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05-10-2013, 02:35 PM
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Elevating shooting board off ground advice

Hello everyone
Started playing last fall, love it, recently set up a shooting area in my basement. I know it's ideal that I simulate my skate height by elevating my shooting board accordingly, so that I don't end up learning bad habits off-ice.

How have you all elevated your board off the ground, what height, and how has it worked? Thanks!

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Why would elevating the board help mimic your skating position? If anything you should put yourself a little higher maybe 1.5 - 3 inches off the ground...not the board. But I'd honestly say, don't do either. Keep practicing now, but keep your knees bent and focus on your form more. That'll help you out more.

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Why would elevating the board help mimic your skating position? If anything you should put yourself a little higher maybe 1.5 - 3 inches off the ground...not the board. But I'd honestly say, don't do either. Keep practicing now, but keep your knees bent and focus on your form more. That'll help you out more.
I think he meant a board he stands on not the board itself. Unless you has some magic skates that shrink him. Anyway, I would measure the distance from the bottom of the skate blade to the bottom of your foot and then buy or cut the board to that height. It's usually about 2-3.5 inches.

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or, just cut down an old stick

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or, just cut down an old stick
This what I did, works perfect. Not sure what OP meant by elevating the shooting board, that makes no sense.

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Yea, just cut down a stick.

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Yeah, I reread it and it was the opposite of what I meant. I like the standing on a board idea, so simple I feel dumb for not thinking of it

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I don't bother making any changes since I'm not bending my knees as much off ice.

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put on inline skates.

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I don't bother making any changes since I'm not bending my knees as much off ice.
That probably works for you, as you know what you're doing. i want to make sure I'm not learning bad habits that don't translate to ice.

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put on inline skates.
Also a good idea, if I'm going to do it for a while straight. A lot of the time I just like to shoot for 5-10 mins, seems like a platform would be quicker...

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