|My present technique, Nice long glides....but sloooow|
1. Get down in the knee and stay there (never rise to straight leg)
2. Bring the boots together between strokes
3. Pre-position my edge before each stroke
4. Maintain an upright 'ice dancer' posture
5. Full extension on each stroke
6. Keep the glide short, but don't scamper
Yeah, I know you're wondering "What does she mean by 'scamper'?"
The purpose of my 'power skating' is to build up my leg strength, quicken my reflexes, increase my speed per stroke, without sacrificing technique. I only do a set for 5 to 8 minutes at a time, then I go and work on something else for a while. I'll do 3 sets an hour. I'm aiming at 10 minutes per set.
Does it build my leg strength and power? My coach says she's noticed better power, so looking good.
The downside was that for 3 days after my first session I could barely walk. I guess I'm weaker than I thought!