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    Beliver in Sasha's Perfect Program Tinymavy15's Avatar
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    Japan tries something new to accommodate the skating crowds

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/nhl...nt=1&success=1

    I would like to try this. I can't imagine doing toe jumps on it though.... there is nothing to pick into.

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    Interesting! Perhaps it is the way to make skating affordable for beginners.

    I'm surprised, though, that all the comments on yahoo seem so negative. Nobody is saying this is going to replace the Olympic ice; they are just talking about using it for some very limited practices...
    Last edited by Ptichka; 05-22-2008 at 04:10 PM.

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    Back in the day, there were experiments in the US with making rinks coated with Teflon, for the very same reasons.

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    it's definitely and interesting concept... if it works, more power to them

    though, I wonder, if this will change technique even slightly as it's a different type of surface and therefore different pressures/sciences/whatever might apply?

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    That's great news! Let's hope it will develop more to be feasible for skating.

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