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Old November 20th, 2013, 10:06 PM   #21
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Size 43 was not extreme painful in the few minutes, where i tried them,
but the 44s was more comfortable, and this is what Seba's is known for.
The inner boots are thick and bulky and fills the space between feet and
hard boots.
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but I use the words: No fun - no run.
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Old November 21st, 2013, 04:43 PM   #22
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Sebas are better known for a painful break-in period than for comfort, but if they get you skating more then the extra comfort is probably worth it.

A couple of tips from watching your video:
Prioritize learning crossovers, they'll make turning much easier.
Always look behind you over your shoulder when skating backwards, your upper body should be just about perpendicular to the direction you're skating in.
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Old November 21st, 2013, 09:54 PM   #23
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Sebas are better known for a painful break-in period than for comfort, but if they get you skating more then the extra comfort is probably worth it.

A couple of tips from watching your video:
Prioritize learning crossovers, they'll make turning much easier.
Always look behind you over your shoulder when skating backwards, your upper body should be just about perpendicular to the direction you're skating in.
Thanks for the tips, and how long is the normal Sebas break-in period?
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Old November 22nd, 2013, 06:09 AM   #24
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When your blades are under you the wheels should be upright, or leaned the opposite of a normal striding direction a little like a V. Feet should VERY seldom be side by side.

Ankles bent, knees bent hips bent slight forward lean from the waist.

Butt should be aligned over your heels, knees should be over your toes, and shoulders centered in between. Your knees and hips.

The smallest offset of your feet (1/2 step) will create so much forward and rearward stability...this will be where most of your difficulty will lie when dealing with inertia while striding and preforming tricks.

I cannot think of a time where lateral falls happen to me unless I clip my skates during a transition. So using your low stance to make a stance that is wider than your shoulders is counter productive unless your crossing over.

I'll have to get a video linked of some of us skating, or find someones foot positioning that would be good to copy.

Stay loose, dont be a block uptop.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8Gs_eyIPFA

And another of his vids,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvcHmRAgyrg

Copy his feet, and the way his body moves. He has pretty good form.
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The video's pretty good, but he doesn't really explain any of the steps and his form actually isn't all that great for a lot of them as well. His jumps in particular need work, he's got poor technique for going backwards on one foot, and his understanding of spins is pretty basic as well. I can elaborate on any of his steps if you want, but for now I'd just focus on becoming comfortable with a bit of speed, crossovers (both directions), getting better at backwards skating, and t-brakes.

Oh yeah, seba break-in period varies from person to person, but usually it's a few weeks up to a few months, with varying degrees of discomfort.
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Old January 26th, 2014, 07:41 PM   #26
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Question Upper Body Usage?

Hey guys ,I've newly started slalom skating too..I don't have a coach,but while practising I've realized it's a lot more easier if we put our upper body more to use rather than our feet alone, but I don't know what's the right technique, righ posture n effective n specific muscle usage.. it would be great if any of you guys can help me out with some tips n tricks with the basics..
Hope there's someone who can guide me here..
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