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Old January 3rd, 2017, 11:48 AM   #1101
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Default Snook one in at Auburn

My visit with Dad was short. So I snook over to the Skatin Station. Took it real easy and had a wonderful time. Love, love, love their floor. The bite does take a little off a spin though. But edge deep as you please. Although it's really small. The inner oval is only about 7 feet accross, the art circles extend beyond the center. I only got in an hour and a half, but that was enough for a sneak in. Auburn skaters are always so nice.
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Old January 6th, 2017, 06:26 PM   #1102
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Default slow skating at Eastlake

My occasional backache has returned. Along with leg pain, arches cramping, upper neck pain. Geeeezzzz! I'm a mess.

So I took it real easy for the second session in a row. Did some nice spins early, then they just fell appart.

Session ended 15 minutes early. The Dj wanted to fly his drone. Just didn't quite get my fix. I'll need dual 4 hour sessions this weekend.
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Old January 7th, 2017, 06:25 PM   #1103
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Default First Friday at Cherry Hill

There seems to be a problem with the floor. I could feel every crack on the floor. It becomes less noticeable when skating on one foot over a firm edge. I had a good time and got to skate around in my speed skates. Near the end of the session, I had worn a small hole in the thin left insole. Next time I use my speed skates, instead of wearing insoles with a custom half length orthotics, I am going to try this custom full length orthotics.

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Old January 8th, 2017, 12:17 AM   #1104
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Default Game back in at Roller Dome North

Skated 3 hours. Spins back on, less pain. Only a couple of jumps though, too much traffic. My friend Tony wanted the Dj to play a bunch if seventies stuff. He wanted me to request some as well. Then he got mad at the dj for cutting his songs short. I'm like, I like and you like it but there is 100 other people here. He wanted me to complain to management. I went to management and told them that Tony is crazy.
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Old January 8th, 2017, 06:07 PM   #1105
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Default Twin Lakes

FINALLY made it back up to our rink in the next state over last night (it's about a 30-mile drive each way; normally I enjoy the drive but not so much when it's 0F outside).

Anyway, had a fantastic time as I knew we would. My favorite DJ wasn't there so the music was "meh" at best (and they don't do requests - it was the owner's daughter.. when the owner is there, I have to admit that he spoils us).

It had been a while since either of us had skated there and it showed at first; our normal rink has a coated plywood floor which is really slick and is huge. This rink is about half the size but it's a hardwood floor and I'm in love with it.. I can skate faster, cut the groups, etc., much easier.

I received not one, but two compliments from my shuffle skating friend last night (and he is an excellent skater so anything that comes out of his mouth like that actually means something). The first was that he said that I skate MUCH faster at Twin Lakes. I thought it was just because the floor was smaller, but he gave me an actual demonstration and when I saw the difference with my own two eyes I was like... "wow, I did that?" haha..

The second was after session; I was checking out the set-up of his daughter's new skates and made a remark about how instead of wearing my trucks really loose I just go with really soft cushions. He took and looked at the bottom of one of my skates and turned them and was like.. "%$#&@!!! How do you skate on those things? The cushions are so soft, how are you not all over the place?!" I was like... "I AM all over the place; that's kind of the point."

Good times.. can't wait to get back
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Old January 9th, 2017, 12:05 AM   #1106
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Smile What knee pads do you recommend?

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I posted in the art forum yesterday. Got taken out by a psycho teen art skate wannabe on rentals. Came at me from behind and knocked me down. I had knee pads on under my jeans which saved me.

I think it's safe to say that if you can't maintain an upright stance without flailing your arms, you probably ought not try doing spins and turns.

Other than that, a fun session.

