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The midsole of the shoe is actually underneath the shoe before you put the sole on. I would glue it on the shoes with contact cement or use the spreadable cork. I would then sand it into shape.

For insole liners I would use EVA foam from soletech.
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Events for Skaters / Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
« Last post by skategeek on June 13, 2017, 09:23:59 PM »
My original estimate from Albany to LP was wrong. It's 2 hours. You could make it in 3 ahd a half.

For me, from northern NJ, Lake Placid is 4.5 hours (if you trust Google).  Detouring to the museum would make that 7 hours plus museum time (3.5 hrs NJ to museum, 3.5 hrs museum to Lake Placid).  I'm guessing that seeing the exhibit might take a couple of hours or so, so I think I can make this work.  More likely on the way home on Monday so I don't feel pressed for time.
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Events for Skaters / Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
« Last post by AgnesNitt on June 13, 2017, 08:55:46 PM »
I was thinking of seeing the Dick Button exhibit, too! I wasn't planning on going to Lake Placid, though. However, I guess I thought it was a lot further away than it perhaps is - I live about 1.5 hours south of Albany. So that makes Lake Placid maybe only 5.5 hours' drive? So now I'm kind of thinking of this.

My original estimate from Albany to LP was wrong. It's 2 hours. You could make it in 3 ahd a half.
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Events for Skaters / Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
« Last post by RoaringSkates on June 13, 2017, 08:47:52 PM »
I was thinking of seeing the Dick Button exhibit, too! I wasn't planning on going to Lake Placid, though. However, I guess I thought it was a lot further away than it perhaps is - I live about 1.5 hours south of Albany. So that makes Lake Placid maybe only 5.5 hours' drive? So now I'm kind of thinking of this.
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Events for Skaters / Re: Lake Placid Adult Camps
« Last post by skategeek on June 12, 2017, 09:56:47 PM »
The schedule for the June weekend just got emailed out.  One rink has adult practice ice available all day (7 am to 7 pm; first hour is patch); classes are on the other rink from about 9 to 2.  Now I have to start prioritizing which classes I want... there's a lot to choose from but I have a feeling I should pace myself.

I'm also considering a detour on the way up or back, over to the Fenimore Art Museum to see the Dick Button skating collection.  It's a bit off my path but would be far less total travel time if I fold it into this trip than if I do it as a solo trip later.
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Off-Ice Training for Skaters / Re: National Dynamic Warmup (USFSA/LTS USA)
« Last post by rsk8d on June 12, 2017, 04:43:46 PM »
Not enough (or any) hamstring, hip flexor, or IT Band work in there.
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The Pro Shop / Re: Figure Skating Tattoo ideas?
« Last post by davincisop on June 12, 2017, 03:49:58 PM »
To have a dynamic tattoo: Have a skater tattooed so that one leg is on the chest and one is on the arm, positioned right where the arm joint is. Move arm up and down and the skater will be "jumping"! ;)


Ashley Wagner has an infinity tattoo on her ribcage that's easily hidden in her costumes. I don't think I've ever seen a heavily tattooed skater in performances (though know one with tats all down his legs which are covered while in skating pants). I have one at the crook of my elbow that is hidden by 3/4 sleeves, but I've worn long sleeves on pretty much everything so it's not easily seen. I figured if it was ever something I'd need to cover, I have dermablend for a reason (weddings).

I think a figure tracing could be really nice, but I also have a thing for geometric snowflakes: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/308004061996683775/
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I'm having problems with my the backward inside edge after the FO 3-turn. The check is good right after the turn, but the free leg eventually moves to the side, causing the curve to decrease in size. My coach wants me to fix this, but has not offered me a satisfactory way how. [...] I get the same on-ice problem when (1) I do a mohawk and (2) when I hold a backward inside edge after backward crossovers. However, I can keep it checked for a much longer time. That means there's a problem with the actual 3-turn, but also another problem with holding the back inside edge.


Not necessarily a problem with the turn at all. Have you considered your posture when you're doing these moves?

I have a tendency to let my core go and fall forward after the transition. I don't keep my body in the proper place, which opens the hip, which lets the free leg move out. As my coach explained, your body will go in the direction of the free leg. So if it starts drifting, that's the way you'll move. It all has to do with the transition from one to the other and proper distribution of weight over the skating leg. If you keep it in the center instead of over the skate, this is what happens.

So there are severals parts to the fix that she has me working on:
1) Don't do the 3-turn (or whatever you're working on) like you're going into a jump and keeping the free leg out (as if to pick). Keep it in touch position next to your skating foot. It's slightly in front when you're moving to the front and slightly behind when going backwards.
2) If you must keep your free leg out, remember to point it in the direction you want to go.
3) Look in the direction of travel. For example, in a left FO3, you'd look over your left arm (because it's in front) going into it and over your right arm on the back inside edge.
4) Don't just check with your arms; check with your shoulders. Don't let the arms turn into noodles or the shoulders fall in.
5) Remember your posture. Keep the core tight and stay over your skating foot. Heel, hip, and shoulders should be aligned.

I hope at least some of these tips will help. Good luck!
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Off-Ice Training for Skaters / Keeping the hip open in backward inside edges
« Last post by sampaguita on June 12, 2017, 05:34:58 AM »
I'm having problems with my the backward inside edge after the FO 3-turn. The check is good right after the turn, but the free leg eventually moves to the side, causing the curve to decrease in size. My coach wants me to fix this, but has not offered me a satisfactory way how.

I've tried practicing the same backward inside edge position off-ice, but I am unable to replicate this feeling on-ice. The traction off-ice makes all the difference.

I get the same on-ice problem when (1) I do a mohawk and (2) when I hold a backward inside edge after backward crossovers. However, I can keep it checked for a much longer time. That means there's a problem with the actual 3-turn, but also another problem with holding the back inside edge.

Any suggestions how to fix this off-ice/on-ice by the boards?
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The Pro Shop / Re: Figure Skating Tattoo ideas?
« Last post by Sam_Bryant on June 11, 2017, 07:38:41 AM »
Back in my service days I was assigned to a ship.  We had a first class Boiler Tender with lots of tats.  None of them had anything thing to do with ice skating--his tastes ran to hula girls, anchors, eagles etc.  When we'd come into a new (to him) port, as soon as liberty was granted he'd go ashore, get roaring drunk and then get "stenciled".  When I got off the boat two years later he didn't have much in the way of unoccupied "real estate" left on his carcass.  Now, how do I bring this back to the question asked in the original post?  Oh yes, the Boiler Tender had one hula girl on his forearm that he could make do a most hypnotic dance when he made a fist and flexed the right muscles.  Maybe you could have a tattoo of a Free-Style skater and maybe if it was done just right you could flex a muscle and make the skater do a Waltz jump or something.  Now that would be impressive!

I have never once seen a tattoo do something like that. Seems like it'd have to be a complicated/well placed tattoo?
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