What is the difference between a power slide and a hockey stop?


Because regular hockey players — such as forwards and defensemen — skate in such a different manner than goalies, the type of skate used by goalies is much different form that of other players. While player skates and goalie skates both feature metal blades used for moving over the surface of the ice, goalie skates feature a blade that is much flatter than player skates. In addition, both types of skates feature a boot that provides stability and protection for the feet, but goalie skate boots are much shorter to allow ankle movement. They also feature a hard plastic shell to protect against the oncoming puck.

Player skates and goalie skates both serve similar functions: to allow for control over the surface of the ice, provide protection against pucks and other impacts, and provide support to the foot and ankle. While player skates inhibit the movement of the player’s ankle — preventing the player from rolling his or her ankle while turning or stopping hard — goalie...

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By Jo Ann Schneider Farris

Question: What is the Difference Between a Hockey Skate and a Figure Skate?

The differences between a hockey skate and a figure skate may not be easy to recognize.

Answer: A figure skating blade has toe picks at the top and is usually longer and heavier than a hockey blade. Also, figure skate boots are usually made out of leather and are much more expensive than hockey skate boots.

Most of the time, a figure skate blade is separately mounted onto a figure skate boot, but hockey skate blades are generally riveted directly onto the hockey boot's base.

Hockey skate boots are usually much more comfortable than figure skate boots. The toe picks on figure skate boots make it possible to jump and spin. The short light blade on hockey skates help players with speed and quick...

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“I have probably a silly question, coming from another breed/discipline. Never thought of doing stops before I watched Stacy with Jac. When Stacy emphasized some of Jacs physical qualities, I was encouraged thinking about my horse’s ability to try it. My Paso Fino has a really good build on him (lots of Andalusian closer in his bloodline).
So anyway, whats the difference between a sliding stop and a short stop (and any other kinds of stops)?
I don’t mind sounding silly too much, I guess :p Rebecca”

All horses can stop…physical ability will determine the finesse and the style. The only real difference between a short stop and a sliding stop is style and intensity which is why it is possible to see amazing ‘sliding stops’ with horses running free in the pasture.

Imagine if you were driving a vehicle down the road and came to a sign that told you to stop and back ten feet. If you were driving a little electric car vs driving a dump truck or a Ferarri…. all...

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Choosing the appropriate hockey stick is important to success in the sport. The length and feel of the stick, including the shaft, should be based on the player's size and age. Intermediate sticks are between junior and senior sizes. Senior sticks are the largest sticks available. The stick is an essential piece of equipment for a hockey player, so it is vital to make an informed choice on what stick best fits you and your style of play.

Many hockey players choose a stick based on a preference for a specific length and flex. A defenseman may use a longer stick to help check opposing forwards who have the puck. A forward may use a shorter stick to increase puckhandling speed and deception with the puck. Intermediate and senior sticks have differences that are important for a hockey player to know to make the best choice.

An intermediate hockey stick typically is about 54 inches long; a senior hockey stick usually...

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Figure skate blades are thicker, and the balance point is at the back, with more blade extending past the heel compared to hockey skates. They also have toe picks, to help with jumps and other maneuvers for figure skating. Figure skates are also "rockered" differently, meaning the blade curves differently, so turning is different in figure skates compared to hockey skates, as the balance is different. Figure skate blades are thicker, too, so they can be faster, as you have more blade contact to push off of.

Hockey skates have no toe picks, as with toe picks, if you accidentally drag your foot or put it too far forward on the ice, you can fall. Also, hockey skates are balanced more neutrally, in the middle of the skate, which helps with recovering balance during the fast maneuvering and contact in the game. Hockey skates have thinner blades, so compared to figure skates, you're going to apply less power to the ice, but they glide a little bit easier than figure skates....

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Hockey skates and figure skates are interchangeable for only very basic, beginning moves such as learning to balance, stop and stroke on skates. Beyond that, these skates are designed very differently and are used for different purposes. Toe picks, blades and shape vary greatly between figure and hockey skates.

Figure skates are longer in shape than hockey skates of the same size. The skates are designed differently for different balances of weight. In figure skating, some moves need more weight placed on the heel while other moves need the weight balanced on the toe. Hockey skates are designed to fit the skater as comfortably as possible and are made for maximum speed.

The blades on figure skates differ greatly from the blades on hockey skates. These blades stick out more from the skate, which can be dangerous during checking in hockey and could cause injuries. The blade on a hockey skate is not only shorter, but narrower and more lightweight. Whereas most figure...

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Hockey stops huh? When I speak to skaters they seem to be one of those things that you either ‘get’ or you don’t.

Now that you’ve all got the one leg plow down beautifully, we can look at the difference between that and the hockey stop as our starting point.

The biggest difference is in the none-traction foot. You want to pivot on the front axles of that foot in order to rotate it away from the direction of travel, doing this will also rotate your shoulders 90 degrees too. It’s this rotation of your other foot that increases the sharpness of the stop as you now have two skates that are perpendicular to the direction of travel and therefore twice as much friction. The whole movement should be fairly swift and you can alter how much traction you have by varying the percentage of your body weight you have over the front axle on each skate. My final tip for hockey stops is to make sure you drop your weight onto your pivot foot fully- my favourite way to exaggerate this...

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Key Difference – Sliding vs Rolling friction

The key difference between sliding and rolling friction is that, sliding friction can be considered as a type of friction while rolling friction cannot be considered as a friction. However, rolling friction is often misunderstood to be a type of friction by a lot of students. Let us first briefly discuss what is friction before analyzing the differences between sliding and rolling friction. In simple terms, Friction is the force resisting the relative motion of adjacent objects sliding against each other.

