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.