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03-23-2016, 08:08 AM
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Skating form

Is there a skate / truck / blade configuration that enforces better skating form?

I have a tendency not to lean forward - I'm new and I suck - but if I could lean forward a bit more through the help of my skates, it would mean more speed for me.

I suspect no, just go to public skates and practice your form is the response, but in case there is something out there, I'd consider tgetting it.

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If you want to try a forward pitch then you can have your skates profiled by a good shop. A forward pitch will encourage proper knee bend. Easton Mako and Graf skates are two options that come to mind that already have an aggressive stock forward pitch.

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Deep knee bend is the key and you're right on practicing more and skating as much as you can. Different skates have different feels and some are pitched forward more aggressively than others but that don't make or break a good skater as it's a matter of preference. Some things may or may not help such as profiling (already mentioned above) and you may also consider the superfeet insoles that many players like.

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Watch the whole series. It will help you more than any blade/skate configuation.

This is part 1:

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Is there a skate / truck / blade configuration that enforces better skating form?

I have a tendency not to lean forward - I'm new and I suck - but if I could lean forward a bit more through the help of my skates, it would mean more speed for me.

I suspect no, just go to public skates and practice your form is the response, but in case there is something out there, I'd consider tgetting it.
Assuming the skate fits your foot reasonably well, it has very little to do with the skates. The only key variable there is making sure you have sufficient ankle mobility to do advanced edge maneuvers.

Practice this a few times/week and your skating will improve very quickly...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtwM1T3_x6M

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Assuming the skate fits your foot reasonably well, it has very little to do with the skates. The only key variable there is making sure you have sufficient ankle mobility to do advanced edge maneuvers.

Practice this a few times/week and your skating will improve very quickly...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtwM1T3_x6M
Came here to say this. All the knee-bend in the world won't help if the ankles aren't bent - without ankle bend, body just ends up in a sitting position, weight on the heels. IME, focus on driving the shins into the tops of the feet - knee bend will take care of itself.

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