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The Pro Shop / Re: flying with a costume
« Last post by tstop4me on Today at 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 Today at 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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I was going to include this in the Jackson Debut discussion, but thought a new topic might get more response.  So, the Debut boot has a micro fiber upper.  Can it be stretched like a traditional leather upper?  We get about 6 months before my daughter's boots need stretching.  That buys us another 3-4 months of use before replacement.  If they can't be stretched I think we'd stick to the leather uppers on the Freestyle or Elle for her next boot.  If anyone has any insight I'd appreciate it.
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The Pro Shop / Re: Jackson Debut Boot
« Last post by Sibelius on Today at 03:47:59 PM »
It's not too bad on the Fusion Freestyle or the Elle (the E is a little over the top), but yeah, that space between the D and e really jumps out.  I didn't pay attention to the actual boot when I saw it in the shop.  Kind of nit picky I suppose, but noticeable in the photos.
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The Pro Shop / Re: Jackson Debut Boot
« Last post by davincisop on Today at 03:04:14 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.
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The Pro Shop / Re: Jackson Debut Boot
« Last post by Sibelius on Today at 02:39:35 PM »
I sent off an inquiry to Jackson about whether it's really closer to the Freestyle in stiffness.  That's where we should be next.  She hasn't broken her Elle's down yet, but they won't fit much longer.  She's little so the lighter weight would benefit.  Also don't really want to buy the Freestyle kit since she's moved on to an intermediate freestyle blade.

I suspect we'll have to order a Debut, a Freestyle (original) and Freestyle Fusion to see what fits best.  Unfortunately we'll have to pay restocking and shipping on all of them that don't work.  I really hope I can avoid that cost, might as well go with SP Teri or Harlick at that point.  We'll see what we can do when her fitter gets back.
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The Pro Shop / Re: Jackson Debut Boot
« Last post by tothepointe on Today at 02:06:37 PM »
I would have liked the lighter stiffness. I can't really comment on how well the microfiber wears since I've only had them since August (regular sole) but they seem to be fairly cut resistant. The initial break-in was fast in terms of comfort but I would have liked if the tongue had softened up more.

I'm guessing this sole is what my fitter was talking about when he said they were coming out with an injection moulded sole.

I do think this will be successful for them at least in the short term. Because it mimics some of the aesthetic qualities of the Ice Fly but at a stiffness and price that is more appropriate for some of the lower level skaters that want them. Mainly talking about the young girls that are attracted to the rhinestones and silver heel.

I'm fairly happy with the fit and my skating has improved light years since I switched. I went from not being able to pass Pre-Alpha for about 18 months to be able to hold hip level spirals for the length of the rink as well as working on mohawks and 3 turns and stuff within 4 months. But that's because it fits rather than any magical boot quality. I feel much more of a connection to my blade.

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The Pro Shop / Re: Jackson Debut Boot
« Last post by Sibelius on Today at 01:04:08 PM »
I've yet to see them in the wild.  My daughter has the leather Elle, and it's pretty cut up as it is after 7 months.  Depending on what her coaches and her fitter say we might give it a go. I'm all in for the lighter weight if it's significant.  Maybe I can convince the fitter to order a sample boot in her size!  Except for that gray sole...
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The Pro Shop / Re: Jackson Debut Boot
« Last post by AgnesNitt on Today at 12:47:39 PM »
And aren't they microfiber?

How does that last with hard wear?
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