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    Experience on new JW MK lite blades?

    Hey everyone. I'm a lurker from time to time in this forum and got a ton of info from all of you! but this is the first time I'll be posting.

    So I've looked around the internet and I have not seen any inputs regarding the new MK Pro Lite and the JW Coronation Ace Lite. Does anyone have experience skating on these blades? What does it feel like? How does it differ from the regular ace and pro? or even the rev versions of both blades?

    All I know is that they are lightweight and "better" for jumps, but I'm more interested in the overall skating experience with these blades.

    Thanks so much in advance.

    Estelle <3

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    I haven't tried them but someone at my rink said that they could feel a slight improvement on edge change. I'm not sure if that's actually true or not. They might just be regurgitating what they read somewhere but I would think they would function pretty much the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EstelleIce View Post
    Hey everyone. I'm a lurker from time to time in this forum and got a ton of info from all of you! but this is the first time I'll be posting.

    So I've looked around the internet and I have not seen any inputs regarding the new MK Pro Lite and the JW Cor Ace Lite. Does anyone have experience skating on these blades? What does it feel like? How does it differ from the regular ace and pro? or even the rev versions of both blades?

    All I know is that they are lightweight and "better" for jumps, but I'm more interested in the overall skating experience with these blades.

    Thanks so much in advance.

    Estelle <3
    All they basically did to make these blades was to slimline the edges to allow for a quick edge change and difference like a dance blade. I hate the carbon fibre anything and also that they are still like a revolution blade that just sucks IMO as I've expressed here many times. They are not fun to catch blade spin in.

    My advice is stick to traditional MK Pro or JW Coro Ace.

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    I'm on a trial basis for these blades. Will let you know my experience after Saturday. My fitter ran out of regular aces in my size and they'll have it in stock probably in 3-4 weeks. So she told me to try the CA lite blade first and if I hate it, they'll get me a regular one instead. Mind you I do not do jumps, nor do fancy footwork and spins. Just an adult beginner working on half jumps, simple spins, and some other basic moves. I skate on Mark IVs so these will still be an improvement (hopefully), and I know I don't need lite blades but it can't hurt to try.

    Comparing them side by side, not really much of a difference tbh (Also the lite looks tougher than one might think). My fitter tried them out and she said that they were basically the same blade. The edge improvement varies from person to person, she didn't feel the edge improvement but one skater said she did. The only thing different that she noticed was it was lighter.

    Ask your fitter if you can try these blades out for a spin. These blades are new to the market so they might offer a trial period for these blades or maybe your pro shop has a generous return policy.

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    Thank you all for your responses.

    Yes, the edge change is something that I am also curious about. It's good to know that there are skaters trying this out. Looking forward to more responses about this.

    @Ic3Rabbit this is what initially intrigued me. It looks like a revolution blade without the carbon fibre. And you're right, there is quite an adjustment period when it comes to catch foot maneuvers. It's either skaters love it or hate it.

    @jcskates Oh that's nice! You got to compare them side by side and you get to try them out. That's what I am wondering too, they look so thin that they would snap. As stated, they do not have carbon fibre and it made me question its strength. Do not worry about being a beginner, I look forward to reading your initial experience on these blades.

    Estelle <3

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    Quote Originally Posted by EstelleIce View Post
    Hey everyone. I'm a lurker from time to time in this forum and got a ton of info from all of you! but this is the first time I'll be posting.

    So I've looked around the internet and I have not seen any inputs regarding the new MK Pro Lite and the JW Coronation Ace Lite. Does anyone have experience skating on these blades? What does it feel like? How does it differ from the regular ace and pro? or even the rev versions of both blades?

    All I know is that they are lightweight and "better" for jumps, but I'm more interested in the overall skating experience with these blades.

    Thanks so much in advance.

    Estelle <3
    I have a student who moved from the traditional Coronation Ace blade to the new Coronation Ace Lite and LOVES the blades. She was struggling with Axel and now lands consistently. Recently tested her Novice Moves (after some previous attempts) and passed. Edges were improved and she found them easier for her loops too. I highly recommend them.

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    Background: Came from Mark IV (8ft rocker), blades got a lot shorter (from 10.33 to 9.50), also new boots (rf3 pro, 1 size shorter than my previous boots).

    So, here's my first try on them. I could get to my right outside edge a little easier now (still can't hold it long and deep though due to excessive pronation). Although I felt my other edges are slightly better and smoother-ish. Two-foot spins and fwd 3-turns are much better and smoother, no toepick scraping. Still getting a hang of one foot spins. Backwards skating is easier now. The toe picks are larger than my previous blades but not as scary as I thought. Tried a mini waltz jump and I landed it on my back RO edge which was a first for me (usually landing it on a flat edge, also only held it for less than 2 seconds).

    My experience on this can be a combination of the shorter and better blades&boots compared to my old jackson artiste kit and maybe not the blade itself. Plus I'm an adult beginner with not a lot of skills and experience so not the best person to talk about this...

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    @sk8forlife congratulations on passing her tests! Landing axels is always an accomplishment.

    @jcskates that is a huge change. And yes, it may not be the blades themselves but it's good to hear your experience on this.

    So far the improved edges is the consistent answer from all of you. I appreciate everyone for taking the time to answer my query. If anyone has any experience or more info on this that would be appreciated.

    Estelle <3

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