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05-31-2007, 11:26 PM
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Skating Machine

Hey i was wondering if anyone here has used/bought one of those skating machines. I'm thinking of buying one and was wondering if they acutally work or if anyone has any comments/experiences to share about them.

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do you mean skate sharpeners?

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I saw something once, it was like a treadmill for ice skates, at a really high angle. Like, 30 degrees, maybe more. It looked like it was a good piece of training equipment. There was a vomit bucket beside it, too. I want something like that, but I don't know if it's manufactured, or if it was a custom made thing, and I doubt they're cheap enough for at-home use.

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never heard of it!

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I saw something once, it was like a treadmill for ice skates, at a really high angle. Like, 30 degrees, maybe more. It looked like it was a good piece of training equipment. There was a vomit bucket beside it, too. I want something like that, but I don't know if it's manufactured, or if it was a custom made thing, and I doubt they're cheap enough for at-home use.
Vomit bucket? 30 degree angle? That thing sounds like death.

I think companies should make an elliptical-like machine to replicate the skating motion instead of the walking/running motion - that motion is better at building muscles while doing cardio.

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you must be referring to the skating treadmill. They are about $60,000 and are growing in popularity.

http://www.accelerationmn.com/

There is also a perfect skater contraption, but have not heard if they are any good.

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you must be referring to the skating treadmill. They are about $60,000 and are growing in popularity.

http://www.accelerationmn.com/

There is also a perfect skater contraption, but have not heard if they are any good.
I had no idea they were that inexpensive. I'll get one for home and another for the cottage.

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Guys, there is a product out there that is far less expensive than you think.
The "Power Skater" retails for $780 U.S. with additional accessories such as resistance cables also available.
Check out this website:
http://www.powerskater.com/Products.htm

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that skate treadmill on the angle will do more damage than good.

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It actually lengthens your stride and improves your form. It is a nice supplementary piece of equipment. They have them all over the twin cities, and the Gopher hockey team has one just for themselves. It also useful for getting back to the ice quicker after injuries.

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Guys, there is a product out there that is far less expensive than you think.
The "Power Skater" retails for $780 U.S. with additional accessories such as resistance cables also available.
Check out this website:
http://www.powerskater.com/Products.htm
To me this looks not quite right for technique, though I am sure it would help develop some of the key muscles. This one IMO would develop the "takeoff" muscles, early acceleration from a complete stop, but less so for top speed. Compare with the heiden slide board, where the lateral push builds straight line speed.

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that skate treadmill on the angle will do more damage than good.
The angle is there to allow you lean forward like you would when skating at speed while remaining dynamically motionless. I've heard they're great tools for analyzing strides and fixing problems. Lucia swears by theirs.

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talking to a physical therapist who specializes in athletes, he had not one good thing to say about it. ill trust the professionals opinion

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Don't tell that to the Potulny boys. They both had their rehabs from serious injuries dramatically reduced when they were with the Gophers. They were both supposed to miss the rest of the year, but both came back during the year. I have used it and it does help quite a bit with the skating, and if you look at the video on the web site, many NHL and college players use it as a supplemental training device.

The people at these facilities are professional trainers and therapists, so I guess it is one professional vs. the other.

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One thing to note. You do not start out at an incline. You may go weeks before significant incline in introduced. It is a great tool, but usually costs about $30 per 1/2 hour session

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