All right. Similar to the skating forward
is backwards skating. What you’re going to do is, you’re doing the same thing. You’re
bending at your knees. You’re leaning forward. Legs spread apart and you’re going to generate
the power, but in front of you instead of backwards. And you’re going to make like S’s
and that gives you the power and you can do crossovers. Always stay low and keep your
feet spread apart. That’s skating backwards. It’s as easy as that. If you practice it a
lot you can get really good. Defensemen, it’s really important for them to learn how to
skate backwards, since you’re doing it all the time. Forwards definitely should know
how to do that to. It’s a valuable part of the game.

How to Play Ice Hockey : Skating Backwards in Ice Hockey
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96 thoughts on “How to Play Ice Hockey : Skating Backwards in Ice Hockey

  • September 17, 2008 at 9:50 pm
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    thx! that really helped me! =)

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  • October 11, 2008 at 2:56 am
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    at the begining i thougt this guy was fat then i thougt that he had equipment on then i relized he was fat

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  • November 17, 2008 at 12:31 am
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    "Similar to skating forward but it's skating umm… backwards"

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  • December 17, 2008 at 5:21 pm
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    LAY off the cheesburgers.

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  • December 17, 2008 at 5:22 pm
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    man, ur a homo

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  • December 17, 2008 at 9:38 pm
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    its not an S its a C there called C cuts

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  • January 8, 2009 at 6:25 am
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    why you all dissing on him because his fat, he took the time to teach you how to skate and all you do comment about how fat he is. get a life

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  • January 11, 2009 at 2:38 pm
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    maybe he doesn;t play hockey as good but he's really a good skater, unlike myself, i can skate bakwards a little, then i trip, coz the skates are a little blunt.

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  • January 12, 2009 at 4:43 am
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    good video man..ignore the other immature scums who make fun of u..they have no life

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  • January 14, 2009 at 5:25 pm
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    Fat? Say this him into eyes xD
    I think he is a great skater ,but also a great defensman 🙂 Thx for Lesson

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  • February 4, 2009 at 2:50 am
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    he explained it good

    and also ice hockey is a very tiring sport i skate for a haph a hour and i wanna sit down but i dont play hockey not yet

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  • February 22, 2009 at 8:08 pm
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    i know how to skate backwards a little bit, but i have lots of trouble to do crossovers.. Can someone help me plz ??

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  • February 27, 2009 at 11:33 pm
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    ight thx man

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  • March 30, 2009 at 1:23 pm
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    cos it is.

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  • April 29, 2009 at 12:43 am
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    hey if anyone could reply please do: i would like to kno ( i saw a few defencemens go back and just going from side to side by the same crossover thing but when i do it when i go back i start going to cercles and getting my self out of position…. how it that called… or if you ahve tricks to help me ) that would be realy apreciated thanks nice video bud

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  • May 15, 2009 at 11:34 pm
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    why did you not go pro?!

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  • June 6, 2009 at 1:47 am
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    very smooth

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  • June 28, 2009 at 5:06 pm
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    He needs to slim down..he gets tired so easily

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  • July 13, 2009 at 2:07 pm
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    So many lame comments about this guy who have been playing for 25 years (read info) and is coaching as well. I bet he outperforms most of those negative guys 😛

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  • July 25, 2009 at 11:12 pm
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    this fat guy is awesome!

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  • July 25, 2009 at 11:13 pm
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    eh? timmy au young?

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  • August 1, 2009 at 1:12 pm
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    to be gair, you dont need to be awsome to to understand the game well.

    he could be an amazing coach!

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  • August 10, 2009 at 7:11 pm
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    fuckin fatass

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  • August 30, 2009 at 11:13 am
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    usain bolt…

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  • September 22, 2009 at 4:35 am
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    Is he wearing some new type of padding? It doesn't look like current equipment at all.

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  • September 27, 2009 at 10:46 am
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    Good skater, not a great linguist…

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  • September 28, 2009 at 11:35 pm
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    you're kidding me, he's a TERRIBLE skater.
    you don't do C-cuts, you wanna do half heart shaped cuts, and not move your hips so much, and bring your feet into the centre.

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  • September 29, 2009 at 11:12 am
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    Well he kicks my ass internet warrior. I'll buy your jersey when you play in the NHL, because you're such a bad ass I want your name on my back.

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  • October 28, 2009 at 12:13 am
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    Hey Im big too and I can't skate backwards as good as this guy!
    Good for you and keep up the good skating videos…Those other guys are tools…

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  • October 28, 2009 at 9:42 pm
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    Horrible comment there yogibearstie … But so funny LOL

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  • November 6, 2009 at 4:26 pm
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    awful skater

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  • November 19, 2009 at 11:58 pm
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    all you guys suck, this guy be be big but hes a better skater than all of you

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  • November 26, 2009 at 1:03 am
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    hes so tired and he hasnt done anything

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  • January 8, 2010 at 10:33 pm
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    C-cuts

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  • January 22, 2010 at 12:00 am
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    Whats a yard sale in hockey? Your stick? Or stick and gloves?

