Double push is an inline speed skating technique. Its major advantage over the previously practised "classic" technique is that it allows the skater to do useful work during the part of the stride that was "wasted", and therefore to go faster. Opinions differ on its usefulness for non-elite skaters as it requires much practice before a skater is faster using doublepush than without.
Other articles related to "double push, double":
... the center line of travel, leading to the double push a method named by United States skater Chad Hedrick(This is a normal efficient skate technique ... With proper execution, the double push is an energy saver ... The double push is mostly used in outdoor racing and the straightaways of indoor skating ...
... Although it is possible to use the double-push in ice skating, it is by no means certain that it can provide the same advantage that it can in inline skating ...
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