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The Effect of Skate Blade Radius of Contour and Radius of Hollow on Skating Performance in Male Ice Hockey Players

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dc.contributor.author McKenzie, Andrew
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-19T12:08:55Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-19T12:08:55Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-19
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10464/4068
dc.description.abstract The primary purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of skate blade shape on skating performance. A secondary purpose was to evaluate if a change in hollow shape can create additional effects on skating performance. Thirty-seven male ice hockey players (age=18 years, SD=3.4) participated. The intervention consisted of four sharpening trials assessed using three on-ice tests. Participant feedback was also assessed using a Likert scale questionnaire. Statistical analysis included within-subject repeated measures MANOVA of trial by skating variables (p≤0.05). Results revealed Contour 1 enhanced performance compared to baseline on six variables at varsity level and five variables at midget level. Contour 1 enhanced performance compared to Contour 2 on six variables at the varsity and midget levels. Contour 1 also scored highest on the feedback questionnaire. Findings of this study indicate that contouring is a necessary practice to achieve optimal skating performance. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brock University en_US
dc.subject hockey en_US
dc.subject sharpening en_US
dc.subject skate en_US
dc.subject blade en_US
dc.title The Effect of Skate Blade Radius of Contour and Radius of Hollow on Skating Performance in Male Ice Hockey Players en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name M.Sc. Applied Health Sciences en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.contributor.department Applied Health Sciences Program en_US
dc.degree.discipline Faculty of Applied Health Sciences en_US


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