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The Pro Shop / Re: Health question
« Last post by Peach on September 19, 2017, 07:54:00 AM »
Yes i stopped growing suddenly
The Pro Shop / Re: Health question
« Last post by tstop4me on September 19, 2017, 05:29:03 AM »
I assume you are concerned about the effects of skating on a child that is still growing, rather than on an adult.  Is that correct?
The Pro Shop / Health question
« Last post by Peach on September 18, 2017, 08:30:30 PM »
Can skating cause you to be short or bowlegged?
Off-Ice Training for Skaters / Re: Vitamin D deficiency
« Last post by RinkGuard on September 18, 2017, 06:34:35 PM »
And since tstopme gave the the best advice, we're going to close this thread down.

illusionkicks, please feel free to post on other skating topics, but this one really seems to be beyond the kind of information you should be asking people on the internet.
Off-Ice Training for Skaters / Re: Vitamin D deficiency
« Last post by tstop4me on September 18, 2017, 04:04:40 PM »
You should consult your physician for any additional treatment. Also consider wearing protective gear.  Have your physician refer you to a sports medicine specialist if needed.
The Pro Shop / Re: Anything Further On the Jackson Debut? Comparisons with Freestyle?
« Last post by Sibelius on September 18, 2017, 04:01:20 PM »
I did check with Jackson, and it is no longer possible to get the Freestyle or Competitor boot only.  Kind of dismissive of the needs of smaller skaters who don't need that much boot, but need better blades.  They also said the Debut would be way too much boot since she hasn't broken the Elle's down yet.
The Pro Shop / Re: Anything Further On the Jackson Debut? Comparisons with Freestyle?
« Last post by amy1984 on September 18, 2017, 03:36:44 PM »
Can you buy the freestyles without the blade?  I think Jackson offers some of those boots without the matching blade.  That way you can put on whatever you want.
The Pro Shop / Anything Further On the Jackson Debut? Comparisons with Freestyle?
« Last post by Sibelius on September 18, 2017, 01:29:47 PM »
Hi all,

Does anyone have any further information on the Debut?  My little skater had a boot check aaaaaaand she grew.  We are trying to find the opportunity for stretching, which is next to impossible since she skates just about every other day and they need at least overnight for the work.  That will buy a couple of months if we can get it done, but I've got to think ahead.

The shop is recommending the Freestyle, but the numbers from Jackson on the Debut seem close.  They tell me it's too stiff for her.  I do trust them, they are very hesitant about overbooting, and not too keen on the "stiffness numbers" from the mfg's.  She's currently in the Elle, and after 6 months they shows no sign of breakdown so that seems to be the right stiffness for her.  The fitter's philosophy is that if they don't break down before they are outgrown they are the right stiffness.  I get that and it makes some sense, but I think it's time for separates with a better blade, Coro Ace, or maybe try the Eclipse version with the 60 day return.  I don't want to waste money on the Freestyle with the blade, and they don't sell it boot only anymore.

She's at FS5, working on singles, no axel, but that's the goal for the next year.  She's 9 and a little teeny thing with not an ounce of fat (she definitely didn't get that from me!)  Her coaches are big on Sp-Teri, which is local, but man, way too much at this point. She's skated in Jackson's since the beginning and they seem to fit her pretty well, the Elle's after heat molding and a couple of punches were perfect.  I guess I'd like to keep her in what she's used to until we squeeze into the Sp-Teri's.

So, can anyone compare the Debut with the Freestyles, or even Competitors as far as stiffness?  Nothing in stock of course at the shop, and we can get whatever we want, but a 20% restock and shipping both ways on a couple of pairs for her to try costs as much extra as just going down the road to the Sp-Teri factory and getting a pair there.
Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: Notebook instead of app
« Last post by Isk8NYC on September 18, 2017, 09:33:41 AM »
Mod note: We're done here.  Thread closed.
Off-Ice Training for Skaters / Vitamin D deficiency
« Last post by illusionkicks on September 18, 2017, 08:55:11 AM »
Hey guys! So as the title implies, I have a serious Vitamin D deficiency that causes me to have soft bones. I found out the hard way back last year November after breaking my ulna to cushion a fall last year. (Silver linings!) I've been taking my prescribed supplements, but I was wondering if there is anything else I can do to toughen up my bones. Because frankly this sport requires lotsa falling and I don't want to break yet another bone and be forced (by the Dad) to give it up!

Thanks for reading!
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