Thursday, September 1, 2022

Pairs Reunion

 Today I donned my freestyle skates (boots and blades) for the first time since April (?) When I first got them new boots and blades.  I have hesitated switching them out to practice any freestyle as there is somewhat of a learning curve to the short blades without a large toe pick near the ice.

Hence, I have not jumped since early 2022.  My spins have been such a struggle.  Today when I first put the FS skates back on I was skidding a bit.  They are sharp… I had them sharpened a few weeks before the last time I wore them for competition in March.  I think they are mounted on a different angle on my boot than my dance blades.  It took about 15 minutes to acclimate.

What a fun day.  I can’t believe how much I miss skating pairs.  Don’t get me wrong.  I am really loving the discipline of ice dance but there’s just something different about pairs… aside from the obvious.  



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