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The Pro Shop / Re: Some people prefer soft, worn out rental skates...
« Last post by Ethereal Ice on February 19, 2018, 07:46:58 PM »
I remember about 25 years ago I went to one of the local rinks a few times and they had the old leather Reidells for rental boots, the brown ones. They were super comfy, and as long as you laced them snug they were wonderful for recreational skating. In contrast we tried another rink that had the blue plastic boots and within 20 minutes of trying to skate I had open blisters bleeding on BOTH feet. No more skating for me that night or ever again at that place. Nowadays I still see those blue plastic skates and shudder, but many places have the stiffer Reidells that are synthetic. They are better than the hard plastic ones but *very* difficult to get snug around the ankle. I felt so sorry for a woman and her friend I saw at the rink today, they kept having to tie and re-tie the rentals that one was wearing. I have worn them myself and they are decent skates except for the awful ankle stiffness.
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The Pro Shop / Re: What size blade for EDEA Ice Fly 260?
« Last post by mystery905 on February 19, 2018, 01:32:50 PM »
I have Chorus size 260, with 9.75" Coronation Ace blades.

They fit flush front to back, with no gap on heel.

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The Pro Shop / Re: Arm and shoulder padding/protection
« Last post by Nikita on February 18, 2018, 09:55:49 PM »
Oops! I made a mistake.
I of course meant the ACA
CCA is a local group, around Washington DC. It does offer classes. Last I knew, they generally did take the rather conservative ACA-like approach to arm/shoulder safety, but it has been a very long time since I have been in the club.
Sorry for the mixup.

Thank you for the correction! I didn't notice the first time either!
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The Pro Shop / Re: New jacksons blade loose
« Last post by Loops on February 18, 2018, 09:01:53 AM »
 :o did "some kid" or the rink at least apologize, if not put out for new blades? Not sure how they could make good on a broken ankle, but an apology would be a start.
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The Pro Shop / Re: New jacksons blade loose
« Last post by ChristyRN on February 17, 2018, 08:56:42 PM »
Assuming the sharpening was done properly.  I've seen people sharpen with no blade jig.  If you're holding the boot and the blade's loose, it'll make one edge lower, or switch the edging, front-to-back.

"Some Kid" sharpened mine at the rink one time. I'd left them specifically for one person to sharpen and he didn't make it in. The kid offered, I said NO, he did it any way. Took my left outside edge off. I could tell something was wrong, but my coach told me it was all in my head. It was the left outside edge. You know, the one you're supposed to be on going into a scratch spin. I skidded off one day spinning and broke my ankle. After I made it back to the ice, I *made* my coach look at them, and she saw the missing edge. She felt so bad for pushing aside my concerns.
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Media Center / Re: New Yorker Humor
« Last post by LunarSkater on February 17, 2018, 08:49:26 PM »
I have a preference for "Sharp Descent into Madness," although "Scythecapades" runs a close second.  ;D
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Media Center / Re: New Yorker Humor
« Last post by ChristyRN on February 17, 2018, 08:31:14 PM »
I'm still taking "Blinding Rhinestones".
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Media Center / Re: New Yorker Humor
« Last post by skategeek on February 17, 2018, 08:22:51 PM »
Love it!  I think we need t-shirts.

Reminds me of the "accurate animal names" meme that made the rounds a while back.  (Stab kitty, danger rope, etc.)
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Parents/Coaches Archive / DD wants to join synchro team
« Last post by Newicemom2016 on February 17, 2018, 07:58:06 PM »
Hi
Thank you again in advance for the responses and advice, I really appreciate it !  She has made friends and wants to skate with them and join the synchro team.  She has her PMIF scheduled.  Her coach wants her to wait another year and become a better single skater, he claims that synchro takes away from that.  What do you guys think?  After the coach drama I am noticing she is not having as much fun as before.  I think being part of a team with girls she knows will make her have fun again.  I will still keep her in 2 or 3 privates and practice sessions like she has now.  Do you think it’s a good plan?
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The Pro Shop / Re: Arm and shoulder padding/protection
« Last post by Query on February 17, 2018, 06:34:53 PM »
I didn’t know about the arm safety information provided by CCA.

Oops! I made a mistake.

I of course meant the ACA

CCA is a local group, around Washington DC. It does offer classes. Last I knew, they generally did take the rather conservative ACA-like approach to arm/shoulder safety, but it has been a very long time since I have been in the club.

Sorry for the mixup.
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