Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!==Contributions to ice skating== Hobey Baker improved the design of ice skates by discovering that curling up the toe of the skate would allow him to turn and maneuver more effectively than the flat-bladed skates used at the time. He also invented the wedge stop and in his own time was unique in his use of that method of stopping. Reportedly he only used wedge stopping and never used the parallel (or "hockey") stop which most professional players use even today. Baker was also renowned for being able to skate backwards and use that ability effectively in hockey. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Ice Hockey Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://icehockey.fandom.com/wiki/Hobey_Baker"