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Speed Skating Forum Most of the discussions in this forum will be about inline speed skating but discussions about ice speed skating and quad roller speed skating are also welcome.

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Old January 10th, 2007, 01:54 PM   #21
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If my wife happens to have a pair of nylon hose that are cut low enough that you can't see them (yeah, I'm a guy), I may try that
Plenty of guys do wear nylon stockings inside their speed skates. And some skaters - both men and women - wear nylon stockings inside other socks to prevent blisters when they skate.


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Old January 10th, 2007, 02:23 PM   #22
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All,

Thanks for the replies.

As an old (and I mean old) quad skater, I really like the part about seeing how far forward your weight is. I think my weight is back but it's not.

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Old January 10th, 2007, 07:02 PM   #23
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There has been times when I had a lace snap before a race and I only had enough lace to go across the bridge of my foot, and I did not like the feeling, but I found that I was sitting more back on my heels putting the weight back there and pushing off with more of my foot then I was before with the laces all the way up.
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Old January 11th, 2007, 03:48 AM   #24
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i think that the problem may be that the sole of your boot does not have a big enough pocket for the ball of your foot (behind your big toe and the toe next to it) to sit in. Consequently, your weight is bearing on the ball of your foot and it's going numb as a result. Ideally, you want the footbed of your boot to conform to the bottom of your foot equally in all areas. But yours may not. Be warned that the footbed is the hardest area of a boot to heatmold, which means that it basically is not heatmoldable, unfortunately.

You can remove some of the lining of the boot in this area, and you can also grind a bit of the carbon as well. I'm not sure if that will help becuase it may not be enough. I had the guy who made my boot completely grind out the area, and lay new carbon in. As soon as i put them back on, i could feel my foot being supported in different areas - namely in the arch and in the gap next to the ball of my foot in the middle.

Skating without socks s done by lots of speedksaters. If it works, just do it. Or try Ezefit Booties. Or just run out to most any cycling shop and buy the skinniest socks they have, and forger about any cotton content in them - thin socks will have no cotton.
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Old January 11th, 2007, 03:41 PM   #25
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Thanks again everyone. I am probably guilty of leaning too far forward as well since I too come from a quad background. That probably puts more pressure on the ball of my foot as well. If I was sitting/squatting back a little more, the weight would be shifted towards my heels and probably reduce the pressure on the ball of my foot. Maybe my boots are trying to tell me something? I did feel a few good corners Tuesday night. Those were probably where I was leaning back more. I'd probably be best served by altering/correcting my form and experimenting with socks before I start changing the boot. I think I can feel the mounting points ever so slightly already.
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