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The Pro Shop / Re: Foot pain due to boot
« Last post by skatemom189 on December 15, 2017, 07:35:55 PM »
They might not be stiff enough.  Those are stiffness 30.  My daughter wore risports model Lux, stiffness 30 several times before moving stiffer.  Her first pair at that stiffness was when she was 4 and same level as you.  An adult needs stiffer boots than  young child to support their extra weight.  I suggest you consider model RF3, stiffness 60, or Royal Pro stiffness 65.
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The Pro Shop / Re: Foot pain due to boot
« Last post by rd350 on December 15, 2017, 07:28:53 PM »
Have you gone back to the shop you got them at?  Maybe you can get re-heat fitted or get them punched out where they hurt if they think it makes sense.

You can also try some gel pads possibly and see if those help.
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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: What is the easiest combination spin?
« Last post by Doubletoe on December 15, 2017, 07:09:40 PM »
I only compete IJS and this was called as combination spin 2 position last season.
Oh, that's great to hear! Just be aware that different technical specialists may have different interpretations of what constitutes an "enhancement" of an upright position, since the term is not defined.  I have learned the hard way that whenever something is not clearly defined, the results can vary widely.  For example, I asked two technical specialists how they would call an attempted forward sit/back upright combination where the skater completed the forward sit, but then failed to successfully execute the change of foot into the back upright.  One of them said he would call it as a sit spin but the other said she would give it zero credit since it was clearly an attempt at a CCoSpV that failed to meet the requirements.  Each of them was surprised at the other's answer and neither one knew where to get clarification.  These were both very experienced officials, too!
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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: 2017 Skating Resolutions
« Last post by dkd on December 15, 2017, 07:04:51 PM »
1. Pass Fiesta Tango. I finally passed Fiesta after three times in April.
2. Pass Bronze dances. Achieved in August.
3. Pass solo Juvenile free dance test. I managed this in February. It wasn't hard.
4. Compete solo dance at the Juvenile level. I competed the same program as my test in April with some improvements... and I got last. Oh well. I still did it.
5. Start Pre-Silver dances. Currently working on Fourteenstep and European Waltz. I learned the Foxtrot then promptly forgot it due to lack of practicing recently.
6. Pass pre-juv moves. Possibly juv as well. Didn't get to either. Oh well.
7. Get dance boots and blades. I got my SP Teri dance boots and Coronation Dance blades in March. They are amazing. I love them.
8. Work on figures. If 7 works, out, I'd like to convert my freestyle boots into figure boots. Didn't happen. Those old boots are awful. I did some figures, but probably less than last year.
9. Do monthly exercise challenges at least 6/12 months. I did half of one in January, another half in February, a full month in March. From October through December, I've worked out other than skating pretty much every day. I'll count that. Monthly challenges don't really work for me. I need to do more than just a few squats and call it a day. I'll count this one.
10. Improve footwork and speed. I've been focusing a lot on twizzles, 3 turns, brackets, etc., and I feel more comfortable and a little faster doing them.
11. Get a better back camel and back sit. And front sit for that matter. I love back camels now, especially Toller Cranston style ones. I've pretty much given up on sit spins.
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The Pro Shop / Re: Jackson Debut Boot
« Last post by tstop4me on December 15, 2017, 05:17:59 PM »
I don't skate, so what does the higher heel mean for a skater?  Is it a drastic adjustment? I don't want my skater to be too thrown off at this stage, she'll be starting her Axel about the same time as she needs new skates.
Someone else can address the effects on jumps, since I don't jump.  About 3 yrs ago, I changed from an old pair of Riedell Royals to a new pair of Jackson Elites, which has a much higher heel pitch.  The biggest difference for me was in skating backwards.  I would pitch up forwards near the picks.  To compensate, I had to lean strongly backward.  I mentioned that to two techs at the shop (they're also skaters and coaches); and they told me that's common.  Couldn't figure out why it didn't affect my forward moves, though, just the backward ones.
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The Pro Shop / Re: Jackson Debut Boot
« Last post by Sibelius on December 15, 2017, 02:38:57 PM »
I don't skate, so what does the higher heel mean for a skater?  Is it a drastic adjustment? I don't want my skater to be too thrown off at this stage, she'll be starting her Axel about the same time as she needs new skates.
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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: 2017 Skating Resolutions
« Last post by davincisop on December 15, 2017, 02:20:56 PM »
End of year update:

1. Get ice dance skates.
DONE.
2. Pass Bronze dances. Passed Willow and Hickory, testing TenFox in March 2018
3. Start Pre-Silver dances. Coach has started me on all three.
4. Pass Pre-Juvenile MITF. Testing in August. Passed in August. :D
5. Pass Juvenile MITF. Started, not tested yet.
6. Start Intermediate MITF. Nope.
7. Pass Adult Silver and Adult Gold MITF. Testing Adult Silver MITF in March 2018
8. Get the darn backspin. It's rotating now. Not consistent but it's ok.
9. Learn to sew my own skating dresses. Passing on this for next year.
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The Pro Shop / Re: Jackson Debut Boot
« Last post by tothepointe on December 15, 2017, 02:04:19 PM »
I wonder if the Debut has a higher heel pitch.  For the same size, a higher heel pitch would result in a shorter sole length.

It does. They aren't just the Freestyles with a new sole it's a different last. I'm still adjusting a little to the higher heel since I was in Riedells before

At one point I was in the Freestyle and it's a snugger fit around the arch. I also tried the Competitor and Debut side by side and the Debut is a snugger fit. Which is what I needed.

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The Pro Shop / Re: Jackson Debut Boot
« Last post by Sibelius on December 15, 2017, 01:20:02 PM »
Just by looking at the photos on the Jackson site I think you're right, the heel on the Debut Fusion looks steeper, as well as the one on the Freestyle Fusion, compared to the old Freestyle model.  Could just be the angle of photo though.  The other difference is the width, R(A/B) and W(B/C) as opposed to the old A, B, C.  Too many variables to order a new style boot online I would think.  I'm glad we have a good fitter.  Unfortunately she doesn't stock much so we'd have to pay shipping and restocking fees.
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The Pro Shop / Re: Jackson Debut Boot
« Last post by tstop4me on December 15, 2017, 12:50:18 PM »
I looked at the blade size chart yesterday and for the Debut Fusion the recommended blade size is 1/4" smaller than for the other boots.  My skater would be in a 3 with an 8 1/4" blade in the Debut, but in the Elle and Freestyle it's 8 1/2 for the same size.

https://skaterslanding.com/pages/jackson-blade-size-chart
I wonder if the Debut has a higher heel pitch.  For the same size, a higher heel pitch would result in a shorter sole length.
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