"First let me say that I can't thank you enough for bringing some sanity into performance hockey skating. Your videos and, more importantly, your knowledge were fantastic,
As someone who learnt how to skate on ice as an adult (I'm from Argentina where I played quad roller hockey as a child) I can only wish to have had access to your DVD 20 years earlier. I read Laura Stamm's book and watched her DVD as well as Robby Glantz. I have to admit that they helped but there was something, intuitively, I knew it was not right. From the jumping starts, to the ready position (heels clicked together), to bringing the leg back under the body on the outside edge. Worse of all, pumping the arms back and forth. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't make it work! I even tried some "Power" skating lessons where those things were being preached like a gospel. What a waste of time!
Meanwhile, watching NHL or University hockey I could see that the players were doing things differently, but I couldn't exactly understand what and why. Until you explained everything. Best of all, you approached the topics through the lens of science, not dogma. For someone like me, who needs a rational explanation for everything, that was the icing on the cake.
Thank you very much. Please continue with your excellent work."