The term bender derives from the action of one's ankles bending in such a fashion that they suck at skating. Some are born true benders while in other cases being a bender can develop as a result of ... Read Moreyears of being dangled. A common cure for bending includes taping your ankles. A suggested desicion for totally hopeless benders includes playing down a couple tiers, playing girls hockey, figure skating, or just quiting the sport all together.
I was going to practice with the AAA kids today, but last time they took my ankle harness and shot pucks at me because I'm a bender.