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Old January 29th, 2016, 03:44 AM   #12
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Mortís post is most excellent. Great advice. I do have a spin on his suggestion to watch expert skaters. Years ago while watching the Olympic Games I was totally impressed by the rhythmic style and smooth form of the ice skaters, especially Apolo Ohno. On my next skate, I tried to apply this and pretended that I was ice skating instead of roller skating. I skated very slow at first, not my usual choppy burning race to full speed, but a lot more graceful and relaxed. Anyway, I liked it a lot and have stayed with it ever since. It made skating more enjoyable for me. Strangely, it is not reality, it is just an attitude toward the pavement and how you move over it. Ha!
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