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Previously in Riedell Royals and Wilson Coronation Aces for mucho years.  Late 2014 switched to Jackson Elite Suedes (last model in traditional leather) and Wilson Coronation Aces.  Same boots since but switched blades to Eclipse Auroras and then to Paramount 440C Freestyle 12". 
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Hmm, I would think that he would score higher in a spring green.
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Safe for work remarkably. His whatzit's stuffed in a toy monkey's head. His behind is covered in pink tulle.

Before anyone yell's "think of the children" at me, remember this is an ADULT skater's site/

In German

https://www.thecut.com/2018/02/streaker-in-tutu-crashed-winter-olympics-2018.html
Omg Agnes that was hilarious I totally missed that one. And I've been watching all of the Olympics. He should of done it after the ladies long program haha! That's a courageous man right there lol.

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Media Center / Re: The Quint
« Last post by tstop4me on Today at 08:01:24 AM »
Top skaters performing triple jumps expend more energy than necessary by jumping higher than they have to.
The higher the jump, the longer the dwell time in the air.  The longer the dwell time, the lower the angular speed required to complete a specified number of rotations.  A longer dwell time reduces the likelihood of under-rotation and also allows for a more graceful and elegant overall execution.

With respect to energy expenditure, there is a trade-off:  jumping higher requires more energy (than jumping lower), but rotating slower requires less energy (than rotating faster).  This and other trade-offs are what scientists and engineers are analyzing.
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Media Center / Re: The Quint
« Last post by nicklaszlo on February 24, 2018, 11:57:44 PM »
The energy required to perform the jump increases like the square of the number of revolutions.  So a quintuple jump requires 56% more energy than a quadruple.  It's a big step to make.

Top skaters performing triple jumps expend more energy than necessary by jumping higher than they have to.

(I did not watch the video.)
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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: What boots and blade do you wear???
« Last post by ChristyRN on February 24, 2018, 10:52:25 PM »
Still in my split-width Jackson Premieres with a new set on order since they are breaking down. It's taking far longer than last time to get them in.
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Media Center / Man in tutu and penis pouch invades the ice at OLympics
« Last post by AgnesNitt on February 24, 2018, 09:39:33 PM »
Safe for work remarkably. His whatzit's stuffed in a toy monkey's head. His behind is covered in pink tulle.

Before anyone yell's "think of the children" at me, remember this is an ADULT skater's site/

In German

https://www.thecut.com/2018/02/streaker-in-tutu-crashed-winter-olympics-2018.html
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Media Center / Re: The Quint
« Last post by AgnesNitt on February 24, 2018, 09:29:12 PM »
Axel Paulsen performed the first axel in speed skates in 1882.

It's not necessarily all about the skates.

Probably it's more about the ice consistency.

For example, Vern Taylor landed the first triple in competition in Ottowa in the 78 Olympics on indoor ice. Dick Button could land a triple earlier (he landed a double as early as the 48 Olympics on outdoor ice) if my memory serves he didn't land the triple at St Moritz because of the risk of not having a clean program. But I'm willing to be corrected.
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Media Center / Re: The Quint
« Last post by sampaguita on February 24, 2018, 08:59:30 PM »
Interesting. I've also wondered why you can't have bouncy soles on skates. Maybe changing the skates will really push the sports. Years ago, triples would have been impossible on skates *during that time*.
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Spectator Skating Discussions / Re: Back-loading IJS Programs
« Last post by tstop4me on February 24, 2018, 09:03:39 AM »
They should make the bonus increase linearly as you go through the program.  I used to think it would be hard to figure out when the jump occurred, but recently they started showing the technical panel's calls on live TV.  The calls show up in a couple of seconds.  That should be accurate enough.  The slope could be adjusted until the best strategy is to spread your jumps out.
<<Emphasis added>>  By this I assume you mean the bonus is not a constant 10% for the last half of the program, but increases as a function of time.  I don't see how this would encourage skaters to spread their jumps out:  on the contrary, they would backload their jumps even further into the program.  Imagine what programs coaches and choreographers would cook up if you were to have the following bonus structure (to simplify the example, I've divided the program into 4 quarters, and maintained a constant bonus for each quarter):

1st quarter:  0%
2nd quarter:  5%
3rd quarter:  10%
4th quarter:  20%

It would be interesting to have a program choreographed to the 1812 Overture, with the cannonade during the 4th quarter, and jumps synchronized to the cannonade.
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