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Roller Dance and Session Skating Forum Discussions about roller dancing, jamskating, rexing, rink session skating, dance circle skating, and similar types of recreational indoor and outdoor skate dancing .

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Old December 16th, 2017, 01:05 AM   #1
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Default Switching from speed to dance

Currently have Riedell 695 boot(so heel, not flat), Powerdyne Neo Reactor plate, and Suregrip Zombie 92 wheels.

Originally started skating with the goal of becoming a roller derby referee so speed skates were the best choice. Goals change and now I want to session skate, rhythm and jam and dance is the skating that I want to do. Taking lessons from a very good skater and he recommends a higher top boot with more heel.

Thinking about a EDEA Classica boot, Roll Line Variant plate, and Rollerbones Elite wheels 103's.

Different type boots, more reactive plates, and much harder and narrower wheels are going to be a lot of changes to digest at once. Ater purchasing beginner speed skates changed the wheels, then the plate, and finally the boots but had a chance to adjust to one change at a time.

I have another year of skating and am now starting to work on intermediate skills so would now be easier for me to adjust to new skates.

Wondering if anyone else has made this dramatic change in equipment and how long it took them to adjust to the higher boot/heel, more reactive plate, and harder, narrow wheels? Have read about skaters having the heels cut down because they felt they could not adjust to the higher heel.
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