What tricks do you find the hardest in the sport?

Posted: June 22, 2009 in Uncategorized

List all of the tricks you are having problems with.

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  1. Paul says:

    I think a lot of people will disagree but i actually find the stops the hardest part of the sport however i am improving in every session i skate so they are becoming easier!

    I presume i find them hardest as they really use your skate edges, other moves obviously do require the use of your edges but perhaps not quite as significantly as in a stop! This is why i have been working on my edges a lot lately to improve strength and stamina in the muscles required and it seems to be working!

    Maybe some tutorials on basic exercises might be worth considering? to help others improve their edges too!

  2. Dan Perceval says:

    Sure Paul. I don’t have access to ice but I can probably put something together off-ice that explains practice exercises for on ice that I do on a daily basis. What do you think?

  3. Paul says:

    An on ice tutorial would to be honest be better as you have the element of balance involved too but even an explanation as to exercises would be sufficient until you get some ice again!

  4. ivan says:

    hmm… so far any kind of stop that using outside edge remains my problem. shifting weight , maintain balance, pain after fall… T.T i dont if its because the ice or not. but i find it hard to do T-stop like Dan does. So im doin it by gliding on one foot and quickly shift my body to the right. But to the left? Still trying.. thats why i cant do hockey stop using right foot T.T

  5. ivan says:

    hmm… so far any kind of stop that using outside edge remains my problem. shifting weight , maintain balance, pain after fall… T.T i dont if its because the ice or not. but i find it hard to do T-stop like Dan does. So im doin it by gliding on one foot and quickly shift my body to the right. But to the left? Still trying.. thats why i cant do hockey stop using right foot.

  6. Paul says:

    yeah i struggle with t-stop too, i’ve practising it the way Dans tutorial shows quite regularly at the moment to build up confidence with it etc but i still have the heel down on the front foot, as soon as i lift the front foot my weight shifts and the foot immediately falls back to the ice 😦

  7. ivan says:

    Dan, i compared both of your fakie videos. When you were younger and the current year video. In your old video, you jump so high with great rotation but i hardly see the c-cuts that you shown us in your new fakie video. Is there any differences back then?

    • Dan Perceval says:

      In my older videos, I had better rotation probably because my knees were slouched downward. I am trying to bring my knees up higher to hip level now. Also, the new videos show me doing fakie’s with probably a quicker take-off. Otherwise, I don’t know. I’m always changing the way in which I jump as part of a natural evolution of learning to jump better.

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