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23 minutes ago, shanshani said:

last time I tried to get them sharpened the skate shop just handed the skates back to me after a week and told me it didn't need it, so I've been feeling kind of sheepish about going back without my coach's say so:13877886:when I asked two weeks ago he told me they were fine and beginners don't need to sharpen as often as more advanced skaters, but they really don't feel fine any more. Plus I don't think he's noticed my habit of doing t-stops from high speeds, which I imagine is part of why my right outside edge in particular feels like it's starting to go. I guess I'll suck it up, bring them in today or tomorrow and make sure the shop actually sharpens them this time.

Eh? o_O Just say you can feel a difference, and also mention you are doing more turns and advanced stops which require more edge use. Oh, and jumps, once you get into jumps the wear can be felt (says everyone who can't hold an edge at take off).

 

I always sharpen mine immediately even after purchase, ever since my skate tech pointed out to me how even out of the box at times the blades are not sharpened correctly (as in they have uneven edges, or uneven hollow depth).

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I just want to add that the first session on sharpened blades (after 5 months of no sharpening) I realized I wasn't actually regressing and that I am not such a terrible skater after all. my jumps got better, my turns got better, everything was good in the world. (Now I would love to get them sharpened once a week but good thing I am lazy.)

 

Also have I mentioned I am working on axels because I have no fear and don't love my body enough?

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7 hours ago, robin said:

Also have I mentioned I am working on axels because I have no fear and don't love my body enough?

Please try them on land first....for the sake of my sanity and heart.

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On 4/17/2019 at 7:25 AM, Xen said:

Please try them on land first....for the sake of my sanity and heart.

 

Oh I‘ve been doing that for a while, also doing lots of prep with my waltz jumps 

 

Well this is how they‘ve been looking lol. Not tight enough and landed forward but could be worse 

 

 

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Welp, I finally christened the ice today!  :)  Overall it was a good session; I've been working on bending my knees more and doing deeper swizzles while alternating scooter pushes on either foot.  My coach is prepping me for one-foot glides, so I'm trying to alternate briefly lifting my foot and tapping it against my other ankle while gliding (very very slowly haha), but it's still such a weird feeling.  I think it's a matter of finding my center and just practicing over and over.

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6 hours ago, Coquelicot said:

Welp, I finally christened the ice today!  :)  Overall it was a good session; I've been working on bending my knees more and doing deeper swizzles while alternating scooter pushes on either foot.  My coach is prepping me for one-foot glides, so I'm trying to alternate briefly lifting my foot and tapping it against my other ankle while gliding (very very slowly haha), but it's still such a weird feeling.  I think it's a matter of finding my center and just practicing over and over.

Yup. And then you have to repeat the process again for all the edges *glares at backwards edges, which I have practiced so much*

 

My skating rink called me and told me they wouldn’t be able to get my skates sharpened until May 4th. :13877886: Gonna go visit some other rinks and inquire about skate sharpening services—that is way too long to be skating on blunt blades. 

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First skating class today! Up until now I’ve been self-learning so I’m ready for my coach to tell me my technique is garbage :xD:

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Some of the people in my class were messing around with moves after our lesson last week. Someone mentioned an Ina Bauer and said she couldn't do it. So I gave it a try and managed a tiny, back leg not very far back at all, definitely no layback Ina Bauer! One of the coaches saw it and said all of my Hanyu watching is paying off :space:

 

(Also, toe loops are evil. Evil, I tell you. The human body is not meant to move that way.)

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