Skate Anytime Training Video-Fakes and Dekes Part 1
Skate Anytime Synthetic Ice is perfect for practicing your hockey skills in the convenience of your our home. In this video, you will see tips and techniques to work on your fakes and dekes. The first element that is discussed is the tow drag and how to use it effectively. Cory Mickey for 3-D hockey show how to pull the puck to your back foot using the toe of your blade while always in a position to pass or shoot the puck at any time. The next step is to create the letter “L” while sliding the puck across your body toward your outside skate. The cool thing about synthetic ice is that you can practice this technique at home in your garage, basement or even outside. Once you master that specific skill, you then can add other drag moves to create a more effective fake or deke. Cory goes over the “zetterberg” drag move where you push the puck forward, almost baiting the defender to take the puck away. Once the defender commits to the puck, you can pull the puck away from them back your foot then create the letter “L” to complete the move. This will allow you to either pass or shoot the puck free and clear of the defender.
Hockey training is all about repetition and muscle memory. Many of these techniques take countless hours of practice to master. Fake ice will give you the competitive advantage above your competition mainly due to the fact that you can practice these skills on your skates. You can now train in your own home in your garage or basement any time of the day or night. Heck, if it nice outside, you can move the surface into your driveway or sport court and practice outside even in shorts. All you need is a flat hard surface and the desire to be the best. If you want to take your game to the next level, then synthetic ice in your home is the perfect solution for you.