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Offline AgnesNitt

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Re: Anatomy of a figure skater
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2018, 06:58:50 PM »
Your subject made me think of https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/146-0336368-7882529?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=anatomy+of+a+figure+skating+injury - an interesting book, but totally unrelated.

I guess, having seen the video, you will soon have a jump height, stability, and aerobic endurance comparable to Mae Berenice Meite. :)
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Re: Anatomy of a figure skater
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2018, 08:08:42 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGhxEljPQog

Very interesting!  Thanks for sharing.  At my age I shutter to think how low my scores would be!

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Re: Anatomy of a figure skater
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2018, 12:20:18 PM »
That looks a great book Query, has anyone else read it? It looks like it would answer a lot of questions

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Re: Anatomy of a figure skater
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2018, 04:34:24 PM »
I have a copy of Anatomy of a Figure Skating Injury. It's okay. More towards younger skaters. I think adults could figure out many of the recommendations.
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Re: Anatomy of a figure skater
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2018, 08:11:45 PM »
The book I mentioned is off-topic. But:

It is written by John Harmata, one of the world's best skate techs, operating near Chicago. At one point, based on pre-completion ads, I thought the book would have detailed info on expert sharpening techniques, fit, blade mounting, injury prevention etc. But he instead chose to offer fairly expensive classes in those subjects, so he watered down the content somewhat from what was originally advertised. But it is one of the few written sources available on any of these subjects, along with Skateology and bits and pieces at places like Blademaster. He does have a free web page that lists some info, including some useful info for ordinary skaters. You can also call him, and discuss what he offers in terms of skates, blades, and skate services. (Of course, it is not to be expected that the leading experts in any sports equipment related field will agree on all major points - e.g., he and Mike Cunningham disagree on some points, though they have great respect for each other. He is a great resource, and many people love him, and travel great distances to see him.)

In terms of the original topic, figure skating performance, and what you need athletically to get it, there are a fair number of other sources of info. The video is produced by "The Olympic Channel", which has some other interesting stuff materials.

I notice there are other videos from "The Olympic Channel" on Youtube:

  https://www.youtube.com/user/olympic

and The Olympic Channel has its own web page

  https://www.olympicchannel.com

They are also a cable TV channel.

Does anyone get it? Is it interesting?
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