Hi all,
I've had MK Professional blades for the last 2-1/2 years and I admit when I first changed to them from recreational skates they were a bit hard to get used to, spins and almost everything was off.
After a while (felt like ages) I got used to them and spinning was a breeze, spins were my strong point, variations, combinations. I loved to spin!
For a while I needed new blades but money was tight -- so I hung on for most of this year with very dull skidding blades, up until 4 months ago when I was able to get my second pair of MK Blades. Same model, everything. I understand that people are telling me i need to just get used to these new blades, but it upsets me because four months have passed and I've almost completely lost all my spins. I can't do forward spins because its very shakey and I rock back and fourth on the rocker trying to find my balance ,even changing to upright backspin is impossible, my blade 'catches ' and I fall right out the spin. I'm so used to spinning on the ball of my foot and with my new blades its like I'm spinning on the toepick. I've read up on some websites that discuss blades and the 'hollowing of the rocker' , at the moment my rocker isn't hollowed at all so I end up rocking ALOT instead of feeling 'flat' on the ice surface.
I guess I'm not asking for much but if anyone has some advice or tips on how to overcome this, I'd appreciate it so much. I miss spinning immensely , I'm tired of boring sessions with some odd unbalanced jumps and footwork, I want my spins back!! thanks again!