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The Pro Shop / Re: Jackson Debut Boot
« Last post by Sibelius on December 15, 2017, 02:38:57 PM »
I don't skate, so what does the higher heel mean for a skater?  Is it a drastic adjustment? I don't want my skater to be too thrown off at this stage, she'll be starting her Axel about the same time as she needs new skates.
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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: 2017 Skating Resolutions
« Last post by davincisop on December 15, 2017, 02:20:56 PM »
End of year update:

1. Get ice dance skates.
DONE.
2. Pass Bronze dances. Passed Willow and Hickory, testing TenFox in March 2018
3. Start Pre-Silver dances. Coach has started me on all three.
4. Pass Pre-Juvenile MITF. Testing in August. Passed in August. :D
5. Pass Juvenile MITF. Started, not tested yet.
6. Start Intermediate MITF. Nope.
7. Pass Adult Silver and Adult Gold MITF. Testing Adult Silver MITF in March 2018
8. Get the darn backspin. It's rotating now. Not consistent but it's ok.
9. Learn to sew my own skating dresses. Passing on this for next year.
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The Pro Shop / Re: Jackson Debut Boot
« Last post by tothepointe on December 15, 2017, 02:04:19 PM »
I wonder if the Debut has a higher heel pitch.  For the same size, a higher heel pitch would result in a shorter sole length.

It does. They aren't just the Freestyles with a new sole it's a different last. I'm still adjusting a little to the higher heel since I was in Riedells before

At one point I was in the Freestyle and it's a snugger fit around the arch. I also tried the Competitor and Debut side by side and the Debut is a snugger fit. Which is what I needed.

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The Pro Shop / Re: Jackson Debut Boot
« Last post by Sibelius on December 15, 2017, 01:20:02 PM »
Just by looking at the photos on the Jackson site I think you're right, the heel on the Debut Fusion looks steeper, as well as the one on the Freestyle Fusion, compared to the old Freestyle model.  Could just be the angle of photo though.  The other difference is the width, R(A/B) and W(B/C) as opposed to the old A, B, C.  Too many variables to order a new style boot online I would think.  I'm glad we have a good fitter.  Unfortunately she doesn't stock much so we'd have to pay shipping and restocking fees.
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The Pro Shop / Re: Jackson Debut Boot
« Last post by tstop4me on December 15, 2017, 12:50:18 PM »
I looked at the blade size chart yesterday and for the Debut Fusion the recommended blade size is 1/4" smaller than for the other boots.  My skater would be in a 3 with an 8 1/4" blade in the Debut, but in the Elle and Freestyle it's 8 1/2 for the same size.

https://skaterslanding.com/pages/jackson-blade-size-chart
I wonder if the Debut has a higher heel pitch.  For the same size, a higher heel pitch would result in a shorter sole length.
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The Pro Shop / Re: Jackson Debut Boot
« Last post by Sibelius on December 15, 2017, 10:37:35 AM »
I looked at the blade size chart yesterday and for the Debut Fusion the recommended blade size is 1/4" smaller than for the other boots.  My skater would be in a 3 with an 8 1/4" blade in the Debut, but in the Elle and Freestyle it's 8 1/2 for the same size.

https://skaterslanding.com/pages/jackson-blade-size-chart
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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: What is the easiest combination spin?
« Last post by fsk8r on December 15, 2017, 05:29:14 AM »
Under 6.0 judging or test judging, that is true.  Under IJS, it would have been called as a sit spin.

I only compete IJS and this was called as combination spin 2 position last season.
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The Pro Shop / Foot pain due to boot
« Last post by laraxsha on December 15, 2017, 03:49:02 AM »
Hi, so I've been skating for about half a year now and I'm pretty much in freestyle 1 for isi Asia and skate atleast 3 times a week. I got the Risport antares about a month after I started and they've been pretty good, however I've realised that I get quite strong pain on the both sides of my feet.
At first I thought it would get better after a while and I just needed to break them in but it's been about 4+ months now. I can't tie them any looser because then I don't have enough stability in my boot and can't skate properly.
I got them recommended and fitted in a skate shop but it might not've been the best fitting idk. I don't have very wide feet nor the slimmest theyre pretty normal I think.

I'm not sure what to do now, do I need to change my boot or can I just keep using them? Any other reason this might be happening or any advice??

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The Pro Shop / Re: Jackson Debut Boot
« Last post by eonice on December 14, 2017, 11:27:06 PM »
Well, that was interesting. I ordered a pair online to replace my rotting Freestyles. I knew my size but decided not to take any chances and used the Jackson-specific charts which confirmed that my current size is correct. FAIL. So fail that my toes are being crushed in these things. At first I thought it was a difference in the padding...that maybe I need to heat mold them and break them in. But then I whipped out a tape measure and my mind was blown: the Debut sole is 1/4" shorter than the Freestyle at the same stamped boot size. Seriously? What the hell is this? I'll be making some calls tomorrow...
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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: What is the easiest combination spin?
« Last post by Doubletoe on December 14, 2017, 08:16:18 PM »
Last season I did sit to upright as a 2position basic spin. I did an open upright which I then pulled in for the windup. I was a little sceptical, but having two distinct (basic) positions in the upright meant that it wasn't seen as a wind up.

Under 6.0 judging or test judging, that is true.  Under IJS, it would have been called as a sit spin.
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