Is this from a down butterfly position or being up on both skates and transitioning into a sliding butterfly? What ROH are you having ground into your blade? If you dont know...YOU SHOULD!
IF already down, you MUST shift your weight fully onto the drive skate. IF up and not getting good drive check you pads. IF they are too snug at the toe lace they will not slide over to the side of the skate. The inside edge of hte pad will lift the blade free, reducing the leg extentin you can put into your drive. The same might apply to your lateral slide from a down position. IF you have to lift your knee nearly back upright to regain that skate edge to drive, your pads are tied incorrectly.
You want a double knot set up in the toe laces to allow the slack need to get a good slide over of the pad for faster blade recovery, longer blade contact when up and good rotation of the pad into a "profly".
Posted on Feb 22, 2008, 5:31 PM from IP address 18.104.22.168