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Offline AgnesNitt

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My Skate VS
« on: July 28, 2015, 06:39:38 PM »
For me it's basically Brian Orser videos versus Nick Perna videos. has Brian Orser and I really like his videos of him teaching exercises to a class. has Nick Perna. I've seen some videos of him teaching on you Tube, and he's really good.

MySkateCoach has more versions than you can shake a skate at. Free, $7 a month, $25 videos a month with different levels of discounts for video purchasing and different services.
I like how you can purchase videos and sample them is subscription and requires Paypal. Cost is $29.97 a month. You can get sample videos by signing up for their email list.

Videos: MySkateCoach about 4 minutes long, with annoying 1 minute intro. ICoachSkating, about 6 minutes long without an intro.

Anyone have any comments? Discussion about one or the other?

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Offline riley876

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Re: My Skate VS
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2015, 10:19:22 PM »
I had an iCoach sub a while back.  I found Nick Perna's drills very useful.   Chris Conte's stuff has helped too, in a general sense,  but was mostly too advanced for me at the time.   In fact, most of the site is still way beyond my pay grade.    Might be OK for your level though.

Have downloaded a few low level vids from MySk8Coach, but to be honest they weren't very helpful.  Sure they showed what the final product looks like, but with few clues as to how to get there.    Doesn't really enthrall me to risk buying any more.

So, if I had to pick I'd pick iCoach.   But am wondering if occasional privates are a better investment.

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Re: My Skate VS
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2015, 12:05:41 AM »
I subscribed to icoach as well for a bit and found the videos to be thorough and there is quite a selection. (You can still see the list of videos even if you're not subscribed)

Agree with the above post that most of their content is a bit more advanced than I am but what I did watch was helpful. Could have been more so but really that's my lack of practice and not their service :-P

I remember seeing a post here where someone mentioned that some mysk8coach videos are in several parts and you have to pay for each? Perhaps that's changed with the plans you mention though.
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Re: My Skate VS
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2015, 07:25:45 AM »
Thanks for pointing out - I wasn't familiar with http://MySkateCoach.

But, "free" may be a misnomer. As near as I can tell, when you sign up for free, you have to pay $1.99 each to see videos.

Am I wrong?

Whereas has a few select videos free each month.

Truly Free, but not comprehensive: (see resources)

Disorganized generic search at youtube: