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The Pro Shop / Re: Riedell Skates
« Last post by Seren on June 24, 2017, 11:01:09 PM »
I currently wear Bronze Stars. They have lasted me 2 solid years and are now on what I consider "duck tape hospice" (I have to tape them before skating in them- trying to get them to last a little longer before getting new skates). While I will not be getting Riedells again due to them just not fitting my feet as well anymore I have been happy with how they've held up. I am 5'6, 125 lbs and skate 3-5 times per week- have all singles and working hard on my under rotated axel.
Events for Skaters / Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
« Last post by skategeek on June 24, 2017, 08:50:03 PM »
I've got one more day to go... I've been pacing myself but I'm planning to go for broke tomorrow (8 or 9 classes).  It's been fun so far!

No idea about the locker room; I didn't pay close attention.  I'll try to look tomorrow.  I didn't bother with a locker because I have too much stuff I want to keep with me (snacks, phone, water, etc.) but I've been putting skates on in there just to hang out with other skaters.
Events for Skaters / Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
« Last post by AgnesNitt on June 24, 2017, 08:12:58 PM »
Hey AgnesNitt, they've turned on the clocks on the hockey displays!  No need for a slap watch.

ThankS!!!!  I'll update my post.

Did you have a good time?

Also, did they paint the dressing room or put a big fan in?
Events for Skaters / Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
« Last post by skategeek on June 24, 2017, 05:47:46 PM »
Hey AgnesNitt, they've turned on the clocks on the hockey displays!  No need for a slap watch.
The Pro Shop / Re: Ice helmet foam question
« Last post by DressmakingMomma on June 24, 2017, 03:17:03 PM »
I can't help with most of your questions, but I can say that motorcycle helmets are heavy, super bulky, and sometimes hard to see around. I have both street and motocross helmets. The motocross is lighter and easier to see around, but you wear goggles with it instead of a face shield. My helmets aren't new, so maybe technology has produced something much better. I went out with my husband for a ride today and was just thinking about how uncomfortable a helmet is, even so, I would never ride without one. I can't imagine they would be good for whitewater rafting.
The Pro Shop / Blade options
« Last post by cameocooper on June 24, 2017, 12:30:06 AM »
Does anyone have any suggestions for blades that have a 8" Rocker. I currently skate in coronation ace with a 7" rocker, but was considering going with the larger rocker, has I have no issues with spins, and feel unstable on my footwork.

I am consider Eclipse Pinnacle (Possible upgrading to the titanium model but not sure if this is worth with only single jumps) or Coronation Comet which have 8,5" rocker.
but am open to suggestions on different blades, but I or the sharper seems to wear out blades.
The Pro Shop / Riedell Skates
« Last post by cameocooper on June 24, 2017, 12:23:24 AM »
I may have to purchase some new skates, I am currently in Idea Chorus, but if I got new skates I would return to Riedell. I have narrowed this down to the Motion or Bronze Star. Just not sure if the Bronze Stars are worthy the extra at my level and feel I could get away with the Motion, with being a light skater.

I currently have most of my single jumps, am about 105 pounds, and every pair of skates I have had Riedell & Edea have lasted well, and only started breaking down, after several years.

Does anyone have any opinions on these models, there is no pro shop, that sell decent skates near me.
The Pro Shop / Skate Sizing issues
« Last post by cameocooper on June 24, 2017, 12:17:50 AM »
I currently skate in Edea Chorus skates, which I have had for about 2 years, which are still in very good condition, with just cosmetic damage.  Due to some on going medical issues (Iwon't go into) I have lost about 25 pounds (I know some people wish they could) but my skates seem too wide for my feet now, I am struggling to hold my edges, and holding my landing.

I know skates can be stretched to accommodate slightly wider feet, but does anyone have suggestions on making skates narrower. I have already heated the skates up, and tied them tight and let them cool, but they still feel very loose.

Or should I just bite the bullet, and buy new skates, even though these ones are no where near breaking down.
Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: Why do you abort jumps?
« Last post by Nate on June 23, 2017, 10:46:53 PM »
I feel myself leaning backwards in the air
Jump not rotating enough to make it around
Too close to the wall
Someone in the way (or skating to my jump spot - "better safe than sorry")
Botched take-off (off balance going into jump, toe pick/blade slippage, etc.)
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