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Starts - Points of Explosion


Explosive Start Keys:  Get to where you want to go...and FAST!  This is FULL THROTTLE!  Beginning with deep knee bend and with all of your weight over the pushing foot, explode 3-4 strides to full extension, using only the first 2-3 inches of your inside edges.  Make sure to rotate your toes and knees outward to establish enough grip to support the thrust involved.  Speed is distance per stride, so always reach full extension with each stride...even the first 3-4 pushes of an Explosive Start!  Watch our step-by-step Forward Toe Start video to the right.

YOUR VIDEO!  This video was selected based on your STARTS evaluation to help you understand a weakness that we observed.

POINTS OF EXPLOSION – your grip to the ice is one of the most important fundamentals needed to create power.  The thrust involved in Explosive Starts simply cannot occur without establishing the ideal Points of Explosion off the pushing skate.



Videos highlighting PROPER Start technique and creative Start drills to help continue your skills development.

Fwd Crossover Start

Bwd Crossunder Start

Fwd Crossover Start

Great Drill

Fwd Toe Start