What is Sliding Friction ?

Sliding friction is easy to understand and a very common concept. In the real life, we cannot find a perfectly smooth surface. When an object slides on any surface, it experiences a backward force because of the relative motion between the two adjacent surfaces. Sliding friction always acts against motion. We can experience sliding friction when we try to slide an object such...

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Figure Skates vs Hockey Skates

Figure and hockey stakes are both used for performing on the ice. As their names imply, figure skates are used for figure skating, and hockey skates are used for ice hockey. Since both sports are different, the skates are also different and serve different purposes.

The main difference between the two skates is their usage. Figure skates are used by figure skaters who do a lot of gliding, spinning, and jumping on the ice. On the other hand, hockey skates are for a hockey game which requires a lot of quick movements and maneuvering. The skates are part of a hockey’s player’s equipment. Since both activities are in the areas of ice sport, they are invaluable equipment that need to be sharpened and maintained.

The specific differences between a figure skater’s skates and a hockey player’s skates are often in the design of the blade and the boot.

For example, figure skates, in terms of blades, have toe picks. This...

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Yes, you onto something here. In the beginning they are different however as you progress you will see those differences practically disappear. *There are some exceptions which I will get to shortly.


I would be willing to bet you were on rentals right? Ok bare with me on this one, I have always said ice skating is its own worst enemy! What I mean by this is you go on your 1st time or perhaps the 1st time in awhile and you are using rentals, odds are they are made of plastic they are broken down or perhaps leather that is also broken down. Neither of which are broken in to your feet nor are the blades centered for your weight/center of balance. (mainly talking figure skates here since they can be adjusted much like speed skate frames, just the adjustments are smaller) Wait it gets better the blades have probably not been sharpened in a very long time, there are reasons why this happens (all of which are wrong).

1. First reason is labor...

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A common problem that many new hockey players have is learning how to stop. I don’t mean stopping by dragging your foot, doing a 360 or running into the boards, I mean doing a proper hockey stop!

In this article we have four videos to help explain the hockey stop.

I have written this article to help you learn how to stop in hockey, I have also made a how to stop in hockey video that I have added below. You can watch the video if you prefer a visual lesson, I will include key points below the video.

The first video shows the basics of stopping on skates. The biggest part of stopping on skates is getting over the mental barrier. Here is the first video

How to Stop on Hockey Skates Video

This video covers the basics of stopping and helps you understand what is happening.

As you can see in the video the main concept to grasp is that you have to peel the ice, and you will be sliding sideways for a brief second. The most important point to take...

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Eileen Peerless: I am Eileen Peerless, hockey power skating instructor and coach. This is one of my students, Michael Desau (ph), who will demonstrate the hockey stop. He is going to take two strides and stop both feet, turn. As he goes into the stop he will use two edges, an outside edge and an inside edge and feet stay parallel. Good; the body turns, the lower body; I am going to demonstrate that for you to help you understand the elements involved. If you practice these drill you want to take a stick or you can hold your hands straight out in front of you. Feet should be about ten inches apart when you do this or 12. It should be under your hips. As you come in, you rotate the hips to the side that you are going to stop. You have an inside edge on the front skate, an outside edge on the back skate. Your shoulders stay straight. They are going to help you actually stop.

So that when you come in, you're skating, you are going to stop and you turn your lower body, you bend...

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Drag your skates across the ice to stop.

First, identify the "hollow" or "flat edge" on each of your skates. All skates have an inside edge, an outside edge, and a "flat edge," which is really the concave space between the two. The "flat edge" allows the skate to slide sideways across the ice without digging in. As you enter the stop, rotate your hips, bend your knees, and turn your skates to allow them to slide on their "flat edges." Hold this position until you stop.

[3] To clarify: reduce your weight off the outside skate, and turn both skates parallel to the direction you are travelling. Apply pressure to the inside edge of the outside skate and simultaneously to the outside edge of the inside...
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How does the PowerSkater compare to a lateral slide board? "It doesn't. The lateral slide board has been used by many hockey players to strengthen their muscles, improve their stride and knee bend. The movement does not mimic proper skating technique, for it is from side to side as well as thrusting your weight from side to side. You can create bad habits on a lateral slide board which will actually slow you down on the ice. The PowerSkater and ProSkater replicates the skating movement and uses your energy and muscles correctly."

Importance of Skating to Hockey: If you can’t skate you can’t play the game! We all know that. Skating skills can make the difference between every level of player from Squirts to Juniors to the NHL. If you don’t take skating skill seriously, you are missing out on the basic understanding of the foundation of the game. Successful hockey players are great skaters who work diligently on their skating skills. Nothing, including Slide...

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What is the difference between the Mk II and Mk III Hi Powers

What is the difference between the Mk II and Mk III Hi Powers? The Mk II was an "upgrade" of the original, classic 9mm Hi Power. The Mk II was intended for the military and police markets and finishes were normally either matte blue or parkerized. I've seen both. Some of the parkerizing was dark green while some runs were black. My first Mk II looked like it had been finished with a wood rasp! Others were much better in this regard.

Introduced in 1982, the Mk II was offered in but one caliber that I'm aware of, 9mm. It sported ambidextrous, extended thumb safeties and the classic Hi Power's checkered Walnut stocks were replaced with black, checkered nylon stocks with thumb rests. The magazine safety came along unchanged. The gun had a spur hammer and some were offered with lanyard rings. Frames were forged and at least in early runs of the gun, there was no internal firing pin lock. Some of the Mk II...

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