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Old May 8th, 2008, 02:58 AM   #21
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Old May 8th, 2008, 04:51 AM   #22
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Default comeback journey and accomplishments

My comeback journey was a little different than most. I almost died in a motorcycle accident in 1988. At the time of the accident I owned a roller rink, but had not competed in over 20 years. I started competing again for the exercise and because I have always loved skating. My husband and I still own a rink and this is my 5th year back in competition.
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Old May 9th, 2008, 12:49 AM   #24
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I edited a few seconds of a single mapes that I did last night. I was suprised it looked as good as it did, but it was no where near as good what I use to do, but still I am very happy (not too bad for a fat man). If you want to see it, you can find it on YouTube at:

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Old May 9th, 2008, 01:34 AM   #25
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I edited a few seconds of a single mapes that I did last night. I was suprised it looked as good as it did, but it was no where near as good what I use to do, but still I am very happy (not too bad for a fat man). If you want to see it, you can find it on YouTube at:

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i see the double soon ,,,,,,,,,,,pretty good form also
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Old May 9th, 2008, 01:37 AM   #26
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Old May 9th, 2008, 12:59 PM   #27
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It looks like I am having fun learning how to make videos as much as I am skating. Anyway, I have a few seconds cut of the 3 turn I have been working on for the past few months. I will be using it as my entry setup for my single loop jump once I am ready to do the loop.

3 Turn practice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oL03ht5QOY

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It looks like I am having fun learning how to make videos as much as I am skating. Anyway, I have a few seconds cut of the 3 turn I have been working on for the past few months. I will be using it as my entry setup for my single loop jump once I am ready to do the loop.

3 Turn practice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oL03ht5QOY

First Mapes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkpqqtm6dmY

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Old May 11th, 2008, 01:41 AM   #29
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Thanks, and your daughters videos look great too. By the way, I couldn't figure out if you are Stacy or if Stacy is your daughters name or both...

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My comeback journey was a little different than most. I almost died in a motorcycle accident in 1988. At the time of the accident I owned a roller rink, but had not competed in over 20 years. I started competing again for the exercise and because I have always loved skating. My husband and I still own a rink and this is my 5th year back in competition.
Wonderful! So glad you are enjoying life!
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Old May 11th, 2008, 02:21 AM   #31
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It looks like I am having fun learning how to make videos as much as I am skating. Anyway, I have a few seconds cut of the 3 turn I have been working on for the past few months. I will be using it as my entry setup for my single loop jump once I am ready to do the loop.

3 Turn practice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oL03ht5QOY

First Mapes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkpqqtm6dmY

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Jim, good job! Don't rush things, though.
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Cheryl,
Now you tell me... LOL! All of my joints hurt, especially my knees. All of my muscles are sore, and after seeing my mapes, I can understand why. My left leg is out of commission for at least a month for spins or take offs and landings. My right leg is ok, but I can feel the stress. I will never ever let myself get this fat again... NEVER!
It is interesting though... It looks like I am getting a fan club at my skating rink. Seems a bunch of teenagers some boys, but mostly girls are cheering me on and clapping. I feel so underserving because my skills are so very poor right now.
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Old May 11th, 2008, 06:31 AM   #33
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Now you tell me... LOL! All of my joints hurt, especially my knees. All of my muscles are sore, and after seeing my mapes, I can understand why. My left leg is out of commission for at least a month for spins or take offs and landings. My right leg is ok, but I can feel the stress. I will never ever let myself get this fat again... NEVER!
It is interesting though... It looks like I am getting a fan club at my skating rink. Seems a bunch of teenagers some boys, but mostly girls are cheering me on and clapping. I feel so underserving because my skills are so very poor right now.
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I've know many older skaters myself included that take gluclosimine and condroitan suppliments for knee pain and health. nsaids work faster but may have side effects if taken every day.
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Old May 13th, 2008, 05:54 PM   #34
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..... Once I get those stiff boots on, I am sure I will be complaining here since you all will understand. I haven't broke in boots since the 70's.
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So what have you decided on for your set up???? Let us know if you have ordered yet, and how you are making out with the new skates if you have them ... have you found a club to join? or a coach to sign up with? And what kind of practice sessions have you been able to find????

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Old May 15th, 2008, 01:04 AM   #35
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I have received my plates, wheels, and bearings! Today! I am waiting on my boots. I ordered a wide boot and have to wait while it is being made. My equipment list is as follows.
I pretty much just listened to all of you, specifically Jim Morton.
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A pretty penny, I might add.
Thanks for all your encouragement. The wheel is about to turn.
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Old May 15th, 2008, 12:42 PM   #36
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Cheryl,
It is an expensive combination, but you could have spent more than twice that on another combination of parts. I am sure you will be very happy with the Advantage plates. Let me know how the 297 professional boots feel and work. For doing FreeStyle, Dance and Figures, I really think you have a great pair of skates. Very well rounded. The Bones Elite should stick like glue and still roll very smooth. I am thinking of going with the 297 as my next pair instead of sticking with the goldstars.
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Old May 15th, 2008, 02:22 PM   #37
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It is an expensive combination, but you could have spent more than twice that on another combination of parts. I am sure you will be very happy with the Advantage plates. Let me know how the 297 professional boots feel and work. For doing FreeStyle, Dance and Figures, I really think you have a great pair of skates. Very well rounded. The Bones Elite should stick like glue and still roll very smooth. I am thinking of going with the 297 as my next pair instead of sticking with the goldstars.
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the 297s will work for dance and freestyle if she doesnt have bad ankles but just wont make it for figures, i mean you can do them in it but it wont be easy lol, just too soft and no support or very little. many of the world class singles skaters over the years used the 297 for singles.
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the 297s will work for dance and freestyle if she doesnt have bad ankles but just wont make it for figures, i mean you can do them in it but it wont be easy lol, just too soft and no support or very little. many of the world class singles skaters over the years used the 297 for singles.
You know, I can't see me doing figures but with 30 years since I last competed maybe I won't get as nervous. When I was competing, I could not do figures in front of a judge to save my life. It was like my legs were someone elses! Peggy used to get mad because I could not hold it together and at home they were pretty good.
I will be dragging my skates to the rink by the laces like in the old days. When I went to meet Donna to see if a used pair of skates would fit, all the old motions came right back. Like lacing up and weaving through the little hooks up the ankle of the boot and even tucking in my laces. Today I am moving some furniture around to make room for free skating on the carpet in socks.
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I'll be interested to see what you think of the 297's for freestyle. I personally think you'll like them a lot. Todays skaters seem to go for the more brick hard boots like the Edea Fly, we always used to have freestyle skaters go with a softer boot.
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