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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: App poll
« Last post by Query on Today at 10:18:29 AM »
As it stands, I'm old school, and prefer pen and paper, but, for millennials (maybe this is too much for one app):

I love the emoticons!

Don't let me push you to work too hard on this, but:

What makes this specific to figure skating? (That's my main comment.)

Another emoticon for questions to ask coach, and requests for comment?

Sound effects?

Can you make words bold or underline?

Can you email and text progress and goals to friends, or post it on social media?

Can you receive a friend's progress and goals?

Gesture input (wave phone around in patterns - silly, but cool)?

Can you edit a past note?

Can you or your coach draw a diagram - e.g., a pattern? (Great place to use gesture input.)

Can a diagrams and comments be imported from a PC or Mac or email attachment?

Can the GPS and/or acceleratometer/gyroscope capture a skated pattern (by you or your coach), maybe with voice comments? (Maybe too hard.)

Can you capture audio/video (of you or coach)? Can you slow them down on replay?

Hear metronome and/or program music?

Voice input/output? (Easier and safer to use while skating. Kids don't stop skating while playing with their phone.)

Split screen mode for skating with VR headset?

Can you see the camera image ahead of you in the background, or hear collision warning beeps? (Probably too hard.)

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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: App poll
« Last post by davincisop on Today at 07:33:07 AM »
I like this. One note from a designer, the text at the bottom of the app is a bit tight looking, it looks like you used a condensed. I would look into an alternative or a slightly bolder option as it's a bit hard to read.

With the checklist. I love the idea, I love being able to check things off. It would save room I think if you set the descriptions to only show if you tap the bar twice or something to reveal them, since not everyone would need the notes. :) Maybe a "Double tap bar for tips!" key and then it's just the list people can see from there?
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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: App poll
« Last post by Nate on Today at 12:32:56 AM »
This requires quite a bit of reading and device manipulation to use during a session by the actual skater. Maybe it's just the example data?

Have you considered an Excel/Numbers Spreadsheet or Access DB?

It looks nice. Good job there.

Awesome and Great are "too synonymous." Great should be changed to Good, for a more even "emotional spread" in the feedback screen.
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Events for Skaters / Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
« Last post by AgnesNitt on August 21, 2017, 06:18:12 PM »
First day and my insole blew out. I pretty much had to rebuild all the adjustments. Still skated.
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The Pro Shop / Re: Jackson Debut Boot
« Last post by tothepointe on August 21, 2017, 05:59:25 PM »
Absolutely agree.  The real test is how well skaters like them after they've skated on them (which is why I asked for clarification on Christy's Post #14).  Although, if skaters are turned off by them for whatever reason upon casual inspection or handling in the shop, they won't buy them in the first place.  One skate pro told me that many of his teen girl customers (a large chunk of his figure skate clientele) shy away from Jacksons because they look clunky but are drawn to Edeas because they look so cool.

I'm not a teenager but this was totally me. I swore I wouldn't consider Jacksons again because they looked like golf cleats. But I'm happy with how my foot looks in these. A little sleeker thanks to the wrap system.

One ice went well today no real issues from the boots. Now, of course, I went down from a 10" blade to a 9 1/2" thanks to the heel height/foot pitch being higher than my Reidells and just a smaller size in general. The heel is slightly higher/has a different pitch compared to my older Freestyles.

I might shoot off a message to Jackson and see if I can get an answer on what last they are using. Either the elite, the one they use for the lower end sets or something new. It would be nice to know.
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The Pro Shop / Re: Jackson Debut Boot
« Last post by tothepointe on August 21, 2017, 05:50:39 PM »
I'm gonna need a split-width Freestyle. I currently have a 4.5B, and though the heel is good, the ball is too narrow.

To those who have tried it: would a R-size Debut be enough for me, or do I have to go with split width as well?

The Debuts have a narrower heel than the Competitors. I have previously worn the Freestyles and tried out the competitors before I settled on the debuts and it is a different fit. It depends on how much more snug you need the heels to be. For me, the difference in the fit was enough. Best bet is just to get a fitting, try and them and see how it goes.

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The Pro Shop / Re: Jackson Debut Boot
« Last post by ChristyRN on August 21, 2017, 05:10:20 PM »
I'm gonna need a split-width Freestyle. I currently have a 4.5B, and though the heel is good, the ball is too narrow.

To those who have tried it: would a R-size Debut be enough for me, or do I have to go with split width as well?

I think you have to go higher to get a split width. I had Competitors and had to go up to Premieres to get split width.
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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / App poll
« Last post by Feebee on August 21, 2017, 01:59:40 PM »
Hey all,

As part of my side project designing an app to track progress, I'm trying to validate the idea of this app and approach. If you could take a quick look at the images of the app I posted and vote, it would be really helpful. Thanks!

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The Pro Shop / Re: Jackson Debut Boot
« Last post by Jenna on August 21, 2017, 09:08:04 AM »
One skate pro told me that many of his teen girl customers (a large chunk of his figure skate clientele) shy away from Jacksons because they look clunky but are drawn to Edeas because they look so cool.

That's funny.  I never thought Jacksons looked clunkier than any other brand, but think that Edeas (the Piano, specifically) look far clunkier for whatever reason.  I totally see the appeal of Ice Flys for teens, though.  I want them as an adult and know how bad Edeas feel on my feet already.
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The Pro Shop / Re: Jackson Debut Boot
« Last post by tstop4me on August 21, 2017, 06:12:31 AM »
I'm gonna need a split-width Freestyle. I currently have a 4.5B, and though the heel is good, the ball is too narrow.

To those who have tried it: would a R-size Debut be enough for me, or do I have to go with split width as well?
The best way to find out is to go to an authorized Jackson fitter, who will take measurements and tracings of your feet and send them off to Jackson.  They will then tell you whether the stock boot will do, or whether you need semi-customs.  Also, refer to previous Posts #11, 12, and 13; it's not clear (at least to me right now) what last the new Debut is built on.
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