On the Ice
- Jul 3, 2018
Hi all! Just wondering when is a good time to upgrade my blades and maybe boots? A little about me, I’m an average height woman in my 20s and on the low end of my BMI scale, so I don’t weigh very much. I currently have the Edea Overture boots with the rotation blade that came with it. I’ve been considering switching the blade for a John Wilson Coronation Ace blade for a while. I had originally intended to get it fitted when buying the boots but the skate tech talked me out of it, suggesting it wouldn’t make a difference because they are the same blade profile. I believed him and turns our they are not. The profile on the blade I currently have is very flat and I’m struggling to stay where I need to be on my blade when spinning for more than 4-5 revolution which is a little disappointing. I’m also wondering if I should just upgrade my boot to the chorus when I upgrade the blade or just transfer the blade to the chorus once I have all my single jumps? I’m currently skating about 8 hours a week. I’ve only been skating for about 6 months due to having to take some time off and I’ve already broken down the boots quite a bit. I had a fitting for an insole to fix my foot alignment and had the skates baked because they were crushing my tendon (thanks to the original skate tech not fitting the boot to the width of my foot) and my new skate tech noticed they had broken down quite a lot in the short time I’ve had them. Probably due to the pronation before getting the insoles fitted. I’m just not too sure where to go from here because a lot of the advice out there is for fitting skates for kids and then you have the other end of the spectrum with adult skaters in Ice Flies and Pianos with Gold Seal blades only landing single jumps. I’m honestly just wanting to know if I’m over blading or over booting unnecessarily or if the change of blade will in fact benefit my skating.