April 22nd, 2013, 10:23 AM #1
The fack do i do next...?!
Skated for first time on Ice in Pasadena. Didnt fall so that made me happy. Used rentals of course ****ty quality but i wanna go back and actually learn to play to eventually be able to go to a pick up game.
Wise to buy some ok skates? or keep using rentals till im decent? Whats a decent skate to start 100$+ or some of these 60-80$ skates i see good enough?
Any help would be appreciated. I have no friends that are into hockey so i aint got nothing but this board Thanks!
April 22nd, 2013, 10:31 AM #2
$60-$100 skates are perfect for learning (Just make sure to get skates that fit correctly). Everyone falls don't so don't worry about it.
Best way to learn how to skate is skate often and take some first timer lessons if you can find some decent ones.
Once you get the idea of skating you can proceed into learning how to play hockey. This can be done local rinks who provide hockey lessons for first timers or for free at the LGK pickups. There are plenty of us who go to these who can give you pointers.
If you have any questions feel free to PM me and I'll answer the best I can.
April 22nd, 2013, 10:42 AM #3
I'd say if you're dead set on learning get some pads with the skates. Fastest way to learn is to push past the edge and fall down. If you're older pads help a lot. I would skate at public skates in full gear. People figured it out and stayed away from me. Also don't just do laps. Work in the corner or off to the side on straight line skating and stopping. Adult learner classes are awesome.
April 22nd, 2013, 12:22 PM #4
Thanks im def gonna get fitted for skates cause after awhile rentals where lose and that was hella uncomfortable.
Im only 27! So im not to old lol i think. I def wanna get gloves or something to cushion the falls next time around when i try stopping and eventually other things.
I do wish i had the extra cash flow for lessons maybe down the line.
LGK pickups ok with noobs playing? Lol i have a might 2 mph slapshot hope to def learn to play and crash the LGK party woo.
April 22nd, 2013, 12:24 PM #5
Those have scored in our games before...
Originally Posted by xLAxKingsx
April 22nd, 2013, 12:39 PM #6
I started skating when I was 28, falling on a kneecap or elbow is way different at this stage. You can't be worried about falling or you won't learn. To stop start with a snowplow motion with your feet. Don't T-stop, it's a horrible habit on the ice. Always bend your knees and if you're gonna fall try to fall forwards not backwards.
Originally Posted by xLAxKingsx
April 22nd, 2013, 01:05 PM #7
I started playing hockey at 28, although I had skated (figure skates...I'm a girl) since I was 4. Hardest but most fun thing I've ever done in my life. (I am a musician/creative person, not a "sports person"). I haven't played in like 9 years now, but looking to get back at it. Gonna check out the LGK pickup soon. Let me know when you go to one, and we can be noobs together. I realized the other day that I have even forgotten where to line up on faceoffs!
PS....my husband might be willing to part with some of his old gear. His back is too bad to play now. PM me if you're interested.
Oh, and I also have a 2mph slapshot. That is when I actually don't miss the puck.
April 22nd, 2013, 01:32 PM #8
What size skate do you wear? I have some old Bauers I'd give you, they are maybe 4 years old or so. They are a mens 8. I also have old pants, shins, elbows and helmet/cage combo I'd donate to the cause.
I'm located in Long Beach.
April 22nd, 2013, 01:44 PM #9
Oh, my husband may have some skates he would part with...size 10 I think. His gear would all be XL, I think. (nowadays it would be XXXL, unfortunately) This is all stuff that is at least 18 years old, BTW. But not used for about 8 or 9 years
April 22nd, 2013, 02:08 PM #10
Oh i started to T stop as it seemed to be easiest way to try any stopping at all. So ill keep this in mind to stop it!
Originally Posted by jammer06
Originally Posted by Nyssa42
Oh will most def send you a PM about going to a game and the gear!
My slapshot is only deadly cause i hit it so hard it hardly makes any noise