- Nov 12, 2011
i guess i'm not sure what it would be besides an improvement in skates, but they have already come so far in the last 10-15 years with technology advancements and weighing much less than they used to, namely with the boom of Edea about 10 years ago. blades have also come a long way, i know carbon fiber ones are available now.In many sports people say that the records are close to the physiological limit. One can't run faster, one can't jump higher, etc. However, new materials for the pole allowed new records for pole vault. A new type of skates increased the speed of speed skaters. Maybe there will also be something new invented for figure skating? Then we could get another era, etc. etc.