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Kathie Fry's First Day in Speed Skates
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After Bont Skates representative Glenn Koshi adjusted the
frames on my new Black Widow speed boots they
felt like a different pair of skates. Instantly
everything started working properly when I tried to skate.
This is soooooo much better!
Kathie Fry of SkateLog.com
Lack of ankle support was not as much of
a problem as I expected, or at least not in the
way I expected. It was very possible,
and not that difficult, to skate on the top of my skate wheels.
But if I was not careful I sometimes skated too much on my
outside edges and then my ankles would collapse outward
toward the sides (it's a little hard to explain what I mean...). But as long as I kept thinking about not
leaning my foot out too far when trying to catch my outside edges,
it was not such an impossible problem. The main thing
I needed to re-learn after I got speed skates was how to
skate on my outside edges without having my foot collapse outward.
My First Day in Speed Skates
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