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Media Center / Re: Viral Black Ice Video
« Last post by Query on January 13, 2018, 11:53:53 PM »
As near as I can tell he didn't significantly touch the mailbox. He was partially stopped by the roll, partially by pushing against what he was carrying as it hit the grass.

Some of us could have more fun on the same trajectory, and make the fall more graceful too - IF IT WAS PLANNED, which probably wasn't the case here. But it was still a fairly decent rolling fall. He did a good tuck and roll, and used the grass to slightly cushion both the initial impact, and the hit with what he was carrying. I doubt he is seriously hurt.

Even his ego is intact. He didn't even mind his wife's video post.

Incidentally, ice frozen over grass can be extremely slippery too, for vehicles, even with caution, a full 4WD low gear transfer case, and all weather tires, sometimes even with traction mats and emergency chains. From experience I have learned not to pull off onto grass in cold whether - it is frequently (usually?) more slippery and harder to get moving on than road, especially salted road. (I've likewise learned that it can be very, very bad in wet weather, where it, like bare ground, can easily turn into a muddy mess. Grass is bad.)

But why is such a video worthy of so much interest? It's not such an unusual thing to slip on your driveway or a walkway, especially if it has a hill, and no salt, gravel, kitty litter or sand. One of the many reasons why learning to fall gently is so useful.
Rink Roundups / Re: Public Skating in NYC
« Last post by Christy on January 13, 2018, 10:59:41 PM »
Thanks for the info. It's now looking like the visit may be May / June time so no opportunity to visit the outdoor rinks, but more time for sightseeing (and hopefully less chance of travel plans being disrupted by the weather)
The Pro Shop / Re: Jackson Debut Boot
« Last post by Sibelius on January 13, 2018, 03:09:58 PM »
6.5 C/D with a 9.5" blade

Thanks, that's what shows on the chart for that size.  I think someone screwed up on the Debut chart, doesn't make sense that for a 3 1/2 to have the same sole length as the 4 1/2 but one size takes an 8 1/2 blade and the other an 8 3/4.  Boots arrive on Wednesday and will be measured, hope she's skating in them by next Saturday.
Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Late to the party but learning how to dance!
« Last post by EvieJW on January 13, 2018, 03:07:09 AM »
Hi Everyone
I’m 28 and a complete novice to skating. I only stepped on the ice for the first time last year. I’m planning on taking an adult learn to skate class but would really like to at least be able to skate without using the barrier before starting. I’m relying on it less and less but I guess I just wanted some tips or advice to help me make that leap and get properly out on the ice.
The Pro Shop / Re: Jackson Debut Boot
« Last post by tothepointe on January 12, 2018, 09:49:33 PM »
6.5 C/D with a 9.5" blade
Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: 2018 Skating Resolutions
« Last post by AgnesNitt on January 12, 2018, 07:34:22 PM »
Sit spin.
That is all.
Media Center / Re: I, Tonya -- 1994 FS Scandal Biopic
« Last post by AgnesNitt on January 12, 2018, 07:33:52 PM »
I saw an interview with her on ABC. She's got a heck of waltz jump and a double something.
Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: 2018 Skating Resolutions
« Last post by LunarSkater on January 12, 2018, 07:28:33 PM »
My goals for 2018...

1) Posture
2) Keep my head up and aligned
3) Get aligned over my skating side with hip in correct position
4) Power, flow, etc.... the usual

1) Back 8s
2) Figure loops
3) Turns: choctaw, counter, rocker

1) Correct my bad habits
2) Keep working on the axel

1) Centering....
2) Get a consistent 4+ revolution back camel
3) Consistent combinations spins, particularly forward to back camel which I currently can't do at all
4) Consistent 3+ revolution catch-foot (any variety, I'm not picky on this one)

1) Consistent off-ice workouts (yoga, the gym, etc.)
2) Consistent stretching routine
3) Strengthen my core
Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: 3 Words for 2018 (an alternative to resolutions)
« Last post by Meli on January 12, 2018, 03:25:06 PM »
Heal: Need to take the downtime to recover appropriately from a recent procedure
Strengthen: Keeping strong during recovery and upping my game afterwards
Patience: With recovery, with strengthening, and with pesky edges in and out of three turns
Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: UK test levels
« Last post by fsk8r on January 12, 2018, 01:28:14 PM »
If you contact NISA they should be able to advise you.
NISA may also still have your old records on system which can help refresh your memory of where you are in case you've forgotten one.
I think they revised the system a couple of times before we got to numbers. So Bronze from one year isn't the same as Bronze from another.
However, if you want to compete as an adult, you don't need any tests you select the level most appropriate for your current standard on an honesty system.
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