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Laura Stamm's Power Skating 3rd Edition Paperback – Aug 28 2001

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics; 3 edition (Aug. 28 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0736037357
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736037358
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 17.8 x 25.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 481 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #118,640 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"As a former student of Laura Stamm's, I can personally attest to the tremendous advantages of Laura's Power Skating technique." -- Rob Niedermayer, Florida Panthers

"Laura never changed my style. She helped me improve it; giving me a boost to make it in the NHL." -- Luc Robitaille, Detroit Red Wings

”Laura's instruction was extremely beneficial. She emphasizes body positioning and technique that ultimately leads to more productive skating.” -- Brendan Morrison, Vancouver Canucks



""As a former student of Laura Stamm's, I can personally attest to the tremendous benefits and advantages of the technique in Laura Stamm's Power Skating. It helped my skating significantly and was a factor in the improvement of my overall game. It's universally beneficial for any skater at any level.""
Rob Niedermayer
Florida Panthers

”The instruction I received from Laura was extremely beneficial. She emphasizes body positioning and technique that ultimately leads to more productive skating.”
Brendan Morrison
Vancouver Canucks

""Laura Stamm never changed my style, but she helped me to improve it, and that gave me a big boost to make it in the NHL.""
Luc Robitaille
Los Angeles Kings


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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
Power Skating Dec 25 1999
By Bruce F. - Published on
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent book. I am a recreational skater, who plays the occasional pick-up/old folks hockey. I learned skating skills and techniques from some of the chapters, that I could not learn from my friends. My skating has improved since I read Laura Stamm's Power Skating. The author really knows how to express herself and teach. Techiques are described with clarity and appropriate drills are detailed. This should be beneficial to all skaters, from novice to expert. If you are only buying one hockey skating book, it should be this one.
30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
An excellent book on skating! July 22 1999
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Paperback
Although I play roller hockey instead of ice hockey, this book is still an excellent resource. Very thorough explanations, illustrated with many clear photographs.
I think it is most appropriate for beginning to intermediate skaters. However, if you are an advanced skater and want to check that your mechanics or sound, or want to squeeze the last bit of performance from your technique, you should consider this book.
I can't recomend this book highly enough. In the first week after getting it, I was able to skate faster than many of the other people in my hockey class who had blown me away the previous week.
20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Get this book! Dec 29 1998
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Paperback
I started skating just this year (I'm finishing a delta class now) and got this book in preparation for an upcoming power skating and hockey clinic. It's great -- there are lots of subtleties that I missed in my lessons thus far that Stamm covers very well, things like balance points, where to center your weight for most efficiency, and the most common mistakes that cost you speed.
Considering the cost of private lessons, this book is more than worth it! I've got lots to practice now even before I start the clinics.
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
just what I needed for practice Jan. 11 1999
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Paperback
This is a great prep book before starting hockey clinics. She gives you lots of subtle position and balance tips that really change the feel of your feet on ice and help you move faster with more assurance. She's got practice exercises as well.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Crucial resource for developing proper skating technique June 24 2008
By Luis Lozada - Published on
Format: Paperback
At the time of this review, I am 31 years old and preparing for my first season of adult hockey. I had almost zero skating experience (aside from maybe three public skating sessions when I was 12 or so years old) when I decided I wanted to play hockey. Before I started taking skating seriously, I would just go out an mess around on the ice for a half hour at a time. All that did was breed bad habits and frustration. Then, I purchased this book: I can't stress to you just how much the descriptions in this book helped form good skating habits while avoiding/undoing the bad ones. Remember, I am a self-taught skater and by no means perfect, but this book solidifed the fundamentals and spelled out the execution necessary to maximize my power. In just three months of practice patterned after the excercises in this book, I feel like a totally different individual than the unbalanced, directionless clown I was when I started out. Consider this book a must-read if you're looking to get into hockey.