This morning, I stopped everything I was doing and repeatedly watched this video of Bonnie Thunders doing a one-footed hockey stop. She makes it look so easy!
This, of course, set off a chain of events that involved me obsessively watching people do hockey stops for a large amount of time before I realized I had to write 10 press releases before the end of the day. Boo real life!
Here are some of the helpful vids I watched:
I love this dude’s voiceovers! I take him seriously because he has a dignified accent. Anyway, I’ll be using this video as a guide this weekend while practicing on my own:
This vid shows some fun-looking footwork drills that increase comfort with edges and improve agility. Plus they break it down in slow motion for you:
This guy has an accent, too. I don’t know why that matters. Anyway, he has some great insight on breaking down a hockey stop into steps:
This guy makes backwards hockey stops look easy:
Can’t wait to work on this stuff this weekend! If you’re in the DMV area, come skate with the DC Rollergirls tomorrow (Saturday, 10/11) 10am at Anacostia Skate Park. We’re teaching a free class – click here for more info.