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Hi.  I am an oldie who has returned to skating after a 20 year break.  I used to do single jumps, crossovers, mohawk etc and managed to stay upright.

My old Risport boots are lost in the loft so I am using my daughters Edea Chorus boots and blades.  She now has the Edea Piano boots and loves them.  I am however finding the Chorus boots crippling to my feet.  My daughter wore them 2 years but they are not remotely worn in.
The are the right size as my toes just reach the tip, but they are so stiff my ankles and the edge where the boots ends are painful despite gel padding. 

I have broad feet, size 3.5 and am short but normal weight.  My ankles turn in because I have flat arches.  I don't normally get foot pain though with trainers but normal shoes are problematic.  The Chorus feel heavy and awkward and I feel as though I have no flexibility at all.  However I don't get cramp as I used to.  I've tried leaving the top lace undone but they feel insecure. Basically after 4 weeks I've had enough of them.  I've always had trouble with cramp and painful ankle bones, but never this bad.

So my question is what boot do you think would work for someone skating weekly wanting to do basic work, no competitions etc, but to enjoy the ice skating experience.

I've researched and think maybe Jacksons would be best because of the width fittings and larger toe area.  The boot I like is the Fusion Freestyle but the stiffness rating is 40/45 (Chorus around 60).  I'm worried about ordering as these still may be too stiff for me.

I like the Jackson Elle, stiffness 30/35 but not sure if I can get them in this country (can't find a supplier).  I feel this is the right stiffness for me, but not sure?

I did wonder about the low cut boot used in ice dance because it would give me flexibility, but not sure it its enough support? 

I know its ideal to try boots on in the shop but so few near me and probably not the ones I've researched as fitting my needs, so I think I'm stuck with online.  Any thoughts on boot choice with my lovely feet?   

     
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General Ice Skating Chat / Good skating shoes for kids
« Last Post by Refaie on February 14, 2019, 06:07:54 AM »
Hi my kids start skating last month and i am looking for a good skates for them. Any recommendations please. They are 5 and 6 years old.

Thanks
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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: Bandy!
« Last Post by MonkeyBeaver on February 09, 2019, 10:41:36 AM »
I saw your previous thread about it, MonkeyBeaver, which is why I noticed the article in the Torygraph.  I'm all for new/revived winter sports and I hope it catches on.  Interesting to see from that newspaper clipping that it's played in Somalia.  I'd never have expected that!

Fingers crossed for that new rink, too.

Yes, I was a little surprised to see Somalia played Bandy, Iíve seen there are some hockey players in Kenya too. Tim Hortonís bought them to Canada last year & made a shot film about it
https://youtu.be/9OGdZAQk1cg

I think theyíre trying to get Bandy into the Olympics now too.
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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: Bandy!
« Last Post by WednesdayMarch on February 08, 2019, 03:30:09 PM »
I saw your previous thread about it, MonkeyBeaver, which is why I noticed the article in the Torygraph.  I'm all for new/revived winter sports and I hope it catches on.  Interesting to see from that newspaper clipping that it's played in Somalia.  I'd never have expected that!

Fingers crossed for that new rink, too.
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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: Bandy!
« Last Post by MonkeyBeaver on February 08, 2019, 09:39:45 AM »
Hereís the a link to the group B final, GB vs Estonia
https://www.bandyallsvenskan.se/watch/17660
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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: Bandy!
« Last Post by MonkeyBeaver on February 08, 2019, 09:34:37 AM »
Article from the local Paper about the Bandy Championship
https://www.facebook.com/361418030902376/posts/798758770501631/
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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: Bandy!
« Last Post by MonkeyBeaver on February 07, 2019, 07:59:37 PM »
Bandy started up again in this country as ďrink bandyĒ at my local rink, Peterborough,  last year.
I started a thread about it at the time. http://www.skatingforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=7431.0

We sent a team to the World Championship in Sweden last month & won Silver in group B
https://www.facebook.com/361418030902376/posts/792639941113514/
Itís a very different game to ice hockey.
Hope the littleport rink gets built, the Peterborough rink doesnít offer speed skating & Iíd quite like to give it a go, especially long track
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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: What did you do in today's lesson?
« Last Post by VisuallyImpairedOnIce on January 27, 2019, 09:08:59 PM »
Spent most of my lesson tonight working on getting my drag lower - coach is lovely and started off holding my hands, then we moved on to me doing it solo.


I fell about 5 times. Got the drag lower though.


Then did program run through and some work on the Canasta Tango to finish off.
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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: Bandy!
« Last Post by Leif on January 24, 2019, 06:55:25 AM »
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/2019/01/23/bandy-comes-back-dead-britain-royal-approval/

"an ice rink the size of a football field" <- that would cost a bit to run artificially; we don't even have a long track in the UK.

I am told that a long track rink is planned for Portsmouth. Whether it turns into reality remains to be seen. I canít find online documents, so I am doubtful.
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General Ice Skating Chat / Re: Bandy!
« Last Post by black on January 24, 2019, 06:45:17 AM »
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/2019/01/23/bandy-comes-back-dead-britain-royal-approval/

"an ice rink the size of a football field" <- that would cost a bit to run artificially; we don't even have a long track in the UK.
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