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Old March 29th, 2019, 06:10 PM   #2
nickajshelden
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*I am NOT the expert on this*
I think I've heard the push and glide technique described more often, but never really as the "right" way.
personally, I use both in combination, sometimes to double stroke, sometimes to slightly vary where my feet will be in 50 feet (I tend to go fast outdoors) so as to miss a crack or pedestrian. I do the same backwards. whatever works for you should be just fine. I know we like to talk about the science of skates (I appreciate the physics playground a set of wheels on your feet provides), but often times skates can be more about preference and how YOUR feet are than others.
I will say one distinguishing remark on jump vs push. I push more at speed and jump more accelerating.
other related topic: how do you start your movement?

I'm gonna skate during lunch and think about this more while on wheels....
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