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In general I would say that a great many of the adult skaters are NOT on-line nor are they participating in forums like this.

I have learned so much over the years from this forum in particular especially when it comes to the rule changes that are always coming up - whether it be from a judging standpoint or just a skater-standpoint I find that I often will find out about something here and then I get a follow-up from USFS or whoever.

Also technique - but it depends on who you are working with!

I am quite sure that if you started a thread entitled "difficulty with axel" you would get some very excellent responses from some very excellent technicians on this forum.
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Most of the more vocal people have served/are serving on the USFSA Adult committee or know each other from adult competitions, so I guess they're okay with letting it all hang out.  Plus, many of us have met in real life, despite pseudonyms on skatingforums.  I'm friends on FB with those people as well.
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:/ I hate facebook. I actually find people are less behaved there for some reason. With the added bonus they can stalk you in real life since they have your real name and your real hobbies on display. It makes you very easy to find in real life.
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Most adult skaters migrated to Facebook - there are at least a half-dozen "groups" for adult skaters, many formed because they couldn't get along together.  The same was true when skatingforums was the destination, pre-FB.  It's easier since most people check FB for updates on friends/family and to share their own activities.  However, there's a lack of anonymity on FB, which is a double-edged sword: discussion is down but most people are better-behaved since they're using their real names.  (Although, there are several who use pseudonyms on FB, most likely because they don't want their employers to find their social media.)
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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Percentage of the skating community that is online?
« Last post by Arwen17 on November 08, 2017, 09:09:26 AM »
Maybe I just suck with search engines, but it's really hard to find a lot of good discussions about things above axel jump. The vast majority of posts on the internet are for basic skills or singles. Is the online skating community that small? Or just mainly composed of adults who never skated as kids?
When I'm at the rink, surrounded by all of those kids doing doubles, it just feels like there should be tons of people online discussing those levels too. I can understand discussions about triples being rare, only certain rinks have people doing triples. But my rink makes me feel like doubles are "common" and "typical", even though none of our rink's skaters do triples.
Are all the people doing doubles or better just too busy practicing at the rink, so "ruminating" about it online is pointless and a waste of their time?
As an adult skater, I do like to discuss things online since I can't really do that with the little kids I'm surrounded by at the rink. I'm not and never will be a part of their social group because of the age-gap.

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The Pro Shop / Re: Changing Blades from Coronation Comet
« Last post by AgnesNitt on November 08, 2017, 05:58:13 AM »
I thought you had posted a while ago that you had switched to Comets (or was in the process of switching to Comets)?

I never got around to it because my fitter frowned on it. I'm still in Pros. But I've got a pair of back up skates and I'd like to find some second hand blades and try Comets and Pattern 99s. If I monetize the blog I could tax deduct them!
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The Pro Shop / Re: Changing Blades from Coronation Comet
« Last post by tstop4me on November 07, 2017, 10:28:35 PM »
Comets, I've wanted comets for a few years. Other than the spins, how are they?
I thought you had posted a while ago that you had switched to Comets (or was in the process of switching to Comets)?
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The Pro Shop / Re: Changing Blades from Coronation Comet
« Last post by tstop4me on November 07, 2017, 10:26:36 PM »
I wish I could try a bunch of blades for a week!
Wouldn't we all!!!
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The Pro Shop / Re: Changing Blades from Coronation Comet
« Last post by JSHalo on November 07, 2017, 10:19:15 PM »
I think you should consider the Coronation Ace.  They have a great spin rocker, similar to Gold Seals but a bit larger to be more forgiving.  A 7' radius.  Not so tall as gold seals, so more stable.  An excellent blade for your level.  My DD just got her flying broken leg sit spin/cannonball/tuck behind in the Aces.  Great blades for spinning. Cheaper than gold seals too.

The Ace was definitely in consideration, but I started to wonder if I’d be better off with an 8’ rocker. I just don’t know. I wish I could try a bunch of blades for a week!
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The Pro Shop / Re: Changing Blades from Coronation Comet
« Last post by JSHalo on November 07, 2017, 10:13:54 PM »
Comets, I've wanted comets for a few years. Other than the spins, how are they?

They’re very stable, and they’re great for getting a really good push for speed, and they’ve largely been great for MIF. I have trouble with lobes in dance (they’re often too fat and flat, despite my absolute best efforts). It’s VERY easy to end up on your pick going backwards, which isn’t really a huge issue. You have to be super accurate with the pick, and for the first month I was very timid using my pick in any capacity. Obviously, once you get used to it, it’s not a big deal.
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