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01-05-2008, 10:38 AM
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question about stopping

Hi, I'm 19 and have just started getting back into playing and skating after not being on the ice for about 5 or 6 years and after skating for the first time I was only able to stop with my left foot forward and essentially couldnt really get my right foot to dig in and stop with. I was just wondering why this is and what I could do I guess to learn to stop again with my right foot forward.thanks

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01-05-2008, 05:25 PM
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Everyone has one side that's stronger initially. I assume hockey players eventually get so both sides feel the same. (I've only been playing off and on for not quite two years, so I can *do* both sides but the left is much stronger).

What I did to get so I could do the weaker side was to do a one-foot snowplow stop (keeping my left foot pointing straight ahead and making a skid with my right foot going forward and to the side) and gradually starting to make my left foot turn and skid with the right. It's taken awhile, and I still can't do it with any speed, but my goal is to be able to do it at 50% speed by March when I start playing again.

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01-05-2008, 08:35 PM
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find a linoleum or hardwood floor in your house. put on wool socks.slide back and forth to train your muscles. run two steps then stop on left foot. run two steps the other waythen stop on right foot. repeat until you've got it down.

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01-05-2008, 08:54 PM
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You might find some helpful advice here http://www.modsquadhockey.com/forums...howtopic=36641

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