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AuthorTopic: just how Long does It take To learn To Skate? (Read 9883 times)


riley876BladeLockAOSS MemberJoined: Dec 2014Location: NZPosts: 788Total GOE: 25
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It appears from some various other threads here, the many people (particularly non-skating parents) have a grossly hopeful expection of exactly how long the takes to find out to skate. Through the aim of approximately calibrating people's expectations, about how plenty of hours of total ice time go it take it you to gain up come the suggest of gift able to do:- front crossovers- Skating front on 1 foot- behind crossovers- Skating backwards on 1 foot- three turns- Forward scrape spin- back scratch spin- Waltz jump- Axel(to the allude of the no much longer feeling out of control and also dangerous - obviously in practice whatever remains forever a work-in-progress ).
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riley876BladeLockAOSS MemberJoined: Dec 2014Location: NZPosts: 788Total GOE: 25
I'll start:After 900ish hrs of total time on skates (800 on inlines, 100 on ice)Forward crossovers - 100 hoursSkating forward on 1 foot - 200 hoursBackward crossovers - 500 hoursSkating backwards on 1 foot - 750 hoursThree transforms (any) - 850 hoursForward scratch spin - nope back scratch rotate - nopeWaltz jump - nopeAxel - in mine dreams


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I obtained most of my basics an abilities really quickly. Ns went with ISI Alpha- Freestyle 1 in much less than a year at period 8. Front crossovers - there is so lot to these that it is difficult to say.. We still occupational on this on a constant bases, however to have the ability to do them... I would certainly say 1 to 2 month Skating forward on 1 foot - virtually immediately, actually I walk this my very first session ~ above the ice. Behind crossovers - there is so much to these the it is difficult to say.. Us still work on these on a continuous bases, yet to have the ability to do them... I would certainly say 1 to 2 months Skating backwards on 1 foot - 1 or 2 months. 3 turns (All) - 5 come 7 months the B3s space still a little bit of a pain Forward scrape spin - 1 or 2 months ago scratch rotate - 5 come 7 monthsWaltz run - 2 to 3 months Axel - around 2 periods after I started working on that which to be year 3 of mine skating career and also skating intermediately while convert coaches, rinks, and countries. By month I mean skating three or four times a week because that at the very least 1.5 hours, and lots of public sessions the lasted three or 4 hours, so roughly 40-50 hrs is a month.