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The Pro Shop / Re: Phantoms vs. Gold Star - What to buy
« Last post by Live2Sk8 on October 23, 2017, 08:30:24 PM »
I went from a Majestic to an MK Professional.  My spins were instantly better, although that might have been a result of having properly sized boots.  The transition was very easy.  The MK Pro and Coronation Ace are excellent blades for skaters doing singles.
The Pro Shop / Re: Phantoms vs. Gold Star - What to buy
« Last post by icedancer on October 23, 2017, 07:06:08 PM »
The Majestic is a pretty low-level blade.

You MIGHT like the Gold Seals or Phantoms but why not go with the Coronation Ace or MK Professional?

That's what I would do if I were you.

Just my 2 cents.
The Pro Shop / Phantoms vs. Gold Star - What to buy
« Last post by adultsk8ter on October 23, 2017, 06:27:48 PM »
I am an adult skater back on the ice after a 14 year hiatus. I have been skating on Harlick boots and Majestic blades and while I always loved my boots I was never really satisfied with my blades. I bought everything 23 years ago so I have gotten my money's worth for sure. The bridge of my foot widened slightly when I was pregnant so now my Harlicks are uncomfortable and make my toes fall asleep so, sadly, it's time for new equipment. My coach has suggested Edea Ice Flys and either Gold Star or Phantom Blades. We know that I am only working on singles at the moment but we're going with the Ice Flys because of the low break in time and lightweight nature that she has found beneficial to other adult skaters she coaches. When it comes to the blades I am a little more lost. I know that both of these blades cater to elite skaters. Am I getting in over my head? I have just never been happy with my Majestics. Between The MK Phantoms and MK Gold Star (she also mentioned the Wilson Goad Seal) what are the pros and cone? Or is there a different blade I should consider>
The Pro Shop / Re: Klingbeils!
« Last post by Ethereal Ice on October 21, 2017, 05:44:48 PM »
I don't think the company exists anymore. There is supposed to be a new company called Avanta that was created by a former Klingbeil person, but there have been some issues with it. If you are interested further, there is an Avanta thread below and I can also pm you some of the information I have regarding them.
The Pro Shop / Klingbeils!
« Last post by Jeté on October 21, 2017, 05:34:19 PM »
Just wanted to know if any of you here have klingbeils and the link for their store. I’ve been trying to search it up online but their is no official store.
A link would be much appreciated.

The Pro Shop / Re: Club jackets
« Last post by Jeté on October 21, 2017, 05:30:58 PM »
My club doesn’t have club jackets. Only those who do competitions/synchro/ice dance get them for free. Otherwise, they’re too pricey.
Spectator Skating Discussions / Re: Commercialized music
« Last post by Meli on October 21, 2017, 03:21:01 PM »
You had me at Chazz Michael Michaels. Dying.  ;D
Spectator Skating Discussions / Re: Commercialized music
« Last post by AgnesNitt on October 20, 2017, 08:09:30 PM »
To quote the immortal Chazz Michael Michaels "It gets the people moving."

Commercial music gets the audience moving because it's been crafted to. It's a lazy coach's way to pick music that's not only successfully designed to get the audience to respond in a risk free way, but the audience has been trained to respond in a predictable way.
Spectator Skating Discussions / Commercialized music
« Last post by Meli on October 20, 2017, 07:38:48 PM »
Does anyone else get distracted when a skater uses a piece of music that's been heavily commercialized? Watching Polina Edmunds' SP made me wonder if she was sponsored by DeBeers. Whenever I watch someone skate to the music from Rodeo, I think "Beef, it's what's for dinner."

I realize it will play differently to an international crowd, but I do wonder the thought process of picking something that is familiar to the masses because it was used in advertising campaigns. (Let's face it, my boyfriend doesn't know ballet, but he knows what's for dinner.)
The Pro Shop / Re: Jackson Ultima Apex Blade - Polishing Towel
« Last post by tstop4me on October 20, 2017, 06:35:36 PM »
The post had characters that truncated my cut-and-paste, sorry.  Edited to correct.

I think the Eclipse cloths are about the size of eyeglass wiping cloths. Maybe this is the same?
My Eclipse Auroras came with an ~11.5" X 10" polishing cloth.  At first I thought it was silly.  But it turns out to be very absorbent (don't know for sure, but I suspect it's microfiber).  Since it's thin and flexible, it's very handy for drying around the mounting plates.
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