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02-16-2011, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by kr580 View Post
C cuts are the best way to gain speed going backwards. If you're wiggling side to side with just your upper body you're doing it wrong, yeah, but if you use your legs and feet like you're supposed to it's the way to go.
I'd have to disagree. C-cuts are almost never a good option.

backward cross overs and strong stroking is the fastest way to skate backwards... watch how a figure skater would skate backwards... he would not use C-cuts ever. nor would any elite skater in the NHl.

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