Long overdue report (Super long post)
Hello again, Well, I have to confess that I've felt pretty guilty about not writing sooner. Particularly, since I promised and promised that I would be more consistent about repo...

What's your signature move?
So what's your signature skill? I have noticed that most adults tend to have one skill that they do really well, and interestingly, they may do almost everything else lousy. For ...

Skate socks inside out
I skate with a fairly thin silk-blend sock liner. The one part of the sock that is thicker than the rest is the seam across the top of the toe area. Because my boots are snug, that s...

got the yips from floor flips
I was trying to make my flip bigger, especially trying to get more pull from the pick, so I started doing 10 minutes of FI MO floor flips over the last month. Gradually my flip got worse, m...

RFO Edge, boot, blade or me
I have new boots and have been practicing trying to get the lean on the outside edges to better improve my crosscuts. I got the right boot stretched because it was agony and now I not...

San Diego Rinks and Fires
I have been following the San Diego fires closely. The fire in Escondido has come within a few miles of their skate rink, one of three in the county to my knowledge. I don't know if rinks ...

Oh ... Now I get it
If you raise the price to skate high enough, the only skaters on the ice will be us wealthy old geezers, and a few spoiled Fufus. I think that is an excellent idea, and we won't have to...

ProFiler sharpening experiment
I have been curious about the rate of metal removal during sharpening of a blade using the ProFiler hand sharpener. I have always believed it to be very slow. I decided to do some before and...

Adult track weighted to spinning
Is it just me or do any of the rest of you think that the USFSA adult track is heavily weighted towards the good spinners and away from the jumpers? I, for example, am much closer to a doub...

NEW FACES "Special Friends" Edition!
Greetings to our Skater and Skating-Fan Friends! Have you had a chance to visit the "NEW FACES" Special Edition? Come on over and say hello to our "Special Friends"! And w...

Skating with mirrors
Skating with mirrors. My job situation change has me at a new rink. For some reason the surrounding transparent plastic acts like a rather good mirror for most of the rink. I have found t...

The pain of it all
Im just watching them fill up the rink... The ice is so smooth and lovely. . . yet they wont open till the 8th!!! They have to get it all level and then resurface it and level and bla ...

Consistent axel!
Finally! After a year of learning technique due to a coaching change, I have got my axel back; and this time it is consistent! I have landed it consistently for 5 days now. I landed a few do...

Rules question: SSR
Do the USFSA Skating Standards Regulations (the SSR section in the rule book) apply to tests or just competitions? I was under the impression that they apply to tests, but I just heard some...

Back Closed Inside Mohawk: pigeon toed?
The Back Closed Inside Mohawk from the USFSA MIF Senior Pattern #2 has a very interesting diagram. The diagram for the normal mohawk shows that the feet would have a turnout of ...

Great lesson--learned something new!
I had a great lesson today, and learned something new (to me) about skates. I mentioned to my instructor that I thought I needed to go back to the basics, now that I've begun to understand t...

fs: blade guards
got them from ebay cos i cant be bothered to go to the shops and it turns out they wont fit hockey skates. They are used but are quiet long and nice heavy plastic. say mk on the side. can ta...

dress code
Coachy says we can't skate club sessions or lessons without "Appropriate skating attire. No street clothes." Hey. I'm a street clothes person. Besides, wifey says first time I come home...

the pleasure of something new
In my last lesson, my teacher showed me the first half of the ISI level 4 footwork (LFO3, RBO3, RFI drop mohawk, cross behind, repeat on other foot, starting RFO3). I'm not in ISI, but she t...

Ice Dance Music Help
My local rink is finally opening this week, and my first skating lesson of the season, finally!, is Sunday evening. I spoke with my coach this morning, and told her I wanted to concentrate ...

OPEN AND CLOSED MOHAWKS - Ethymology
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EIFSA/message/1465 Why are they called OPEN and CLOSED Mohawks? OPEN AND CLOSED MOHAWKS - Ethymology Although it has always been rather ...

Idaho Beach
Still hot here ... in the 70s. Spent the afternoon working at the rink stuffing the hockey walls with insulation which is suppose to deaden the sound of pucks striking the wall. Heh! I ...

Mohawks
I was just reading the mohawks thread and it occured to me that I only know the mohawks I have encountered in ice dance. That is (1) a forward inside open mowhawk (inside edge, free fo...

Oh frabjous day!
For some reason a number of different things are clicking recently. Seemingly little things, I grant you, but things which nevertheless have been very difficult for me. (The unf...

Recreational Figure Skating FAQ - Blades
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Recreational Figure Skating FAQ - Boots
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Recreational Figure Skating FAQ - Basic Skills
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Recreational Figure Skating FAQ - Adult Skaters
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Recreational Figure Skating FAQ - Index
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Recreational Figure Skating FAQ - Appendix 2
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