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Sorry to hear you got taken out at the rink and I'm glad you're okay! I was just wondering if you could make an under jeans knee pad recommendation? I'm a bit rusty and trying to get back out there, I just don't want to blow out my knees. Thanks for your help!
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Old January 9th, 2017, 01:24 AM   #1107
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Sorry to hear you got taken out at the rink and I'm glad you're okay! I was just wondering if you could make an under jeans knee pad recommendation? I'm a bit rusty and trying to get back out there, I just don't want to blow out my knees. Thanks for your help!
I know the question wasn't directed at me, but I like the Triple 8 gaskets; they fit very tight and will wear easily under a pair of not-tight pants.
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Old January 9th, 2017, 01:26 AM   #1108
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Default Knee pad info

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I was just wondering if you could make an under jeans knee pad recommendation?
https://www.amazon.com/Pro-Tec-Athle...ce+Knee+Sleeve

I had a bum knee after a little girl took me down three years ago. I started using this knee sleeve then and have not skated without it since. It not only provides some knee protection, but it provides lateral twisting support. I have one for each knee and don't skate without it.

Skated family pm session today and it was rather busy. Had several close calls with little ones going the wrong way, but managed to stop and avoid their charge. I BRAKE FOR KIDS! Also had a few adults that did not seem to be much smarter about skating(cutting right behind me when I was going backward and suddenly changing directions - u-turn on floor). But I survived with no incidents to me or by me. So it was a good session.

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Old January 9th, 2017, 03:32 AM   #1109
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Default Philly Palace Christmas Season Skate

Hey ALL, Haven't read or posted in awhile.

Down to the Philadelphia area (Plymouth Meeting) for time with our kids and our one set of grand kids. Hey we took the one granddaughter to a active dinosaur exhibit at the Franklin Institute. Fun for all grand parents as this show travels the world. https://www.fi.edu/exhibit/jurassic-world-exhibition. This is a nice show..

Anyway

Skated at the Palace on Roosevelt Ave. I have always forgot to get into the right set of lanes to make an easy turn into the skate place. So I had to wait for traffic to move on over to the local lanes.

Not much of a crowd, yet the Palace is like I remembered or maybe better than several years ago. The floor was really nice and although I was afraid of my fast wheels Bones Turbos) it was GREAT.

I did Skate Sideways, yet did not Side Surf. I could see one young man who would love to skate like me. Anyway Not my best performance, yet at least one dad at the end kind of congratulated me.

I have not skated in more than one week, yet at the end still skating well and my legs felt like Liquor-ice . Good feeling.


More thoughts including my non skating grand daughter, and the new little Guy almost with my name.

Yours in Skating, MA/NY Skating Dave
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Old January 14th, 2017, 12:40 PM   #1110
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Default Afterschool at Eastlake

They kept the house lights on for 1.5 hours. Yea! I was alone for 45 minutes. Usually I find that quite uninspirering but I had some jumping and spinning to work on and the house lights were on, which helps.

Did lots of waltz jumps, was trying mapes. Off skate it's really easy, but I have trouble with the stab on skates. I lowered the stops, I got most of the way around on the carpet, but not on the skating surface. Always stuff to learn, but I still think this will be my most difficult jump I will try on the surface.

So..... I just made a basement set up with Zeke's old skates, they are just like my rink skates but jam plugs and wheels I can trash. I got home went down with some laundry and tried to improve my spin edges (which I did, but I'm never satisfied). I came back up and my kids asked,

"Where have you been?"
"Down doing laundry".
"You've been down there an hour, what ELSE have you been doing."

After a well placed uncomfortable silence I had no choice but to admit the truth.
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Old January 15th, 2017, 11:26 PM   #1111
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Default Spped practice injury

Well, I'm an absolute begginer at speed. I joined to see if I can kick my regular session up several notches. Well the first relay push was really, really ahd and I stood up but my feet kept going and boom on my hip.

I continued and did a bit of session, but I was manivering as well as isual and it was pretty busy. I left. Too bad too it was such a nice session with a lot of people tryin begiineing backwards.

Now I'm home and my wife is fussing over me. Cold then hot co, then cold. Well the cold is actually frozen peas. Well I might as well milk thi for a while next session isn't until thursday.
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