Yah-a-tee !
Vacation in New Mexico .. on the Rez. Should have brought my inlines. They get a lot better gas milage than the vanishing Navaho pickup. Just saw gas hit $3. National Guard from here le...

padding question
Does anyone know anywhere online where I can order lambswool padding to stick behind the tongue of my skates? I want to experiment with that. I'm using bunga lace bite pads, but the front...

Complete Figure Skater 1948 FA
The Complete Figure Skater by T D Richardson 1948 Dustwrapper a bit tired,book itself in good condition.213 pages. Superb vintage skating manual, lots of detailed figure diagrams, covers

First lesson since coming back
Wow what a nice skate. I'm back to skating without restrictions after my back surgery and I have had a tremendous attitude adjustment - I'm just HAPPY for what I can do and resigned that ...

Ambushed by FO3
Been skating a bit on my old hockey skates, past few days. I like the speed, and, I seem to get a better aerobic workout on hockey skates; certainly does get my heart rate up! Bee...

Ideal skating weight?
I wonder if anyone here has an opinion on the ideal weight for skating, I get the impression that conventional wisdom seems to be that lighter is always better. I've recently lost...

Progress?
Today in lesson we worked on my AB freestyle program -- the one I'll use for that test. The main hitching points are the back and sit spins. Still. After all this time. Ever, t...

Walking in fields .. it works
I'm doing my daily mile walk, 1/2 on sidewalk, 1/2 across a mowed and very large field of grass. Not the slightest pain now, and I'm able to roll my ankles in any direction. Knee is feeling...

Tri-Towne Rocks!
Per Jeanne's advice, made it to Tri-Towne Arena, Hookset, NH, US, for all day Public Skate today. Arrived a bit late; went to Electronic Fela Mart at MIT, Cambridge, MA, US, first thing in t...

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JM power circles
In the long diagonal glide that is mandatory at the end of the 4 power circles in junior moves in the field it looks--from the rulebook--as if it's the skater's choice whether to glide on in...

Glad I don't use rentals!
I saw a sight yesterday that would make any serious skater cringe. I traveled to skate out-of-town, and they are replacing the rubber flooring in the rink I chose. They had taken up the ol...

Foot numbness
I've recently developed a new injury, I don't have much feeling on the top right part of my left foot. I think it's some sort of nerve injury caused by my boots as well as overuse and abuse....

IM: power circles
Is the long diagonal glide mandatory at the end of the 4 power circles in intermediate moves in the field? If so, is it your choice of inside or outside edge or is there a mandatory edge to...

Complete Figure Skater 1948 FA
The Complete Figure Skater by T D Richardson 1948 Dustwrapper a bit tired,book itself in good condition.213 pages. Superb vintage skating manual, lots of detailed figure diagrams, covers

At last, the borrowed "spinner"
An acquaintance of mine finally brought in her spinner for me to borrow (at my coach's suggestion). Sling wrote here, if I remember correctly, that he *had* tried sit spins on the spinner. ...

upper body position on spiral
I've been looking at spiral pics of MK and SC. When I practice spirals, I try to keep my upper body more or less square. However both MK and SC look to consistently have the upper body twi...

Tests passed and various other stuff
Just wondering what levels of Moves have you all passed up to? I have passed Intermediate Moves and Juv Free. I can't test any higher because that would put me skating in Masters and I wan...

For Those Who Don't Mind the Cold....
....and can tolerate skating at cryogenic temperatures, you may be interested in knowing that the Valley Forum Rinks in Lawrence and Malden MA, US, now have a Web Site, with Public Ice Time ...

Statistics And Diagnostics Manual :-)
On Fox News !! New study by NIM-wits says 46 % of all Americans are mentally ill. A Harvard study even. AOSS I suppose fits right in there, and should probably be added to the DSM. I can

Back on ice after more than a week
Just grabbed 50 mins on the ice after an enforced 8 day break. YUK! Were those things in the black boots REALLY my feet? Felt like I was in some sort of disconnected hover above the ...

Dance tests!
I passed my Dutch Waltz and Rhythm Blues today (we put off the Canasta Tango because I kept mixing it up with the Dutch, and because I was in Ireland for two weeks and just got back the Wedn...

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