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VisuallyImpairedOnIce

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Re: Going to treat myself to new skates!
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2019, 04:44:21 PM »
I promise, it gets better! I felt like that my first time skating in my Debuts. How is the fit? Thatís the most important thing.
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Re: Going to treat myself to new skates!
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2019, 04:56:51 PM »
I promise, it gets better! I felt like that my first time skating in my Debuts. How is the fit? Thatís the most important thing.
Oh I do hope so! The fit felt good in the shop after baking, on the ice tho I felt like I couldnít get enough flex in the ankle and have a pressure point on my right ankle bone. The worst part though was being unable to tighten them enough to feel stable, even after 3 attempts! When I had my fitting they said I have very high arches and looking at wear on my old boots said I pronate  slightly, Iíd never noticed the pronation but did suffer from arch pain. Today I had pain in my right arch and my left foot looked and felt like it was tipping inwards.
Iím hoping they will just take some getting used to ☝🏻

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Re: Going to treat myself to new skates!
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2019, 06:21:33 PM »
Well you could try them for a few weeks and see if they get any better and if not then sell them and get the Edeas, with new blades.  If you love to skate then skating in boots that don't work for you is a big shame.

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Re: Going to treat myself to new skates!
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2019, 06:40:41 PM »
Well you could try them for a few weeks and see if they get any better and if not then sell them and get the Edeas, with new blades.  If you love to skate then skating in boots that don't work for you is a big shame.
Yes thatís an option, I would prob lose a lot of money on them though. Hopefully Iíll grow to love them.

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Re: Going to treat myself to new skates!
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2019, 07:53:43 PM »
I know some people who have had no trouble with their skates from the start and some who have had lots.  Losing money is an occupational hazard I'm afraid.  I guess it depends on how much spare money you have, what your priorities are and how much you love skating.  It's a big thing for me so I'd spend the money.  I don't want to have to think about painful feet or boots that don't work every time I skate.

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Re: Going to treat myself to new skates!
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2019, 12:15:07 PM »
Thanks for all the advice, I got my new skates yesterday. I wish I could say I love them but I really donít!  ... My first skate was horrible though, I felt unstable and like Iíd lost a couple of months progress, itís so depressing 😔

Oh, the first skate is almost always ghastly and you think you've made a terrible mistake.  I felt exactly like that with my new boots this time last year - and it was worse, because I had to buy new MK Dance blades to fit them! - but after a while (and putting a pair of socks on), I suddenly absolutely loved them and still do.  Keep at it.  It will get better.  You'll get used to "different feet".
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Re: Going to treat myself to new skates!
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2019, 01:13:06 PM »
Thatís comforting to hear WednesdayMarch, I really hope it doesnít take me too long to get used to them. Iím worried about the way my left foot tilts in them tho, I think if itís the same on the next skate Iíll contact Everglides and get them to have a look. The worst of it is I got the new skates in the hope of them giving me a bit more confidence- Iím so close to finishing gold -but after that horrendous skate when I couldnít spin anymore, or salchow properly I think theyíve had the opposite effect! I shouldíve moved on from my Graf 500s ages ago but put it off because I was scared this would happen!

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Re: Going to treat myself to new skates!
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2019, 01:23:45 PM »
If they've changed your balance point, or some other parameter, then you'll need some time to adapt. 

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Re: Going to treat myself to new skates!
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2019, 02:05:04 PM »
Iím worried about the way my left foot tilts in them tho, I think if itís the same on the next skate Iíll contact Everglides and get them to have a look.

Definitely do that.  It may be that you need an orthotic for that foot or just the blade moving slightly.  As a first check, try gliding forwards with your feet parallel and touching.  If one foot tries to disappear underneath the other (the only way I know how to describe it!) then the blade needs moving.

Returned to the ice in Sept 2017 after a major leg injury in 1999. Skating in Graf Dance boots and MK Dance blades. It's still a bit slippery...