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  • January 29, 2010 at 10:35 pm
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    shit that helped

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  • February 18, 2010 at 11:57 pm
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    that was awesome i dont know how u guys skate smothly for along time

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  • February 23, 2010 at 10:42 pm
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    look sooo easy but its not

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  • February 27, 2010 at 1:50 pm
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    AHAHAHAHAHAHA

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  • March 4, 2010 at 12:07 am
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    Man, he was huffin' and puffin' before he got moving!

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  • March 22, 2010 at 8:31 pm
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    @0super0tech0 lol that would make you inccorect besides the gravitational pull coming from this gut prvents him form lifting his feet

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  • April 26, 2010 at 6:18 pm
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    Really smooth! very nice

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  • April 28, 2010 at 10:12 pm
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    i can skate backwords but cross over backwards, no

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  • May 19, 2010 at 8:01 am
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    This guys is pretty good, but these vids don't help much. If people need help, just go take one or more of those skating classes. 10 classes for roughly 100 bucks, pretty good, and being in Canada, they are everywhere…

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  • May 28, 2010 at 1:52 am
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    @Extraabsorbant Maybe if you are just learning to skate backwards, but for hockey this is exactly how you do it. This allows you to crossover and move laterally a heck of a lot easier. Plus you can not get any real speed with the "half heart cuts" because your skates will becoming in at a 45 degree or more angle, which will always slow you down.

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  • May 28, 2010 at 2:51 am
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    @dougsk75
    if you move your hips while you skate you're losing speed, you want to keep your upper body and hips as still as possible and move your legs for power.
    The reason you want to do the half heart cuts is because you want to push to the front the most you possibly can, propelling yourself backwards. I've been taking skating camps for 5 years in a row, professional skating camps, and i've been a defenseman for 9 years. I'm the fastest skater in my midget and highschool leagues.

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  • May 30, 2010 at 3:00 am
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    @Extraabsorbant I have been playing ice hockey for over 25 years(foward) and have never seen or heard of a player doing "half hearts". The "S" or half moon does not really involve moving your hips per say, but getting a push to the side and back to gain speed. Watch any NHL defenseman and this is how they do it.

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  • May 30, 2010 at 3:03 am
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    @Extraabsorbant Watch this video. /watch?v=BzozibJPvaE&feature=related This is exactly what I am trying to say. Now if this is what you mean also and you are calling them "half hearts" then we are in agreement, just calling it a different name.

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  • June 17, 2010 at 1:56 am
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    thanks man..you should make a crossover video (backwards)

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  • June 25, 2010 at 7:34 pm
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    oooook………………

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  • August 18, 2010 at 10:17 am
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    Cheers bro good tutorail

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  • September 6, 2010 at 2:27 am
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    fat guy rulz!!

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  • September 8, 2010 at 3:00 am
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    Not a bad video helped me out a lot

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  • October 15, 2010 at 10:58 pm
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    @SAKIC19OVECHKIN8 i think theres diffrent tape on the 2

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  • October 23, 2010 at 2:01 pm
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    Words of wisdom there. "Similar to skating forwards, but it's backwards skating". Damn, it's suddenly all so clear!

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  • October 31, 2010 at 8:59 pm
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    big ppl are what make big hits

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  • November 19, 2010 at 5:12 pm
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    his size is probably an advantage. He is literally unstoppable on the ice and I would be terrified if I was playing against him.

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  • December 12, 2010 at 6:42 am
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    plzz no advertisments.

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  • December 29, 2010 at 7:16 pm
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    my dad is like 44 and he skates way better then this guy my dad zooms down the ice like a fucken pro 🙂

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  • December 29, 2010 at 8:48 pm
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    ok i'm 13 years old yeah and i live in the UK where ice hockey isn't big but does anybody think its a good idea to start ice skating in general now?

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  • January 3, 2011 at 4:49 am
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    GR8. Thx!

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  • January 5, 2011 at 1:29 pm
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    Ben Lorey seems like a (Super-Nice) guy who deserves better than to have a bunch of jelious little nerd dwebbs leaving stupid negative comments!  Big-Strong Men like Ben and myslelf, would have NO-TROUBLE Attitude-Adjustin your Asses!  A BIG-ASSED TIME!   LOL. @Zargon220 & Shaftsus, Ect. Ya SO-Right Dudes!!!

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  • January 12, 2011 at 2:01 pm
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    that's a really good ice!!!!!!! my local rink has shitty ice, they have sooo many chemicals to freeze easily, that is heavy and harder than usual. I was trying to clean it when an ice-guard gave me the cleaning tools, and i really thought i was scratching the road with a pickaxe

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  • January 16, 2011 at 5:01 pm
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    do you play goalie?

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  • February 3, 2011 at 1:25 am
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    i love this guy – best hockey coach on youtube.

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  • February 6, 2011 at 5:13 am
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    @spicyninjaicom He was just doing a damn video of skating backwards. If he was going against your dad, I'd take him at -550. Easy $.

