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Old October 21st, 2011, 08:59 PM   #31
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First I said:
Reserector said...
Doug Glass wrote: "19 degree doesn’t over-react; it remains under you and responds on demand."
I found that the most redeeming factor of the 45º DA is that it can be kept under you BECAUSE is reacts quickly.

Based on this very opinionated article, I wonder if Doug has ever skated any other style besides speed. Speed skating involves high speeds on a large oval. Roller derby has neither of those.

Maybe a compromise plate is overdue, though. Who's to say that a 20º to 30º plate wouldn't be a better fit for some skaters. With the populatity of roller derby, we just might see some plate development.



Then they said:
Atom said...
Reserector - Thank you for your feedback. The post is biased on our opinions of a company that has our entire lives involved in world level skating experience. Atomatrix in speed and derby, Tannibal Lector in hockey, speed and derby and Doug Glass in speed and hockey.

Based off past speed skaters currently skating derby today and their current plate of choice we believe it's safe to say speed and derby are more alike then people would like to admit. 45* is not a choice of any of the past speed skaters skating derby today. I can see where skaters without a skating background feel the freedom of movement because it's so squirrely - you can move without moving your body properly. As the skater progresses, they will want a plate that they can control, not the other way around.

New plate development is well under way...



Then I said:
Atom said "I can see where skaters without a skating background feel the freedom of movement because it's so squirrely - you can move without moving your body properly."

Frankly, I am insulted by that comment. I am by no means a new skater. I personally prefer my DA45s over my DA10s because they give me MORE edge control, and react quickly. They suit me because my moves are quick. The choice is based on performance, not my ignorance of proper form.

Atom said "Based off past speed skaters currently skating derby today and their current plate of choice we believe it's safe to say speed and derby are more alike then people would like to admit. 45* is not a choice of any of the past speed skaters skating derby today."

I will not even try to dissagree because that statement is pure opinion and conjecture. You are certainly entitled to your opinion. I appreciate you giving me the opportunity to share mine.
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