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Old December 1st, 2006, 02:07 PM   #1
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I never got my ice skates in the mail from the dude that was supposed to mail them from my storage. So I went downtown to Chelsea Pier and got fitted for some brand new ice skates. They didn't show me the model # but they cost about $150 and are Riedell's. I got em sharpened that day and started wearing them around my place to break em in.

I know the boot is supposed to be tight in the beginning for ankle support..but damn man. I'm also spoiled though as my Quad boots are incredibly broken in and fabulously comfortable.

This weekend will be the first go at it. I'll be showing up for public sessions for the rest of the winter season and well through summer. Then will be signing up for lessons for next winter.

yay!
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Old December 1st, 2006, 02:09 PM   #2
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sweeeet. My new boots are days away. It's like christmas in december or something.
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Old December 1st, 2006, 03:45 PM   #3
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I never got my ice skates in the mail from the dude that was supposed to mail them from my storage. So I went downtown to Chelsea Pier and got fitted for some brand new ice skates. They didn't show me the model # but they cost about $150 and are Riedell's. I got em sharpened that day and started wearing them around my place to break em in.

I know the boot is supposed to be tight in the beginning for ankle support..but damn man. I'm also spoiled though as my Quad boots are incredibly broken in and fabulously comfortable.

This weekend will be the first go at it. I'll be showing up for public sessions for the rest of the winter season and well through summer. Then will be signing up for lessons for next winter.

yay!
Congrats!

Take a box of the blister band aids (I keep them in my skate bag). I've found that helps once you can tell where blisters will forrm (after the first day of skating).

Have fun!
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Old December 1st, 2006, 04:23 PM   #4
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sweeeet. My new boots are days away. It's like christmas in december or something.
Simmons is funny...Melinda was going to call me when they were about to ship. But no, I got this surprise UPS package. They had quoted 4+ weeks and got them out in 2.

Chunchmeow -- Congrats on the new boots. Yes, they might be ice boots, but they still are boots!
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Old December 1st, 2006, 05:30 PM   #5
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Chunchmeow -- Congrats on the new boots. Yes, they might be ice boots, but they still are boots!

yea i'll only be half as lame
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Old December 7th, 2006, 10:01 AM   #6
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How's it going?

I never had blisters from my ice skates.
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Old December 7th, 2006, 01:45 PM   #7
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How's it going?

I never had blisters from my ice skates.
Its going ok although the only breaking in I've been doing is putting them on and moving about. The hot towel/socks routine actually works pretty well and if I wear them with a medium-thick sock they don't pinch as much.

I also went to check out my rink options and both major ice rinks by me look really swell. Tommorrow will be the first day of testing out the new sport. I'll post monday about the first time
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Old December 8th, 2006, 02:45 PM   #8
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holy moly. I went last night and only circled the rink 10 times before my right arch started hurting something fierce. Later when I was home I was walking around like an old lady.

The surface texture is definately harder and the tiny bumps is something to get used to. Overall it was a pretty good start but I forgot how much perseverence a n00bie needs.
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