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  • February 6, 2011 at 5:16 am
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    @isabella5wan2 Glad to hear a nice comment from someone like you. I only wish I was half as good of a skater as this guy. Hopefully I will be in a few months, after lots of practice 🙂

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  • February 22, 2011 at 11:01 pm
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    this guy is great ! i just hope somehow i can master the art of backwards skating soon haha i'm new to ice hockey boots and skating haha i only just made the switch from total beginer to possible hockey player haha i'm probably a bit too old (18) but hey it looks fun! haha this is a great little tutorial thanks

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  • February 27, 2011 at 4:03 pm
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    thanks man im new to ice skating and would love to play ice hockey but i cant skate backwards but seeing as you explained it that simple i think i can thanks 😀

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  • March 23, 2011 at 12:53 pm
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    why does he sound so out of breath?
    anyway good video 🙂

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  • April 5, 2011 at 11:17 am
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    Matey might want to lay off the Big Macs a little bit. Looks like it's slowin' him down some. And he get's out of breath just talking to the camera. He might have played hockey once, but I can't see him going up & down the ice too many times. You guys should get somebody who isn't going to have a coronary to do your demos for you.

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  • April 5, 2011 at 11:20 am
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    For some good skating vids, try;
    Playmakers Hockey – where the metal meets the road
    Northern Edge – connect the dots

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  • June 6, 2011 at 2:59 pm
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    @KewlBoy20 He'd fucking break you lol

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  • July 22, 2011 at 12:01 am
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    @0super0tech0 i agree with u

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  • August 1, 2011 at 7:33 pm
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    and you're gona make like… "asses"?
    hahaha I'd like to skate like this guy. I've never played and I'm about to start. Can you recomend me a site where I can find basics and stuf?? to help improving?

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  • September 10, 2011 at 2:11 pm
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    I'm weird, i can crossover when I'm going backwards but i can't crossover going forwards 🙁 🙂

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  • October 2, 2011 at 10:33 am
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    Thanks.I have been skating for about 4 months now and im ok at hockey,but i havent been able to get the backwards skating good I hope it will help it is nicely explained.I just havent been able to get good because I live in Australia and its not to big heer I also just got my own skates.So I am hoping that will help me skate better.
    so thanks alot i realy hope it helps

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  • October 17, 2011 at 10:26 pm
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    the most graceful fat guy on ice!

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  • October 22, 2011 at 11:54 pm
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    everybody calling him fat are gay cause he helped me to skate backwards

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  • November 23, 2011 at 2:45 am
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    anyone have tips on how to get that 180 skate flip from backward to forward stride on 0:41? i've been trying to get that and always end up falling.

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  • December 21, 2011 at 10:23 pm
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    You call him fat, but he is in better shape than most of yall…

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  • January 7, 2012 at 2:16 pm
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    very graceful.. you skate effortlessly! thanks for the vid.

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  • January 23, 2012 at 11:53 pm
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    im not hating: toooo much mcdonalds!

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  • February 14, 2012 at 9:42 pm
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    @KewlBoy20 dude you are watching a video how to skate backwards comeon

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  • February 22, 2012 at 3:40 pm
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    usefull video!!!

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  • February 22, 2012 at 3:40 pm
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    @emenentia
    Hell Yeah!!!

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  • February 25, 2012 at 4:47 am
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    how many of you troll would tell him hes fat to his face? exactly STFU and learn how to skate backwards

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  • April 26, 2012 at 1:25 am
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    Ur good!

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  • July 10, 2012 at 5:57 pm
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    Oh My Fuck, Get off the Guys back, He has put his own time to show YOU how to play ice hockey and skate. Im Just Starting Hockey, without sounding cocky i have very good natrual feel and a good head for it, i just need to work on my skating and i hope to go far with my hockey cause i aint good at anything else, so this skating tutorial really really helps me. God Sake the Guy seems like a nice guy and is helping you, YOU are infact the Ritards haha 😉 seriously though.

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  • November 19, 2012 at 11:27 pm
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    the funny part when that guy probably scares the shit out of the other team wen he goes on the ice

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  • November 20, 2012 at 6:10 pm
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    Thanks dude for making this video not only teaching me how to skate in all vids but then your a big dude and I'm starting hockey today and I think I'm to big but if you can skate like that then I can as well

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  • March 11, 2013 at 9:59 pm
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    You would think that to be this good, he would have to skate alot and to skate enough to be that good he woul be in better shape. How then, is he so big?

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  • May 15, 2013 at 1:31 am
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    thanks for sharing it's videos like these that taught me how to go out on the ice and skate. Now i'm able to do all these things I never could before.

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  • August 12, 2013 at 2:48 am
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    He is so good o my he is so good he should be a hockey player

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  • August 14, 2013 at 1:22 am
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    Said no one ever v

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  • October 19, 2014 at 6:32 pm
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    had a buddy like him, unbelievable skater, unimaginable slapshot but nothing compared to being checked by him, guys were terrified. 

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