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Old December 23rd, 2010, 12:53 AM   #13
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It almost looks like his plates are mounted backwards on his boots, I clicked play/pause so fast it sounded like I was playing with one of the clickers you use to get in CrackerJacks so I could get a good side view of his skates.

It looks to me like the rear axle/ rear wheels centerline lines up with the front of his heel where your arch begins and the front axle/wheel centerline is forward of where the ball of his foot would be located.

I guess that kind of arrangement gives you some kind of advantage ?

His starts are like what I see inline skaters do, when I use to race speed skaters 30 plus years ago, everyone started by running on their toe stops and front wheels which I think would of helped him get going much quicker in the first three to four strides IMO but then again I am no speed skater.
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