Monday, April 17, 2017

Go Figure!

Now that I have my freestyle boots fixed and mounted, my old pair is mounted to my Silver Test MK figure blade again.   I am not 100% sure of this, but I believe my current free style blades are sharpened to 7/16" .... like #3 below.

My figure blade is sharpened to 1 1/2" .... so much less bite than 5/8 shown on the far left.  If I am not careful my blade will skid out from under me.  It was not meant to be ridden on a flat edge, but getting my weight and body lined up properly to execute proper compulsory figures is going to take some hours on the ice of practice.

I am convinced (as is my coach) that this will help all aspects of my skating -  I probably won't post many of my figures lessons..... There is a reason they were removed from competitive skating -
It's boring to watch.  But it's a lost art if you ask me.

Last (regular) Dance (lesson) for the summer

Ok .. this is IT.  I’m off to the land of no ice rink for a month or so.  I’ll be back home a few times over the summer but won’t be able to...