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Crossovers may probably seem really mastered for most of us, since it’s one of the first skills skaters learn, but you know how I think skills can always be improved? Here are some questions skaters should ask themselves to make the best out of their
Like @jamauss said, if you see the ball change direction after it bounces, that is a result of a slice shot, when a player follows through under the ball to create backspin, and occasionally (especially on drop shots - slices intended to land close t
I don't have a definitive link, but the answer to the basic question is- sort of. They don't use pine tar, as that would leave a residue on the gloves; but they do occasionally use other substances that are more subtle. According to a user on the Mod
Question: Just wondering what are some good ways to correct imbalances? I had a hard labor job when I was in my early 20’s and not thinking about it at the time did everything with my dominant side, and have never seemed to be able to fix it. I’m not
Visual descent points are handy tools the FAA has included on many GPS approaches to keep you from flying dangerously unstabilized approaches and to prevent pilots from hitting all sorts of obstacles. But there are a number of approaches that don’t h
The backhand is a tennis shot in which one swings the racquet around one's body with the back of the hand preceding the palm. Except in the phrase backhand volley, the term refers to a groundstroke (that is, one in which the ball has bounced before i
I spent perhaps more time than I should have this morning during my swim thinking about your question. I think that there may be a number of different things to think about here. On getting out of breath quickly: (1) you are learning to swim, so it i
It's not surprising at all, and actually completely normal, that you had trouble with your transition from one skate to another. Here's why: Figure skates and hockey skates are completely different styles of skates. Figure skate boots can have a high
Stretch: stretching is important to do before any physical activity especially figure skating. Stretch enough that your muscles feel comfortably loose but, not too much that your muscles have lost their elasticity. Recommended stretches: board stretc
The answer itself is this: on the ice you create rotation the same way you do on normal ground - by spinning yourself (by creating angular momentum). Ever heard of "an object in motion stays in motion?" That applies to angular momentum (rotation), to