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03-08-2009, 06:20 PM
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I'm just starting out

So, Im young and from california, I never learned to skate when I was younger and I'm just starting out, I probably won't play in any league but I'll play with my friend (roller) every once in awhile. I just picked up an Easton S5 because he (my friend) said it was cheap and its what he uses when he plays roller. Do you guys have any videos online that you really like or could recomend me?

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Tell us when you have that down pat, and we will tell you what you have to do next.

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just basics,

keep your knees bent and back straight. realize there are inside and outside edges

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Thanks for all you guys help so far. I need to get a pair of gloves, and the nearest place to get a good pair is pretty far. Anywhere online I could get a cheap/on sale pair of gloves. I don't want anything over a hundred but at least something decent. Thanks.

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Gloves fit so many different ways and you don't know your size, so I would be really hesitant to direct you to an online store.

But, these are a good deal and they're a good level glove.
http://www.hockeymonkey.com/rbk-hock...ves-5k-sr.html

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This thread helped me out alot:

http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=610035

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So, Im young and from california, I never learned to skate when I was younger and I'm just starting out, I probably won't play in any league but I'll play with my friend (roller) every once in awhile. I just picked up an Easton S5 because he (my friend) said it was cheap and its what he uses when he plays roller. Do you guys have any videos online that you really like or could recomend me?

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Yeah, go to my web site http://www.passthepuck.net and I have a whole section on training videos. I keep on add more to the site when I find them.

Yeah don't worry....it's free!

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Tell us when you have that down pat, and we will tell you what you have to do next.
LOL or we will give him the puck.

If you are a beginner just work on being in stance at all times (knees over toes, shoulders over knees, and butt down, elbows up, weight on toes).

don't think about drills, crossovers, sticks, pucks / balls, or anything else, just make sure you are always in stance when you are skating.

watch the Howie Meeker vids I posted on the other string. Very basic skills you should learn.

Most of all keep it fun and don't get frustrated.

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Tried on some of my friends old pairs of gloves today, 14s are a little big, 13s feel snug and just right.

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i wouldnt get too caught up in equipment. none of the equipment i use is mine. if you are just starting out just focus on fundamentals and learning how to play. then with time the equipment will actually affect how you play a bit more

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Thanks for the advice but, quick question.

http://www.hockeymonkey.com/rbk-hock...ves-3k-sr.html

Anyone try these?

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Thanks for the advice but, quick question.

http://www.hockeymonkey.com/rbk-hock...ves-3k-sr.html

Anyone try these?
if gloves are snug then they are to small. the link is to a 30 dollar glove what can anyone say it's a cheep entry level glove.

this is the glove I use except in Manitoba Moose colors. GREAT glove.

http://www.hockeymonkey.com/rbk-pro-...2-buffalo.html

Since you are "Just starting out" buy as much used as you can and focus on skating.

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yea none of this equipment will improve your game until you learn the basics.

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Practice fundamentals and expect to spend a lot of time on hockey. It can consume your whole life.

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if gloves are snug then they are to small. the link is to a 30 dollar glove what can anyone say it's a cheep entry level glove.

this is the glove I use except in Manitoba Moose colors. GREAT glove.

http://www.hockeymonkey.com/rbk-pro-...2-buffalo.html

Since you are "Just starting out" buy as much used as you can and focus on skating.
Some gloves are made to be much more snug. The defining fit is length. If the finger length is wrong, they're the wrong size. Tightness of the glove will vary a ton between models and makers because people prefer so many different fits.

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I would be afraid to buy any gloves online if you haven't tried them on. So if you can somehow travel to where you mentioned, go for it. It would stink to order something, you get it, and either it didn't fit, or you just hated it.

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