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Hockey and Other Roller Games Discussions about hockey played on inline skates, quad roller skates, and ice skates. Also includes discussions about other games played on skates such as roller basketball and rollersoccer.

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Old January 17th, 2007, 11:07 PM   #1
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Default Having Trouble with Grip on Wheels

Hello, Im a 26 year old Roller Hockey player, I play in a very competitive league with players who play in the PIHA (Professional Inline Hockey Association). Anyhow, I've been playing for about 15 years, I used to play outdoor, and then I played in a gym league. Im one of the best skaters in my leagues, but the problem im having now is that im in a league that plays on official rinks called sport courts. These rink are made very slick so the puck can glide and move better. I seem to be having a hell of a time trying to stop, start, accellerate, turn, twist, basically any sort of agility.... I have none. In the old places I used to be able to skate very fast, then throw on the breaks and go the other way. Can not do this anymore at this place. I know about the duromoeter of the wheels. I've been through it all, I've bought the softest indoor wheels I can find 72a. aka xtra soft. Still I just slip everytime I try to make any quick or sudden changes while im skating. This is a huge problem for me since 99% of my game relies on my abilities to skate and be agile. I dont know what else to do. It seems some other players dont seem to have nearly as much trouble as I do with this, and Im a way better skater then they are. Any help with this would be awesome. Thanks
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