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The Pro Shop / Re: flying with a costume
« Last post by nicklaszlo on November 24, 2017, 11:33:52 PM »
Is glitter a tripping hazard when it sheds onto the ice?

No, glitter is not.

Sequins and stones, yes.
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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: Describe your transition from single to double jumps
« Last post by Nate on November 24, 2017, 11:17:19 PM »
I started working with a new coach, who said I should be working on doubles (from watching me jump on sessions, before).  He asked me to go for a double flip, which I rotated and fell on.  Since then, it's been the primary goal.  I had a lot of boot problems, so I've had to go back to singles to "fix" jumps that were broken by new equipment/bad blade mounting/etc.  But generally the goal is to get back to doubles.


I've landed all of them up to Lutz.


Can probably be doing them more consistently, but I have dropped off the amount of skating I do, and the amount of lessons I take considerably since you can't even compete the elements and I don't feel like taking 10 tests to do so :-P
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The Pro Shop / Re: Jackson Debut Boot
« Last post by tstop4me on November 24, 2017, 06:17:55 PM »
And aren't they microfiber?

How does that last with hard wear?

Without knowing the composition of the microfiber, we can't tell what the wear characteristics are.  Not necessarily bad ... if it were Kevlar microfiber, e.g.
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I keep reading in various places that one of the benefits of micro fiber shoe/boot materials is that they DON'T stretch like leather and hence retain size and shape longer.  That would be great for adults who are finished growing, but not for getting extra time out of boots.  SP-Teri specifies that their boots are Clarino, which specifically touts the shape retention as a positive over animal leathers.  I think the heat moldability is a slightly different idea than long term stretching.  I've asked Jackson for comment.
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The Pro Shop / Re: Jackson Debut Boot
« Last post by tstop4me on November 24, 2017, 06:02:15 PM »
RE: The font they used. My friend is friends with Mark Ladwig, I wonder if I could somehow get a memo to the higher ups and maybe see if they'd let me do some custom calligraphy for the boot so it doesn't have that ugly stock font and horrible spacing.
Do you think skaters will shy away from the Debut because they think, "Ewww!  That font stinks."?
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"Microfiber" refers to a fiber having a diameter less than a specified value.  It does not refer to a specific composition of material.  That is, microfibers can be fabricated from different compositions of material, which will have different properties.  The Jackson website does not specify the composition of the microfiber for Debut and Debut Fusion.  The Jackson website does state that the Debut and Debut Fusion are heat moldable.
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The Pro Shop / Re: flying with a costume
« Last post by icepixie on November 24, 2017, 05:25:34 PM »
I've never flown with one, but I transport a glittery dress to local competitions by putting it in an old zippered purse, roughly the size and shape of a very small canvas tote bag.  It doesn't quite fit in a gallon ziploc bag, or I'd use that.

I think really any bag that zips should work.
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The Pro Shop / Re: flying with a costume
« Last post by tstop4me on November 24, 2017, 05:22:12 PM »
Is glitter a tripping hazard when it sheds onto the ice?
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The Pro Shop / flying with a costume
« Last post by nicklaszlo on November 24, 2017, 04:52:10 PM »
I am flying to a competition for the first time.  How should I go about packing my costume?

It sheds glitter.  I am going to a work conference as part of the same trip and I want to be sure there is no glitter on my conference clothes.  I also want to be sure the costume arrives in one piece.

We have some good threads about packing skates.
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Google is my friend.  According to a cobbler (not skating boot specific) clarino microfiber stretches very little.  If anyone has skating boot specific info let me know.
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