JonsieRoy Posted January 9, 2020 Share Posted January 9, 2020 Hi guys, a little background here: Im just starting back into playing net at 26, I played as a kid until I was about 13 so I’ve got a head start on the general mechanics, it’s just a matter of getting used to the position again now. I’ve been playing for about 2 months now 1-2 times per week. Anyways, I tried a new (to me) set of 37+1 Vaughn V6’s this morning for the first time, they felt pretty good for the most part, a better fit than the 36’s I was wearing before. But, I noticed that when I performed my lateral butterfly slide, I was having a hard time going from one side of my crease to the other, sometimes needing two pushes. I realized that my skate on my sliding side was catching the ice as I slid. Just wondering if you guys have any advice on how to correct this, is it a matter of consciously keeping my foot flexed and off the ice? Or should I tighten up my bootstrap? (It is very loose, there was no hole in the strap to have it tight, so it basically wasn’t doing anything). I’m also waiting for a set of pro laces to be delivered and I’m worried the problem will be worse because it will let my foot settle even closer to the ice. Any advice would be appreciated, Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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