View Full Version : What should i do to prepare for state wars tryouts?
04-25-2011, 07:56 PM
I am hoping to tryout for statewars but what can i do to make sure i play my best tryout day?
04-26-2011, 01:28 AM
Go to bed early the two nights before, not just the night before. The extra day of rest will make a huge difference.
04-26-2011, 08:30 PM
plenty of sleep, keep hydrated, and set your skates up for whatever surface you'll be skating on - beyond that you're talking longer term training programs
04-27-2011, 08:02 PM
Oh and if i use my blades outside on concrete and step in grass to get the puck if it goes off the street? will my blades be ruined or should i just buy new wheels? On the other hand though my blades were 60 bucks (discount and on sale)...... should i buy new blades? I find that my level has improved and the blades i have now aren't have to much forgiveness in them that i cant stay up on extremely tight turns. Would buying better blades improve my skating even more?
I have CCm Vector 02s
04-27-2011, 09:51 PM
If you have outdoor wheels on those skates you need to get indoor wheels. You will be sliding all over the place on hard wheels. Your not going to ruin the skates themselves or the wheels for that matter stepping in grass. Now depending on how often you do that you will ruin the bearings for sure. Good luck. My 9 year old son has his tryouts Saturday.
04-28-2011, 12:46 AM
What state & year are you trying out for ?
04-28-2011, 05:38 PM
If you feel like you're falling, while you may need new skates at some point, you don't want to get them right before tryouts. I'd instead get a new set of laces, maybe waxed laces, and tighten them pretty well. Make sure you clean your bearings and spacers, as well as the whole chassis, when putting on new wheels.
04-29-2011, 05:09 PM
I am trying out for NJ 96. And do most states usually have 2 teams? Im good but it would be nice to know i can still play if im not good enough for the first team.
And how competitive is state war tryouts, how many people go out for the team?
04-29-2011, 09:28 PM
I have noticed that it is 50/50 on states having 2 teams or not. Some people do take it very competitively. Just go into it having fun. I have learned over the years that the harder you try to impress people the worse you do.
04-29-2011, 09:42 PM
05-01-2011, 01:58 PM
Put new laces on... but what else can i do to upgrade them so they are in best shape for tryouts?
How can i clean my skates and what should i clean them with?
05-01-2011, 02:37 PM
Take out the wheels, clean out the dust that is in your chassis with a rag. Remove your bearings from your wheels and make sure they're all spinning correctly. You can look online for ways to clean ball bearings, but make sure you do that correctly.
05-01-2011, 10:12 PM
I've never had good results with cleaning bearings, they just never seem to spin as nicely afterwards than before (I used to use Boss Swiss, now the Bones Super Swiss 6-Ball bearing, they seem to run quite nicely). Note: my skates don't see the great outdoors, so I only get indoor dust/gunk on them.
A good skate clean/setup is like a pre-tournament ritual now:
05-01-2011, 11:15 PM
Just go play.
You don't need to do anything special. Play as you always play. Worry about nothing. Be the player that you are.
Just go play.
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