This skidding stroke exercise was developed to create knee bend and proper upper body movement. You will see in slow motion Brian Orser do this with proper arm positioning and knee bend. Seeing this in slow motion really shows the arm switch necessary in this 3 minute and 3 second lesson.
The switch of your arms is critical to create the muscle memory to create speed for free creating an acceleration. You will gain speed by shifting your weight properly and this lesson shows exactly how to move through your positions and how to create a rhythm that helps you flow across the ice with ease