On The Edge... Again

The last time I skated regularly, you needed 2 pair of skates, a scribe and skated patch. Triple jumps were almost unheard of, so were Bielman spins. Twizzles were only done by ice dancers and Ronald Regan was just elected into office.

Fast Forward 32 years. Starting January 2, 2012, I am back on the ice doing something else that was unheard of .... Adult Figure Skating. We had "coffee club", which was like adult swim, but there was no opportunity for testing or competition.

Update 2021. It has now been 9 years since I began adult skating. I have not competed since 2016 , but my blog is still going. My YouTube channel has over 1.76k subscribers. That’s just crazy!

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.

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