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The Pro Shop / Re: How long should laces last
« Last post by Christy on August 03, 2017, 05:50:54 PM »
2-3 months - Wow, I was thinking they would last a year or so  :-[
Better start stocking up!!
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The Pro Shop / Re: How long should laces last
« Last post by Jf12 on August 03, 2017, 05:31:35 PM »
Edea recommends every 2-3 months.  Since you don't skate that often you might be able to go with 5-6 months.  But it sounds like you are due for a change.
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BUT according to this chart you've linked Doubletoe I would have to take FS tests to compete in FS at all!

Good thing I'm not a freestyle skater because this would really piss me off if I had to take FS tests!! 

Back in the day you didn't do FS tests until Novice and then it was linked with the figures - so 6th figure test was Novice and you had to do the figures (and pass) and then do the FS.  If you subsequently failed the FS you had to do the whole thing over - it was really hard and a HUGE accomplishment to get through your Senior Tests!!
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The Pro Shop / Re: How long should laces last
« Last post by Bill_S on August 03, 2017, 04:16:35 PM »
I might be an outlier, but I've had the same original Riedell Gold Star laces since I bought my skate back in 2007. Ten years.

I don't wear my glasses when skating, and have a hard time seeing them against my black skates. Maybe they are worse off than I think, but I don't know it yet.
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The Pro Shop / How long should laces last
« Last post by Christy on August 03, 2017, 04:01:00 PM »
I replaced my original Ice Fly laces at the beginning of the year when I had to keep re-lacing, and have used the skates for approx. 2 sessions per week since (averaging out). In the last few days I've noticed that I need to re-lace again so wondering if it's time for new laces? It doesn't seem like they've lasted that long, and they look like new, but I'm assuming they've stretched. How long do you find laces last before they need replacing please?
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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: Hard or Soft Ice
« Last post by Doubletoe on August 03, 2017, 02:47:04 PM »
Not sure where to vote on this poll. Is it closed already?  Anyway, definitely SOFT ice for me!  Better for my spins AND jumps (and edges).
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This should answer the other questions:  http://www.usfsa.org/content/2016-2017%20Adult%20Singles%20Eligibility%20Chart%20V1%2007-07-16.pdf

Pre-Juvenile qualifies you to compete at Adult Silver.
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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: Hard or Soft Ice
« Last post by lutefisk on August 03, 2017, 02:42:39 PM »
Are we still doing this survey?  I don't see an option to vote for Italian ice.  I'd vote for watermelon favor, or if it's an extra hot day lemon is always refreshing.  The neon-electric blue favor is a little weird though.
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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: Hard or Soft Ice
« Last post by Arwen17 on August 03, 2017, 01:25:27 PM »
I definitely vote for consistent ice as well. So far I've only skated on one other rink outside of my home rink, so I don't have much experience with hard vs soft. But I think my home rink has harder ice than the other rink I visited. I just know their ice felt "too thin" and I didn't like it. My coach said it was softer, but who knows if that's true. I just know it felt "too thin" and made me feel like I might go thru the ice into the floor, even tho logically I knew that was ridiculous. I also felt like I had to put a bit more effort into pushing?? Because it's "soft", there's less to push against?
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Sitting on the Boards Rink Side / Re: Still skating at 90 years old
« Last post by Arwen17 on August 03, 2017, 01:19:44 PM »
My goal is to live to 100 years and keep ice skating the entire time too. Hence why I eat whole-foods high-carb-low-fat (HCLF) vegan diet.  (*see loma linda california and okinawa japan, HCLF vegans, longest living people on the planet and disease-free)
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