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The Pro Shop / Re: Jackson Debut Boot
« Last post by Christy on August 20, 2017, 10:36:21 PM »
  <<Emphasis added>>

Could you please explain what you mean by "microfiber feel"?  Do you simply mean that people touching the boots in the store didn't like the way they felt?  Or do you mean that some skaters have actually purchased the boots and didn't like the way they handled during actual skating?

They weren't specific, but I thought they meant how they felt when skating. That said I did think the outer felt very odd, and I didn't like it, but that may have also been because they felt much heavier than I recalled my Elites feeling.
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Off-Ice Training for Skaters / Re: Don't strength train too fast! (My hernia)
« Last post by tothepointe on August 20, 2017, 06:14:11 PM »
You may find after getting the repair done your skating improves dramatically.

I had without knowing diastasis recti (seperated abs) from being obese and carrying more of my weight in the abdominal cavity. I lost 150lbs and opted to have the skin around my waist removed (they took out 8lbs). Muscle repair was just part of the surgery if needed and I assumed I wouldn't at all since I thought I had a strong core. Woke up to surgeon having repaired my separation bringing them together by 18cm (nearly 4"). It immediately made a difference to my balance

After taking 8 weeks off the ice I came back much stronger than ever. My coach jokingly accused me of having not had surgery and instead when to skate somewhere else for 2 months. Before I could not hold a 1 ft glide even after a year. I just assumed it was lack of effective practice.

Your core is everything in skating. I also found out crunches just make ab separation worse if you have it.
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Rink Roundups / Re: Rinks near Antioch, Illinois?
« Last post by Clarice on August 20, 2017, 04:47:42 PM »
There's Saturday morning dance ice at Leafs Ice Arena in West Dundee. I don't know much about it, other than that it exists.
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The Pro Shop / Re: Jackson Debut Boot
« Last post by tothepointe on August 20, 2017, 12:52:50 PM »
The microfiber upper definitely doesn't feel like traditional leather. It has a slightly rubbery/velvety feeling. I can see that people might feel it's "cheap".  It's not as bad as I expected. The waffle weave lining is very similar to a running shoe. I'm hoping the texture will help prevent slipping. Longevity wise I'm not sure if anyone really knows yet because they haven't been out for that long. I don't expect a $300 boot to last forever though. We will see if it's truly cut resistance shortly.

I think if you like a really traditional feeling boot this is not for you. If your wanting a really lightweight boot like the Edea this is also not for you. Weight wise mounted it comes in the same as both my Riedell 910LS and the Jackson Freestyles.
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Events for Skaters / Re: ISI Adult Championships - October 27-29 - Orlando
« Last post by davincisop on August 20, 2017, 10:04:32 AM »
Adult champs is doing online entry forms: http://comp.entryeeze.com/Home.aspx?cid=500
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Rink Roundups / Rinks near Antioch, Illinois?
« Last post by davincisop on August 20, 2017, 09:05:57 AM »
Hi everyone!

I'll be taking a quick trip to the Chicago area in about a week and a half with my family. My parents are making the move to Antioch later this year so I've been looking at rinks nearby so I can skate while I visit. I know Gurnee recently closed, and the only other one I've seen that's nearby is in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.

Are there any rinks in the area that have ice dance sessions going on currently? Or any I should try to check out in general?
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Events for Skaters / Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
« Last post by sk8lady on August 20, 2017, 08:25:13 AM »
He is super nice and a great coach!
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Events for Skaters / Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
« Last post by Pandora on August 20, 2017, 07:32:08 AM »
He wrote back! Can't believe I'm taking a lesson from Paul Wylie! :o Hope I don't get so nervous that I forget how to skate!  :blush:
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The Pro Shop / Re: Jackson Debut Boot
« Last post by Jenna on August 20, 2017, 07:11:55 AM »
The microfiber lining definitely feels different.  I have Jackson Elites (the new 5200 version) and skate barefoot now, which I never did before.  The microfiber lining made my tights bunch and pull and I had to put my boots on at least twice before lacing to adjust my tights.  I had the same problem with my Edeas, which also has a microfiber lining.  I had clarino lining on my boots prior and prefer that lining. 
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The Pro Shop / Re: Jackson Debut Boot
« Last post by tstop4me on August 20, 2017, 06:48:10 AM »
I popped into a skate shop today and they had a pair on display. Maybe it's because I currently have the Ice Fly but I thought they were really heavy.  Chatting to the staff they said they'd had them a few weeks and so far the feedback hadn't been good, especially about the microfiber feel.
  <<Emphasis added>>

Could you please explain what you mean by "microfiber feel"?  Do you simply mean that people touching the boots in the store didn't like the way they felt?  Or do you mean that some skaters have actually purchased the boots and didn't like the way they handled during actual skating?
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