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Inline wheels wobble

I have been playing inline hockey for 15+ years but only recently made a switch from goalie to skater. I had not skated on a team since I was about 12 years old. I only play recreationally, so not ...
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How to build basics to compete in slalom skating?

I have background in ice-skating and speed-skating, yet I find my technique a lot to be improved. Slalom skating is very different and demanding so much more from legs. So how to build basics to ...
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How do you create rotation in ice skating?

Skatingaheadofthecurve.com states It is especially important for skaters with competitive ambition to acquire good technique. Most skaters who have not made a sufficient adaptation to Free Skating ...
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Got new ice skates and instantly got much worse. Why/what should I do next?

I recently replaced a pair of very old, used figure skates with some inexpensive Bauer hockey skates because I heard those were better and I had the opportunity to go out on a skating "ribbon" while ...
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Preliminary drill for mohawk?

I have problems with doing mohawks. All I can do is a bit more than 90 degrees angle between my feet. When I am about to put the right foot it is a bit better -- maybe 125 degrees. Of course with ...
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How does the skate work in backwards, front crossovers?

You are going backwards, with constant crossovers done in front. See here: Hockey Powerskating / Edgework Circuit (by m2hockey). I tried to recreate that move (and I failed), I barely moved backwards. ...
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How to brake in rollerblade?

I just began rollerblade, or inline skating. After tried it twice, now I can skate on the pavements in a park nearby (I choose late night to avoid pedestrians). However, I don't know how to brake ...
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Should a roller derby skater receive a penalty for removing their mouthguard on track between jams?

I've received conflicting advice from various Head Referees concerning whether I should give a skater an Equipment Violation penalty for removing their mouthguard in a valid Pre-Jam Position (see ...
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Figure Skating: Pair vs Single

It seems to me that every figure skater (in championship levels) specializes in just one of pair or single skating. Is that true? If yes, why? Is there such a great difference between them that no one ...
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How to skate backwards — for efficiency and speed

I saw quite a lot of tutorials about backward skating -- how to stop, start, turn, spin, crossover, crossunder, you name it. But no single tutorial show how to skate backwards in a "straight" line. ...
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What is the difference between a power slide and a hockey stop?

What is the difference between a hockey stop and a power slide. After watching demonstrations of both I can't see a difference.
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Is baking the skates equivalent of quicker breaking them in?

Will baking give me something that (after some time) breaking in will give me as well? Or will it be completely "new quality" not reachable by simply skating (even for long period)? If the latter, is ...
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What is the lowest model of Nexus line with guard in the tongue?

The padding is some kind of foam, or sponge. You can squeeze it, every piece of it works independently, so lace make a line in it. The guard is some kind of plastic. You cannot squeeze it, entire ...
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Four Consecutive Jumps in Figure Skating - an Impossibility?

It's very common to see a figure skater perform two consecutive jumps, and there are some who can add a third one. But I haven't seen anyone performing four consecutive jumps. Is it technically ...
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How much rotation is done on the ice / in the air on single rotation jumps in figure skating?

I'm currently learning the loop jump and get conflicting messages on how much of the rotation should occur on the ice before continuing the rotation in the air. I have heard that the rotation should ...
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Tell-tale signs for dull skates

I'm relatively new to skating and hockey. I recently acquired some used hockey skates and I'm wondering if there are some tell-tale signs for when I should go get my skates sharpened. Or alternatively,...
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How do you correctly learn how to hockey stop

I am having the damnedest time learning to "hockey stop" on ice. I used to play a lot of roller hockey when I was younger and started to learn to ice skate and played a very little bit when I was in ...