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WednesdayMarch

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Re: What did you achieve this week
« Reply #5423 on: June 10, 2019, 12:51:13 PM »
Hope you're okay now, Leif, and there are no repercussions from that bang to the head.  (I'm not averse to repercussions for the idiot who caused it.  Grrrr...)

That drill looks like fun!  It's also very interesting to see that there's method in the madness I see hockey skaters doing.
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Re: What did you achieve this week
« Reply #5424 on: June 10, 2019, 07:34:56 PM »
Yes I’m fine thanks, but I still have a bit of a headache. I’m more concerned about long term effects of multiple bangs to the head which is why I’m angry.

There are lots of You Tube training videos for hockey players such as this one if you’ve time to kill:

https://youtu.be/bvBNoeCBDdg

The standard of recreational ‘beer league’ hockey skating in North America is far higher than here.

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Re: What did you achieve this week
« Reply #5425 on: June 13, 2019, 08:43:09 AM »
I've considered myself a reasonably competent backward skater for years now but have recently realised I am still leaning a tiny bit forward when skating backwards.
It's especially noticeable when doing alternating crossovers/backward runs which is my go-to element for continuous backward skating.  I creep forward a bit for the run part.  It's also noticeable when doing back cross rolls on rollerblades, which are poor compared to those I do on ice.  I wear a helmet on rollerblades to boost confidence but still resist - the tail on them is much shorter than on my figure blades so there is the worry that they will disappear from under me.
So I have been working on really standing tall and straight with my upper body, when going backwards.  And leaning back on my cross rolls more.  With some limited success.


Also managing to open my hip more on upright spins, which makes it go faster, be better centered and stay over my spinning foot.

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Re: What did you achieve this week
« Reply #5426 on: June 13, 2019, 08:45:40 AM »
Success that's limited is still success.  8)
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Re: What did you achieve this week
« Reply #5427 on: June 13, 2019, 08:52:59 AM »
Success that's limited is still success.  8)


Oh yes indeed. Happy with tiny gains. Patience is essential.