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Old January 14th, 2010, 02:15 PM   #34
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The skater in the 965 set up can not put the skate on an inside edge. I put her on a figure circle to see if she could do a left inner edge. I showed her how to do it, and she is a good skater. When she tried, the skate went straight. To follow the figure circle, she had to hop on one foot to make the skate turn. A figure circle has a 9.5 ft radius, the inside radius of a derby track is 12.5 ft. Not much difference. If the skates can't turn on a figure circle, they aren't gonna turn on the derby track.
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