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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: Searching for figure skating results
« Last post by Query on October 01, 2017, 10:43:21 PM »
I just did a test using my own name and I got a reasonable number of results.

I take it you mean you used a search engine, like Google or Yahoo... Even if I add the year in the search, and use + and " to try to make the searches "exact", I get way too many responses for the coaches I tried - and nothing too obvious from competitions in the 1980s and 1990s. I do however, get some of the competition results that the ice dance coach did with the coach's students.

When I check out some Russian skaters who did reasonably well (without medaling) in the Russian National competitions, but didn't shine internationally, I mostly can't find them. I admit I am handicapped - I can't read and write Russian. Still...

BTW I checked out a couple other sites, which have some of what I want.
  https://www.statsonice.com
  http://figureskating.wikia.com/wiki/Figure_skating

In both cases, not comprehensive. Major ISU competitions and U.S. Nationals get listed, and SOME other US competitions - mostly the most recent stuff.

I'm kind of surprised. For a lot of sports, this kind of thing is really easy to find. E.g., lots and lots of people keep track of baseball stats.
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The Pro Shop / Risport Electra’s in Australia?
« Last post by Jeté on October 01, 2017, 07:03:04 PM »
Hello!
I’m thinking about getting the risport Electra light with John Wilson ca. However I can’t finds it. I’ve checked skaternetwork and online stores but none seem to have it. I have been seeing the Risport Excellence. They have the same stiffness rating and look exactly the same. Does anyone know the difference.

All answers are helpful

Thanks ;D
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The Pro Shop / Re: Choosing figure skates
« Last post by Ethereal Ice on October 01, 2017, 06:32:41 PM »
Thanks, Ethereal ice, your experience has helped a lot. Now I'm leaning toward the Riedell side. I'm just wondering how can you tell if your skates have broken down?(I've used mine for almost 2 yrs now) Also do any of you use a boot and blade combination and when should you do it?
Thanks!

If your skates have moderate to deep creasing that exists or extends around the ankle region that is a sign that they are not supporting your foot good in that area. My original Silver Stars started to break down prematurely and I believe that them being a bit too long for me was a big contributer. During the break in process I started to notice a crease extending out to my ankle and I did a few things to try and rectify it, namely increasing the size of my ankle area with Bunga pads and switching my lacing pattern to the Edea method that is supposed to provide more even pressure. The creases kind of stabilized, did not get any worse for a long time. But I have really struggled with outside edges, and I think it was made worse by my boots not being supportive enough on the outside.

Life works in mysterious ways...a couple of months ago I was helping a friend who was new to skating measure her feet and decide on boots. I happened to check the info on the Riedell site and made the realization that my feet were probably in boots about a half size too long. They never moved around that I could feel because they were quite snug, in fact, to me they felt fantastic. Snug on the sides but I could move my first couple of toes. When I read the description of a "proper fitting" Riedell, it said that they are designed to have your toes come right to the end, just a smidgen of movement in the big toe. It advised that if you wanted more movement,  you could try going half a size up but you would risk premature break down. Ah hah! Not less than a week later I found a pair a half size smaller for a good price and purchased them.

The fit on my new boots is different for sure, but in a good way. And I am basically through the break in process with no creasing at all on the sides, totally different experience
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The Pro Shop / Re: Anything Further On the Jackson Debut? Comparisons with Freestyle?
« Last post by nicklaszlo on September 30, 2017, 06:23:57 PM »
Can you buy the freestyles without the blade?

I once bought a new pair where the blade had been removed.  Probably unique circumstances.  I got a good discount.
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The Pro Shop / Re: Choosing figure skates
« Last post by nicklaszlo on September 30, 2017, 06:21:53 PM »
Nicklaszlo, I’ve checked skatersnetwork but they don’t have risport Electra. But I have seen risport excellence. They have the same stiffness rating and look exactly the same. Can anyone tell me the difference?
Now I just have to go The Sydney skateshop to get myself fitted! Yay! This will be my bday pressie.

Where are you getting this information?  My understanding (I am not certain) is that Skaters Network is the distributor for Australia.  If the factory makes it, they will import it. Their website is out of date.

I think Risport renamed or redesigned some of their products in the last year.  The RF2s I ordered about 8 months ago are no longer advertised by Risport. 
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The Pro Shop / Re: Choosing figure skates
« Last post by Jeté on September 30, 2017, 04:57:55 PM »
Nicklaszlo, I’ve checked skatersnetwork but they don’t have risport Electra. But I have seen risport excellence. They have the same stiffness rating and look exactly the same. Can anyone tell me the difference?
Now I just have to go The Sydney skateshop to get myself fitted! Yay! This will be my bday pressie.
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The Pro Shop / Re: Anything Further On the Jackson Debut? Comparisons with Freestyle?
« Last post by Sibelius on September 30, 2017, 03:01:41 PM »
Well, no on ordering Freestyle boot with unmounted blade.  Fitter does give a little credit for the blade when you buy a different one, so that's something.  My skater tried on a Riedell boot and gave me the fiercest "no" look I've seen.  Definitely a Jackson girl, at least until it's Sp-Teri, or Harlick.  Fitter recommends Ultima blades since they fit the mounting pattern, and since she says they are more reliably machined (robotically) than the hand made blades from Wilson and MK.  So, when the time comes it will either be another Elle, or Freestyle with an Ultima Legacy or Eclipse Aurora (if we want the 7' rocker and the 27" spin profile).  She did say that the blade that comes on the Competitor, the Aspire XP, is a pretty nice blade for the money.  So I have a path to follow when my skater hints her boots are too tight.
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The Pro Shop / Re: Choosing figure skates
« Last post by nicklaszlo on September 29, 2017, 07:15:09 PM »
Thanks skatemom189 now I know someone who actually have the same foot type as me! That really helps. Does having a seperate blade make you spin better or help you? Now I think I’ve made up my mind. It’s either going to be Risport Electra with John Wilson coronation ace/ Riedell Stride with the Eclipse Volant. But I think it might be the risports because they’re just cheaper and there aren’t any Riedell dealers in the state I live (NSW) except Sydney Skateshop which only sells several models! Now I just need opinions on both of them to be sure I’ve made the right choice.
Once again, THANKS EVERYONE WHO CONTRIBUTED TO THIS

If a shop is advertising one model, they will be able to order all the models.

If you want Risports, go to Skater's Network.  They will get you the lowest price because (I guess) all the other skate shops in Australia have to buy from them.
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Media Center / Re: Ludmila Belousova-Protopopov
« Last post by AgnesNitt on September 29, 2017, 05:12:36 PM »
Oh that's so sad. When I was at Lake Placid I only saw her teaching (with her husband) one student the whole week.

Her poor husband is on his own now. And they didn't have any children.
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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: Searching for figure skating results
« Last post by Doubletoe on September 29, 2017, 05:02:22 PM »
I just did a test using my own name and I got a reasonable number of results.  I just typed in "(my name) figure skating competition results"
What years do you think your coach was competing?  His/her current students' placements will be easier to find.  Just look up the most recent results from 2016-17 Regionals in your area on IceNetwork.com.
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