 90% of my games, this is no problem... I can correct it, or choose to stop/start, spin, or turn right, or take a medium impact left turn. However, there are always situations where I would like to be able to go into a deep left turn or crosscut.

I honestly do not know what the problem is, can anyone help me?

Thanks

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have you tried wrapping your ankle? Sounds like it just needs a bit of support.

My ankles are fairly weak, so when I was younger I started to tie my laces around my ankles and tape them up as well, works for me, but its' not for everyone.

But first try wrapping the ankle, then try that if it doesn't help.

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how do you go about taping our ankle? what do you use and where do you put the tape?

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I don't take my ankles.... I use really long laces and wrap/tighten them 3 times around my ankle... super tight... before tying them.

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the drills in this vid has helped me.

http://ms.radio-canada.ca/archives_n...er19761017.wmv

you will need to do the drills for them to work.

I hope it helps a bit, it's back to basics.

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Only a matter of time.

So while we're on the subject, I suggest that if you want to turn left, you might as well turn right until you're facing left.

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Only a matter of time.

So while we're on the subject, I suggest that if you want to turn left, you might as well turn right until you're facing left.
I thought I'd get it out of the way. The best way to get good at turning left is to just do it. Yes, you'll fall. But you'll get t he hang of it, sooner than waiting for replies of HFboards.

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how do you go about taping our ankle? what do you use and where do you put the tape?
Personally I just but my shin pads over lapping my skates and regular hockey tape a couple of laps around my ankle. I have very weak ankles, this helps a ton.

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You're not an ambi-turner?

Raw deal.

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Ask Derek Zoolander. He figured it out.

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Make sure your weak side technique is the same as your strong side technique. I know it sounds simple but it might solve a lot of your problem.

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I thought I'd get it out of the way. The best way to get good at turning left is to just do it. Yes, you'll fall. But you'll get t he hang of it, sooner than waiting for replies of HFboards.
THIS, totally true.

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Just make three rights instead.

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