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Old 04-19-2014
Zenturtle Zenturtle is offline
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A new hobby for Shinji?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_cdj1rOnLo

There always has been some magic appeal to gliding. Moving without movement.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGeCsjTvFXs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mE2DVWbzblY
Beautifull to see how their weight shifts very gradually untill they take the next stroke.
Body falls very slowly, faster and faster towards the end when body angle increases and imcreases. Then the body is lifted with a leg stretch to let it fall gradually again toward the other side.

Is there any footage of Terry skating?;-)

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Old 04-21-2014
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I find speed skating as being the closest match to swimming, that with xcountry skiing (another obvious choice). Now the "glide" component of swimming is far more complex though, much much more complex. And this is because of the complex overlap that occurs whilst gliding (ref to your active vs passive gliding). In speed skating, it's all about passive gliding. There's a bit of an overlap, but it's probably much more simple to manage.
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Old 04-21-2014
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A new hobby for Shinji?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_cdj1rOnLo

There always has been some magic appeal to gliding. Moving without movement.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGeCsjTvFXs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mE2DVWbzblY
Beautifull to see how their weight shifts very gradually untill they take the next stroke.
Body falls very slowly, faster and faster towards the end when body angle increases and imcreases. Then the body is lifted with a leg stretch to let it fall gradually again toward the other side.

Is there any footage of Terry skating?;-)
Ice is still water. =)
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Old 04-22-2014
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Dont underestimate the very fine details there are in speed skating.
You should hear those trainers talk about the tiniest detail in execution.
For layman no difference between two skaters kan be seen, but specialist talk for hours about all kind of leg, knee and skate angles,push off , leg-hip whatever position, the right curvature in the skate etc etc etc.
When all attention is focused on a "simple movement" people start to see all kind of variations after a while.
But I agree , there are more open questions in swimming.

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Old 05-02-2014
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Thank you for posting these links. Could be on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa or the Red River in Winnipeg.

Yesterday, one cold day in May, I went to a rink near where I work and spent an hour emulating the style of skating shown in those clips. Very theraputic.
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Old 05-03-2014
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:-)Get*what*you*mean
Its*good*fun*and*teaches*balance.*A*bit*like*TI*sk ate*drills*(but*easier)
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